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Montgomery Locals Oct. 25, 2017

By Staff | Oct 25, 2017

The students at Montgomery Elementary School enjoyed a break from their studies on Friday, October 20th, for “Fun Day.” Elementary Principal Karen Snyder said Fun Day was a reward for the children’s successful Walk-a-Thon fundraiser that was held on the morning of September 29th. The students were given a goal of raising $7,000 and they succeeded. The funds go the P.T.O. and the money is used for a variety of activities and supplies including field trips, assemblies, accelerated reader prizes, Raider Pride League incentives, classroom magazines, apps, technology, and more.

Fun Day was a big hit. The elementary school has about 560 children, and the field behind the school was filled with happy kids who played on giant inflatable slides and obstacle courses from PA Bounce. Each grade had about an hour of time to play followed by a chance to relax on the playground hill with ice cream from Thad’s. The weather was gorgeous and the teachers and staff seemed to enjoy the day as much as the children did.

THOT “Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” Fred Rogers

Many thanks to the Montgomery Area Historical Society for an excellent program on October 19th. Doug Snyder gave a fascinating, fact-filled talk about the Hummel murders that sent chills down the spines of the audience. After the presentation The Historical Society provided the audience with cake, cookies, and Halloween goody bags.

Congratulations to Cheyenne Knouse for winning the monthly “Check It Out” contest at the Montgomery Area Public Library. Her prize was a gift certificate to Thad’s.

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to continue in the borough through October 27th.

Happy birthday to Joanna Miller, who will be celebrating her special day on October 28th.

If you want to serve the community in a practical way, please consider joining the Montgomery Lions Club. To find out more, call Roger McRae at 570-971-2825.

Montgomery events:

Sat. Oct. 28 The Oak Grove Community Center will be holding a Fall Festival. The kid-friendly event begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches. Vendors can set up stands outside for free but are asked to bring their own tables, tents, and heaters, along with treats for Trunk-or-Treat. Garden Tractor Pull registration begins at 9 a.m., the pull begins at 11. Chicken BBQ and other foods will be served beginning at 11 a.m. The Pet Parade forms at Maple Hill Church at 4 p.m. and participants are asked to dress themselves and their pets in costume. The parade steps off at 4:30 and will follow a route along Maple Hill Drive and Cindy Avenue before ending at the Community Center around 5 p.m. for Trunk-or-Treat.

Tue. Oct. 31 The annual Halloween parade begins at 6 p.m. and will end at Broad Street. All walking parade participants should meet at the Main St. and Brook St. intersection, and all motorized parade entrants should meet at Weis’ parking lot.

Tue. Oct. 31 Montgomery Borough Trick-or-Treat will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Sun. Nov. 5 The Oak Grove Community Center will be open from 8-11 a.m. for an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Wed. Nov. 8 The Montgomery Area Public Library will hold Toddler Tales from 11 a.m. to noon. The theme will be “Five Little Pumpkins” and will include a story and a snack. The program is for children ages 1-5, and adult participation is requested. Children must be pre-registered by calling 547-6212.