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Montgomery Locals Mar. 16, 2016

By Staff | Mar 16, 2016

I hope that the students and staff of the Montgomery Area School District are as proud as they should be for the success of Fine Arts Night last Thursday evening. The high school library and the hallways of the elementary school were covered in colorful art projects that varied in styles from different points in history from all over the world. Some examples included Greek urns, totem poles, and Van Gogh inspired drawings.

In addition to the art displays on the walls, children were invited into the high school gym to create a colorful bird or leaf that will be used to create a large collage at a later date. It was a wonderful opportunity for elementary students as well as those too young for school to have some creative fun.

The visual arts weren’t the only work showcased that night. Members of the high school vocal group Virtuoso were in full costume as they roamed the halls promoting their upcoming show Beauty and the Beast. The talented teenagers performed songs from the musical and signed autographs for awestruck children. The upcoming show seems like it will be as impressive as their Christmas performance of It’s a Wonderful Life.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is making progress on the renovation and expansion of their concession stand in the carnival grounds. Their famous pizza is probably the most popular attraction at the carnival each year. I got to interview Fire Chief Brad Harding about the details of the project, so be sure to look for it in next week’s edition.

This summer promises to be a popular one at the park. In addition to the updated concession stand, Tickle Music is sponsoring a series of concerts beginning in the end of April.

THOT “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry Adams