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Montgomery locals Sept. 10

By Staff | Sep 16, 2014

Fall may not be in the air weather wise, but the Montgomery area, and surrounding communities, are busy planning events.

The 9/11 Bike Ride has become an annual tradition in Montgomery and beyond. Be aware of motorcyclists this week and pause to remember the lives lost and celebrated on this day.

Consider joining the Montgomery Historical Society. The group is very active in the Montgomery borough and surrounding area and has recently rekindled their newsletter mailings. Last Saturday there was a tour at the old Alvira Church that is usually closed to the public. It is owned by the federal government and the historical society opened up the doors for a private showing. A presentation was given on some of the old properties that used to be there before World War II. The Montgomery Historical Society still has some DVD’s left of the documentary made there. There was also a tour of the old cemetery across from the church.

In the hopes of enticing participation, I will be providing a fun fact from the society over the next few columns. Did you know that Montgomery Borough was incorporated in 1887 from Clinton Township? It was named for Robert Montgomery, a prosperous Clinton Township farmer.

Montgomery Events

The September Second Saturday event will be held downtown on this Saturday, September 13. Look for tours of the fire trucks.

Mark your calendars for the Elimsport Fall Festival to be held Saturday, September 20. Further details will be included in future columns.

Montgomery Locals Sept. 10

By Staff | Sep 16, 2014

The annual 9/11 ride was a site to behold throughout the county this past Thursday evening. The ride kicked off form the Clinton Township Fire Hall and brought out 1100 motorcycle registrations. Special thanks to everyone involved in planning this event as well as to all of the riders. The message of “Never Forget” was strongly evident in this moving patriotic tribute.

The Montgomery High School Marching Band collectively took the Ice Bucket Challenge during halftime of the Friday night football game against Hughesville. The challenge is meant to raise awareness for ALS. Band members raised $600.00 during the first half of the football game to donate towards disease research.

The Elimsport Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 20. Come out and enjoy various food stands, games, craft tables and music. The festival will be held in the parking lot of the Elimpsort United Methodist church.

Montgomery will be recognizing Homecoming this year with some special events coming on Friday, September 26. There will be a faculty/student/alumni soccer game at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale also for a chicken BBQ tailgate to be held in the MACC parking lot and will be sold through Thursday, September 18. Tickets can be purchased from students or in the high school office. Chicken hand-out time will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the MACC. The football game begins at 7:00 p.m. with crowning of the princess court during halftime.

The Oak Grove Community Center will be holding a Tractor Pull on September 28 beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Consider joining the Montgomery Historical Society. This month they are hosting the old Radio Corral on September 21st in memory of the McNett brothers, founders of the radio show. It will be at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.

Fun Fact of the week: Did you know that land in Montgomery was donated by farmer, Mr. Montgomery, for the first railroad station? Prior to its incorporation, the town was known as Montgomery Station.