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Montgomery Locals Oct. 14, 2015

By Staff | Oct 14, 2015

Teaching can keep you very busy with regards to daily lesson planning and grading. Often, it is too easy to get caught up in all of the paperwork obligations of the job. While these managerial activities are extremely important to what teachers do, it is important to stop periodically and acknowledge and appreciate your students for all that they do inside and outside of the classroom. This past week brought many proud moments with my students and I was grateful to slow down enough to experience these special times.

The annual Montgomery Athletic Hall of Fame game was held at Raider Field on Friday, October 9. The 2015 inductees were Jim Ring (class of 1965), Allen Horn Jr., (class of 1971), Jonathon Carpenter, (class of 2000), Matt Bennett, (class of 2001) and Dionna Satteson. Accepting for Dionna was her mother, Sherry Satteson. The Lady Raider Soccer and Basketball teams gathered on the field to release balloons in Dionna’s favorite colors as the induction took place. All inductees were honored with a standing ovation from the crowd. Senior, Isaac Dietrich, served as master of ceremonies for the event and senior, Lexy Forrestal covered the event for social media.

Congratulations to senior, Casey Aunkst, who represented Montgomery at the annual Flaming Foliage Festival held in Renovo this past weekend. Casey is involved in Virtuoso and S.A.D.D. and was recently accepted to Penn College to pursue a degree in their Medical Assistant program.

To celebrate National Fire Prevention Week, the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company held an open house on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 5 to 8. They held a live vehicle extrication and a fire demonstration using a sprinkler system in one room to show how useful it is to put out a fire in your home. Everyone who came got a free hot dog and a soda, and Smokey the Bear greeted all the kids. They gave tours of the fire station and the fire trucks. They also gave out free prizes gift cards. They are seeking new volunteer members and every year the event is held so that the local firefighters can interact with everyone in the community and see first hand how they respond to an emergency and fire rescue. Joe Winters, Fire Lieutenant said it is always enjoyable and he hopes that we can really become familiar with the life of a volunteer Fire Fighter.

“Revitalize Montgomery” met last week and discussed bulb planting, street tree planting and the Summer Alive Enrichment Program, for area Montgomery children.

Pastor Viking Dietrich has made plans to organize the Summer Alive program for 2016 and a meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery Borough office. Plans will include developing a website and a new vision for the size and scope of the program.

The Montgomery “Red Raider Foundation” will be holding a “Pretty in Pink” painting experience on Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Participants will be supplied with a canvas and oil paints and will be guided through a painting project. Light refreshments will be served. Come out and express your creativity while supporting a great cause. If interested, please reserve a seat by October 17. Reservations can be made by calling Roberta Spect at 570-515-0068 or Deb Engelman at 570-547-2310.

Montgomery’s annual Halloween parade will be held Saturday, October 31 beginning at 6:00pm. Trick-or-treating will begin directly after the parade.

Please consider following @MASDnews on Twitter or via our YouTube channel, The Raider Tube. Both of these digital mediums are created and maintained by the high school Broadcasting class. The intention is to help share Montgomery news and events with our community if they are unable to attend an event.

“Revitalize Montgomery” continues its work throughout the fall season. If interested, meetings are held twice each month. The first Wednesday of the month is an evening meeting at “Tickle’s Music” Store beginning at 6:00pm. The third Wednesday is a 10:00am meeting at “Valley Rehab” on Main Street.

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