Back in 1958, all you needed was a 4-cent stamp to mail a letter and, if you had $2.40 in your pocket, you could fill up a ten-gallon gas tank. In ’58, Elvis was drafted into the army but you could still hear him get “All Shook Up” on your transistor radio. 1958 was also the year that thirteen of our Allentown- and Montgomery-area neighbors and friends voted in the fall election and have continued to do so every year since then.
They, along with 173 other county residents who have voted in at least fifty consecutive November elections, have received invitations to attend the Voter Hall of Fame Ceremony which will be held next month at the Genetti in Williamsport. This year’s Voter Hall of Famers from our area include: (from Montgomery) Helen Barto, John and Shirley Bower, Glenwood Houtz, James Morehart, Jackie Pick, John and Dorothy Tilburg, and Mary Tobias; (and from Allenwood) Leona McCormick, Charles and Patricia Ulrich, and Mary Watson. Congratulations to the 186 county residents (including my aunt, Helen Wheal) who will be honored next month.
Thursday, August 20, 7:30 p.m., members of the Eagle Grange #1 will be meeting at the historic Grange Hall, Route 15. The public is invited to attend.
Saturday, August 22, St. John Lutheran “Brick” Church, Route 405, will host the Montgomery Ministerium yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be available.. All proceeds will benefit the Montgomery Footprints Food Bank.
Saturday, August 29, a pig roast and poker run will be held to benefit the Larry Cott Memorial Fund at the Montgomery Carnival Grounds. Sponsored by the members of PSCOA @ SCI Muncy. For tickets, please call 649-5126 or 547-6462.
Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Clinton Township Fire Hall, IFL Car wash and bake sale will be held.
Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 12 13, the Montgomery Carnival grounds will be the site of a Civil War Living History Weekend with an opportunity to interact with re-enactors. Parade will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by drills, a fashion show, and medical demonstrations. Sunday will feature a church service, ordnance presentation, and a court martial. Refreshments will be available, provided by the Montgomery Area Historical Society and the Eagle Grange #1.
Tuesday, September 15, 7 p.m., the Montgomery Area Historical Society will meet at the Grange Hall, Route 15. The featured speaker will be Robert Webster, who will discuss the history of local gristmills. The public is invited to attend.