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Muncy Locals Oct. 31, 2018

By Staff | Nov 1, 2018

Happy Halloween everyone. We have to acknowledge this all time American tradition. While driving on South Market Street on our way to the Muncy Library fundraiser at the First United Methodist Church, I couldn’t help but admire the houses along the way and how festive they looked with front porches lined with pumpkins, flowers, spider webs, ghouls and ghosts. Tonight the kids in Muncy will bring everything alive. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, 89 percent of kids participate in Halloween and 73 percent go trick-or-treating door-to-door. Muncy is probably one of the safest places to be with your children and everyone makes it exciting for them.

Good news for us older folks. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that older adults are the fastest growing segment in the labor force. Statistics from the Bureau of Labor look good for those 65 to 75 for several reasons. More experience is tops, followed by higher level of maturity and professionalism plus strong work ethics. And studies show seniors can adapt to new ways. Yes, we can certainly learn new tricks.

Be on the lookout on Saturday, November 3rd for the Muncy High School FBLA for they will be out and about “Doing Good” in the Muncy neighborhood and they would like to see a wide involvement with the community. They will be volunteering their time and want as many volunteers to come and join them to help pick up trash, rake leaves and spruce up some of the neighboring lawns. If you would like to have your lawn raked or if you are interested in volunteering to help them, contact Janessa Mitterling at State Farm Insurance where everyone will meet from 11 to 2 or call 570-546-5000.

Representative Garth Everett wants to remind everyone to take the broadband speed test. Penn State University has a research team to help map out the various speeds of the internet in rural areas. Go to broadbandtest.us to run a 30 second test on your connection.

On Saturday morning I managed to visit the new Dollar Store in Muncy Creek Township on Rt. 405. It is much larger than the previous facility, a little tricky getting in and out but the new layout offers a much wider assortment of merchandise. I even found my almond milk, and their Literacy Foundation provides learning tools for young readers and millions of dollars for education grants.

By the way, the Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser for the library was a success with a full house. I guessed the right murderer from the 3 suspects, but I did not win the drawing for a free season pass to the Community Theatre League.

Muncy Events

Fri. Nov. 2 Toddler Tales, Muncy Public Library, ages 1-3, 10 a.m. Call 546-5014.

Sat. Nov. 3 Gifts from the garden – Make it and take it with the Master Gardeners from 1- to noon. Call 570-433-3040 to register.

Sun. Nov. 4 Annual Zimbabwe gala sponsored by 2 Seconds or Less at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church at 6 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 5 Construction club for all ages at Muncy Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Nov. 6 STEM Camp Robotics for ages 8 and up at the Muncy Public Library, 5:30-7 p.m.

Weds. Nov. 7 Good ‘n Plenty dinner at 1st UM Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, 4-6.

Weds. Nov. 7 Pre-school story time, Muncy Public Library, ages 3-5, 10 a.m.

Thurs. Nov. 8 Unwind and Design at the Muncy Public Library, 6 p.m.

Nov. 9 & 10 12th Annual Art Exhibition & fundraiser sponsored by the Muncy Historical Society at 1st UM Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy, Fri. 5:30-9 p.m. & Sat. 9-3.

Sat. Nov. 10 Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Muncy Parent, Teacher, Student Association from 9-2 at the Muncy High School Gymnasium. Hand made crafts and items, Christmas crafts, and food items available also.

Nov. 10 & 11 Wildlife art expo at Montour Preserve, Environmental Education Center, Sat. noon to 4, Sun. 11-4. Many wildlife artists to enjoy with a wide variety on display.