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Muncy Locals Aug.2, 2017

By Staff | Aug 2, 2017

The Muncy 4th Friday brought in a big crowd Friday night, and fortunately the threat of rain kept south of us. It took me almost two hours just to walk the short two blocks from one end to the other as there was much to see and eat. I stopped to take photos of many happy children not only working the street festival, but also participating in the numerous activities the MPBA had to offer. I saw some several acquaintences from Williamsport who came, and the band brought in visitors from Northumberland. I had a difficult time deciding on what to eat, as the choices were many, so I grabbed some pirogies from the Muncy High School soccer league and Eder’s ice cream from Sweet Memories. The fire company makes great hamburgers and the smell of them takes over the entire block.

Congratulations to Harry J. Smith of Muncy who was awarded a “quilt of valor” last month for his military service in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 aboard the USS Sphinx. He received many medals while he served – the Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the United Nations Medal and the Lorean Service Medal.

Also congratulations to 4-H member Alara Emig of Hughesville for winning first place in the preliminary classes of quarter horse yearling geldings and in-hand trail horse/pony yearlings. The Championship show took place last weekend in Centre County at the Grange Fairgrounds. Over 150 horses competed.

I stopped in the Meck Senior Center to meet the new director. Her name is Jessica Vance and she started earlier this summer. She said she has lots of activities planned. You can stop by anytime for lunch Monday through Friday. Mondays she said are craft days and those interested can come and knit, crochet or sew. Scrapbooking is held in the afternoons, and card parties are always held the last Friday of the month starting at 5 p.m. This year trips will be offered. Last week they went to the Casino Hollywood in Harrisburg and next week will be a visit to the Street of Shops in Lewisburg. Reptiland is scheduled for September. Transportation is provided; just stop in the senior center and sign up for any of the scheduled trips.

And don’t forget the Pops in the Concert at Pepper Street this Saturday. It is free and sponsored by the Muncy Historical Socieyt. Enjoy a sunset as you listen to the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, an introduction to their upcoming season.

Muncy events

Fri. Aug. 4 Toddler Tales at 10 a.m. and Block Building Party for ages 1-3. Please register for this program by stopping in or calling the Muncy Public Library at 570-546-5014.

Sat. Aug. 5 Field Day at 11 a.m for all ages. Stop by our lot on New Street for outdoor fun and games.

Sun. Aug. 6 End of the Summer Reading Program and Pool Party from 7-8:30 p.m. For registered summer readers. Rain date is August 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. Please register for this program by stopping in or calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Mon. Aug. 7 Construction Club for all ages at 6 p.m. Ten is participant limit. Also Lego Movie Night: Lego Batman. Please register for this program by stopping in or calling the library.

Tues. Aug. 8 Program on seeds at 6 p.m. In the last hundred years 94% of the Earths edible plant varieties have vanished. This documentary follows seed keepers from all over the world who are working to protect what remains of humanity’s 12,000 year-old food legacy. A discussion will follow. Possible topic: starting a local seed library. Please register for this program at the Muncy Public Library.

Tues. Aug. 8 Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village will host a free public seminar on “A Healthy Planet is Your Legacy” at 2 p.m. in The Village Common off Reitz Boulevard. Light refreshments will be available. To RSVP, contact Nash at 570-523-4285.

Tues. Aug. 8 Muncy Friends of the Library book fundraiser, 3-6 p.m. at the Library, upstairs room.

Weds. Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Preschool Storytime Construct a Truck for ages 3-5. Learn about the different kinds of trucks and what they are used for. We will be building a truck of our own too! Please register for this program by stopping in or calling the library at 570-546-5014.

Thurs. Aug. 10 Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village will host a free public discussion on the “myths of retirement living” at 1 p.m. in The Village Common off Reitz Boulevard.

Sat. Aug. 12 the Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will have a garden fest from 9 to 1, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville.

Sat. Aug. 12 Pennsylvania Hunter-Trapper course at Montour Preserve, 9-5, Environmental Education Center, Presented by the PA Game Commission. Beginning and experiened hunters and trappers are welcome. Must be at least 11 years of age to enroll and must attend all 3 sessions for certification. Register at www.pgc.state.pa.us.