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Muncy Locals Aug. 24, 2016

By Staff | Aug 23, 2016

Wow, it’s hard to believe today is the first day of school already for Muncy. Watch for buses and walkers. Also this Friday night is the last Muncy 4th Friday and there is lots of excitement planned. Next month will be the Corvette show.

I was informed that red raspberries are growing well and will continue to ripen until approximately the first frost. This week will be the best by far though for easy picking according to owners at Green Berry Farm. All of the rain we had over the weekend loaded up the red raspberries!

The National Recreation and Parks Association and the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) is asking Governor Wolf not to sign House Bill 2013 because they feel it encourages private development unsuitable for its purpose of conserving the land and its valuable resources. In June an amendment to the act of June 28, 1995 (P.L.89, No.18), known as the Conservation and Natural Resources Act, providing for Public-Private State Park Partnership Pilot Program was proposed. The legislation will allow DCNR to enter in public-private partnerships to provide additional recreational activities in Pennsylvania state parks. PPFF is not in favor of development, especially resorts and water parks, as they are not compatible with the land and there are other abundant opportunities elsewhere in the state for development for water parks and golf courses, they say. They feel our state parks should be used for camping, hiking, boating and fishing, and even horseback riding and there is no need for such a pilot program. Currently there are 138 food concessions and boat rentals that are private and currently operating successfully within the PA park system, and many are dedicated volunteers. Do you think hotels, amusement parks and office buildings should be developed on state park land? Send your thoughts to news@muncyluminary.com.

Don’t forget that each time you visit a museum in Lycoming County, you can earn a door prize. There are 15 historical organization of Lycoming County (HOLC). The more events you attend the more chances you have to win something. Go to connectwilliamsport.com to see what events are posted each month.

Muncy events

Aug. 24-27 The Northumberland County fair. Includes free admission and entertainment.

Thurs. Aug. 25 The Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable will feature the program “To See What I Have Seen” presented by local historian and Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable member Terry Diener at 7:00 p.m. at the the Degenstein Library, 40 S. 5th St. Sunbury. The program will focus on Montour County veterans of the Civil War. A Montour County researcher and living history presenter, Mr. Diener will discuss the county’s involvement in the Civil War with a slide presentation which includes a look at stories of some of those who answered the call to defend their country. A brief business meeting preceeds the program. All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Greg Kline at 717-571-6877

Fri. Aug. 26 Muncy 4th Friday, live entertainment with Aaron Kelly from 6-9 p.m. Corn husking contest, smash-a-car and more.

Sat. Aug. 27 Muncy Library Friends fundraiser, 10-1, Muncy Public Library.

Tues. Aug. 30, Bloodmobile at Eastern Lycoming YMCA, 50 Fitness Drive from 10-2. The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Weds. Aug. 31 Learn the healthy benefits of watermelon, talk and handouts at the Meck Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Weds. Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 165th Sullivan County Fair, Sullivan County Fairgrounds, Forksville, free parking, food, contests, rides and free outside stage shows.

Thurs. Sept. 1 discussion on indoor toxic mold at 11:45 a.m. at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Thurs. Sept. 1 The MPBA will meet at Orlando’s in Muncy for a general meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 3, Turkey Dinner featuring Turkey and filling, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, dessert and beverage, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 10275 State Route 44 between Turbotville & McEwensville, 4-6 p.m. Take outs are available. Proceeds go to support our ELCA missionary in Liberia. Call 570-649-5822 for more details.