Hughesville Locals May 22, 2019
Can you believe we are nearing the end of May? It seems to have come along very quickly, but I guess that’s because it is always such a busy month. I have enjoyed several evenings of baseball, softball, and soccer games – and “dined” at the associated concession stands many times! There’s nothing quite so entertaining as watching 6-year-olds playing and learning to play baseball! Thank goodness for willing volunteers who coach and umpire/referee for Little League and AYSO. Our local facilities, so well-designed and maintained, are a blessing to the whole community, and an indication of the value we place on these organized activities.
It’s also time for Memorial Day and the annual honor we give to our deceased military members. For many of us, this has become a time to decorate the graves of all who came before us, and to pause in our regular routines to honor them. Be sure to watch, or participate in the Monday morning parade and ceremony at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, and bring your children or grandchildren along. As we observe the 101st year since the end of WWI, it is important to remember those who have sacrificed for our ideals and our protection. In addition to the well-known poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, I recommend this poem from the website www.familyfriendpoems.com.
On This Memorial Day
By Emily Toma
Published: June 2014
Remember those who served before.?Remember those who are no more.?Remember those who serve today.?Remember them as we eat and play.?Remember our protectors-?who are not home today.?Remember them all on Memorial Day.
Sat. May 25 HHS Alumni Banquet held at Hughesville Firemen’s Social Hall.
Mon. May 27 Memorial Day. Annual Parade begins at 9 a.m. at the HVFD Firemen’s Lot on Railroad Street and ends at the high school parking lot on Cemetery Street, with ceremonies conducted by the Glenn Sharrow American Legion Post 35 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at approximately 10 a.m.
Fri. May 31 “Wee Play” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 S. Fifth St., for children ages 2 – 6 and their caregivers, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. This station-based activity encourages free play and helps develop fine motor skills, verbal skills, and creativity. No registration required.
Mon. June 3 – Sat June 8 Hughesville Firemen’s Carnival Plan for a week of live entertainment, parades, games, and camaraderie at this annual fun event!
Tues. June 4 HHS graduation Commencement exercises for the class of 2019 begin at 7 p.m. at Harold L. Schaefer Memorial Stadium.