Montgomery locals Nov. 30, 2016
By Jade Heasley
As we head into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, be sure to take the time to unwind as you need to. Watch Christmas movies, cherish memories of Christmases from your childhood, and enjoy every minute of this one.
THOT “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them every day begin the task anew.” Saint Francis de Sales
Birthday wishes are sent to Christen Harman who will be celebrating on November 30th.
Congratulations to the Summer Alive program, whose recent fundraiser at Gander Mountain raised $466 for the program.
Please consider contributing to the Summer Alive program that is nearing their $3,000 fundraising goal to build an outdoor kitchen. Donations can be made online at www.seedmoney.org/campaign/236/summer-alive-children-s-gardern.
Thanks to the Montgomery Lions Club who provided a free Thanksgiving Dinner to many elderly residents this past week.
If you plan to shop online at Amazon this Christmas, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your order to the Montgomery First United Methodist Church if you place your order through the Amazon Smile link at: smile.amazon.com/ch/23-6431239
The Montgomery Area Historical Society is selling beautiful tapestry throws as part of their year-end fundraiser. The blankets feature images of many local buildings that have historical significance to the area such as the former Montgomery Central School, the Eagle Theatre marquis, and the Farmers and Citizens Bank building. To see one for yourself, please be sure to check out the display in the window of the Adam Room, located in the old Adam Print Shop on the corner of Main Street and West Houston Avenue.
Sat. Dec. 3 Santa Claus will be arriving in Montgomery via fire truck at the annual parade at 1:30 p.m. The parade route will start at Weis Markets and will conclude as Santa arrives at his house near the post office. Santa will give away the traditional popcorn balls. The Montgomery Lions Club will also be there to give away free hotdogs and candy.
Mon. Dec. 12 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet at the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.
Tues. Dec. 13 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet at the Borough Building at 6:30.
Sat. Dec. 17 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will host an open house at 2 p.m. and a candlelight service at 4 p.m. at the Stone Church. The sermon will be given by Rev. Viking Dietrich, and a choir made up of high school students from local schools will perform under the direction of Cari McNear. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the last Christmas Service held at the church before The Stone Church was taken by the government in 1942 when over 800 acres was taken in White Deer Valley, including the village of Alvira. The Stone Church stands on the grounds of the prison and is rarely open to the public. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this rare piece of local history. Please use the Golf Course entrance on Route 15 to access the church.