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Montgomery locals

By Staff | Jul 3, 2012

This week, everyone is celebrating our nation’s independence, with picnics, parades, and fireworks. It is also a perfect time to celebrate the town that we live in within our great country.

Montgomery has a direct connection to the very beginning of America. One of President George Washington’s bodyguards, Michael Sechler, lived in town, and is buried at the Clinton Baptist Cemetery. Though ours is a small community, it played a large part in the fight for freedom of the United States of America. So, Happy Independence Day, to the United States of America, and to its smaller counterparts, like Montgomery, that make it such a wonderful place to live.

Montgomery Area Events

July 3 – Fireworks at the Carnival Grounds, Montgomery.

July 4 – Fourth of July Parade, 10 a.m., Watsontown.

July 4 – Fireworks at dusk, Watsontown.

July 14 – Wildlife for Everyone 5-Mile Run to be held Sat. July 14 on State Game Lands 252 in Allenwood. The course roads will be closed to vehicles. Proceeds benefit Wildlife for Everyone Endowment fund. E-mail Steven Schmit at wfe5M@windstream.net to register.

July 17 – Red Cross Bloodmobile, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Clinton Twp. Volunteer Fire Company, Rt. 54, Montgomery.

July 17 – Montgomery Area School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Montgomery Area High School, 120 Penn St., Montgomery.