Cindy Campbell, president of the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild reports that several charity quilts have been made and donated and plans are in the works for next year's quilt show that will open the first weekend in March.
A grand opening celebration took place on March 2 for a new small gift shop in the center lobby of the Muncy Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. If you are going to visit someone there, you can always stop by and pick up a fresh floral arrangement, a stuffed animal, a coffee mug and other cherished gift items. They also offer snacks, freshly-made sandwiches, salads, baked goods, and beverages. The Gift Box is still available in the main lobby of the hospital and has new merchandise arriving every week including puzzle books, watches and tee-shirts.
Ruth Reigle has donated some handmade walker and catheter bags for the residents and the volunteer Teady Bear sewing group still meets regularly. Along with Ruth, they are Diane Emery, Doris Hess, Jeannie Sinsabaugh, Bev Hall and Rosario Bell. They get together and make teddy bears for new long term residents.
Meagan Murray of Meagan's Box Foundation is asking us to have lunch or dinner at Hoss's Restaurant on Thursday, March 23 and 25 percent of your bill will be donated to buy toys and clothing for our local children this Christmas. Last year Meagan and her crew delivered 1,950 gifts to local shelters and charities.
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) in collaboration with Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships, hosted Raise the Region 2017 last week with a kickoff at the dealership in Muncy. They beat the record from last year in fundraising efforts. $1,451,907 was dontated to 327 nonprofit organizations which totaled to 8,190 gifts. Congratulations to Muncy Little League for winning Subaru's County Prize award of $1,000.
Also congratulations to Joe Larose from Muncy who competed in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational Finals in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida last weekend. Joe qualified for this national event after he won the regional at White Deer last June. The tournament was a fundraiser for Hope Enterprises.
On the healthy side, as part of an effort to talk openly about colon cancer, UPMC Susquehanna offers a giant inflatable colon for us to walk through. Digestive Disease Center and Endoscopy representatives will offer educational tours of a giant inflatable colon on Wednesdays, March 15 and 22, and Tuesday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main entrance lobby in the Williamsport Center. This is a good opportunity to learn about colon health and the inside tract of our digestive system.
Mon. Mar. 20 Kids Construction Club at Muncy Public Library at 6:30 p.m. kids of all ages.
Weds. Mar. 22 Muncy Woman's Club to meet at First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., Muncy at 7 p.m. Nancy Grove will be guest speaker on Charity Stitchers, a program that meets one Saturday a month at the 1st UM Church.
Weds. Mar. 22 All You Can Eat Buffet, 4-7 p.m., Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church. This will be the last buffet. Free for children under 5.
Weds. Mar. 22 Pre-school storytime at Muncy Public Library at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5. Enjoy a fun-filled hour of stories, crafts, and games designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Siblings are welcome.
Weds. Mar. 22 discussion with facts about caffeine at the Meck Senior Center, 11:30 a.m., Muncy.
Mar. 22 & 23 distribution days at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter Street, Muncy. Weds. 9 to noon and Thurs. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Volunteers always welcome.
Thurs. Mar. 23 is the 8th Annual Smelly Shoe Basketball Game, Muncy High School Seniors vs Faculty at 7p.m. at the Muncy High School gym. Admission fee will benefit the Muncy HS PTSA.
Thurs. Mar. 23 the SVQG will meet at Pennsdale 1st United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Quilt kits for the charity quilts, finished or undone, will be collected for planning purposes. Email Teri Snyder at email@example.com. Ramona Benyo will demonstrate how to make Mitered Borders on small quilts. This is in coordinated effort with the Charity Quilts project. Ramona
will demonstrate how to take a childs fabric panel and put an easy mitered border on it to make a simple quilt top.
Thurs. Mar. 23 Adult color therapy at the Muncy Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Shake the winter blahs and join us for coloring and good conversation.
Fri. Mar. 24 Toddler tales at Muncy Public Library, 10 a.m., ages 1-3. Call 546-5014 for more information.
Sat. Mar. 25 book fundraiser by the Friends of the Muncy Public Library from 3 to 6 p.m. Donations also accepted.
Mon. Mar. 27 is the first day to apply for absentee ballots.
Sat. Apr. 1 will the the 14th annual basket bingo fundraiser for Hope Enterprises at Pennsdale Civic Center. Doors open 11 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m. Advance tickets available. Call 570-326-3745 ext. 1209 or 1239.
Thurs. Apr. 6 the MPBA will meet at Orlando's at 6:30 p.m. They are now taking applications from vendors for Muncy 4th Fridays.