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By Staff | Oct 20, 2009

When a family who relocated to the area stops by the Montgomery library to browse the shelves and request new library cards, head librarian Sue Thomas asks why they decided to move to Montgomery. The answer she usually hears is, “because of the great schools.”

Yes, Montgomery does have great schools and this has been officially confirmed by the U.S. Dept. of Education who announced last month that our elementary school is one of thirteen in the state and one of 314 nationwide that has been named a 2009 National Blue Ribbon School.

Congratulations to Superintendent Daphne Ross, Elementary School Principal Karen Snyder, the PTO, school board members, teachers, staff, and, of course, the students and their parents who all worked hard to achieve this honor.

Local Events

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

Beginning Saturday, October 31, at their Night of Light (6:30-8 PM), the New Covenant Assembly of God, 1270 Pinchtown Rd., will have available used winter coats, gloves, etc. free of charge for anyone in need of them. For more information, call 547-1503.

Tuesday, November 3, 7 PM, the Black Hole Creek Watershed Committee will meet at the Montgomery Borough Hall at 35 South Main Street.

Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 noon, the Montgomery Area Senior Citizens will meet at the St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church. Change of day is due to Election Day. The meal will be a tureen; please provide your own table service. Visitors are welcome, there is no charge and reservations are not necessary. “Elmo Bingo” will follow dinner.

Saturday, November 7, beginning at 4 PM, the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 11 E. Third St., will hold a roast pork dinner. For further information, contact the church office at 538-1017.

Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 PM, the Montgomery Borough Council will meet at the Montgomery Borough Hall.

Tuesday, November 10, the Lycoming County Health Improvement Coalition is sponsoring free influenza and pneumonia shots on a first-come, first-served basis at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co., Montgomery, 3 to 5 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.

Wednesday, November 11, 4:30 to 6:00 PM, a family style Meatloaf Dinner will be served at St. John’s Lutheran (Brick) Church. Menu includes: meatloaf, baked potato, candied carrots, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, beverage, and dessert. For more information and take-outs, call 547-6423

Tuesday, November 17, 7 PM, the Montgomery Area Historical Society will host Bruce Teeple, local historian and columnist for the Centre Daily Times, who will present a program at the Montgomery Borough Hall on legendary Prince Farrington, who operated a lucrative moonshine business in central Pennsylvania during the Prohibition. The program on the history of the PA Grange, which was originally scheduled for November 17, has been postponed until March 16, 2010.

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 PM, the Montgomery Water & Sewer Authority will meet at the Montgomery Borough Hall.

Tuesday, November 17, 7 PM, the Montgomery School Board will meet in the MASD Administrative Board Room.

Sunday, November 22, there will be a PA Boaters Safety Course held at the Clinton Township Fire Hall. Please call 547-1000 for more information.