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Muncy Locals Mar. 23, 2016

By Staff | Mar 24, 2016

I had a wonderful experience Saturday morning. I met with a group of ladies who met for the third time at the Muncy First United Methodist Church. They gathered to sew dresses for girls and then ship them to countries where they are most needed. It is under the “Dress a Girl Program Around the World” and so far the women sent out 22 dresses. I got to make one myself and felt much satisfaction knowing that a simple skill I learned from my grandmother will go to a good cause. I wanted to donate some fabric but so far they have been blessed with a wide selection of quality cotton patterns, prints and trims.

Tonight the annual “Smelly Shoe Basketball Game” will take place at the Muncy High School. It is always entertaining to watch the seniors play against the faculty and the event always benefits the school thanks to the efforts of the PTSA (Parent, Teacher, Student Association.)

It’s maple syrup time, one of our country’s oldest commodities ever produced. Did you know there are several good minerals that really help us that are found in maple syrup? Manganese helps regulate insulin and German researchers claim it boosts our metabolism. It’s also found to be a good source of zinc which helps prevent the common cold, up to 5 days according to a study at Wayne State University in Detroit. I also found out that Grade B maple syrup has more of the nutrients than Grade A, and perhaps a better flavor.

Easter week is here and much to do with spring. I found daffodils growing in Pennsdale and PennDot workers have been cleaning debris from the highways. I saw the Easter Bunny hopping at the Muncy Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Saturday giving a hug to Anne Holladay who recently received a special leadership award. Congratulations goes to Anne for earning The Facility Leadership Award.

On Sunday Weis Markets in Muncy was giving out lots of food samples. My husband came home not hungry for lunch and while there, he also won an Easter basket that was raffled off among other special prizes. All you had to do was fill out a ticket. Now that’s being at the right place at the right time!

Muncy Events

Thurs., Mar. 24 The Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable will feature a program by award winning author and historian Robert Dunkerly entitled “To the Bitter End: The Surrenders of the Civil War” at 7:00 p.m. at the the Degenstein Library, 40 S. 5th St. Sunbury. Mr. Dunkerly’s program will examine the Confederate surrenders which took place after Appomattox, including Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Indian Territory. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Greg Kline at 717-571-6877

Fri. Mar. 25 Dive In Movies at the ELYMCA with Horton Hears a Who! from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register by calling 546-8822. A fun-filled family event.

“Toddler Tales” with Miss Victoria meets Friday, March 18, 25, April 1, and April 8th from 10-10:45am, and the late spring session is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 29, May 6, and May 13 from 10:30-11:15am. This fast-paced activity is geared just for your busy, busy child aged 12 months -3 years and you. Don’t worry that your child is too active for Storytime-we understand young children’s developmental needs, and we plan our program accordingly. “Wiggle butts” are welcome! Please call the Library to register.

Mar. 30 & 31, distribution days at Son-Light House in Muncy. Weds. 9 a.m. to noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.

Tues. Apr. 5 discussion and presentation on poison prevention with AmeraHealth at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy at 11:45 a.m.

Fri. Apr. 8 at The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. To be held at Muncy Valley Hospital from 10 to 3, 215 E. Water Street, Muncy.

Thurs. Apr. 7 the MPBA will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a general meeting at Orli’s Deli.

Sat. Apr. 9 Muncy School District will be hosting a tour at Ward L. Myers Elementary School followed by community input of possibly borrowing funds. Tour is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and discussion in high school auditorium will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon.