What a wonderful time I had on Friday night. We went to see the Celtic Martins perform at Hughesville High School and the family of 8 from the Reading area were amazingly talented and performed a most uplifting evening of Irish Celtic tunes accompanied by ‘Riverdance’ toe tapping and fiddle playing that kept everyone alive with the lively beat. I really like the bagpipes. And best of all, proceeds went to the East Lycoming Historical Society.
I am in awe of the young people in our area. On Saturday morning I met a brilliant young girl from the Muncy area who organized a 5k run and walk at Kiess Park in Muncy. Kaitlyn Lunger raised close to $2,000 for an organization, “2 Seconds Or Less” started by a Hughesville native when she was 19, Christie Heimbach, to provide sustainable food and water to orphaned children in Zimbabwe, Africa. Such a noble cause, and to see these young people risking their lives to help such impoverishment in a country that is one of the poorest in the world.
Another young student from the area, Ethan Kuntz, also started a mission project with Christie’s organization at Bethany United Methodist Church in Hughesville. He chose this project because he wanted to help after hearing about Christie’s long mission trip and her desire to educate the poorest of the poor to grow their own food. Ethan wants to get 25 Moringa trees, a tree that easily grows in Africa and helps to treat malnutrition. He needs lots of help and you can call this 13 year old at 584-2980 if you would like to sponsor a Moringa tree for planting as part of Ethan’s mission to help the “2 Seconds or Less” foundation. You can capture more information on the website 2 secondsorless.org.
Montour DeLong Fair August 12-17. Check out Muncy Garden Club’s door wreath.
Wednesday, August 21 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. CPR Anytime Program Offered at LifeCenter in two separate sessions. Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, this program offers hands-on learning and awareness of performing CPR. Participants will receive a free training kit that includes a mini Annie doll, booklet and DVD to take home and share with family and friends. Seating is limited. To register, please call 1-877-883-4791. This program is provided in partnership with Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Friday, August 23, Muncy 4th Friday. Corn Husking contest, live music, back to school vendors, and lots more starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 24, The Muncy Historical Society will host a special quilt pattern workshop at their annual rummage fundraiser and quilt appraisals will also be available at 40 N. Main Street location starting at 8 a.m. The workshop will be held from 10 to 2.