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Muncy Locals 12.18.2019

By Staff | Dec 18, 2019

With this issue, The Luminary is “put to bed” for 2019. As always, there are many to thank for another year of representing our neighbors in southeastern Lycoming County-but firstly, we thank you, our readers. Without your interest in community, this publication would be meaningless. It’s your stories, concerns and memories which we document-and will continue to, for as long as financially possible. Secondly, we thank our advertisers who support their community newspaper. Thirdly, we thank Ogden Publications and subsequently, Bob Rolley and the entire staff at the Williamsport Sun-Gazette for allowing us to keep the area’s voice alive and well.

We are also grateful to Kay Wallis, Nancy Messinger, Sharon Dapp and Gary Goertz from our sister publication, the East Lycoming Shopper and News, with whom we share not only office space but portions of our personal lives. Others we value are photographers Llew Wenzel, Geri Schnure, and Josh Fry, who have captured still life to document among our pages; former editor Barbara Barrett, who occasionally provides content; tri-town correspondents Nancy Hodge and Jade Lauren, who exquisitely represent Hughesville and Montgomery on page 2 each week; Don Edwards to who provides a metered dose of Gospel on page 4; Carol Sones Shetler, upon whose shoulders I have rested heavily upon since assuming editorship in August; and lastly, “Princess” Ruth Fry, who has been the royal definition of faithfulness since her employment in August 2003.

Publication in the New Year will resume Jan. 2; may 2020 be happy, bright, and peaceful.

Do you enjoy learning and writing about your community? Can you meet weekly deadlines? The Luminary is in need of a paid correspondent (preferably residing in the greater Hughesville area) to contribute a weekly column for the Hughesville tri-town locals section on this page. The position is available January 2020. Computer literacy isn’t required but helpful. Contact via email at cknier@muncyluminary.com or call 570.584.2134 for additional information.

Wednesday, Dec. 18-Muncy Area Senior Citizens will meet at 12 noon at the First United Methodist Church, Muncy. A meal will be followed by entertainment and a meeting.

Thursday, Dec 19, 7 p.m., Muncy Borough meeting at the borough building at 14 N. Washington Street.

Friday, Dec. 20-American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Lycoming Mall, 300 Lycoming Mall Circle.

Sunday, Dec. 22-The Pennsdale Friends Meeting Carol Sing, a tradition for more than 75 years, will be held 8 p.m at the meeting house, 443 Village Road, Pennsdale. Come early for seating. An hour of carols sung by candle light (special LED candles available) will be followed by cider and cookies.

Saturday, Jan-7-The Pennsylvania Farm Show kicks off in Harrisburg.


The Muncy Public Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1.

Son Light House, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy. Distribution hours are for those receiving goods are Wednesday, Dec. 18, 8-12 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 19, 4-7 p.m. Donation hours are for those bringing clothing, food, etc. to give to Son Light House. Those hours are 7-10 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Turkeys and roasting chickens are being accepted for Christmas donations.