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By Staff | Dec 17, 2008

She was known as the Doll Lady who lived in the Decker mansion in Montgomery. I met her in June 2007, just as she was recuperating from the broken hip she suffered in February. After she slipped on the floor just a few feet from her front door, 79-year-old Edna Fox was unable to reach the phone, and waited three days until help finally arrived. She slowly recovered to return to her doll collection and her memory-filled home on Montgomery Street. With Edna’s sudden passing last week, we recall her strength and the passion she felt for her community. We will miss you, Edna.

Thanks to the students at the Montgomery Area Middle and High Schools, the Montgomery Christmas Committee is receiving donations of food and toys to distribute to families in the area. The Leo Club at the middle school held a canned food drive competition with the winning room receiving an Ice Cream Party. Four hundred cans of food were collected with Mr. Brown’s room collecting the most-117 cans. Leo Club advisor is Mr. Paul Roman.

The middle school Student Government under the leadership of Mrs. Heather Kresock collected toys and will be purchasing $1,500 worth of toys that will be donated to the committee. And the high school Student Government under the leadership of Mr. Michael Snyder collected 700 cans of food in their canned food drive. Winning the high school competition was Mr. Monoski’s first period class.

Lions sauerkraut is ready! You can pick up a container or two at Thad’s on Route 54 or contact any Montgomery Lions member to place your order.

Sat., Dec. 20 from 2-4 p.m., Santa Claus will be making a stop at the Santa House, located near the Montgomery Post Office.

Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20-21 at 6 p.m., the Trinity United Methodist Church, Third Street, New Columbia, will hold a Christmas Dinner Theater. Ham dinner will be followed by a performance of “One Quiet Night.” Seating is limited; for tickets, call 568-2753.

Sunday, Dec. 21, 3 p.m., at the Montgomery American Legion, there will be a special Christmas party for Cody Lynch and his family who were chosen as this year’s recipient of the American Legion Riders Adopt-A Child program. The public is invited to attend this event.

Tuesday, Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m., Storytime at the Montgomery Library for Preschool to second grade children.

Last day of school for Montgomery students will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, and they will be returning to classes on Monday, Jan. 5.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, the Montgomery Borough Office will be closing at 11:30 a.m. and will be closed Christmas Day.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m., the Clinton Baptist Church, Montgomery, will have its annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service which will include the singing of carols, special music by the choir and by individuals, readings of scripture and poems, a slide show of Church Family Blessings from 2008, and the singing of “Silent Night” while holding lighted candles. All are invited to attend and participate in this very special service.

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m., Watsontown United Methodist Church, 11 E. Third St., Watsontown, will host a Children’s Service with music by the Sunday School Kids Khoir and the Lighthouse Choir. At 7 p.m. a Family Service will be held with music by Chimes for Christ Choir, Intergenerational Choir, and Praise Band. At 11 p.m., the Traditional Service with Communion, plus music by the Adult Choir and Covenant Bells.

Monday, Dec. 29, noon to 6 p.m., the local chapter of the American Red Cross will be collecting blood at the Clinton Township Fire Co., Route 54, Montgomery. The goal is to collect 70 units of blood.

Saturday, Jan. 3, beginning at 4 p.m., the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 11 E. Third St., Watsontown, will hold a filled chicken breast dinner. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children ages 5-12. For more info., call the church office at 538-1017.

Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m., Montgomery Borough Council meeting at the Borough Offices on Main Street.

Thursday, Jan. 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company will be serving at sit-down meal of Roast beef, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and corn. Dessert is a choice of apple or cherry pie. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 children, 5 and under eat free.