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Corn Husking Contest coming to Main Street this Friday

By Staff | Aug 29, 2012

MUNCY – Get ready to husk some corn this Friday at Muncy’s annual Last Friday event. Each month on the last Friday, the Muncy Professional Business Association sponsors contests, games, and treats for kids. There will be plenty of activities and shopping for home made items and gifts from local vendors featuring a ‘Back To School’ theme.

Volunteers have organized a corn husking contest with prizes and some great foot stomping music by Jim Lundy. The winner will receive a nice prize and maybe some free corn. Tillie Noviello announced that she would like to crown a Corn King and Queen so the winners can be featured in the annual homecoming parade. “This will tie in nicely with the chili-cook-off winner next month,” she announced at the meeting in August. On September 28 the committee is planning a ‘Chili Cook Off’ where the public chooses their favorite tasting chili.

Registration for the corn husking contest will begin at 5 p.m. and the contest starts at 6 p.m. on Friday August 31. Participants will attack a pile of corn and start husking until the music stops playing. This will be done in intervals so that all age groups can share in the experience. “People can also pre-register,” said Sandy Putney from PSP Embroidery by calling 546-6539.

The Last Friday event in downtown Muncy has also changed its name due to some confusion according to member, Laura Schmitt from Port Penn Peddler. The business organization agreed to change the name to “The Fourth Friday event” although this month there is a fifth Friday, and this usually occurs twice a year. The last event for the year will be on December 31, and 2013’s activities will start in April. Last April the season opened up in Muncy with an Art Walk that featured some of Eugene Mohr’s murals, a notorious artist who resided in Muncy.

Unfortunately due to a bad rainstorm, July’s Fourth Friday event which included a pet parade and flash dance, had to be cancelled. The committee is looking forward to a great turn out and some agreeable weather for this Friday, the last day of August.

Besides the Muncy Professional Business Association, additional sponsors include the Muncy Bank and Trust Company, PALCO Federal Credit Union, PSP Embroidery Plus, LLC and some limited funding remaining from the former Regional Main Street Program.

The next meeting for the MPBA is scheduled for Thursday, September 6 at Orlando’s Deli at 7 p.m. Final plans for the Corvette Show and Artists in the Backyard event on September 15 will be discussed.