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Muncy locals May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

This month we applaud many of our students and scholars, and rightfully so.

First of all, I want to share some great news about the SuperStars of the East Lycoming YMCA. From their trip to the Capital last month to show off their drumming skills, other Y's and parts of the state want to start similar programs. We can thank Diana Logan and the volunteers who help her, plus the donations for starting this delightful program to help those who are differently abled. The music and drumming program that runs here in Muncy is only one of its kind, now to become a trendsetter for others to follow. Each participant is given an opportunity to share and stand out, giving them a positive experience with encouragement from Diana and her team.

Congratulations to Spencer L. Cotner of Muncy for his participation with Penn College's plastics and polymer students as they went to Orlando for an international award at a technical conference. Spencer is a member of Penn College's Society of Plastics Engineers.

The Muncy High School Class of 1951 has been purchasing books in the Muncy School Library and the Muncy Public Library in memory of deceased class members. Recently, they purchased books for Connie Heim Metherell and Doris Temple Dunlap. Out of 48 class members to start, 18 are remaining.

Organizations are working together to make computer science a fundamental part of K-12 education across the country. A coalition has been formed with members from Microsoft, Amazon, Computer Science Teachers Association, College Board, Excellence in Education Foundation, to name a few. Some 40 states have made policy changes in the last 5 years. After a year of debate, Pennsylvania's State Board of Education has approved a resolution to offer computer science education to all public school students in the commonwealth by endorsing Computer Science Teacher Association K-12 Standards.

Keep up the good work all you great students and athletes.

Muncy Events

Fri. May 18 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. for children age 1-3. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Siblings are always welcome and registration is preferred. Call the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014 to register.

Weds. May 23 Preschool Storytime at 10 a.m. for children age 3-5. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, games and crafts all designed to prepare your child for kindergarten.Registration is preferred for this program and siblings are always welcome!

Thurs. May 24, 7 p.m. SVQG meeting and program. Wendy Etzel will present a trunk show "Forty years of Quilting." Her quilts range from traditional to pictorial and landscape to modern abstract. Wendy has taught all through the U.S. and Internationally and is the author of 5 books. She is especially known for her quilted houses, inspired by the Victorian designs of Williamsport and her quilted cupboards and bookshelves which are designed for the memories and special objects of the quilter. Program held at the Pennsdale UM Church.

Fri. May 25 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. for children age 1-3. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Siblings are always welcome and registration is preferred. Call the Muncy Public library to register.

Fri. May 25 Muncy Garden Club members will meet at Thelma George's house at 1 p.m. to make floral arrangements for the Muncy Alumni Association banquet.

May 25-27 Cowboy Action Roundup (El Posse Grande) at North Mountain Sportsmen's Association, Muncy Valley. Participants dress in clothing reminiscent of the old west and shoot single action pistols, rifles and shotguns. The range is set up like a small cowboy town with train, saloon, general store and more. Competitions range in ages from 9-89. For more information contact Barb Snyder at 570-337-3974,

 
 

 

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