Muncy Locals Nov. 6, 2019
It was indeed a wicked weather forecast for trick-or-treaters living in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, Oct. 31. Certainly the temperature alone seemed to be a treat-warm, humid air from the South kept many home thermostats off, windows were thrown open and for some, fans and air conditioners turned on as the mercury grazed 71 degrees.
Although it was tropical-feeling, torrential rains and wind gust predicted to reach as high as 45 miles per hour were predicted. By Tuesday, Oct. 29, boroughs and municipalities cancelled trick-or-treating hours, most rescheduling for Saturday, Nov. 2.
Many ridiculed the decisions, but by the time it was all said and done, Lycoming County had been issued a tornado watch, areal flood watch, flash flood warning and wind advisory. Streets became quickly flooded from the inundant deluge as sewer grates were blocked from accumulated fallen leaves, sticks and small tree branches that were washed to the drainage ducts. Small streams overflowed their banks, creating ponding in the usual trouble spots. Numerous emergency calls for help flooded the county dispatch system between 7-10 p.m., including a collapsed garage at the rear of 126 East Water Street in Muncy. By 4 a.m., the temperature had dropped over 20 degrees and left a damp chill in the air. Then, 24 hours later, a freeze advisory was forecast Saturday morning between 2-9 a.m.
Sharon Culver, owner and operator of the Gatherings at Muncy Creek Barn, entertained Jackie Lewandoski, host of WNEP’s Home and Backyard show on Friday, Nov. 1. Jackie was accompanied by Marina Yencho, WNEP’s camera-woman, to record a segment featuring Sharon’s business. The segment will air on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.. Tune into Channel 16 or watch it via the Internet at wnep.com.
Robin Persun, daughter of Charlie and Janet Persun, arrived in Muncy last week to visit her parents for a spell. Robin is a 1981 graduate of Muncy, and is taking up residence in California.
The Muncy Varsity football team remains in playoffs after defeating Sayre 26-20 last Friday. The tribe travels to Canton this Friday evening, Nov. 8. This is the third District IV championship game in four years for the Indians. #onetribe!
The regular high school sports season is officially over, but there remain plenty of activities for all ages. Muncy and the surrounding region may be small, but we are rich in local history (if you enjoy such things, I do) and entertainment. Get outside if possible, breathe the crisp November air and savor the smells that only the 11th month can bring.
Son Light House, Senior food distribution, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy, first and third Wednesdays, 8:30-noon and first and third Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Distribution is scheduled for Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 20-21. Donation hours are every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday, 7-10 a.m., food, clean usable seasonable clothing, toys, and furniture only at this time.
Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 9-Muncy ARS Nova presents the drama, ANON(ymous) beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
Nov. 8 and 9-Muncy Historical Society’s 13th annual Artists Exhibition and sale, 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 8 and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location is First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street, Muncy.
Saturday, Nov. 9-Annual Muncy PTSA Craft Show at the high school, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9-Anne Welling Knox book signing, 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 602 South Market Street.
Sunday, Nov. 10-Muncy ARS Nova presents the drama, ANON(ymous) 1 p.m. matinee. Tickets available at the door.
Sunday, Nov. 10-Second annual authors event, Muncy Public Library, 1-4 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 11-Muncy Business and Professional Women’s Club meeting will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy at 7pm. Area women are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, Nov. 13-Huntersville/Pennsdale Sr. Citizens will meet at noon for a tureen dinner at Pennsdale United Methodist Church. Please bring table service and a dish to share and non-perishable food items for the Son Light House. Entertainment will follow. New members always welcome.