Montgomery locals Oct. 26, 2016
Since Montgomery has the honor of hosting the Lycoming County Veterans’s Day Parade this fall, I thought it was an interesting to note that an earlier group of local veterans dedicated a monument in Montgomery around this same time of year more than a century earlier. According to Joan Wheal Blank’s “Around Montgomery” the Sailors and Soldiers monument, which is one of the most prominent features of Fairview Cemetery, was gifted to the town in October of 1892. The tribute to fallen heroes was presented by the Grand Army of the Republic, Col. D.L. Montgomery Post No. 264. The members of the group were Civil War veterans. Nearly 300 local men fought in the war and most did serve the North, however I was surprised to learn that some area natives chose to fight for the South.
THOT “It is when we forget ourselves that we do things that will be remembered.” Robert C. Savage
Happy birthday to Joanna Miller, who will be celebrating her special day on October 28th.
Wishes for a happy birthday are sent to Lee Hively, who will be another year older on Halloween.
Congratulations to Kohlton Bartlow of Montgomery Area High School, who recently placed third in regionals for golf.
Oct. 28 & 29 The First Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Roll to be held by the Montgomery Area Volunteer Fire Company. There will be live music and the carnival grounds and concession stand will be opened at 6 p.m. on Friday. There will be a craft show at the carnival grounds on Saturday. The Pumpkin Roll will be at West Houston Avenue at 2 p.m., and cash prizes will be awarded. From 6-11 there will be music and the concession stand will be open at the carnival grounds.
Sat. Oct. 29 The Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting Follies in the Fall from 6:30-8:30. There will be a variety show with music by Resounding Cymbals, as well as other acts featuring music, comedy, and drama. A dessert bar will be provided. A five dollar donation is suggested.
Sun. Oct. 30 Support the Montgomery Area Independent Football League by eating at Muncy Wendy’s from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the league.
Mon. Oct. 31 Montgomery Borough Halloween festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with a parade, followed by Trick-or-Treat from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 5 Montgomery will host the Lycoming County Veteran’s Day Parade at 2 p.m. It will begin at Weis Market and end at the American Legion.
Tues. Nov. 8 There will be an apple dumpling sale at the First United Methodist Church. If you don’t want to risk missing out, you have the option of pre-ordering by leaving a message at 547-6948.
Tues. Nov. 8 The Montgomery Borough Council will have their next meeting in the Borough Building on Main Street at 6:30.