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Muncy Garden club makes charitable contributions

By Staff | Feb 5, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED A check was presented at the end of 2019 by the Muncy Garden Club to the Muncy Public Library. Charitable donations were made to several non-profit organizations in the area. Left to right are Thelma George, Treasurer, and Lois Velkoff, President of the Muncy Garden Club with Tuesday Mundorff (far right) of the Muncy Public Library.

MUNCY – Every year the Muncy Garden Club makes a charitable contribution to several local non-profit organizations in the area. According to Treasurer Thelma George, the Garden Club has been doing this since the club was organized in June of 1939.

Funds are earned through their active participation in the Lycoming County Fair and the Bloomsburg Fair Association. “This is our way of giving back to the community,” acknowledged George about the donations, “and our list has expanded over the years.”

Those organizations that benefit from their monetary offerings are:

Muncy Public Library, Muncy Historical Society, Muncy Area Fire & Ambulance, Son-Light House, The Vineyard Activity Center, UPMC Muncy Hospital, St. James Episcopal Church, Beckoning Cat Project, and the SPCA.

The Muncy Garden Club gathers the third Thursday of each month, beginning in March through December. They meet at 6:30 p.m. at the St. James Episcopal Church parish hall at 215 S. Main Street in Muncy. Membership is open to anyone who in interested in flowers, gardening and fellowship according to club president, Lois Velkoff.

“We welcome all new members and guests at any time,” said Velkoff.

The first meeting of the new year is scheduled March 3 with a lesson on making bows. Other programs that are planned include a craft, a garden tour in a lily field, a fall tea party and a holiday dinner with gift exchange.

Each spring the club plants fresh flowers and annuals at various localtions in the Muncy community such as the cemetery and the library. The club also organizes and prepares the flower arrangements at the annual Muncy High School Alumni banquet in May.

For more information or to join contact Lois Velkoff at 570-546-6503.