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Montgomery recognized as a “Susquehanna River Town”

By Staff | Jan 22, 2013

Community members, teachers and students gathered together at Montgomery Area High School with representatives from Susquehanna Greenway on January 16 to discuss ways to improve and recognize the community as a 'River Town.'

“Revitalize Montgomery”, a Montgomery organization of area leaders, business owners and citizens, recently announced that Montgomery has been named a “Susquehanna River Town”. News of this recognition was part of an evening open house held Wednesday, January 16th where area businesses and community groups congregated at Montgomery High School to celebrate and educate the town on all it has to offer.

Mayor, Andrew Onufrak, was on hand to lead the initiative. He and the “Revitalize Montgomery” committee hope that Montgomery being recognized as a river town will continue to inspire the community to join in various beautification and restoration projects.

The “Susquehanna Greenway Partnership” is the organization responsible for honoring Montgomery with this title. Since 2001, the SGP has been working to promote environmental conservation and revitalization of healthy and successful communities. Montgomery was selected to become part of the partnership because of its interest in promoting these criteria, as well as its initiative towards engaging area businesses and community members in town conservation and revitalization projects.

Numerous businesses and organizations were on hand with displays to inform the town of their visions for the community. The Montgomery School District LEO Club was also available to show their support for community based service projects.

The committee hopes that this Open House will continue to encourage the town and area students to recognize the importance of donating time and energy to the betterment of their community. Upcoming meetings and events will be posted in the “Tri Town” Events column.