How about that snow squall last Friday afternoon! It really caused some havoc on the roads with very limited visibility. A 35 vehicle pile-up made national news. Interstate 80 westbound was closed for several hours between Jersey Shore and Loganton, and a detour came as far as our area to White Deer on Rt. 15 for motorists. For many it came unexpectedly so it is always good to be prepared if you get stranded like that while traveling. It is wise to have extra water and non-perishable snacks on hand, blankets, and portable phone chargers.
I visited the senior in Muncy Township for the Mardi Gras party. Visitors and family members had fun with trivia and making masks. They also organized a bus trip to the Philadelphia flower show coming up on Mar. 11 through the 19th. The bus filled up pretty quickly so I was unable to register. For the flower enthusiasts, the theme this year is "Holland: Flowering the World" and will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. You can also follow the show on Facebook.
The Great American Cleanup of PA started this month on Wednesday, March 1st and will end on a Wednesday, May 31st. PennDot will supply free trash bags, gloves and safety vests for any organization who wants to organize a clean-up which can be litter, illegal dumping, beautification projects, special collections and educational events. Just register at www.gacofpa.org so that during this time trash can be picked up and taken to the landfill with prior approval.
March's full moon will appear on the 12th and the spring equinox is on March 20th. I still see a lot of cold and unstable weather in the forecast, but remember to jump the clocks ahead one hour this weekend.
Thurs. Mar. 9 quilter's corner to meet anytime after 4 p.m. at Ben Franklin in Clarkstown to make fabric baskets.
Fri. Mar. 10, 17 Join Toddler Tales at Muncy Public Library with songs and play games to keep active toddlers entertained.
Sat. Mar. 11 make bird house, a special class offered at Centered Earth Clay Arts Studio & Gallery in Pennsdale, 1-3 p.m. Call 570-666-3159.
Tues. Mar. 14 book fundraiser with Friends of the Muncy Public Llibrary, 108 S. Main St., Muncy from 3 to 6 p.m.
Weds. Mar. 15 Pre-school storytime at the Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m. A fun filled storytime with games and crafts designed to prepare your child for kindergarten.
Thurs. Mar. 16 there will be an open meeting for Muncy Garden Club at St. James Episcopal Church's social hall, S. Main St., Muncy at 6:30 p.m. New members and interested guests are welcome to come anytime.
Thurs. Mar. 16 - Come and learn tips and tricks to saving money at the Coupon Club at the Muncy Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Swap coupons too!
Fri. Mar. 17 St. Patrick's Day lunch at Meck Senior Center, 50 Fitness Lane, Muncy starting at noon.
Fri. Mar. 17 discover the Life of Maurice Goddard at the Montour Preserve in the Environmental Education Center from 7-8 p.m. His impact on the natural resources of Pennsylvania have made a profound influence on national conservation policy. His vision was to have a state park to visit within 25 miles of every state resident.