I received my nice packet of information in the mail from the Muncy Historical Society, and they also included an annoucement about their annual quilt show this July. We like to make the quilts during the cold months and display them in warm months. It will be a juried show and a great opportunity to display that family heirloom. The musem will have some nice textile displays from their own collections and some from private owners. To enter the show or to attend, more information can be seen on their website at muncyhistoricalsociety.org.
Many of the residents were relieved to know they can get another full time officer to cover the Muncy borough. There are many municipalities in Pennsylvania and in Lycoming County that do not have their own police force. Muncy is very fortunate to have the added security.
I noticed that with President's Day coming upon us, I see several advertisements for mattresses. I have decided to do some research as my husband and I came to the conclusion we needed a replacement. Springs popping out at the sides and chronic shoulder pain are a good indication. February's issue of Consumer Reports has a comprehensive analysis with ratings and test results on the various types of mattresses. I discovered the Muncy area has the largest selection of stores with mattresses and that you can try them out. You are allowed to lay down on them and sleep on them in order to truly get the experience. Good support is essential and there is a trial period. There's a huge mark-up so try negotiating, and increase the longevity with a mattress protector and pad. Our next step is to narrow down the selection and be able to agree between innerspring or foam. Adjustable air mattresses are another option and a friend of ours ordered his online. It came packed in a box, less than four feet tall. When he opened the box, it started to expand into its original shape. He had to make sure it was in the bedroom when he did it, and he said it was fun to watch.
Kudos to a determined 11 year old girl from Loyalsock Township who made national recognition with her petition to fund the testing of the backlogged rape kits. Madison Wertz took it upon herself to collect more than 31,000 signatures since January 31st. As of Feb. 8th over 3,000 rape kits were waiting to be tested in Pennsylvania, including 1,852 that are backlogged. This is happening on a national level, in every state, and it took a sixth-grader to do something about it. Very powerful!
Sat. Feb. 18 Make a charity quilt at Pennsdale United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your sewing machines. We will be cutting fabric, making kits and sewing up quilts. If you don't want to sew, we will need members to iron fabric and to cut fabric. If you have fabric to donate, bring it along. Please only 100% cotton. Poly/cotton blends cannot be used in quilts. Come join us for a good time.
Sat. Feb. 18 Make Instagram Crafts for ages 12 and up at 10 a.m. at the Muncy Public Library. Make cool photo books and other crafts with your favorite social media pictures. Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.
Mon. Feb. 20 Kids Construction Club for ages 5 and up from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Muncy Public Library.
Feb. 22 & 23 distribution days at Son-Light House,130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 23 SVQG Meeting and Quilting 101, at 7 p.m. at the Pennsdale United Methodist Church. See demonstrations by Pat Coulter, Cindy Campbell, Teri Snyder, and Sue Brittain. Pat will show how to make Thangles. Sue will demonstrate small items to make for yourself and for Quilters Corner for the quilt show. Teri Snyder will give instructions for a handy/easy to make sewing machine cover/organizer. The fourth table will be Cindy and her fun and useful quilting "hacks". Call Cindy and give her your information.
Thurs. Feb. 23 Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village in Lewisburg will hold a free public nutrition seminar on "nine key nutrients for a better life" from noon to 1 p.m. "Proper nutrition can enhance our health and well-being," says Gretchen Nash of the village staff. Because seating is limited, RSVP at 570-523-4285.
Sat. Feb. 25 Maple Sugaring open house at Mountour Preserve, noon to 4 in the Environmental Education Center. A short walk through Goose Woods following a brief talk and film about the history and making of maple sugar. Maple products will be available for purchase at the Sugar Shack.
Sat. Feb. 25 Friends of the Muncy Public Library will be having a book fundraiser at the library from 10-1.
* Mon. Feb. 27 there will be special veterans assistance hours at Rep. Garth Everett's office, Penn Hills Plaza, Suite 1, Muncy. Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to help with issues such as compensation, pension, death benefits, education, health care and general veteran's benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call 570-546-2084.
Tues. Feb. 28 Mardi Gras party, all day at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy and make a Mardi Gras craft with Helen at 10:30 a.m. For more information call 570-546-2542.