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Muncy Farms Celebrates

September 25, 2019
The Luminary

Meanwhile, in Muncy Township, the curious also arrived in droves by trolley, in observance of the 250th anniversary of Muncy Farms. Steeped in local history that expanded to effect the world, the property is the oldest active working farm in Lycoming County. Two trolley shuttles transported the public between the designated parking area of the former Sears parking lot at the Lycoming Mall. Wristbands, purchased at a table set up at the Sears entrance, were required to enter the farm property. Because one of the trolleys broke down before the first pick up began, some people walked the distance from the parking lot to the property.

Demonstrations and re-enactments, along with a three-room tour of the first floor and property was the focus for the throngs. A two-horse pulled wagon provided a dirt road ride, while the "John Waldron" packet boat was nestled in the canal ditch. As the crush walked from the trolley drop off points in the driveway, nearly everyone crossing the iron bridge would touch the historic crossbeams in admiration.

An unusually warm weather forecast in the mid-80s added to the clamor as the crowds, hot and thirsty from standing in the sun depleted the event's two concessions stands. Refreshments in the form of hot dogs, lemonade and water, were provided by the Muncy Boy Scout Troop No. 25, and hamburgers, baked goods, snack-sized bags of potato chips, soda and water were offered by the Muncy Music Association. The mass devoured the picnic-fare, causing both organizations to make a side quick trip to replenish their supplies.

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