Hughesville Local column for November 27, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a satisfying feast and a day of pleasant conversation and fellowship with family or friends. I know that many homes will be filled with good smells and the sounds of children and adults enjoying the day together. I’m looking forward to every bit of it! As you partake of all our bounty on what seems to have become a national day of over-indulgence, please remember why we have the holiday and to whom we owe our gratitude.
The familiar translation of Martin Rinkart’s hymn says it all:
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done, in whom this world rejoices;
Who, from our mothers’ arms, hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
With ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given,
The Son, and Him who reigns with them in highest heaven,
The one eternal God, whom earth and heav’n adore;
For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
Don’t forget to include downtown Hughesville and members of the Greater Hughesville Business Association (GHBA) in your holiday shopping plans. The annual “5 to Drive” promotion and prize extravaganza begins on Friday, the 29th, and runs through next Sunday when prizes will be awarded after the Christmas parade. Be sure to visit as many of our local merchants as you can. There are some amazing finds available that you won’t find anywhere else. East Lycoming Historical Society museum will feature extended hours both weekends during the GHBA promotion.
Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1-ELHS museum open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Polar Express runs from 1-5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 2-“Wee Tales” program for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth Street, 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.
Tuesday, Dec. 3-“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. There are mats, a soft balance beam, basketball hoops, a teeter-totter, and more.
Tuesday, Dec. 3-HHS Jr High Girls Basketball, 7th and 8th grade teams play at Home versus Lewisburg at the Ashkar Elem. Gym. First game starts at 5:30 p.m. They’re also at Home on Dec. 5, vs. Williamsport and Dec. 11 vs. Central Mountain. As of November 24, the seventh-grade team was undefeated, with 13 wins! Go Spartans!
Tuesday, Dec. 3-HHS Girls Basketball Varsity and JV teams play a tri-scrimmage at Home vs. Montoursville and Wellsboro beginning at 5 p.m. in the HHS Gym.
Thursday, Dec. 5-“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.
Friday, Dec. 6-“Art with Amber” program at HAPL for children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Please register.
Friday, Dec. 6-Borough Christmas Tree Lighting sponsored by Hughesville Rotary, 6:15 p.m. at the gazebo at the corner of Main and Water Streets. Also, ELHS museum is open 3:30 to 8 p.m. and the Polar Express will run from 5-8 p.m.