Despite the downpours, Saturday was a very pleasant day. I started out on a motorcycle ride to Montgomery where I met my father who participated in a Motorcycle Ride fundraiser benefit for Sunnybrook Meadows Therapeutic Riding Club. They had something different this year. It was a Scrabble Scramble instead of the usual Poker Run. The volunteers worked hard to organize a silent auction, live music and breakfast for the riders. (I will try not to show my mother dad’s new motorcycle.)
Around 12:30 p.m. my husband, with his camera, went to the American Legion Post 268 in Muncy where they were having a car show and pig roast. Located behind Fox’s Restaurant on Legion Road, this huge event held out until the rain started. When we arrived several hundred people were milling about trying to decide which car to vote for as their favorite one, thus becoming The People’s Choice award. I met Ken Lowe who showed me the big trophy as he was having a good time handing out prizes and working the microphone and large speaker system. I loved his choice in music in between his announcement winners before the ballot count. I was also impressed with the categories, mostly American cars that were classic, some antiques and even motorcycles. I really liked the cars from the 50’s, and remember seeing photos of my parents with cars like that when they were young. A striking blue Thunderbird convertible caught my eye with whitewall tires. And some, I recognized from movies. Fun. There is no other word to describe this event. Everyone was having fun. It is held every year, and I recommend to check it out next August. It will be their 13th year.
Upcoming Muncy events
Wednesday August 8 Back To School Kids Fair at Lycoming Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring arts and crafts and a puppet show.
Tag Sale at Muncy Historical Society, 40 N. Main Street, Muncy from 9 to 3 on Aug. 10 and 11 and Monday, Aug. 13. Saturday from 10 to noon only.
Saturday August 11 VFW in Muncy Benefit Ride for Ellie Lou Fenstemacher. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ride begins at 11 a.m. Located behind Haywoods. Bikes and cars welcome. Live music, silent auction and pig roast.
Thursday, August 16, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course will be held at The LifeCenter of Lycoming Mall. This course is for individuals who have previously taken the two-day, eight-hour AARP Driver Safety program and have proof they attended the course. Pre-register by calling the Lincoln Senior Center at 323-3096 Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-payment is required.
Thursday, August 16 Red Cross Blood Drive at Verizon Wireless, 340 South Lycoming Mall Road, Muncy from 1 to 6 p.m
Friday, August 17 Red Cross Blood Drive at Sam’s Club, 611 Lycoming Mall Circle, Muncy from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 21, 11 a.m. I’m All Stressed Out! Workshop at The LifeCenter, Lycoming Mall. Participants will learn more about what stress is, how it affects the body and valuable skills that can be used to stop the stress response. Seating is limited. To register, please call 1-877-883-4791.
On August 31, the Muncy Historical Society will host a book signing and its first-time ever “Quilter’s Rummage Sale” from noon to 8 p.m. Judith Cole Youngman will be on hand to sign her new book “Amadeus Quilts A Journal of Encouragement” and also available for sale will be a wide variety of fabrics, which will be sold by the pound, books, tools and other quilt-related items.