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Montgomery Locals July 2

By Staff | Jul 1, 2014

Montgomery is busy preparing for their annual 4th of July celebration. I will be vacationing with my family in Southport, North Carolina, and wish you all the best as you celebrate Independence Day.

The next Revitalize Montgomery meeting will be held today, July 2, at 10 a.m. at the Valley Rehab building on Main Street. At this meeting the goal will be to form committees that will take charge of various needs such as vendors and walking trails. There will also be a grant program discussed that will help the borough with signage throughout the town, in the parks, designating special places, and welcome signs. It would take a committee to put that project together. All are welcome to attend the meeting and partner with people who will help accomplish the things we would like to have happen in the Montgomery community.

Plans are moving forward for the next “Second Saturday” event. The committee plans to keep all activities on Main Street. There is space on the sidewalks and space in the former Bait Shop for vendors or clubs to set up displays. The event will be held on July 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by George Nash and “Off the Wall” DJ services, Matt Colgrove from “Audiobox” and local talent, Christie. The area Girl Scout organization will provide a lemonade stand. There is still space available for any interested clubs or vendors to participate.

An addition to this “Second Saturday” event will be a stand promoting “Hometown Hero Banners” to honor our military. In conjunction with the Lycoming County Veterans Association, we are asking for sponsors to purchase a banner that will be displayed on Main Street in Montgomery. Applications will be available at the Saturday events, the Montgomery Borough Office, and Montgomery Weis Store. Anybody with questions is asked to contact Fae Herb via email: fh5260@aol.com. We ask individuals, families, businesses, and groups to help with sponsorships. Deadline to return applications, payment and pictures is September 11.

The Montgomery Footsteps Food Bank is still looking for volunteers to give an hour of service for the “Feeding the Kids” program for July. They are looking for people to work with the kids for an hour after they eat. If you have a talent, or interest, or life lesson that you would like to share with the kids.

Also, take a moment to visit the Montgomery Borough website (www.montgomeryborough.org). On the site you will find interesting information about the history of our town as well as news concerning the Watershed project and Revitalization project.

Contact me at cmcnear@montasd.org with any information you would like posted in this column.