The Wynding Brook Golf Club was an ideal setting for this year’s co-sponsored 2014 Muncy Cup golf event. Muncy’s Historical Society and Kiwanis Club partnered for the annual outing that helps both organizations achieve community-minded objectives: preserving local history and heritage for future generations and helping the young people of the community.
The first-place, two-person team of Dale Appleman and Dave Boudman received Muncy Cup trophies and flags. Second-place winners were Dick Day and Randy Wolfe and third place went to Jay Reed and Stacey Roarty. Jim Bergey and Dondi Hockenbrock placed fourth; Tom Penfield and Jim Vanderin took fifth; and Cody and Matthew Rogers’ score gave them sixth place. The first- through sixth-place teams received cash awards $500 to $50 per team.
Jay Reed and Bob Barley won the closest-to-pin contests on holes 16 and 6 respectively; Ernie Naugle was the winner of both men’s longest drive and closest to the line contests; and Lori Fisher was this year’s ladies longest drive and closest-to-the-line contests champion. After lunch, the eligible contest winners attempted to hole a 60-foot putt in the standalone putting contest. Lori Fisher’s putt came up just short from winning the $5,000 contest.
Proceeds from the event benefit both the Muncy Area Kiwanis Club, and the Historical Society, aiding in its quest to develop a Heritage Park and Nature Trail, a multi-year plan that is transforming an 11-acre section of Port Penn into a walking trail and hands-on history lesson.
Located along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the park is in an historical and environmentally significant region. The park highlights Port Penn, a present-day commercial center and residential area that grew out of, and around, the bustling West Branch Canal industry of the 1800s. This year’s efforts include a boat-building facility, which will house a recently salvaged cargo boat removed by volunteers from the National Canal Museum in Easton.
The Kiwanis Club supports programs that benefit underprivileged youth, needy families and is a supporter of community-focused projects like the Heritage Park and Nature Trail. Both all-volunteer, not-for-profit organizations encourage and support a number of educational initiatives including special exhibits, living history programs, and scholarship awards for graduating seniors.
Business and individual supporters of the annual event include Alley Cat Hair Shop, Alliant Insurance Services, Andritz, Baxter Plumbing & Heating, Ben Franklin, Bennardi & Barberio Family Dentistry, Best Quality Builders, Betty Fisher, Blessing Insurance, Bowers Endless Mountain’s Market’s, Brelsford Motors & Equipment, Century 21-Jan & Dorothy Fisher, Charlotte Pipe & Foundry, Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, Corter’s Flooring America, Data Papers, DR Well Site Services, Dunkin’ Donuts, Economy Locker Storage, Edward Jones Investments, First United Methodist Church, Betty Fisher, Fishlips, LLC, Gary’s Furniture, Grenoble Funeral Home, Inc., Hall’s Marine, Hermy’s BMW/Triumph Motorcycles, J. Howard Langdon, Hull’s Landing, H&R Block, Jersey Shore State Bank, Kellogg’s, Lockard Agency, Lori A. Moore, CPA, Lycoming County Visitors Bureau, Lycoming Mall, Michael’s Insurance Agency, Muncy Bank & Trust Company, Muncy Historical BOD & Trustees, Muncy Homes, Muncy Professional & Business Association, Suzanne Murray, Myers-Pepper Insurance Agency, Orlando’s, Sharon Osidach, PA Council of the Arts, Pepsi Cola Bottling, Providence Engineering, William Poulton, REMAX/EDGE-Cindy Appleman, Richard C. Lowe, CPA, Paul Regard, Rose Wood Flowers, Sampson Plumbing & Heating, Savoy Contract Furniture, Sheetz, Sones Farm and Home Museum, Stanley & Gray Printing, Steinbacher & Stahl, Vallamont Studio, Margaret Waldron Foundation, Marilu Slattery-Way, Wegman’s, Weis Markets, Thelma White, Williamsport Crosscutters, and Woodlands Bank.