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Several events scheduled with professional business association

By Staff | May 10, 2011

MUNCY – Spring is bringing busy schedules to members of the Muncy Professional Business Association this year. With new members coming on board and new events being planned, the organization is pleased to be part of the local community’s growing agenda.

Plans are in the works to host a monthly artist’s fair which will always be held the last Saturday of the month starting May 28 from 11 to 4. Mike and Lizzie Longstreth from Lasy Meadows Alpacas are taking the lead as the main organizers. “We will also be offering discount items at the local stores, lunch specials at the restaurants, a movie matinee and live demonstrations by local artisans. All artists are welcome and should notify Longstreth at 546-2291.

Soon visitors and residents will see colorful 18 inch flower pots displayed along Main Street and all businesses are encouraged to place one out front said president, Keri Krause. “We also want everyone to put flags in the flower pots for Memorial Weekend,” she added.

A free first run movie matinee, Kung Fu Panda, is scheduled to play at the Ritz Theatre on Saturday, June 4 and sponsorships are needed to support it. “We need $1,000 to fill the theatre for the day,” said Chris Johnson. Children and families are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for admittance which will be donated to the Son Light House. “Giveaways are welcome,” he added. “It’s all for a good cause.”

Memorial weekend is lined up with several activities this year with the traveling Civil War Road Show as announced by Bill Poulton from the Muncy Historical Society. The commemoration will open with book review “This Republic of Suffering” at the Muncy Historical museum on 40 N. Main Street. Civil war quilts will be on display Friday, May 27 at the First United Methodist Church.

A live re-enactment stage production from the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be given on Saturday, May 28, on Sunday May 29 there will be a special church service, and this year’s Memorial Parade on Monday is expected to be one of the most patriotic ever. The exhibit and traveling road show will be set up at the High School sports complex from May 27 through 31 to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Flyers were also distributed for the 4th annual Corvette Show on Main Street and Backyard Artists fair to be scheduled Sept. 17.