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Montgomery Main Street Gets Help From Art Students

By Staff | Dec 1, 2009

Rosemary Rymsza and Becky Faught from the Montgomery Main Street Program show a display of snowflakes that were made by elementary students from Montgomery Area School District and will be hung up in storefronts of local businesses in downtown Montgomery.

MONTGOMERY – Several businesses in the center of the Montgomery borough in the downtown area have offered to showcase a festive red and green exhibit of foil snowflakes this holiday season. Through the efforts of a local volunteer and resident, Rosemary Rymsza along with Main Street Coordinator, Rebecca Faught contacted the businesses along the main street areas to see who would be able to display these sparkling snowflakes made by the elementary art students at the Montgomery and Elimsport schools.

Over 100 snowflakes, all different, were organized under the leadership of Mary McGarvey, art teacher for the school district. The students from both elementary schools participated by making a snowflake for the windows.

“This is a wonderful way for these students to give back to their community and become a part of it,” announced Rymsza who also serves on the Our Town 2010 board of directors.

Rymsza went around the Montgomery borough and put up the decorations for the town. “I would like to see changes and get more people involved,” she said. “My family has always been involved with their communities and I want my children to do the same,” she said. “Our communities are stressed and we really need each other,” added Faught.

The following businesses in Montgomery have agreed to display the snowflake ornaments:

Jersey Shore State Bank, the Montgomey Post Office, OIP, Valley Rehab, Montgomery Pharmacy, Mandy’s Barber Shop, and the Montgomery Borough Office.