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Montgomery Locals June 15, 2106

By Staff | Jun 15, 2016

Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20th, but school is out, Little League season is wrapping up, the weather is hot, and lightning bugs made their debut this week. I’d call it close enough, and I’m sure most of you would agree with me that summer has arrived.

One town summer tradition that has been going strong since the 1920s has been the carnival sponsored by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. Although typically held in June, it has been moved to August 8-13th. The renovation on the concession stand is coming along nicely. I’ll be glad to see the finished project, and I commend the fire company for doing a lot of the work themselves.

The Summer Alive program just began and is already a huge success, providing free meals and fun activities to local children. Kristina Papa from WNEP was there earlier in the week to do a story on it but if you missed it, you can watch it on the WNEP website.

Congratulations to Theresa McQuay who won a gift certificate to Thad’s in the June drawing at Montgomery Area Public Library.

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

The Montgomery Area Historical Society is a member of the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County and is participating in the Passport to History Program from May 15-November 16th. By attending a Montgomery Area Historical Society event you can enter your name in a free drawing for some great prizes. You can become eligible for the drawing by visiting the Adam Room (the former Adam’s Print Shop below the library) during the second Saturday of the month.

THOT “Spring flew swiftly by, and summer came; and if the village had been beautiful at first, it was now in the full glow and luxuriance of its richness. The great trees, which had looked shrunken and bare in the earlier months, had now burst into strong life and health . . .”?-Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

Montgomery events:

All children are invited to attend the Summer Alive program in the park on Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00-12:30. Information can be found at summeralive.org. Parents need to fill out a permission slip for their children to attend. Free breakfast and lunch are provided.

Montgomery Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has begun and is open to area children. Events will take place on Wednesdays at 2:00. On June 15 children will be making snow globes, and on June 22 there will be a “Let’s Write a Book” workshop with local author Larry Stout.

Thurs. June 16 Arts and Music in the Park will continue. Children are invited to make an art project at 5:00 and open jam will start at 6:00 p.m. Equipment and musical instruments will be provided.

Tues. June 21 music and art in the park sponsored by PPL and hosted by Montgomery Lions from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thurs. July 7 The Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company will be having it’s next Cruise In from 6 to 9 p.m.