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Muncy Locals Apr. 18, 2018

April 18, 2018
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

Today the Superstars from the East Lycoming YMCA are going to Harrisburg for the day with Rep. Garth Everett. They are having a send-off at 8:30 a.m. and will arrive at the Capital where they will enjoy some lunch. After lunch they are performing their drumming skills for about an hour or so. Diana Logan has organized this and with the help of volunteers, they loaded a trailer last night with all of their equipment.

Sunday is Earth Day and I am certainly looking forward to warmer weather and doing activities outdoors. There are clean-up days and an effort nationally is being made to reduce our usage of plastic. Think about all the plastic disposables from bottles to straws to cups and bags - it is endless. To battle the problem, Earth Day Network has some inspiring environmental activities going on across our country to make a difference. Go to earthday.org to view some of them. Some of the beaches seem to be in the worst condition with a lot of plastic bags and bottles lining the shorelines. And some cities are banning the use of plastic straws. I really have to remember harder to use those reusable tote bags that I keep in my car for when I go shopping.

The Muncy Baptist Church on W. Penn Street recently went through a renovation, and now will be offering a new kitchen to the community with food servings. They installed commercial grade appliances and Pastor Rob Rice said it was quite an undertaking at a cost of $250,000. Everything is mostly ground level and now handicap accessible.

The Muncy Valley Hospital has a new director and the York Street Market Cafe at the Muncy Skilled Nursing Center has added a gluten-free menu and many vegan options, plus sushi and kosher.

Think spring - baseball season is just around the corner.

Muncy Events

Thurs. Apr. 19 the Muncy Garden Club will meet at the Muncy Public Library at 6 p.m. for a film open to the public on bees and pollinators.

Fri. Apr. 20 Wii Bowling, 1 p.m., Meck Senior Center.

Fri. Apr. 20 Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica at the Muncy Public Library for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Registration is preferred and siblings are always welcome. Call the library at 546-5014 to register.

Sat. Apr. 21 Chicken barbecue fundraiser at Clarkstown UM Church starting at noon.

Tues. Apr. 24 Estate Planning 101 at 6 p.m. Join Tammy Avery form the law offices of Marshal, Parker, and Webber and learn the basic do's and don'ts of planning your estate. Register for this program by calling the Muncy Public library at 570-546-5014.

Sun. Apr. 22 West Branch Chorale Spring Concert, 3 p.m. at Pleasant View Wesleyan Church in Muncy with Shirley Smith as director.

Mon. Apr. 23 Veterans assistance hours from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rep. Garth Everett's office in Pennsdale. Dan Falls, department service officer with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be available by appointment to help with issues such as compensation, pension. death benefits, education, health care and general veterans' benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the legion to participate. To schedule an appointment, call my district office at 546-2084.

Weds. Apr. 25 Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5 at 10 a.m. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, games, activities, and crafts designed to prepare your child for kindergarten. Registration is preferred and siblings are always welcome.

Weds. Apr. 25 the Muncy Woman's Club will meet at the First United Methodist Church in Muncy at 7 p.m. for a program by Joanie Huntly, executive director of Camp Victory.

April 27: Toddler Tales for ages 1-3 at 10 am. Join Miss Monica for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs and activities designed with your active toddler in mind. Registration is preferred and siblings are always --welcome. Please call the library at 570-546-5014 to register.

 
 

 

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