Montgomery Locals Nov. 23, 2016
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all of our blessings and gifts that we have been given. I was recently reminded of why I’m thankful to live in a small town. I attended a Montgomery Area Historical Society meeting about two weeks ago, and they opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. I’m sure there was a variety of views and party affiliations held by people there, but no one felt the need to debate or discuss politics. The American flag was there and it was shown respect, and I was thankful for that. With all of the political strife happening in this country, it’s good to know that patriotism still thrives in small towns. I’m also thankful to all of you who read my column. Happy Thanksgiving!
Did you know that you can provide financial support for the Montgomery First United Methodist Church without giving them a penny? If you shop on Amazon, Amazon will make a donation of 0.5% of your order to the church if you place your order through Amazon Smile. Please use the link smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6431239.
The First United Methodist Church provides vouchers for Nay’s Not Quite New Thrift Shop. The voucher provides a free bag of clothing of your choice. If you need some clothing to help keep you warm this winter, please call the church at 547-6948 and leave a message.
THOT “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say ‘thank you’?” William A. Ward
Thurs. Nov. 24 The Montgomery Lions Club will be serving a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 11-2 at the Lions Club Hall located at 63 South Main Street. If you would like carry-out or are unable to leave your home and would like dinner delivered in the Montgomery area please call Norman Kobbe at 547-2873.
Mon. Nov. 28 the Clinton Township Supervisors meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.
Sat. Dec. 3 The Santa Claus parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Weis Markets and end at Santa’s House near the Post Office. He will be arriving on a fire truck and will leave his reindeer at the North Pole so they can conserve their energy for Christmas Eve. He will be in his house to talk to the children to find out what they want for Christmas and will be giving away popcorn balls. The Lions Club sponsors the Santa Parade and will provide free hot dogs and candy by Santa’s House.