MPBA to host fall fest on Saturday
MUNCY – Since July was a rainy month and Muncy 4th Friday was missed, the Muncy Professional Business Association (MPBA) will be sponsoring a Fall Festival this month on Saturday, October 27 in downtown Muncy. This also is a good time to visit all participating businesses in the community as addressed by Ann Baker, President of the MPBA, because this week is customer appreciation business week.
The event is being held on the same day as the Muncy Monster Dash which will be held in the morning at Myers Elementary School. Members voted to donate $250 towards the Monster Dash.
A costume contest, basket raffle and a chili cook-off are being planned at the fall festival as well as many activities for kids. The Fall Fest will begin at noon and run until 3 p.m. according to organizer Kim Feigles.
The MPBA discussed participating in the Halloween parade, another event they like to sponsor. However, participating vendors have gone down and the organization is seeking more floats and costume goers. “We can always use more help,” Feigles announced.
A lengthy discussion took place regarding help for the summer events for Muncy 4th Friday. A new chair will be needed and new officers elected for January 2019. It was agreed to keep the Muncy 4th Friday events for June, July and August as the event has really grown and the committee felt perhaps a pop-up event could be held for the spring or fall season depending on the amount of business participation and volunteer help.
Baker suggested partnering with a business or organization to co-host the special events to help share locations, costs and help. A committee meeting was held last Wednesday to discuss further options.
The MPBA is still involved with the Muncy Resiliency project. The old Opera House has been sold and so has the Ritz Theatre whose future plans will be announced at a later date according to Baker. Meanwhile Ed Feigles from the Muncy Borough placed blue ribbons on some of the telephone poles in the borough to mark the history of 100 year river flooding.
Hay bales were delivered Oct. 12 to line Main Street for the festival and the parade. Mums will be replacing the flower pots, about 18 to 20 total will be placed with help from Muncy High School’s FBLA. Ideas were discussed for a streetscape scene for the winter months.
The next MPBA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 1st at Orlando’s.