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By Staff | Oct 6, 2009

If you watched any of the football games this past weekend, you certainly noticed the bright pink on the shoes, gloves, hats, and ribbons worn by the players, coaches, and referees on the field and along the sidelines. All this month, the NFL is wearing pink to promote the league’s “Crucial Catch” campaign, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

I applaud the efforts of all involved in finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. Recently, I joined some friends for lunch. Beth, Erla, Sandy, Gloria, Teena, and I have known each since we were kids. We were celebrating many things, but most importantly, the growth of Teena’s hair! After her diagnosis with breast cancer earlier this year, months of chemo, and, finally, with her radiation treatments coming to an end, Teena’s hair is reappearing.

And we had even more to celebrate. Gloria continues to be cancer-free after her diagnosis ten years ago. We are making plans for our next get-together and, if Teena has her way, we won’t be doing anything as mundane as a breakfast buffet or Christmas shopping. No, you will probably see us trying to remember how to steer a horse, getting lost along a trail at Rickett’s Glen, or screaming down the toboggan run at Eagles Mere. Yes, we are celebrating!

Local Events:

Thursday, Oct 8, all day, the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company will hold an Open House.

Saturday, Oct 10, IFL Bingo at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.

Sunday, Oct. 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Watsontown area CROP Hunger Walk will take place at the Watsontown Elementary School . Walkers can walk either 2 or 5 miles. Goal is to have 60 walkers and raise $2,000 to help stop hunger; a portion of the funds raised will go to Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a food pantry serving those in need in the Warrior Run School District.

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:30 PM the Montgomery Borough Council will meet at the Montgomery Borough Hall, 35 South Main Street.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 4:30 to 6 PM, St. John “Brick” Church will hold a Chicken and Biscuits dinner featuring mashed potatoes, corn, pickled cabbage, applesauce, rolls, beverage and dessert. Call ahead for take outs: 547-6423.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 7:30 PM, members of the Eagle Grange #1 will be meeting at the historic Grange Hall, Route 15. The public is invited to attend.

Friday evening, Oct. 16, Stephen Huddy and Paul Metzger will present “Alvira and the Ordnance” at the Pine Street Methodist Church “Friday Night Club.”

Saturday, Oct. 17, all day, Craft Show at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6:30 PM the Montgomery Water & Sewer Authority will meet at the Montgomery Borough Hall, 35 South Main Street.

Saturday, October 31, Montgomery Halloween Parade starts at 6 PM. Walkers form on the corner of Penn Street and Main Street. Floats form at Weis Market. Trick-or-Treat hours – 6:30 to 8 PM

Wednesday, November 11 Veteran’s Day. Montgomery American Legion will sponsor the Montgomery Veterans Day Parade which begins at 9:00 AM. Parade route: Broad Street to the park.