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Montgomery Locals Aug. 16, 2017

By Staff | Aug 18, 2017

A huge debt of gratitude is owed to the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company by everyone in town and the surrounding areas. For 125 years we have had a committed brotherhood of guardians who have stood by us in the worst times with unwavering devotion. They have sacrificed their leisure time to risk life and limb to run in to burning buildings to save strangers, assisted in the rescue of countless accident victims, helped evacuate people from flood zones in the middle of the night, have done everything and anything to restore normality after natural disasters, and surely have done numerous other things that most of will never know about. The lives of firefighters are filled with uncertainty, never knowing what a day will bring. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company has stepped between civilians and disaster time and time again for one hundred and twenty-five years. Our lives have benefitted from them in ways we can never fully appreciate. When duty calls, they risk their lives for others, they give up time with their families, they go without sleep. After the job is done and the fire trucks are parked back in the station and the gear is put away, I can’t imagine the physical or emotional exhaustion they experience. But they do it day after day for years on end, and they do it out of sheer goodness. They are volunteers.

Not only does the fire company serve the community when disaster strikes, they are there for good times as well. They have welcomed home our sports teams from play-offs with rides on the fire engines through town, they’ve organized parades, the annual carnival, and the Independence Day fireworks. A profound thank you to all past and present members of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. We can never thank you enough or appreciate you adequately.

THOT “I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Everyone has bad breaks, but everyone also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.” Samuel Goldwyn

Congratulations to Jenna Lutz of Allenwood who recently received a nursing and health care scholarship from Evangelical Community Hospital. Her achievement was celebrated alongside her fellow scholarship recipients at a catered lunch reception at the hospital.

The Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company has announced that the annual 9/11 Ride will be held on September 11th from noon to 10 pm.

Happy birthday to Lori Wallis, who will be celebrating on August 17th. I hope you have a great day, Lori!

Birthday wishes are sent to Nicole Keen who will be commemorating another trip around the sun on August 20th. Enjoy your day, Nicole!

Montgomery Events

Thurs. Aug 17 The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s (MVFC) “125 Years of Service” celebration will begin at the carnival grounds at 5:30 with food, children’s activities including a bounce house, followed by a mock vehicle accident at 6:45. A Life Flight demonstration is planned at 7:15 (schedule and weather permitting).

Fri. Aug. 18 Black Cat Sound will entertain at the carnival grounds from 5-7 p.m. and the Tickle Band will play from 7-10 p.m. The Firemen’s kitchen will sell food. The event is part of the “125 Years of Service” celebration.

Sat. Aug. 19 The MVFC will have an Open House at the fire station from 9 to noon. A parade will follow at 2 p.m., a car show will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the park, and fireworks will be at 10 p.m. Craig Miller Entertainment will provide music from the time the parade ends until 10 pm.

Sun. Aug. 20 St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church will honor all current and former members of the choir, youth choir, orchestra, and music ministry at the 8:30 worship service. The event is part of the church’s 200th anniversary service. If you were involved please plan to attend.

Sun. Aug. 20 The Oak Grove Community Center in Elimsport will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser from 8-11a.m. to benefit Montgomery football.