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Family fun for everyone

By Staff | Jun 21, 2011

L to R:  Keith Karschner & Al Tollackson from Muncy Kiwanis Club are serving some delicious pancakes at the Muncy Lawn Party on Saturday morning. Many vendors came to the annual Muncy Lawn Party with a wide variety of hand made items to purchase.

MUNCY – Muncy Valley Hospital held its 28th Annual Lawn Party on Saturday, June 18th on the hospital grounds. This fundraiser is held each year to raise financial support for Susquehanna Health, the Muncy Valley Hospital and the hospital’s skilled nursing unit.

Each year the patients, along with family and friends, can enjoy the festivities outside The early morning activities started with the annual “Irv Zablocky Memorial Run /Walk / Wheelchair Race” starting with registration at 7:00 a.m. for all ages.

An estimated 500 people came for the delicious pancake & sausage breakfast served by hospital auxiliary members, Susquehanna Health officers, staff & volunteers from 6:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Inside the hospital there was a silent art auction, a major fundraiser with items donated by local artisans. Outside on the lawn there was a raffle drawing and Chinese auction with proceeds all going to the hospital. Arts and crafts vendors were selling one-of-a-kind items and local, live entertainment was provided all day long until 4 p.m.

Many organizations and community sponsors took part in helping with the different events of the day. Several children’s games were set up for this family friendly lawn party.

Something new this year was a “Time Capsule” containing the signatures of those attending the event and other documents of the day that will be placed in the hospital’s new construction foundation for future discovery.

The main organizers for the annual event were Andy Noviella, Chair person. Christine Ballard President & CEO of Muncy Valley Hospital, and Steve Johnson President & CEO of Susquehanna Health. “All contributions will help support the Susquehanna Health’s 2012 project,” said Ballard.

Some of the local groups that were there to support the event serving food and refreshments were the Muncy Kiwanis Club members who grilled delicious pancakes, the Boy Scouts had beverages and the Rotary grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and made funnel cakes.

Stauffer’s Greenhouses donated $400 worth of flowers, and children’s games were available all day long.