EARTHFEST to ‘kick-off’ April 26 Fourth Friday
MUNCY – Once again Muncy is in full force to sponsor a main event held the fourth Friday of every month outdoors on North Main Street. Now in its third year, a committee has been working on several themes for the year starting with the first one to be held on Friday, April 26. They have been meeting since January on a regular basis to organize vendors, sponsors, contests and children’s events. Chairperson, Chelsea Cramer from the Artstork announced to the Muncy Professional Business Organization (MPBA) that sponsors are still needed in order to cover some of the overhead costs.
The committee would like to get the word out there more and have created flyers to place in other businesses around the Muncy area. Chris Johnson from Brickhouse Advertising has created a logo to be used on all advertising and PR.
“This year we are trying new ways to generate money to cover expenses such as advertising and entertainment costs for the Friday Events,” said Keri Krause to members at MPBA’s meeting last month. All business sponsors and their logos will appear with the new Muncy Fourth Friday’s logo and the monthly theme event.
EARTHFEST on Friday, April 26 will be the first event, proudly sponsored by Dittmar Oil and Muncy’s Bake Shop. The theme is centered around Earth Day. “We are hoping to find vendors to attract the whole family,” Krause added. Arbor Day is also celebrated this month and Tillie Noviello recommended the Shade Tree Commission could also be involved. Muncy residents will easily note the flyers with the three logos already placed throughout the community for an evening of special food and entertainment. “Children who bring a recyclable object will receive a treat,” said Cramer. Music and entertainment will be provided by Covert Action.
“This year we are concentrating on much more advertising of these events in hopes to bring many new people to our beautiful downtown,” said Krause and also added that a special thank you goes to all sponsors.
For May the volunteers are organizing an ‘Attic Treasures’ theme featuring merchandise from the “pre-1960’s. Vendors with antiquities and vintage items are encouraged to contact them through Cramer at email@example.com or contact Sandy Putney from PSP Embroidery at 546-6539. This will be a good time for vendors said Cramer, “because it is during Memorial weekend and we hope to attract many visitors.”
June will be a children’s social with games, chalk art, sidewalk sales and ice cream. Soon post cards with a list of the events up until the 4th Friday in October will be placed around the community. July will host a Blueberry Fest, August a corn husking contest, September a chili cook-off, and October ends with a pie baking and Halloween contest.
Both interested sponsors and vendors can use the above contacts for future events. Krause concluded, “I look forward to these Fourth Friday events every month…. Now Think Spring!”