Hughesville Local column for November 20, 2019
Hughesville Locals by Nancy Hodge
Cold, blustery weather seems to have settled in for the long haul, and I am glad I brought most of my warm layers out of the attic while it was still a bit warmer. So far, the worst storms have bypassed our little corner of the world, but I expect that winter will find us and those snow shovels and bags of ice-melt will be kept close at hand.
Have you seen the winning record that the HHS Junior High Girls basketball teams have been achieving? They were undefeated at the end of last week after seven games and are looking great in their level of teamwork and skill. Go, Spartans! There are a number of games still to come, so get a schedule and make your way to the Ashkar Gym to see these young ladies in action.
Just one week remains before Thanksgiving, so I know I need to finalize my shopping and plans for side dishes and pies. Sometimes I get the urge to branch out and try a different vegetable dish, or a type of dessert that isn’t pie, but my family likes the traditional menu and I really don’t mind. There’s a lot to be said for apple and pumpkin pies, especially if there is enough to have some pie for two or three days after the holiday! My biggest chore this week will be to clean out the refrigerator so there is room for everything come Thursday evening.
Don’t forget that the Greater Hughesville Business Association (GHBA) will once again offer a wide variety of prizes and fun with their “5 to Drive” event. Beginning on “Black Friday,” Nov. 29, make your way to any of the participating GHBA member businesses, make a purchase (or qualify in other ways), and get your “5 to Drive” card stamped or punched, then turn it in for the big prize drawing held right after the borough Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Have a wonderful week and remember to always count your blessings, day by day, week by week, month by month. There is so much good around us; let’s all do our part to spread the goodness to all we meet.
Thursday, Nov. 21-“Wee Make Music” program at 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. Registration is appreciated.
Saturday, Nov. 23-HHS Varsity Boys Basketball Tri-scrimmage at Home. The team will open their competitive season with this event, playing against multiple teams. Games begin at 11 a.m. in the HHS Gym.
Monday, Nov. 25-“Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at 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.
Monday, Nov. 25-HHS Jr High Girls Basketball, 7th and 8th grade teams play at Home versus South Williamsport at the Ashkar Elem. Gym. First game starts at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26-“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 and is designed to get kids moving! There are mats, a soft balance beam, basketball hoops, a teeter-totter, and more.
Thursday, Nov. 28-Thanksgiving.
Friday, Dec. 6-Borough Christmas Tree Lighting, 6:15 p.m. at the gazebo at the corner of Main and Water Streets.