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By Staff | Aug 31, 2010

Radio Corral Set for October

The Montgomery Area Historical Society would like to announce a special event coming up in October. As a tribute to the history and the many memories of the “Radio Corral”, the Society and members of the Dean McNett Family have joined to offer an afternoon of presentations related to the site known as “Bob and Dean McNett’s Park”. The McNett Country Band will perform selections as featured by original country music entertainers during the period that this local entertainment attraction existed.

The story of the Radio Corral began in 1948 with Jim and Jane Claar, but soon the small stage and spectators area became known as “Bob and Dean McNett’s”. The “Park” was nestled in the woods along what is now known as McNett Road near Montgomery. It was a popular place for the fans of country music to gather and enjoy the music of Nashville and cowboy entertainers from Hollywood until 1970.

The event will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company, located just west of Montgomery on Route 54. The doors will open at 1:00 p.m. and seating is limited. No admission will be charged, however, donations will be accepted.

Montgomery events:

Tuesday, September 7, 11 a.m., the Montgomery Area Senior Citizens will meet at the St. John Lutheran (Brick) Church, Rt. 405, Montgomery. Health Checks, provided by the Susquehanna Home Health Service, will begin at 11:00 a.m. and a tureen dinner will follow at noon. Visitors are welcome and reservations are not necessary. Please bring table service and a dish to share. Montgomery ‘s police chief, Terry Lynn, will speak on the history of law enforcement in the borough and also of the murder of Police Chief Henry Hand in 1938.

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. 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.

Saturday, September 11, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Crafts and Yard Sale at the Pike Drive-In Theatre, 5798 S. Route 15, Montgomery. Snack bar will be open for coffee, food and refreshments. Vendor space available. Check out: www.pikedi.com or 570-547-7232

On September 11 and 12, Civil War re-enactors will be present at the carnival grounds in Montgomery Borough for a Living History Weekend. This free event is sponsored by Montgomery Borough.

Sunday, September 12, Fourth Annual Blue Grass by the River held at Montgomery Park. Music from 12 to 6 p.m. Food, Door Prizes, Raffles Bring a chair and a friend! Musician scheduled include the Lykens Valley Bluegrass Band, Remington Ryde, Louie Setzer & Appalachian Mountain Boys, Partners In Time, and The Greenwood Valley Boys. For more info, see www.bluegrassbytheriver.com

Saturday, September 25, Annual Community “Yard Sales” held every year by residents of Watsontown. There will be venders selling food, drinks, snacks, and desserts. For more information, contact the Watsontown Borough Office at 570-538-1000.