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Hughesville Locals Aug. 14, 2019

By Staff | Aug 14, 2019

As I typed the date for this week’s issue, I realized (as the daughter of a history teacher and veteran) that August 14 in 1945 was the date of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II. It’s been 74 years since that cessation of declared war, but, unfortunately, we have had members of our military involved in armed conflicts for most of those years. There always seems to be some reason that people want to fight with their neighbors, trade partners, or those who are “different” than themselves. I do hope that we humans can someday get past the need to harm others to get our own way.

Here in central Pennsylvania we have people working to foster international competition that is of a positive nature in the form of the Little League World Series. Our own Hughesville High School Spartan Marching Band helped kick-off the festivities in the Grand Slam Parade. As of this writing, the South Side Softball team is still competing in their own World Series in Portland, Oregon, so I hope they are able to come home with a title, too! Best wishes to our local team.

If you haven’t visited the East Lycoming Historical Society museum at 66 South Main Street lately, remember that their doors are open on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The dedicated volunteers will help you see our community over the past decades and the displays are frequently changed or augmented with new acquisitions. Also, the gift shop area is a great source for gifts! Visit soon, and remember to renew your yearly membership to support the work of the society.

In just a week, East Lycoming Schools will open for the new term, with Thursday, August 22 being the first day for students. Please be aware that students will be traveling to and from school by a variety of means, so be extra cautious and watch for pedestrians, cyclists, and young drivers. There are many students also involved in extra-curricular activities, including Marching Band, Girls and Boys Soccer, Football, Girls Tennis, Girls and Boys Cross-Country, and Jr. High Softball. Competitive seasons begin this week for some, so there will be ample opportunities for you to cheer for our Spartans!

Upcoming Events:

Thur. Aug. 15 & 22 “Wee Make Music” program at Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 South Fifth Street (HAPL), for children ages 12 months and up and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Children will have a great time, marching, singing, dancing, and drumming with Miss Victoria. Registration is appreciated.

Fri. Aug. 16 “Wee Build Block Party” program at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Building materials for creative fun are provided for individual use. No registration required.

Sat. Aug. 17 HHS Girls Soccer team scrimmages at Home versus Holy Cross and Wyoming Valley West beginning at 10 a.m.

Mon. Aug. 19 “Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sing along with Miss Victoria and her guitar, share books, and play with selected toys. Registration, by visiting or calling (570) 584-3762, is appreciated.

Tue. Aug. 20″Wee Move!” program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m.

Wed. Aug. 21 HHS Girls Tennis plays at Home versus Loyalsock at 4 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 23 “Wee Play” program at HAPL 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.

Fri. Aug. 23 HHS Football team plays their first home game of the season versus Mifflinburg, 7 p.m.