Last month, there were signs at the Muncy Valley Hospital announcing its annual lawn party. Three years ago, I had the pleasure of attending that party with my mom, who was a resident at the skilled nursing unit there. As she put on her sunhat and dark glasses, and tucked a few dollars into my pocket, she made her intentions known first stop: the ice cream stand for a dish of teaberry, then to the French fry stand for some homemade fries, followed by a BBQ sandwich. I didn’t argue about the “dessert first” request. That’s how it rolls down at the nursing home!
Saturday, July 3, Fourth of July celebration at the Carnival grounds. Montgomery Firemens Tractor Pull starting at 11 a.m. EMA Sponsored Pig Roast starting at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.
Sunday, July 4, 11 a.m., tractor pull and chicken Bar-B-Q at the carnival grounds in Montgomery.
Sunday, July 4, 9 a.m., Watsontown Fourth of July Celebration at the Community Park, starts with a parade, which forms at 9 a.m. and moves at 10 a.m. A chicken BBQ will start at 11:30 a.m. in the pavilion; tickets available at Bee Cee Hardware Store or Heater’s Garage. Homemade potato chips, food and desserts will be on sale all day with a pig roast ready by late afternoon. Fireworks at dusk. Questions: 570-538-1000.
Sunday, July 4, 10 a.m., the Patriotic Musical “Land of The Free” will be presented at the Watsontown Alliance Church, Eighth Street, Watsontown.
Monday, July 5, Montgomery borough office closed for holiday.
Tuesday, July 6, 6:30 p.m., the Black Hole Creek Watershed Association will hold its quarterly board meeting at the Montgomery Borough office. The monthly member meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a presentation “The History of Logging in Lycoming County” by Penn College of Technology Forestry Professor, Jack Fisher. For more information call 547-6289.
Saturday, July 10, 4 to 6 p.m., all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the New Covenant Assembly of God Church, Pinchtown Road, Montgomery. Benefit cancer victim Leonard Buck. For more info or to make a donation, call 538-5784.
Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m., Wildlife for Everyone 5 Miler Trail Race. Proceeds will go toward the “Wildlife for Everyone Endowment Foundation.” Participate or go watch the race at the State Game Lands 252, Elimsport/Allenwood, start of the race is near the PA Game Commission maintenance building on Alvira Rd.
Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m., Montgomery Borough Council Meeting at the Borough Hall.
Tuesday, July 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., The “Montgomery Community Closet” at Christ Lutheran Church 50 East Houston Avenue, Montgomery offers free clothing to anyone in the Montgomery School District who has a clothing need. Donations of clean clothing and shoes will also be accepted during this time.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 6 to 8 p.m., 5th Annual National Night Out sponsored by the Watsontown Police Department and the Warrior Run Area Fire Department. Located at the Fire Department across from the Elementary School, Route 405. Come out and meet the police and fire personnel. Live music and refreshments.