In Montgomery, there are at least four different places that the train crosses a street as it rumbles through town. Usually, you only have to wait a few minutes if you and the train arrive at the crossing at the same time. This past Sunday, on my way over to the recycling area, I saw the signal lights flashing at the corner near the post office. I stopped, listening for the blare of the whistle in the distance.
A minute passed. I looked to my left and right, turned the volume down on the radio, and lowered my car window. I heard nothing. Drivers in the cars stopped behind me and across the tracks were doing the same thing. We looked at each other. What do we do? Take a chance? Yes! Go! Now! One by one, we crossed the tracks, holding our breath until we were safely across. We waved to each othergrateful to survive another day.
Congratulations to Gary L. Yocum Sr., who was presented with a gold helmet and badge recently to honor his 50-plus years of active service with the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. Yocum joined the department in 1958 and has served as the fire company’s secretary, assistant chief and chief.
ATTN: The mayor has issued a paper burning ban within borough limits until further notice, due to the hot, dry conditions.
Tuesday, July 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Municipal Corridor Plan Public Meeting and Open House at the Borough Hall. Main Street, Montgomery.
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.
Wednesday, August 11 through Saturday, August 14, Union County Historical Society hosts 7th Annual Rural Heritage Days: Theme is “Making Do” at the Dale/Engle/Walker House, Lewisburg. Wednesday: Children’s Day; noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday: presentation at 7 p.m. by Nada Gray on “Making Do”; Friday: antique auction and auction supper starting at 5 p.m.; Saturday: Grand Family Day; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, www.unioncountyhistoricalsociety.org
Saturday, September 11, all day, the 9th Annual 9-11 Memorial Ride will be hosted by the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company. Festivities will begin at 10:00 a.m., Memorial Service at 3:00 p.m., vendors, live music, food, beverages; Ride begins at 4:00 p.m; Fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. There is no cost to register for this event but ALL riders MUST register for the thirty-seven mile motorcycle ride through South Williamsport, Williamsport, Pennsdale, Hughesville, Muncy and back to Montgomery. Vendor space is available for the event. Spaces are 10’x20′; for more information, please contact Dave Jarrett at (570) 547-1000.