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Montgomery Locals Oct. 18, 2017

By Staff | Oct 17, 2017

On Thursday, October 12th, the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company (C.T.V.F.C.) rolled out their engines as well as the welcome mat at their annual open house. Local citizens of all ages enjoyed a variety of activities and giveaways, and the event was attended by more than 175 people. Smokey the Bear was on hand as well, and was a big hit with the children.

Department members gave station tours, had a “smoke room” demonstration for children, fire extinguisher training, and gave a demonstration of a live vehicle extrication. There was a free raffle and each guest was given two tickets, and children were provided with a generous spread of freebees that included fire prevention coloring books along with Smokey the Bear bookmarks, stickers, candy, and a number of other safety-themed goodies. Safety literature and pamphlets were given away to adults, as well. Safe Kids Lycoming County also participated in the event.

The annual open house is always held during National Fire Prevention Week and it was a busy week for the members of the C.T.V.F.C. On Thursday morning, they went to Montgomery Elementary School and worked with the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and the Washington Township Fire Company to give a Fire Prevention assembly to nearly 700 children, faculty, and staff members. The children got to see the trucks up close and ask the fire fighters questions.

The event gives the C.T.V.F.C. a chance to reach out to the community and offer membership opportunities. Fire Lieutenant Joseph Winters commented “All in all, it was a fun night. We had a good turn out, met a lot of people from the community, received five applications for membership, and most importantly educated a lot of youngsters about the importance of fire safety.”

C.T.V.F.C. has membership applications available on their website at www.ctvfc.com. Volunteers can serve in many different ways, from being active-duty fire fighters to helping with fundraising, equipment maintenance, and many other important roles. If you would like to speak to a member to get more information, please call the station’s non-emergency number at 547-1000.

THOT “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

Many wishes for a happy birthday and a great year go to Bill Bashista of Elimsport, who will be marking another year on October 22nd. Enjoy your day, Bill!

Happy birthday to Landon Myers who will be turning five on October 23rd. Have a great birthday, big boy!

Congratulations to Montgomery Area High School senior Grace Rose Bopp, who was chosen by the graduating class to represent the school at the Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo this past weekend. She was escorted by Christopher McClintock. Her parents are Kimberly and Vincent Bopp.

Congratulations to the winners of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s Second Annual Pumpkin Roll, which was held on Saturday the 14th. First place Makenna Koser, Second place John Clabaugh, Third place Mike Foust, Fourth place Michelle Kerns, Fifth place Ashlynn Feaster, Sixth place Sandy Morral, Seventh place Alexa Feaster, Eighth place Billy Potter, Ninth place Noah Grenoble, Tenth place Pam Mowrey.

The Montgomery Lions Club is actively seeking new members. Please contact Roger McRae to join or to get more information at 570-971-2825.

Montgomery Events

Wed. Oct. 18 The Montgomery Area Public Library will be holding a “Bats at the Library!” theme for Toddler Tales. The event is for children ages 1-5 and lasts from 11 a.m. to noon. Children are welcome to come in costume. Activities include a story, games, and a craft. Please register in advance at 547-6212.

Thurs. Oct. 19 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will feature a talk by Doug Snyder about the 1899 Hummel Murders at 6:30 p.m. in the Adam Room. An open house will follow at 7:00 and Halloween treats will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Sat. Oct. 21 The Oak Grove Community Center in Elimsport will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to help a local Amish family who were hurt in an accident. The fundraiser will be from 4 to 7 p.m. and there will be a “mystery purse” auction. Donations for the mystery purse are welcome and suggested items include gift cards, lottery tickets, and small items. The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, rolls, salad, dessert, and beverages.

Mon. Oct. 23 The Clinton Township supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Oct. 24 The Library will have a Pumpkin Party from 6-7 p.m. Bring your own pumpkin and the library will provide paint. The family event will also feature a pumpkin-themed story, game, and more. Please pre-register by calling 547-6212.

Tue. Oct. 31 The Halloween parade will be stepping off at 6 p.m. All floats should form at the Weis market parking lot. All walkers should form at the intersection of Main St. and Brook St.