This week marks the end of my first year as a contributor for the Luminary. During that time, I’ve met (almost) every deadline and have written more than 50 columns about this quiet spot in southern Lycoming County. I have also learned that this area is teaming with people who plan and provide all kinds of educational and entertaining local events. You can easily find something to do every day of the week, as evidenced by the ever-increasing length of my column! If you would like your event added to a future column, just give me a call at the phone number that is listed at the top of this page.
Coming up this Saturday, Nov. 15: An Arts and Crafts Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Warrior Run Area Fire Department Social Hall, 188 White Deer Ave., Allenwood.
The Elimsport United Methodist Church, 16145 S. Route 44 Highway, will host a “dip meal” at their Social Hall from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 15th. A “dip” (serving) of meat will be $2.50, along with 75-cent dips of your favorite hot and cold side dishes. Hot and cold beverages will be available for 75 cents and dinner rolls will cost 25 cents. Homemade pie also will be available. Smaller dips, at a discounted price, are available for children 10 and under. Takeouts also are available. This month features a choice of ham loaf or turkey and/or a hamburger barbeque sandwich.
On Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m., Storytime for preschoolers to second grader will be held at the Montgomery Area Public Library on Main Street.
Also on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., Montgomery resident Andrew Forsyth will present a slideshow program on the “Daily Life and Attire of Eastern Native Peoples” during the next meeting of the Montgomery Area Historical Society at the Borough Building at 35 South Main Street in Montgomery.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m., the Lycoming County Genealogical Society will meet at the Thomas Tabor Museum, located at the corner of Maynard and 4th Streets in Williamsport. Representing the Lycoming County Veterans Affairs Office, I will present a program entitled “17,000 and Still Counting – Keeping Track of our Deceased Veterans.”
On Sunday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church, 401 Main St. in Watsontown, will host a Community Thanksgiving Service, sponsored by the Warrior Run Ministerium. The Rev. Dan May, pastor at Holy Spirit Evangelical Lutheran Church, Turbotville, will deliver the message. Special music will be given by the First Presbyterian Church Praise Team and the Adult Choir. For further information, contact the church at 538-1491.
Watsontown United Methodist Church, 11 E. Third St., will hold a baked steak dinner beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. The cost will be $7.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. For further information, contact the church office at 538-1017.
In continuing with the “Adopt-A-Child” program sponsored by the Montgomery Legion Riders, and in memory of Ben Mock, last year’s sponsored child, the Riders have chosen 15-year-old Cody Lynch, who lives in Montgomery and suffers from Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy, to adopt this holiday season. If anyone is interested in making a donation to Cody, see a Legion Rider member or leave donations at the Montgomery American Legion.
The Montgomery and Elimsport PTO’s are continuing to collect empty inkjet and laser cartridges and used cell phones for recycling through Funding Factory. Drop off stations are Montgomery Elementary Library, Elimsport Elementary Office, and Springs Window Fashions.