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East Lycoming to honor veterans at kick-off game

August 18, 2016
By RUTH FRY , The Luminary

HUGHESVILLE - On Friday, August 26, the Hughesville Spartan football team will kick off their opening game against Lewisburg by celebrating the second annual "Military Appreciation Game". The night will include displays of equipment and technology from all branches of the Armed Forces, an active military member singing the National Anthem, and a sky diving team, Fastrax, courtesy of UGI Energy Services - Sunbury Pipeline, flying in the game ball as well as "Old Glory". The 60-foot-long American flag will be flown above Hughesville and will land at the High School football field. At half-time, a group of young men and women will be sworn into the United States Armed Forces to begin their service to our country.

Veterans and active duty military members are asked to identify themselves at the admission gate, where they will gain free entry to the game and be escorted to the field to be recognized as part of the pre-game ceremony. This event is open to all veterans and currently serving military members, no matter where you live. All are encouraged to participate and be recognized for your selfless acts of patriotism and public service. All veterans and currently serving military members are asked to be at the Hughesville Football Stadium at 6:15 so that festivities can begin at 6:30. The evening will end with fireworks, courtesy of Muncy Bank & Trust Co. following the game.

For more information please contact Michael Pawlik, School Superintendent at 570-584-2131.

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RUTH FRY/The Luminary
On Friday, Aug. 26, the Hughesville Spartan football team will kick off their opening game against Lewisburg by celebrating the second annual 'Military Appreciation Game'.  Above, the Spartan senior football players along with the game sponsors. Bottom row from left to right are: Josh Dauberman, Malachi Savage, Shane Heatley, Ryan McClain, Rylan Hicks, Braden Foresman, Brenden Gardner, Landon Henry; top row: Krista Dyer, Muncy Bank & Trust Co. Hughesville Branch Manager; Dante L. D'Alexandro, UGI-Engineer and Project Manager; Rob Glunk, President & CEO of Muncy Bank & Trust Co.; Oliver Holmes, Picture Rocks Lions Club; and Kevin Steele, Athletic Director.

Below is a complete list of the events.

Pre-Game Activities:

Fastrax Sky Diving Team with game ball and "Old Glory"

Military Honor Guard

Presentation of the Colors

Musical tribute to the Armed Forces? Veteran Tunnel? Commemorative Coin Toss by LTC Nicholas Montalto

Half-time Activities:

Color Guard Ceremony? LTC Montalto will lead the "Oath of Enlistment" of new recruits

Post-Game Activities:

Teams will be presented Commemorative Coins from LTC Montalto

Hughesville HS Band will present their 2016-2017 field show and then....FIREWORKS



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