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By Staff | Feb 15, 2011

During the spring of 1871 140 years ago Pennsylvania’s first Grange was established in Clinton Township by Luke Eger. The purpose of the Grange was to set up a co-operative to purchase farming supplies at lower prices, lower rail rates, and establish rural free delivery of mail. Built in 1887, the historic Grange Hall located on Route 15 will be the location of the March 15th meeting of the Montgomery Area Historical Society during which a presentation will be held on the Pennsylvania Amish.

Montgomery Events:

Friday, February 18, 7 p.m., concert featuring the band My Heart to Fear to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Concert will be held at Warrior Run High School auditorium. Free admission but donations are encouraged.

Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 p.m., seminar on Veterans Benefits presented by MSGT George W. Heiges, Jr., Assistant Director of the Lycoming County Veterans Affairs Office, will be held at the Montgomery Legion Post 251, 185 Broad Street, Montgomery.

Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 6, 3:00 p.m., Susquehanna Valley Chorale Spring Concert “Voices of Hope” at the Zion Lutheran Church, 5th and Market, Sunbury. Support your talented friends and neighbors who are members of the Chorale. For more info, call 570-523-1041 or email svc@svcmusic.org

Tuesday, March 8, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pre-K and kindergarten registration for school year 2011 and 2012 at Montgomery Elementary. Call 547-1608 ext. 127 for more info.

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m., Montgomery Borough Council Meeting at the Borough Hall, Main Street.

Sunday, March 13, Daylight Savings Time begins.

Sunday, March 13, 2:30 p.m., the first of the Muncy/Montgomery/East Lycoming Historical Societies presentations on the Civil War Sesquicentennial will be held. A program on General John Fulton Reynolds will be presented by Michael A. Riley. Hosted by the Muncy Historical Society, this program will be held in the Community Room, First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market Street, Muncy. Refreshments following this free presentation.

Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m., the Montgomery Area Historical Society will host Bruce Teeple, who will present a program on the history of the Amish people of central Pennsylvania, their religious practices, the dialect they speak, how they differ from others of German descent, and how they adapt to the pressures of social change. The meeting will be at the Eagle Grange Hall at the corner of Blind Road and Route 15 near Montgomery.