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Muncy Locals Oct. 5, 2016

By Staff | Oct 5, 2016

Attendance this year at the Bloomsburg Fair was great over last year, despite the much needed rain that started on Thursday. I must admit that when we went on Thursday, the lines were down but I enjoyed getting waited on right away. The attendance for Thursday, September 29, was 21,761. Thursday’s attendance last year was 41,008. The total for the year was 382,018 compared to 364,127 from 2015.

PennDot highlighted safety and technology advances in automated vehicles in Harrisburg last week where they demonstrated a Cadillac SRX SUV on a longer than one mile route around the Capitol. It ran by itself in pedestrian traffic and negotiated 8 traffic signals. PennDot announced that it was developed through Carnegie Mellon University who has been working on the technology of self driving vehicles for the past 30 years.

Congratulations to Brooke L. Gray from Muncy for lending her expertise as a student in human services at Penn College. This semester she has been devoting her time setting up 2 trail races this fall to support and raise funds for the Salvation Army.

Also another congratulations goes to Erin Snyder, a CNA at Muncy Valley Hospital and recently recognized for her excellent C.A.R.E. She was given the award for her time spent with residents to make them feel comfortable, dignified and respectable at the Skilled Nursing Unit with Susquehanna Health.

Brake for breasts this month as Muncy Restoration Works is donating 10 percent of labor on brake jobs this month to the Cleveland Clinic breast cancer vaccine fund. This is their 5th year for supporting such a great cause. They are also offering a free brake inspection and you can find them behind Murray Motors on 158 Griffith Road.

Keep in mind the Pennsylvania Link to aging and disability resources. The PA Link Helpline number is (800)753-8827 for help on maintaining your independence and being able to stay in your own home for as long as you possibly can, or if you have to care for a loved one. It is a statewide partnership led by the PA Department of Aging.

Muncy Events

Fri. Oct. 7 Flu Shot clinic at the Meck Senior Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy. For more information, call 546-2542.

Sat. Oct. 8 spaghetti dinner and silent auction at Church of Resurrection in Muncy to raise funds for the Muncy High School Indians so they can attend an educational trip to Europe from 4-7 with take-outs available.

Tues. Oct. 11 a Domesticviolence will be the focus of a meeting at Muncy First United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Kimberlee Williams of Wise Options will offer information on awareness and safety, as well as resources available. As incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise, men, women and youth are encouraged to attend this event, which is open to the public. The Church is located at 602 S. MarketSt., Muncy. For more information, contact Karen Barraco, 570-546-5180.

Tues. Oct. 11 Muncy Friends of the Library to hold their monthly book fundraiser. Lots of titles available, second floor of the library, 3-6 p.m.

Oct. 12 & 13 senior boxes to be distributed to eligible seniors at the Son-Light House. Weds. 9-noon & Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m., 130 Carpenter St., Muncy.

Thurs. Oct. 13 Popcorn Poppin Month at the Meck Senior Center, noon, Muncy Township.

Sat. Oct. 15 The Eastern Lycoming YMCA will hold a Halloween at the Y and fall craft fair from 9-2. The event will include a pumpkin patch in the pool at noon and pumpkin decorating at 12:30 p.m. Outdood hayrides and indoor Halloween games from 9-2 will be available with the crafters. The first 100 participants in the pumpkin patch in the pool event are guaranteed a pumpkin and goodie bag.

Sat. Oct. 15 the Pennsdale Fire Company will open the haunted barn from 7-10 p.m.

Weds. Oct. 19 Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary Linen fundraiser, featuring great deals on bed linens, pillows, throws and more from 8 am to 4 pm in the Activities Room at the Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Muncy Valley Hospital. Proceeds will be used for the renovation and expansion of the hospital’s emergency department.