BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS JULY 26, 2020

PIG ROAST FUNDRAISING EVENT

On August 1st a pig roast will be taking place in honor of a man named Harley “chubby.” Chubby’s spinal cord was recently injured by a cow where before being treated by doctors at Geisinger medical center in Danville was causing paralysis. After a stint in the hospital he was moved to a rehab center where he is currently doing therapy. The Pig Roast will be raising money for chubby to equip him with the necessary tools his rehabilitation requires of him at home. The event will be on August 1st at 4pm, at 1657 Chippewa Road, in Muncy. For additional information on how to purchase tickets and what will be available you can visit the Facebook fundraising page by clicking here.

NEW LAB ON WHEELS FOR DIABETICS

A “Medical Bus” From Geisinger has been treating patients across 19 health centers to help keep up new diabetic diagnosis’s. The bus, Dubbed the Geisinger Care Gaps Bus, serves about 50 people a day and is a new resource of the hospitals aimed to more conveniently serve diabetics. According to the Sun gazette, Ann Mooney, the optimization consultant for the medicine institute said that The goal for the bus is prevention and detection. The rolling lab screens everyone entering for covid, checks for vitals and records height and weight before blood is drawn for a checkup. As diabetes continues to grow at an overwhelming rate amongst the population, the Care gaps bus is proving to be a vital resource for the hospital and community.

PA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY TO REOPEN AUGUST

The Pennsylvania college of technology will be reopening for the fall semester on august 17th. While the college has always taken pride in their strives for excellence in providing hands on instruction for students, the call for social distancing has not fallen upon deaf ears within the administration. The president and other college administrators held a series of virtual “town hall” meetings on July 20-21 addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, and what their plan was for a safe reopening. While there is risk in any re-opening for something as public as a school, they stand ready with UPMC by there side with resources for contact tracing and preventative measures if anything happens. You can click here to see what courses they offer this year, and a more robust layout of their preventative measures.

DANVILLE HALLOWEEN PARADE CANCELLED

The Danville Halloween Parade committee has recently announced the cancellation of the event due to Covid-19. They stated on their Facebook page that everyone in the committee is saddened by the choice they had to make, but due to the ever changing circumstances it was the best choice. They also stated that they look forward to seeing everyone in 2020.

Sports

NFL

The New York Jets agreed to trade All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks for first-round draft picks in each of the next two years.

NBA

Zion Williamson has re entered the NBA bubble after dealing with a family matter and has begun his 14 day quarantine.

MLB

The restart of the Season is finally here for baseball fans. The winners for the weekend were the Brewers, Giants, Nationals, Astros, Braves and Padres.

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