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Hughesville Local column for September 11, 2019

By Staff | Sep 11, 2019

It’s hard to comprehend that most of the students in our schools were born after the devastating events of September 11, 2001. As we observe Patriot Day, it’s important to remember that attack, and also to honor the service of all who assisted the victims and families whose lives were forever changed. Many things have changed since that day, particularly in our perception of things like freedom of speech, communications privacy, and public safety. We all need to be observant and aware of ways that we can help each other.

My calendar is beginning to fill up with weekend events and grandkids’ athletic schedules. I’m hopeful that we can have many pleasant fall afternoons and evenings and that I will get plenty of outdoor time that isn’t blazing hot or overly humid. And, of course, my garden will keep me busy in those hours when I’m home!

See you at the Rotary Balloonfest or the soccer/softball fields!

Upcoming Events:

Thur. Sept. 12 and 19-“Wee Make Music” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 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. Sept. 13-“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. – Sun. Sept. 13 – 15-Pennsylvania Bowhunters Festival at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds on Route 154, Forksville. Competitions, demonstrations, exhibits, food, and vendors make this annual event fun for everyone. Check out the website at www.pabowhunters.com

Sat. Sept. 14-Rotary Balloonfest at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. Balloon launches begin at 5:45 a.m. Activities that will take place include balloon rides, BMX bicycle performances, ATV races, puppet shows and a magician. The festival culminates Saturday evening with an air show at 7 p.m., and a laser light show. There will be food and craft vendors, bounce houses, helicopter rides, exhibits, and much more to entertain and enlighten. Rotary clubs from around Lycoming County will be sponsoring this event.

Sat. Sept. 14-HHS Junior High Softball team plays at Home vs. Loyalsock, 4:30 p.m.; Girls Varsity Soccer team plays at Home vs. South Williamsport, 7 p.m.

Mon. Sept. 16-“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.

Mon. Sept. 16-HHS Girls Varsity Tennis team plays at Home vs. South Williamsport, 4 p.m.

Tue. Sept. 17-“Wee Move!” program at HAPL with equipment geared for busy children from ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m.

Fri. and Sat. Sept. 20, 21-White Deer Morgan Horse Sale at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds,

Fri. Sept. 20-HHS Varsity Football team plays at Home vs. Wellsboro, 7 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 21-HHS Varsity Boys Soccer team plays at Home vs. Muncy, 7 p.m.