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Montgomery Locals Aug. 31, 2106

By Staff | Aug 31, 2016

Labor Day is right around the corner. Whether you love your job or hate it, remember that by standards of the 19th century when Labor Day first began, we have it relatively easy.

It’s truly hard to imagine a time when workers (even children) could be fired without compensation for falling victim to an accident that left them with a mangled hand, or when sixty hour work weeks were standard, or when there was no minimum wage. It was once legal to pay women half the salary of men for working the same job because it was assumed that they couldn’t accomplish as much.

Getting to where we are was a struggle for many who came before us, and the injustices they had to fight to be granted the right to work in a safe environment is unimaginable.

Have a safe and happy Labor Day.

THOT “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

The final deadline for Hometown Hero Banners is Thursday, September 1st. Forms are available at Montgomery Weis, the Montgomery Borough building, the Clinton Township building, and the Brady Township building. The cost is $210.

If you appreciate vintage automobiles, head for the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company Cruise-In this Thursday from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free to attend for spectators and classic car owners. Refreshments and beverages will be sold.

Montgomery events

Thurs. Sept. 1, the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at St. John’s Lutheran (the Brick Church) from 1-6 p.m. The address is 196 Brick Church Road.

Tues. Sept. 6 The Montgomery Area School District will start the school year.

Fri. Sept. 9 If you want to support the youngest Red Raiders, head to Lewisburg Super Walmart from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Montgomery Area Independent Football League will have a burger burn to raise funds for the program.

Sun. Sept. 11 the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride will be held at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company. The schedule for the day goes as follows: 8:00 a.m. motorcycles can begin to arrive, 11:00 a.m. faith-based service, 2:00 p.m. memorial service, 3:00 p.m. ride begins.

Mon. Sept. 12 The next Clinton Township Supervisors meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Montgomery Borough will hold its next meeting on September 13th at 6:30.

The Elimsport Fall Festival will be Saturday, September 17th from 11:00-5:00. A parade will begin at 11:00 at the Elimsport Fire Hall, the Festival will be held at the Elimsport Methodist Church.