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Muncy Locals Nov. 21, 2018

By Staff | Nov 23, 2018

This November is traveling fast with Thanksgiving coming upon us tomorrow. I am trying to make the transition into Christmas, and it is getting harder to keep up with all the wonderful things our small towns have to offer from tree lighting ceremonies, train shows, Santa visits and more parades.

The hospital auxiliaries have scheduled their lights of love displays and some interesting fundraisers coming up at the hospitals. On Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 the lobby of Williamsport Hospital will have local handcrafted jewelry for sale and again on Nov. 28 and Dec. 5 at Divine Providence Hospital’s main lobby. Look for purses and designer bags on Dec 11 at Williamsport and Dec. 12 at Divine.

Don’t forget Toys for Tots. Our office has a bin, and you can bring in a new, unwrapped toy Monday through Friday up until Dec. 17.

Last month the Son-Light House in Muncy served 607 households and 1,458 individuals. Our help is greatly appreciated and so are the donations this holiday season. The locally Touch-A-Heart at Christmas will continue to supply gifts for children up to age 17 and registration is underway.

The Muncy Professional Business Association is wrapping up the year with a social holiday mixer on Dec. 6 at Orlando’s Restaurant.

Santa will be arriving at the Post Office on Sat. Dec. 1. With 8 inches of snow in our yard last Thursday, and much of it is still around, winter is here, even though the date isn’t officially until Dec. 21. I was at the mall on Saturday hoping to beat the rush of black Friday, but it was well attended. Despite the snow mounds, many cars were in the parking lot and holiday music and full inventories in the stores were inviting.

Make a holiday centerpiece with fresh cut greens with the Master Gardeners coming up Dec. 1 and Dec. 9 from ten to noon. Call them at 433-3040.

Accolades go to the Vineyard Community Activity Center in Muncy. On Nov. 27 they will be celebrating 21 years of service to the community by providing local youth nights all supervised by caring adult volunteers. Some of those individuals are Jim Savage, Cindy Collister, Matt Savage, Bonnie Laidacker, Harold Heddings, Candy Winters Kathy Rood and George Collister.

There were several cancellations on Thursday due to the significant snow storm. The Muncy Garden Club had to cancel their craft night, the SVQG had to cancel their meeting and program and schools were off Friday.

I can see a forecast for a wet winter. Let’s be careful out there and Happy Thanksgiving!

Muncy events

Sat. Nov. 24 Pet photos with Santa at Fort Muncy Garden Center to benefit Pet Pantry of Lycoming County, 10-2.

Sat. Nov. 24 Friends of the Library book fundraiser, 10-1.

Mon. Nov. 26 National Cake Day! Eat cake.

Tues. Nov. 27 veterans assistance hours, 21 Kristi Rd., Penn Hills Plaza, 9:30 to 2:30. Appointments made at 546-2084.

Weds. Nov. 28 Preschool story time at Muncy Public Library for ages 3-5, 10 a.m.

Weds. Nov. 28 Muncy Woman’s Club to meet at First United Mehtodist Church, Muncy, 7 p.m. for a program by goldsmith, Rick Mahonski.

Thurs. Nov. 29 Make and take book wreath, Muncy Public Library, adults, 6 p.m. Call to register 546-5014. Materials provided.

Fri. Nov. 30 Hatha Yoga at ELYMCA, 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Fri. Nov. 30 Card party at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Drive, Muncy, 5 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 30 Toddler Tales at Muncy Public Library, ages 1-3, 10 a.m.

Sat. Dec. 1 Craft show at 1st UM Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy.

Sat. Dec. 1 Wings Over Water program at Montour Preserve. Meet at Goose Cover Overlook, 10-11:30 a.m. The annual autumn waterfowl migration is underway. This provides a great outdoor opportunity to observe ducks, gees and other water birds while they stop at lakes and ponds for a time before moving further south for the winter. The program will begin on one corner of the lake and make our way to one or two additional sites according to leader, Jon Beam. Dress for weather and plan for some walking. Bring binoculars or a spotting scope and field guide if available.

Dec. 5 & 6 Distribution boxes for eligible seniors at Son-Light house, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 8:30 to noon and Thurs. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.