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April welcomes a Spring Fling and 5K

By Staff | Apr 1, 2014

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary See this exhibit during Montgomery's Open House on Apr. 12 at the museum. Howard Lee Bieber (1869-1967) owned Clinton Mills, the former grist mill located along the creek adjacent to Hulsizer's Chevrolet. Bieber's ownership ceased in 1922 and shortly thereafter the mill was destroyed by fire. The miller's wife was Margaret Smith of Moreland Township. Bieber learned the milling trade from his uncle William S. Bieber at the Bieber mill near Clarkstown.  

MONTGOMERY – Get ready to move because spring is here! Members of the Revitalize Montgomery have been busy planning an open house for the city, welcoming residents and visitors to participate in some of the organized activities for the month of April.

Starting this Saturday at 9 a.m., a 5K race and walk sponsored by the Montgomery Leo club will be held at the Borough Park. Proceeds are designated to benefit Leo Club projects such as Leader Dog, Beacon Lodge, Camp Victory, and North Central Sight Services. This is the first one and will be an annual event according to lead organizer, Joyce McRae.

Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. the morning of the race and advanced registrations can be made by calling 570-547-1375 or by completing an application at Parunners.com, the official timer of the race. There will be six age groups and awards will go to the first overall male and female and the top 3 male and female for each age group.

The course is relatively flat, stretching over 3.1 miles starting at the park to Wagner Ave. then heading back on Broad Street and ending at the Riverside Campground.

Members and the Borough are also planning events for the second Saturday of every month during the summer. The first one will be a Spring Fling with an open house featuring participating businesses, vendors outside, plants for purchase and information tables with community resources. “This was a success last October when we did it,” said Becky Sanguedolce and suggested to hold an open house both in the spring and fall. “However, the focus will be on the “Second Saturday” events in the borough parks throughout the summer,” she added. Vending permits are available through the borough office on Main Street.

The Open House Spring Fling will be held rain or shine with live music by the Tickle’s in the park. The Adam Room, Montgomery’s Historical Museum, will have an exhibit and there will also be a “Name the Pony” contest. Face painting will be available for children.

Volunteers from the Montgomery Fire Company will be having a barbecue and Saucy Sam’s from Muncy will also be there on Saturday, April 12 from 11 to 4. The Montgomery Library will be having an outside book sale to raise proceeds for new windows. The windows have been there since 1910 and leak whenever it rains. A grant is in place to assist with the cost and in conjunction with that, a street-scape grant is set aside to reset the brick sidewalks in the borough.

Another planning meeting is set for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Valley Rehab in downtown Montgomery. There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Montgomery Lions on April 19, and the month will end with the annual spring cleanup at the Great Black Hole Creek on April 26.