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Montgomery Locals Sept. 14, 2016

By Staff | Sep 12, 2016

The sounds of thousands of motorcycles echoed throughout Clinton Township and Montgomery all day long on Sunday, September 11th as people from all over the east coast, as well as from far away as Germany, came to honor the lives lost in one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. A somber memorial service was held to remember lives lost, and the crowd of thousands became completely silent when the ceremony was opened with “Amazing Grace.”

Tank Baird, who co-founded the 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride in 2001 told the crowd that there was, “Nothing but chrome and patriots as far as the eye can see.” The keynote speaker was FDNY Battalion Fire Chief Don Hayde. A three shot salute by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County closed with the National Anthem.

Best wishes to the Montgomery Area High School Red Raiders as they head to Muncy this Friday to recapture the Old Shoe Trophy!

The First United Methodist Church will provide a free backpack and school supplies for students in the Montgomery Area School District while supplies last. Call the church at 547-6948 and leave a message.

THOT “Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature, and we responded with the best of America, with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could . . . Tonight I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened. And I pray they will be comforted by a power greater than any of us spoken through the ages in Psalm 23: ‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.'” George W. Bush, September 11, 2001

Montgomery events

Sat. Sept. 17 There will be a hot sausage stand fundraiser at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. Time to be announced.

Sat. Sept. 17 The Elimsport Fall Festival begins with a parade starting at the Elimsport Fire Hall at 11 a.m. The Festival will be held at the Elimsport United Methodist Church from 11 to 5.

Sun. Sept. 18 The McNett Country Band featuring Shawn and Timothy McNett (son and nephew of Dean and Bob McNett) will be performing at Trout Pond Park from 1-3 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Fri. Sept. 30 a Hoffner’s Chef Salad Fundraiser will be held by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. Orders can be placed in advance by phone at 547-1380, by e-mail at mvfc@gmail.com, or through any member. Orders can be picked up around noon. The fire company can provide deliveries to businesses with sufficient notice. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company also is taking vendor applications for the Fall Festival on October 28-29th.