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Muncy Locals Jan. 2, 2018

January 3, 2019
By BARBARA C. BARRETT , The Luminary

The holiday is almost over as I write this, and so is the year. My mother always said, "As you get older the time goes quicker." These words are so true and now 2019 is upon us. There were so many changes this year, some were good, some not. I wasn't happy with how the presidential election turned out, but progress is the key and we are going to see some progress here in our local community.

Plans are underway to restore the old Opera House on Water Street, Green Street Park has acquired some funding and in the spring there will be some nice additions to the park. The Muncy Resiliency project is in the works. And don't forget we may be getting a new boat launch, if not in 2019, we will for 2020.

My resolutions for the new year always focus on health. I truly appreciate having the Muncy Valley Hospital close by. They are providing services in radiology and physicians are available to take new patients. They are still looking for historical artifacts for the new Heritage Room coming up this new year in case you have any old items of the hospital. I find that January is a good time to sort through old boxes and files, to start throwing things out like old travel brochures and pamphlets. I still haven't had the time to scan photos and organize them. I discovered some very interesting ones from a box I got from my mother when she worked at the government Ordnance. I turned them over to Paul Metzger and Steve Huddy as they are doing extensive research on the project from the time it was built. My mother worked for the commander in chief at the Ordnance. She was recruited at age 17 during the time they decided to dismantle it. She said the buildings were many and big. I did scan the photos and will possibly share one or two in an upcoming Luminary.

It is always good to go back to our heritage. We all came from somewhere, another country perhaps, and my ancestors who came from Germany were not turned away.

Happy New Year everyone!

Muncy Events

Fri. Jan. 4 Toddler tales at the Muncy Public Library for ages 3 to 6 years. Call 546-5014.

Fri. Jan. 4 Aqua fit and tone, Meck Senior Center and ELYMCA, 9 a.m.

Sat. Jan. 5 Pennsylvania Farm Show opens until Jan. 12, 300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg.

Mon. Jan. 7 Winter reading program begins for all ages at the Muncy Public Library. Construction club for ages 6 and up starting at 6 p.m.

Tues. Jan. 8 Gentle chair yoga, 10 a.m. Meck Senior Center

Jan. 9 & 10 distribution boxes for eligible seniors at Son-Light House, 130 Carpenter St., Muncy. Weds. 8:30 a.m. to noon and Thurs. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Weds. Jan. 9 Pre-school story time at the Muncy Public Library, ages 3 to 6.

Thurs. Jan. 10 Graphology with Don Snyder, 6 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 12 Spaghetti Dinner Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, 10275 State Route 44, Watsontown, between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44. Children under 5 free. Take-outs available, 4-6 p.m.

 
 

 

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