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Muncy Locals June 21, 2017

By Staff | Jun 21, 2017

I was looking forward to a relaxing evening last Tuesday night listening to the Repasz Band play at the Muncy Valley Hospital, but just as I got there the sky started to darken and lighting and thunder erupted from a supposable quite sunny day. The historic band only got to play two songs, and the residents and patients were rushed back inside, and everyone scurried back to their cars.

It is hard to plan things with these outbursts of showers, but I am hoping this Friday night the weather will be perfect for Muncy 4th Friday. There will be a raffle for a brand new kayak from the MPBA.

The Muncy Lawn Party sponsored by the Muncy Valley Hospital Auxiliary was, as always, a great success for fun and entertainment. It did not rain, and the staff and volunteers put in so much time and effort to provide an opportunity for the community to come out and enjoy a good time. I recall the first time I went, almost ten years ago, and half of the parking lot near the Skilled Nursing Center was filled with food, games and activities. Now the entire lot is filled, and also there is a new parking lot on Shady Lane for Muncy Valley Hospital.

The Green Barn Berry Farm has informed me that pickin’ is good for strawberries, blueberries and red raspberries this week.

The USDA announced this month to be National Homeowners Month and that they have helped more than 4.1 million rural residents buy homes through loans and grants since the passing of the National Housing Act 68 years ago.

The Pennsylvania Health Care Association reports that approximately 2.2 million residents are now over 65 years of age and nearly 70 percent will need long term care. We rank 4th nationally in the percentage of residents who are seniors, and the fastest growing segment are those residents 85 and older. That’s a lot of funding needed for caregivers, Medicaid, and nursing facilities.

Muncy Events

Thurs. June 22 the Susquehanna Civil War Roundtable will feature a presentation entitled “The Mystery of the Blue Light: The Story of the Hunley” featuring Bloomsburg University Honors Student, Civil War historian and Roundtable member Mark Schlegel on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 PM at the the Degenstein Library, 40 S. 5th St. Sunbury. Come see an interesting presentation on the Confederate submarine that helped to change the face of naval warfare for generations to come! All are welcome to attend. For further information contact Greg Kline at 717-571-6877.

Thurs. June 22 free information on children’s vision, 6-7 p.m. at Vision & Learning Center, 112 S. Main St., Muncy.

Fri. June 23 Muncy 4th Friday celebration in downtown Muncy, 6-9 p.m. Live entertainment, games, and lots of food.

Fri. June 23 the Catawissa Military Band will play 7 p.m. at Church of Resurrection in Muncy, and Sat. acoustic hits from Rich & Nate Ahearn from 6-8 p.m.

Sat. June 24 Muncy Friends of the Library book fundraiser, Muncy Public Library, 10-1.

Sat. June 24 Field Trip to the Muncy Fire Station for all ages. Join us for a tour of the Muncy fire department, see the equipment and learn about being a fire fighter. Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

JUNE 25-29 – Vacation Bible School, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., will hold Maker Fun Factory from 6-8 p.m. for children age 3 through six grade. To register visit www.firstumcmuncy.org/ministries/children-ministries, or come to the registration picnic at the pavilion at 4:30 p.m. June 25.

Mon. June 26, Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to help veterans with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veterans’ benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call Rep. Garth Everett’s district office at 570-546-2084 for assistance at Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy.

Mon. June 26 Scrapbooking and cardmaking at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy.

Mon. June 26 Fun With Fondue for Ages 8 and up. Learn how to make yummy fondue with chocolate and dip your favorite treats. Please register by calling the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014.

Weds. June 28 Jim Mothersbaugh, Jr. will present his “Road Radio USA” at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy. The show utilizes light, sound, and visual presentations that teach the consequences of underage drinking. Admission is free and open to the public.

Thurs. June 29 Kick Back and Craft for adults, 6 p.m. Make a fun outdoor game board. Please register by calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Thurs. June 29 the Sunbury City Band will kick off the 2017 Summer Concert Series at Slifer House Museum in Lewisburg at 7 p.m. The band will present their “Sounds of Summer” concert.

Fri. June 30 Card Party at Meck Senior Center in Muncy, starting at 5 p.m.