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Muncy locals Oct. 26, 2016

By Staff | Oct 26, 2016

This Saturday, October 29 is National Cat Day! Those of you who love these domesticated, furry, loving and unpredictable creatures can celebrate “Cat-urday!” According to the author of ‘The Lion in the Living Room’ there are 500 million pet cats in the world. Just this week, I had to make two fleece lap blankets for each of my two cats, so they will stay off the quilts I am making.

The Muncy Jr./Sr. High School proudly presented the “Distinguished Student Award” to Rayleen Nthuthu in 7th grade, Novah Swank in 8th grade, Madesyn Brelsford in 9th grade, Coleman Good in 10th grade, Nathan Paisley in 11th grade and Justin Kramer in 12 grade. Congratulations to these September students of the month.

I attended the town hall meeting last week at the Andritz building. It was held outside with the owner of the building and the owner of the company who is interested in investing a waste to energy plant. I was trying to hear what they had to say, how it was going to work and to explain the drawings they had taped to a table with a very primitive model. Some of the crowd got very vehement, yelling and shouting, to my dismay. I know some residents were angry but the officials did deserve a chance to speak. Many had left before this could happen. So I stuck around and was able to get some names and titles and get more information from Delta Thermo. It will be a long process, for them as they have much to do with the zoning and permits required of them. More research is needed, I think, as this is very new technology. Residents feel it does not belong in the middle of a residential section close to school, and I can very well see their point. There are still a lot of unanswered questions by Delta and many contradictions on their part as to what there definite plans are for the building.

On Monday, Oct. 24 the Thomas Taber Museum had a reunion with Dr. Michael Gross, his wife and the grandchildren of Rev. Mowdray-Finnes from New Zealand who built an exceptional doll house that is now on display at the museum. The couple came from New Zealand to see the doll house they heard so much about from their grandfather, and was eventually purchased by Ruth Gross, Michael’s mother in the mid 60s. Michael who lives in Picture Rocks, donated the Victorian doll house to the county museum and it is on permanent display in the lobby. There were only two doll houses like this ever built by Mowdray-Finnes. And when viewing, one can easily see the amount of work and detail that went into this worthwhile project.

Muncy Events

Sat. Oct. 29 Cemetery walk at Warrior Run Church, led by lantern at 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 29, NRA Home Firearm Safety course, 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Muncy VFW, Rear 12 N. Market St., Muncy. Registration is available on the NRA website or R&J Welch LLC Firearms, 1462 John Brady Dr., Muncy. Fee includes instruction on the basics of handling and storage of common types of firearms and ammunition in the home. Booklet and course certificate provided. Any questions, please contact instructor William Dunn at 570-696-0556. In conjunction with the Central PA Coalition for Firearm Safety.

Sat. Oct. 29 Family Halloween Costume party at Muncy Public Library starting at noon.

Weds. Nov. 2 pork roast & sauerkraut dinner at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, all you can eat from 4:30-6 p.m. Take outs available.

Sun. Nov. 5 free coat giveaway from 8-2 at Muncy Baptist Church.

Sun. Nov. 6 The public is invited for an evening of country gospel music presented by the Joe Murray Band at Zion Lutheran Church in Turbotville starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sat. Nov. 8 Friends of the Muncy Public Library book fundraiser. Many books available for all ages from 3-6 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 11 free dinner for all veterans, active and post, in honor of those who serve our country at the Copper Roof Bed and Breakfast, Village Road in Pennsdale. Seating is limited. RSVP by Weds. Nov. 9 to Becky Bennett at 570-546-6377. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

Nov. 11 & 12 annual artists’ exhibition sponsored by the Muncy Historical Society from 5:30 to 9 on Fri. with opening night reception and live music and Sat. from 9-3. There is an admission fee both days.

Sat. Nov. 12, Baked ham dinner with potatoes, vegetable, dessert and beverage at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 10275 State Route 44 between Turbotville & McEwensville from 4-6 p.m. Take outs are available. Call 570-649-5822 for more details.

Sat. Nov. 12 Autumn bird walk at the Montour Preserve. 9:30-11 a.m. Meet in Environmental Education Center Led by Jon D. Beam. Explore resident birds as well as any migrants that might have stopped over or are passing through. Dress for the weather and plan for some easy walking. Binoculars and a field guide will be helpful if you have them.