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Muncy Locals Oct. 29

By Staff | Oct 28, 2014

This is a fun time of year. I always enjoy visiting Myers Elementary School and their fall festival. The kids, staff, parents and teachers really put their whole heart and soul into the games and activities. For the past couple of years they have been combining the festival with the Muncy Monster Dash and both events benefit the school. The hallways are decorated with the lively scarecrows that each of the grades work on and proudly display before they go onto the Main Street.

Halloween is such a treat to Muncy residents. I enjoyed meeting Dennis Dorward as he was putting together his front yard display of creatures he made from scratch using paper mache and latex paint. They light up the corner of Penn and Market Streets. Honestly, our photos don’t do his work justice. Dennis keeps adding to the decor, which must be seen to be appreciated before he takes them down.

Friday night I was able to witness the authentic making of apple butter at Mapleton Church, just like the old days, boiling in copper kettles, steaming down cider for hours, cutting and coring apples by hand, and waiting all night for the right texture. They wanted me to stay and help, but I was anxious to get to the Pennsdale United Methodist to see the quilt trunk show with guest speaker, Nancy Bills for the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild.

However, I was told that their apple butter is the best in the Susquehanna Valley and you can get some from any of the members we mentioned. But they wouldn’t reveal what their “secret spices” were to make it taste so good.

Muncy Events

Tues. Nov. 4 – Election Day.

Fri. Nov. 7 – Know your diabetes ABCs presentation and discussion at the Meck Senior Center, 11:30 a.m.

Fri. Nov. 8 – 8th annual artists Exhibition Opening night and reception, Pennsdale Civic Center Social Hall, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Admission fee required.