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Spring Fling for April

By Staff | Mar 15, 2011

MUNCY – After a presentation by the Muncy Creek and Clarkstown Fire Departments last month regarding the fire departments’ merger, the Muncy Professional Business Association decided to organize committees at last Thursday’s meeting to work on the various activities they are planning for the upcoming months.

“Our main focus will be the Spring Fling, an open house and craft fair set for April 9,” announced President, Keri Krause. It will take place at 28 S. Main Street in Muncy, and the Easter Bunny will make a surprise appearance just for the kids. A committee was assigned to work on the various activities for the day. Chris Johnson said that the business website will have all the events listed and reminded new members to utilize the website for events, updates and more PR. He said he will also post a ‘business spotlight’ each month on the business members and rotate them.

Linda Stein announced the Walkable Communities Project is underway and reminded members about the DCNR grant for Green Park. “We are doing master planning now for downtown,” she said. “There is a consensus vision to be presented to Borough Council,” she said. April through June is the scheduled time period to work on the grant guidelines. She also announced that there is an opening on Borough Council due to Ginny Gardner’s resignation, if any business member would like to be represented on council.

Becky Fought from the Main Street program said she will have a student business leader from Muncy job shadowing her for the day on Mar. 9. She also said that the Grand Opening for the new alpaca store on Main Street was a huge success last month bringing in business to other Main Street businesses during the day. “We were busy all day,” said owner, Mike Longstreth.

Fought also spoke of a new initiative for downtown Muncy, especially when it comes to open houses. She suggested the use of large banners for drive-bys to draw them into the business better rather than just putting up a smaller sign that says ‘open.’

Flower pots are once again being planned for the Main Street and a committee is working on showcasing them in late April.

Brelsford Motors is a new business member that recently joined said Tillie Noviello, Membership Chair who will also be sending out invoices for those members who still need to renew their annual memberships.

The next meeting is planned for Thursday, April 7.