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November 12, 2013 - Barb Barrett
Boy it didn't seem long since we took photos of the Halloween parades, and now I am getting the news of the communities organizing their holiday parades. In just a few short weeks, Thanksgiving will be over, Santa will arrive for a visit, and then December comes and shortly after that the year will be over. Where did it go? This Saturday is the Muncy Craft Show and I am so looking forward to it. It is truly one of a kind shopping and the art students make the best looking jewelry you can find. Sponsors are needed for the upcoming holiday movie at The Ritz. This year the movie FROZEN will be available free for the kids but several sponsors are needed to provide 280 filled seats. I received a phone call several weeks ago from Leo Carranza in Picture Rocks. He wanted to let The Luminary know how helpful his community has been to his family in recovering from a major electrical house fire back in April. They lost just about everything. A Fire Fund was established at Muncy Bank & Trust for them after we ran their story that was inspired by Leo's supervisor at Weis Markets, Betty Cheshier from Muncy. Leo and Jenny were so grateful with all the help they have been receiving, that not only did they want to credit those who helped, but also start a new organization to help others who find themselves in the same situation, that is victims of a fire with no insurance or resources. They are an amazing couple. Their daughter, Faith is now away from college and they are fixing up a room for her so she is comfortable when she comes home for Thanksgiving. Leo and Jenny said they still need help with their insulation, heating and plumbing but they are hopeful and they are doing most of the work themselves. What an inspiration they are. Leo is always smiling and never looks down on the impossible. He even rebuilt their septic pipes which wasn't even a result of the fire. He never stops working. We are truly fortunate to be living in such a wonderful, small rural community that will go to any lengths to help their neighbors and fellow citizens.


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