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Muncy Cup coming June 7

By Staff | May 20, 2014

MUNCY – The annual Muncy Cup Golf Tournament, sponsored by Muncy Historical Society and Muncy Area Kiwanis Club, begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. June 7 at Wynding Brook Golf Club, Milton.

Now in its 15th year, the event is a major fundraiser for the two organizations whose missions are community-minded objectives, including preserving local history and heritage and helping youth.

Registration fee includes green fees, a cart, refreshments, lunch, a “goodie” bag, a “closest to the pin” contest, a “longest drive” contest and a “hole-in-one” contest. There are optional activities such as a skins game, a $5,000 putting contest, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Proceeds from the event benefit programs for youth and the Muncy Heritage Park and Nature Trail.

Nationally recognized for preservation projects, the historical society has incorporated the restored Pennsylvania Canal Packet Boat (circa 1860) into presentations and used funds through the golf tournament.

The society also used donations to restore the “Eight Square School,” built on the site of the oldest public school in Lycoming County, and re-instituted the Historic Homes Tour of the Muncy area and the Antiques Show, both major fundraiser events that allowed the society to preserve and conserve the area’s past.

The Kiwanis Club supports programs that benefit underprivileged youth, needy families and is a supporter of community-focused projects like the Heritage Park and Nature Trail. Both all-volunteer, not-for-profit organizations encourage and support a number of educational initiatives including special exhibits, living history programs and scholarship awards for graduating seniors.

The Kiwanis have worked with the Muncy Historical Society on several projects, including the development of “The Last Raft” documentary.

Registration deadline is May 31 and is limited to amateur golfers, 18 years and older.

More information is available by calling Bill Poulton at 570-546-5502 or 579-971-4869. Registration forms are available at the historical society or may be downloaded from the Internet at www.MuncyHistoricalSociety.org. Completed forms consist of players’ names, addresses and telephone numbers and may be mailed to: MHS-Kiwanis Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 11, Muncy, PA 17756.

More information is available by calling the Muncy Historical Society at 570-546-5917.