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Muncy Locals Feb. 10, 2016

By Staff | Feb 12, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful! Not only is this slogan meaningful, but it is the combination of two organizations that came together to empower Pennsylvanians to make our communites clean and beautiful. It is also part of the national Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the largest volunteer based community action and education organization. Through their efforts PA has properly disposed of 776,873 tires, many of them recycled. Most recently Keep PA Beautiful launched a surveillance camera program for illegal dumping in our state which resulted in 30 convictions.

Our parks in Muncy are clean and worth the walk. Studies reveal that people who spend more time outdoors or are exposed to “living landscapes” are happier, healthier and smarter. More research shows that the impact is even greater for better health and well being, particularly stress, when we have access to nature and managed landscapes.

The Muncy Heritage Park is well aware of these benefits and have added some valuable signage, bird watching, seating, and walking trails. Most recently is the river access from Pepper Street. That way if you are on a canoe or kayak, you can now enter the Nature Trail which overlooks the historic Last Raft crash. Montgomery also wants to start a similar project and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership has been a great resource for funding and plannning and putting these small communities on the map as designated “River Towns.”

Stay informed on some great events coming this year in our wonderful active rural communities. I have been attending some of the non-profits and business associations, all of which are planning an array of fun things for families and friends to plan. This week Dale Levan talks about the 146th Lycoming County Fair and some of the free shows that are scheduled.

And Easter will be here soon. Members of the Hughesville Rotary announced the date for the Easter Egg Hunt. It is March 19 at Bodine Park. They said with all of the planning, stuffing eggs, and getting ready, the morning goes real fast!

Muncy events

The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club is now showing its electric trains in a free display this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, two miles north of Lewisburg in Union County.

Tues. Feb. 16 National Glaucoma Awareness month discussion and handout at 11:30 a.m. at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Feb. 17 & 18, distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. from 9 a.m. to noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Feb. 19 wear your superhero costume to the Muncy High School. For grades K-6th and sponsored by the Muncy High School Key club. Pre-registration required. Snacks, games, drinks, movies and more.

Fri. Feb. 19 Fish dinner at Church of Resurrection in Muncy.

Kids Run the Y begins Feb. 22. Registrations now being accepted for this 8 week training program of confidence building activities. To be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 546-8822.