The years 2011 and 2012 have historic significance to all of us who live or are from Montgomery. One hundred years ago, in 1911, the Montgomery P.T.A. started working to establish a free public library which was first opened at the school library. In 2012, we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the borough’s incorporation, which took place on March 21, 1887. Throughout this year and next, a portion of this column will be devoted to references of events from Montgomery’s past.
Seventy years ago this month (January 1941), the Montgomery P.T.A. started serving hot meals to students at noon. Initially, the cost was 20 cents per week and a penny could get you a half-pint of milk that came in glass bottles. It wasn’t until 1946 that President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low- cost or free lunches to school children.
Fresh apple butter is now on sale! See any member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company, call (570) 547-1380, or purchase at Thad’s Restaurant.
Tuesday, January 11, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m, The “Montgomery Community Closet” at the 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.
Wednesday, January 12, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Ham or Chicken Potpie dinner at St. John’s Lutheran (Brick) Church, Route 54, Montgomery. Take-outs available; call 547-6423.
Saturday, January 15, 3 to 7 p.m. All you can eat Roast Beef Dinner at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Hall on Montgomery Street. Please call 547-1380 for more information.