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Muncy Locals July 19, 2017

By Staff | Jul 17, 2017

The Lycoming County Fair Association’s website has a link to its history which took me back to its origins in 1868 with the Muncy Valley Farmer’s Club. This organization had their first agricultural exhibit in 1870 on the southern end of the Hughesville borough. They would exhibit livestock, grains, produce, canned goods and handiwork. What really caught my interest was that there was a newspaper published that started in 1873 called the “Canusarago Daily Herald” and this newspaper became the main feature of the annual exhibit. It was the first newspaper to be published in Hughesville and six issues would cost $25 for a year’s subscription. It was printed during the six days of the exhibition. Now that seems quite high for those times, but it would post all the news and happenings, programs and activities plus the premium winners of the exhibit.

Another interesting fact was that an airport, or rather an airplane landing field, was constructed at the fairgrounds. On May 14, 1929, Amelia Earhart made an emergency landing in her plane at the landing field on the Hughesville Fairgrounds. They said she was lost and intended to land in Bellefonte, but noticed the landing field in the middle of the fairgrounds. Known as the Hughesville Airport, it became an important refueling stop between New York City and Cleveland.

This fair is now a county tradition, bringing in families, friends and some exciting entertainment. Don’t miss this year’s Lycoming County Fair Motorsports tomorrow featuring a kid’s power wheels derby, and Saturday’s truck pull.

Muncy Events

Sat. July 22 at 9 a.m. Post Office Field Trip for ages 6-12. We will tour the Muncy Post Office-space is extremely limited so sign up early! Be at the Muncy Public library by 8:45 a.m. Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.

Mon. July 24 Free assistance for veterans at Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy. 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 with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veteran’s 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.

Mon. July 24 at 6 p.m. Gardening Series: Therapeutic Gardening. Join the Muncy Public Library to explore the benefits of gardening. We will discuss how gardening can improve physical, social, emotional and even financial aspects of our lives. Please call 570-546-5014 to register.

Tues. July 25 at 6 p.m. Muncy History Series with a ‘Walking Tour of Muncy’ for all ages. Learn about our historic town with this walking tour led by Bill Poulton of the Muncy Historical Society – a great family activity.

Weds. July 26, 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime Yoga for ages 3-5 at the Muncy Public Library. Learn lots of animal poses and stretches. Let’s see how far you can bend! Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.

Thurs. July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Adult Color Therapy, relax in air conditioned comfort with your friends and color the night away at the Muncy Public Library.

Fri. July 28 The SVQG Friday meeting change due to Church VBS – We will have a Christmas In July Quilting 101 with 4 homemade Christmas ornaments shown by Pat Coulter, Nancy Jarrett, Patsy Charles and Carol Riddell. In addition to regular members Show and Tell, we will have a Christmas Show and Tell. If you have an interesting Christmas quilt, table topper, tree skirt, wall hanging, etc, please bring it along.

Sat. July 29 from 12-4 p.m. the JIPS Investigators will tell us about conducting an investigation and techniques for hunting the paranormal. Join this ghost hunting team and learn tips and tricks for conducting an investigation. Please call the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014 to register.

Mon. July 31 Scrapbooking and card making at the Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy or call 546-2542.