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Muncy Locals June 1, 2017

By Staff | Jun 1, 2017

Memorial weekend has come and gone so quickly, with many of the Memorial services held indoors. This is the first time I can remember in the past ten years that we had rain on Memorial Day Monday morning. However, Muncy was lucky, because by the time 11 a.m. came, most of the rain had stopped. So Muncy borough was the only one in the tri-county area that had the parade. Hughesville’s and Montgomery’s parades were cancelled as they were scheduled for 9 a.m. I was pleased to see so many spectators lining the streets of Muncy. And Hughesville’s fire trucks joined those of Muncy and Pennsdale.

The Tivoli Christian Women’s Group is collecting toiletry and personal hygiene items for Shepherd of the Streets. They need shampoos, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and even disposable diapers. These items can be dropped off at the Tivoli United Methodist Church on Weds. from 1-3 June 7 and June 21.

The Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at UPMC Muncy Valley Hospital is searching for students between the ages of 14-18 to help them transport residents to and from their social activities. They also need assistance for visitations, playing games or taking residents outside for fresh air. These are volunteer positions and average time committed is only 2 to 3 hours a week. Adult volunteers are needed as well. If you are interested, call the Volunteer Office at 570-546-4128 or 570-321-2433.

Robyn Schreiber at Green Barn Berry Farm said the first crop of strawberries are ready for picking. She said these early growers are super sweet, and it won’t take long to pick several quarts.

Be sure to check out the Muncy Public Library soon as a lot of things are happening there this summer. There is an acivity for you or a child just about everyday, not to mention the new reading materials for this year’s theme “Build a Better World.” ZooAmerica will be coming July 6th with live animals!

Muncy Events

Sat. June 3 the Muncy Pool will open for the season.

Mon. June 5 Construction Club Catapult Challenge for all ages-limit 10 participants. 6:30 p.m. Learn about catapults and build your own. Compete to see whose catapult performs the best. Please register by calling the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014.

Tues. June 6 Teen Night for ages 13-18 at the Muncy Public Library at 6 p.m. Games, crafts, food and friends-what more do you need?

Weds. June 7 Preschool Storytime Police Officers for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. Learn how police officers help our community, make a craft, and become a police officer for the day. Please register by calling the Muncy Public Library at 570-546-5014.

Weds. June 7 Christian Ladies Group to meet in Tivoli UM Church, 1 p.m. for a program with author Nancy Baumgartner on “Glimpses of God from One Writer’s Pen.”

Weds. June 7 Preschool Garden Party for ages 3-5. 1 p.m. Come play in the dirt! Learn about seeds and how they grow. Plant your own seeds, take them home and watch them grow over the summer. Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Thurs. June 8 Storytime with Officer Williams for ages 1-6. 6:30 p.m. Meet a local police officer and learn about his job. Officer Williams will read a story and teach you about the equipment he uses. Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Fri. June 9 give blood at the Muncy Valley Hospital from 10-3. The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be there.

Fri. June 9 Toddler Tales Music Makers at the library for ages 1-3 at 10 a.m. Use pots, pans, and homemade instruments to make very own band. Create an instrument to take home. Please register.

Sat. June 10 Blood pressure clinic at Meck Senior Center at 11 a.m., 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Fri. June 9 program at Montour Preserve on the diversity of birds that live there. Meet at the environmental education center at 7 p.m.

Sun. June 11 ice cream social at Katys Church, Katys Church Road, Muncy from 11-3, weather permitting.

Sun. Jun 11 Come Spend a While on the Nile at First United Methodist Church Muncy’s Music camp! Join us at 1:30 for kick off! Camp runs from Monday June 12th to Friday June 16th. 9-3 Monday through Thursday and Friday 9-4. Friday night the children will present a show for family and friends. Children going into grades 1st through 8th are invited! Registration at the door June 11th. Please contact the church office for more details at 570-546-8030.