Muncy Locals Oct. 24, 2018
So many things are happening this month. The season is changing and with it are the last of outdoor activities to enjoy. This will be the last weekend of October to enjoy hayrides, trunk or treats and fall festivals. The Muncy Monster Dash will be held this Saturday morning at Myers Elementary School. This is a wonderful family event, especially for children. After attending that event, head to downtown Muncy on Main Street for a fall fest and costume contest in the afternoon. Finally on Wednesday, Halloween night enjoy the parade and some nearby trunk or treating.
This week is National School Bus Safety Week and according to PennDot over one and a half million students were transported during the 2016-17 school year. The theme this year is “My Driver-My Safety Hero.”
Sadly, PennDot, the state police and the County Coroner reported a fatal crash on Monday, October 15 on Route 220 near Beacon Light Road. I travel that road daily to get to my house and I wish PennDot would make that entire stretch of road between Pennsdale and Hughesville a no passing lane. I have witnessed deaths on this road, some not reported. A detour was in place for most of that day on Lime Bluff Road due to that vehicle crash. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and another died later at the hospital or en route. As far as I’m concerned, there are enough crosses already on that part of Rt. 220 for PennDot to act on doing something more secure. I have had cars even pass me on the right side. School buses also stop for children. And on Tuesday there was another vehicle crash on the same road near Middle Road intersection and Rt.220.
It’s time again to review Medicare plans. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, urges everyone with Medicare to carefully review, and if necessary, make changes to Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (Part D) plans during this Medicare Open Enrollment Period that started October 15 and will run through Dec. 7. Most people with Medicare Part C and Part D plans can only make changes to their coverage during the Open Enrollment Period.
We end this month with Cybersecurity Awareness Month and consumers are reminded to take password security seriously. State agencies recommend we do not use our name, date of birth, pet’s name or other personal information that may be available to social media and other sources; and do not use the same password for several accounts. Change them and never share them. Use a combination of letters, special characters and numbers. Make some of them uppercase letters. It never hurts to take extra precaution, so monitor all accounts for any suspicious activity, and close account immediately for any unauthorizations.
Fri. Oct. 26 Hatha Yoga at ELYMCA, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Sat. Oct. 27 Downtown Muncy Fall Festival sponsored by the Muncy 4th Friday, noon to 3 p.m., MPBA partners with the Monster Dash. Take a run for a good cause and then attend the downtown Fall Festival. Entertainment, Kids Zone, Crafters, Food Vendors and Costume Contest.
Sat. Oct. 27 Second annual Trunk or Treat at the Muncy VFW Post 3428, 12 N. Market St. Children dress in costume. Open to community or register to decorate your trunk.
Sat. Oct. 27 Friends of the Muncy Public Library book fundraiser at the library, 10-1. Lots of titles available.
Sat. Oct. 27 Kids Trunk or Treat night at Muncy American Legion, 515 Legion Road. Free and open to public and people welcome to come and decorate their vehicles. Prizes awarded, 4-6 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 27 Murder Mystery dinner theatre to benefit the Muncy Public Library at the First UM Church in Muncy, 6 p.m. in the Celebration Center. Call for tickets at 546-5014.
Sun. Oct. 28 Trunk or Treat at Church of Resurrection, 2-2:30 p.m. Safe and fun. Come in costume, one and all!
Sun. Oct. 28 Autumn Arts Market, Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mon. Oct. 29 Fall harvest party and actvities at Meck Senior Center starting at noon.
Tues. Oct. 30 Trunk or Treat at Murray Motors Ford & Mazda, Muncy, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Costume and trunk contest.
Weds. Oct. 31 Halloween parade downtown Muncy, 5:30 p.m. trick or treat 6-8 p.m.
Weds. Oct. 31 Preschool story time at Muncy Public Library, ages 3-5, 10 a.m.
Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 senior box distribution days, Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy. Weds. 9- noon and Thurs. 5-7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 2 Owls of Pennsylvania, Montour Preserve, Environmental Education Center, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn more about these nocturnal birds of prey that range in size from small to large.
Sat. Nov. 3 Holiday Bazaar, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 State Route 44 between Turbotville & McEwensville, 9-2.
Sat. Nov. 3 Gifts from the Garden workshop with Master Gardeners. Make it Take it for a fee from 10 a.m. to noon. County Farm Road.