As a Montgomery resident, I know the Montgomery Lions Club has put on the annual Easter Egg Hunt for the previous 58 consecutive years. This year will the 59th, that's a lot of years dedicated to many good memories of kids going to the Easter Egg Hunt. I, myself, can still remember the anticipation as well as a few hundred other kids as we stood with our toes on the boundary line waiting for the siren blast to signal the start of a minute or two of a happy fluster of frenzied candy-grabbing. Going home with a respectable haul of candy eggs and chocolate bunny coins was always a fun way to start the holiday weekend.
The world has changed quite a lot since I was child, and it's certainly changed much more since the first Easter Egg Hunt back in 1958. But the one of the constant good things that Montgomery children have been able to count on in the last few decades, has been the Easter Egg Hunt.
Volunteer members of the Montgomery Lions spend weeks and weeks preparing and planning for a busy morning and afternoon of sorting and spreading candy. Afterwards, they circulate the crowds with more candy, after the fact to make sure that no little ones go home with an empty basket.
These members are truly unsung heroes!
And to you, readers, I wish you all a very Happy Easter!
THOT - ""Now the world is the great sculptor's shop. God is the sculptor and we are the sculptures. And there is a rumor going round the shop that someday some of us are going to come to life." -C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
Wed. Apr. 12 The Montgomery Area Independent Football League (M.A.I.F.L.) will hold sign-ups for the fall season at the Brady Township Municipal Building from 6-8 pm. Spots for football, flag football, and cheerleading will be available. Birth certificates are required for new participants. Later sign-ups will be held April 20, May 8, and May 21.
Sat. Apr. 15 A Free Community Easter lunch will be held from 12-2 at the Clinton Baptist Church.
Sat. Apr. 15 The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held in the park at 1:00 p.m. The event is held courtesy of the Montgomery Lions Club.
Tue. Apr. 18 St. John Lutheran "Brick Church" will have a Meatloaf Dinner from 4:00-6:30. Meatloaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce, ice cream, coffee, and tea will be served. 5&under eat free. Take-outs available by calling 570-547-6423.
Tue. Apr. 18 The Montgomery Area Alumni Association will be holding a fundraiser at Muncy Wendy's from 5-8pm. The group will receive a percentage of all sales made during that time.
Wed. Apr. 19 The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department will host the Susquehanna Regional EMS course "Stop the Bleed" from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The course is open to the public and will teach proper techniques to stop bleeding. The course will be taught at the fire house.
Thu. Apr. 20 M.A.I.F.L. will hold sign-ups at the Brady Township Hall from 6-8 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 21 A Father/Daughter dance will be held in the High School cafeteria from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Daughters should be in Pre-K through 6th grade. Formal dress is not required. Pictures will be taken for an additional fee, and a photo booth will be available . The event is a fundraiser for the Odyssey of the Mind's trip to the OM World Competition.
Sat. Apr. 22 The Great Black Hole Creek Clean-Up is looking for volunteers. They will meet at 9am at Hulsizer's Chevrolet and will be provided with bags and gloves. Please direct any questions to Becky Sanguedolce at 570- 547-6289.