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Six foot Indian carving becomes new east gateway to Muncy

By Staff | Apr 9, 2013

This six foot Indian was hand carved with a chainsaw and placed on the East side of Penn Street near the Muncy Pool entrance by Don and Sharon Allen.

MUNCY – When State Constable Don Allen from Muncy saw this six foot Indian, he immediately knew where he wanted to put it. Hand carved with a chain saw from hardwoods, the Indian was given to him as a gift from his wife, Sharon. She purchased it from a dealer here in Hughesville who bought it in New Jersey, and gave it to Don as a Christmas present.

The Allens decided to put in on an empty lot at about 200 sq. feet that they acquired during a Sheriff’s sale five years ago on 123 E. Penn Street in Muncy. The lot borders their back yard on Bruner Street.

Sharon is going to use the lot as a vegetable garden. Don also planted some fruit trees and installed a shed there while continuing to work on a split rail fence.

Before the Allens tended to the lot, it was pretty well overgrown with weeds and twigs. “We have been working on it for the past couple years,” said Allen. “It was a real eye sore,” said Don. When the Indian came, he thought everyone should be able to see this work of art, since it corresponds well with the “Muncy Indians.”

It has now become one of the landmark gateways leading into Muncy.