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Montgomery Locals May 27, 2015

By Staff | May 27, 2015

It was a beautiful Memorial Day weekend in the Montgomery Borough and surrounding area. The centerpiece of the observance was a parade featuring the Marching Band and several town and school groups. The parade ended in the Montgomery Park with a service led by the mayor.

My family took advantage of the beautiful weather with a canoe trip on the Loyalsock Creek. We were also able to get some much needed yard work attended to.

Congratulations to the Montgomery High School Varsity Baseball team for defeating Canton 2-1 in the play-off game this past Saturday. The boys have not beat Canton in a paly-off situation for three years. The championship game will be held this Wednesday evening at Bowman Field in Williamsport at 4:30 p.m.

The Montgomery High School Jazz Band will be holding their last concert this Thursday evening in the courtyard at the school. Enjoy an evening of ice cream and outdoor music beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Are you aware of legal clearances necessary for everyone working with children? The Montgomery Public Library is hosting a free workshop on compliance with recent changes to the Pennsylvania law governing those who work with children. These changes are so broad that virtually anyone in any volunteer capacity is now subject to clearances. The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Parents, please remember that the school year will be ending on June 4.

Registration for the “Summer Alive” program will be on June 4 as children are dismissed from school. Registration will take place at the Montgomery Park Pavilion. The program will run June 9 to July 16 and will begin at 1 p.m. Events will be held Tuesday through Thursday each week. Tuesdays and Thursdays will be at the Montgomery Park Pavilion and Wednesdays at the United Methodist Church. Last Thursday, May 21st, students had a spelling bee at the Brick Church for 4th, 5th and 6th grades. The registration fees will go towards the Summer Alive program.

Revitalize Montgomery met this week and they are looking for “sensational solutions” to support and steer Second Saturdays in downtown Montgomery to be a successful and special event. According to the committee the Scavanger hunt last week brought out several families for a chance to win a donated children’s bicycle. Paige Rice was the winner!

The next Borough Council meeting will be held Tuesday, June 9 at 6;30PM.

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