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Montgomery Locals Aug.9, 2017

By Staff | Aug 11, 2017

Over three inches of rain fell in Montgomery and Clinton Township on the night of Friday, August 4th, and the surrounding areas were hit hard, as well. A series of storms began in the evening and continued off and on through the night. Black Hole Creek rose much higher than usual, but thankfully the river was low so the water level in the creek was able to drop quickly. Nonetheless the creek was still much higher than usual on Saturday morning, and the banks of the creek were ragged with a fresh layer of mud in certain areas. There were some rumors of water levels that were high enough to cover roadways in low-lying rural areas but no reports of flooding in town.

There have been a lot of thunderstorms and deluges of rain this summer, but thankfully it wasn’t as bad as last August when the microburst did so much damage around town. Hopefully we will be able to end the summer without any major weather events.

But just in case, please remember to never drive across a flooded road. Vehicles can float in as little as six inches of water. It’s also possible for roads to be washed away underneath the surface. If you rely on a sump pump to keep your home from flooding, it’s a good idea to have a generator in good working order in the event of a power failure.

THOT “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please contact Roger McRae at 570-971-2825. The Lions Club is the world’s largest social service organization and there are many opportunities to serve the town in practical ways throughout the year.

The August 31st deadline for Hometown Hero banners is almost here. If you want to honor the military service of your family members please pick up an order form at Montgomery Weis, the Montgomery Borough office, the Clinton Township office, or the Brady Township office.

Happy birthday to Georgie Solano, who will be celebrating her third birthday on August 9th. I hope you have a fun day, big girl!

Lots of happy birthday wishes to McKenzie Heasley, who will be turning 15 on August 12th. I hope you have a wonderful year!

If you see Chad Hill on August 12, be sure to wish him a happy birthday. Enjoy your day, Chad!

Montgomery Events

Sat. Aug. 12 Show your school spirit by getting your car washed at Tractor Supply in Muncy from 8:30 a.m. -2 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Montgomery Area High School Cheerleaders’ new uniforms.

Sat. Aug. 12 The Adam Room will be open to the public from 10 to 1. It is the home of the Montgomery Area Historical Society, located on W. Houston Avenue beneath the library. The society preserves the history of Montgomery, Brady Township, Clinton Township, and Washington Township.

Sat. Aug. 12 The Montgomery Area Public Library will have a book fundraiser bash from 10 to 3. It will take place outdoors in the lot across the street (the former site of the original Farmer’s and Citizen’s Bank), and there will be a competition and crafts available for children 12 and under inside the library. Books will be sold for twenty-five to fifty cents, DVDs will be sold for one dollar.

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

Thurs. Aug. 17 The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company will begin their “125 Years of Service” celebration. There will be three days of music, demonstrations, food, and fun. The kick off will be a Family Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the carnival grounds. A bounce house will open at 5:30 p.m, a mock vehicle accident at 6:45 p.m., and a Life Flight Demo at 7:15 p.m. (weather and schedule permitting). Food and other activities will be available.

Fri. Aug 18 The MVFC 125 Years of Service celebration will continue with music at the carnival grounds. Black Cat Sound will be there from 5-7 p.m. followed by the Tickle Band from 7-10 p.m. Food and other activities will be available.

Sat. Aug. 19 is the final day of the MVFC celebration. There will be an open house at the fire department from 9 to noon, a parade at 2 p.m. that will feature the Nittany Highland Pipe Band, and a car show in the park from 4 to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by Craig Miller entertainment from the time the parade ends until 10 p.m., and fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. Food and other activities will be available at the carnival grounds during events at the carnival grounds.