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Montgomery Locals Sept. 20, 2017

By Staff | Sep 22, 2017

If you missed the Montgomery-Muncy game last Friday, you were probably the only one! The stadium was packed with alums, students, and townsfolk alike who were clad in red and cheered the varsity football team from beginning to end. The game ended with a respectable score of 7-17 in Muncy’s favor. The old shoe trophy will remain in Muncy for the coming year, but the football team gave us all a reason to be proud with their perseverance and sportsmanship.

The Montgomery Red Raider Marching Band kept the mood festive with the traditional classics of the fight song and “Let’s Go Red!” as well as new numbers. The cheerleaders provided plenty of school spirit as well.

The new members of the Montgomery Area High School Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted during halftime. Following the ceremony, the marching band gave an abbreviated version of their show.

I love it when traditional big events happen in our community. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see old friends we don’t see regularly and reminisce about days gone by and to make new memories.

Cities are fun and interesting places to visit, but I would never want to live in one. I like small town life and the sense of community and familiarity that it provides. Decades ago, Montgomery was called “The best little town on the Susquehanna” and in my opinion, it still is.

THOT “Sow an act, you reap a habit. Sow a habit, you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.” Charles Reade

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is holding their Fall Festival on October 14th at the carnival grounds. If you would like to be a vendor you can get a space at half-price if you register with the fire company by September 29th. The station can be reached at 547-1380.

The Montgomery Area Historical Society will be expanding its offering of regular programs. In addition to hosting an open house in the Adam Room during the second Saturday of the month, a talk will be given on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm followed by an open house. All programs are free to members and the public.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae for information at (570) 971-2825. The Lions Club International is the world’s largest social service organization and many opportunities are available year-round to serve the local community.

Lots of happy birthday wishes go to Avery Heasley, who will be turning 7 on September 22nd.

Many congratulations to Euvi Solano, who recently obtained his U.S. citizenship. We are glad to count you among our fellow Americans, Euvi!

Montgomery Events

Wed. Sept. 20 The Montgomery Area Public Library will offer a new program for children ages 1-5 called Toddler Tales. The event has a nursery rhyme theme and lasts from 11-noon. Please register in advance by calling the library at 570- 547-6212.

Thurs. Sept. 21 Pennsylvania Career Link will bring The Link mobile career center to the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Link includes ADA-accessible computers and equipment as well as help with career services, training opportunities, and job matching.

Thurs. Sept. 21 Cathy Buck and Nancy Gruver will be the featured speakers at the Montgomery Area Historical Society meeting at 6:30 p.m. The topic will be the history of the St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church. The talk will be held in the Adam Room and will conclude with an open house.

Fri. Sept. 22 The M.A.H.S. Homecoming game will be held at the field at 7 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 23 A BBQ chicken dinner and Chinese auction will be held at the Oak Grove Community Center in Elimsport from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as a fundraiser for Larry “Fuzzy” Sauers’s medical expenses from cancer. Donations for the auction will accepted from 4-9 p.m. on Monday night. If you have any questions please call Lori Staggert at 570-279-1410.

Mon. Sept. 25 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 27 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11 a.m – noon.