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Hughesville Locals Oct. 9, 2019

By Staff | Oct 9, 2019

This week brings to my memory a favorite poem, James Whitcomb Riley’s “When the Frost is on the Punkin”. I especially like the second verse:

They’s something kindo’ harty-like about the atmusfere

When the heat of summer’s over and the coolin’ fall is here-

Of course we miss the flowers, and the blossums on the trees,

And the mumble of the hummin’-birds and buzzin’ of the bees;

But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze

Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days

Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock-

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.

My computer tells me that I need to correct his spelling, but I will leave it alone, as he wrote it, and let it flavor the sentiment. I recommend the whole poem for a fun seasonal read.

Have a great early autumn week!

Upcoming Events:

Thurs., Oct. 10-HHS Jr. High Football team plays at Home vs. Midd-West, 5 p.m.; HHS Girls Soccer team plays at Home vs. Bloomsburg, 7 p.m.

Fri. Oct. 11-“Wee Build Block Party” program at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. for kids ages 3 and up. This is a self-directed activity featuring the library’s building materials and the children’s creativity.

Sat., Oct. 12-11th Annual Bi-Planes, Trains and Automobiles Event in Eagles Mere, in the Village and at the Eagles Mere Auto and Air Museums. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sat., Oct 12-HHS Girls Soccer team plays at Home vs. Lewisburg, 11 a.m.

Mon., Oct 14-“Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Listen to stories, learn nursery rhymes, share books, and play with selected toys. Registration, by visiting or calling (570) 584-3762, is appreciated.

Mon., Oct.14-HHS JV Football team plays at Home vs. Bloomsburg, 6 p.m.; HHS Girls Soccer team plays at Home vs. Millville 7 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 15 and Thurs., Oct. 17-“Wee Move” program at HAPL, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. This program is geared for very busy children ages 1 to 5 years old and their siblings. It is designed to get kids moving! There are mats, a soft balance beam, basketball hoops, a teeter-totter, and more.

Wed., Oct. 16-HHS Boys Soccer team plays at Home vs. Sullivan County, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 18-“Art with Amber,” a new program for children at HAPL, where kids (ages 3 and up) are invited to explore age-appropriate art material with their caregivers, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Registration, by visiting or calling (570)584-3762, is appreciated.

Fri., Oct. 18-HHS Football team plays at Home vs. Towanda, 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 19-Halloween Party at HAPL, 1-4 p.m. Come and paint small pumpkins, create other Halloween crafts, decorate cookies and donuts, eat spooky snacks, and play games. All ages are welcome. Costumes are optional. Registration is appreciated.