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Montgomery Locals Nov. 2, 2016

By Staff | Nov 3, 2016

I love it when good ideas come to fruition and take the shape of something new. New traditions are forming for Montgomery. This includes the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s first annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Roll which took place this past weekend. And the elementary school teachers will be sleeping on the roof as an incentive for the students to meet fundraising goals. Just recently, however, the kids did meet their goal, and the teachers will be sleeping on the school roof sometime this month, and they will wake up and teach school the next day. (The date will be determined.)

I believe that most everyone is capable of coming up with at least a few good ideas in their life, but how many actually act on them in a timely manner? Most people think that Alexander Graham Bell was the first person to come up with the idea for the telephone, and since he was the one who built a telephone and got the patent, that’s a reasonable assumption. What most people don’t know was that when he was awarded the patent. There were about ten other patent applications for working telephone systems – but Bell’s paperwork was processed first.

Thanks to those people in our town who turn their good ideas into reality.

THOT “Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has thought of it, too. Success comes to the one who acts first.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Happy 30th birthday to Bo Steward, who will be marking his milestone birthday on November 6. Birthday wishes are sent to Shawn Harman, who will be another year older and wiser on November 8.

Montgomery Events

Sat. Nov. 5 The Lycoming County Veteran’s Day Parade will be held in Montgomery at 2 p.m. The parade route goes from Weis Market to the American Legion.

Sat. Nov. 5 The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company will hold a soup fundraiser.

Tues. Nov. 8 The First United Methodist Church will be holding an apple dumpling sale. Their last one was such a success they sold out within the first hour, so they are now offering the option of placing an order ahead of time. You can leave a message on the church’s answering machine at 547-6948.

Tues. Nov. 8 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Building.

Sat. Nov. 12 there will be a spaghetti dinner at St. John’s Lutheran (Brick church) from 4-7 p.m. to sponsor the Red Raider Marching Band trip to the presidential inauguration. Dine-in or carry-out.

Mon. Nov.14 The Clinton Township supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Tues. Nov. 15 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will host a program revealing how some of the local roads received their names. Featured speakers will be Carol Shetler, Harry & Carol Riddell, and Genevieve Voneida. Audience members will be invited to share information as well. The event will be held at 7 p.m. in the Montgomery Borough Office on Main Street. Light refreshments will be served.