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Montgomery Locals May 25, 2016

By Staff | Jun 1, 2016

The Black Hole Creek Fishin’ Derby was held on Saturday, May 21st. Despite the off and on rain, a group of children showed up with their parents to take advantage of the tradition. The event is sponsored by the Black Hole Creek Watershed Association and has been a yearly event for about thirteen or fourteen years, according to member Becky Sanguedolce. The Watershed Association was formed in 2002, and the Fishin’ Derby is traditionally held the Saturday before Memorial Day weekend.

The Watershed Association had the creek stocked that morning with about a hundred fish, an action that was made possible with financial donations from the American Legion posts in Montgomery and Muncy. Children anxiously surrounded the creek, some standing or sitting on the bank, and others on the old wooden bridge hoping for a bite. Some children had more success than others, but they all seemed to enjoy the challenge. Each child had the opportunity to fill out a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes that included kiddie fishing poles, fully stocked tackle boxes, lures, nets, and other fishing-themed prizes. According to Becky, it seemed better to have a raffle rather than a contest to see who could catch the biggest fish since all of the stocked fish were approximately the same size. Additionally, there was a small concession stand with grilled-fired goodies as well as sodas and snacks. The food was sold as a fundraiser for the association.

Congratulations to Gabriella Winder, a senior at Montgomery Area High School who was chosen to receive a Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball Scholarship. Each year, ten students of Lycoming County High Schools are given the honor.

Happy birthday wishes are sent to Everhett Heasley who will be two years old on May 30.

Hometown Hero banner order forms are available at Montgomery Weis, Montgomery Borough building, Clinton Township building, and Brady Township building.

THOT “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

Montgomery events

Sat. May 28, the Stone Church in Alvira will be open to the public on from 2-4 p.m. Cemetery maps will be available and a documentary about the condemned village and the TNT plant that replaced it will be shown.

Mon. May 30 will be the Memorial Day Parade and begins at 9:00 a.m. at the American Legion Bower-Decker Post and ends at the park where a memorial service will be held around 9:30. In case of rain the parade will be canceled and the service will be held at the high school auditorium at 9 a.m.

Mon. June 6 the Summer Alive program will begin at 9 a.m. The program will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00-12:30 from until July 15.

Weds. June 8, the Montgomery Area Public Library will begin its Summer Reading program on at 2:00 p.m. The first event will be a sports craft and a reading of “Chunky Cheetahs” by Danita Evans.