As we celebrate 125 years of Montgomery Borough, we must take a look at the many things that make up a community like ours. This weekend, when you head down to the carnival grounds for all of the wonderful festivities, be sure to take notice of the Grace Presbyterian Church, on Second Street in Montgomery. The congregation is the oldest in Montgomery, having been organized in 1869 as the Grace Reformed Church, with the cornerstone of the present church building laid in 1872.
In 1874, Grace Reformed Church merged with the First Presbyterian Church, giving way to the present day Grace Presbyterian Church. The grounds around the building were recently cleaned up by some loving hands, and the church looks great. Check it out when you’re walking around this week, and bask in even more of our borough’s rich history.
August 9 Quasquicentennial Parade at 6:30 p.m., followed by Opening Ceremony at the Carnival Grounds.
Thursday, August 9, the North Mountain Fire Co. at Central will hold a carnival beginning with food served at 4:30 p.m. Music provided by the McNett Country Band.
August 10 Quasquicentennial Ladies’ Tea at 6 p.m., followed by opening of centennial time capsule, and live entertainment at the Carnival Grounds.
August 11 Quasquicentennial Chicken BBQ and Living History Displays at 1 p.m. at the Carnival Grounds, Grand Parade at 4 p.m., followed by live entertainment and fireworks.
Saturday, August 11, the West Milton Homecoming will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a buffet meal. Music provided by McNett Country Band. All are invivted to attend.
August 21 Montgomery Area School Board Meeting, 7 p.m., Montgomery Area High School, 120 Penn St., Montgomery.
August 23 Montgomery Area Middle School Orientation, 120 Penn St., Montgomery.
August 27 First day of school