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Montgomery Locals Dec.20, 2017

By Staff | Dec 18, 2017

The Christmas season has a tendency to bring out the best in us. December brings plenty of opportunities to volunteer and give. As you do acts of kindness this season, no matter how small they seem, they may have a bigger and more lasting impact than you can imagine. Never underestimate the importance of a good deed to someone else. Life can be rough on everyone at times, and you never know how a kind action can bring someone joy or hope when they need it most.

If you are one of the kind souls who donated to the Montgomery Christmas Committee, many people in our little town are going to have a wonderful Christmas because of you. God bless Nancy Gruver, The Montgomery Christmas Committee, and everyone who volunteered with this beautiful organization.

Merry Christmas, readers. May all of your good deeds come back to you in 2018 and bring you an incredible year.

THOT “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.'” Luke 2:8-14

The Montgomery Christmas Committee will continue to accept monetary donations for the Christmas Dinner boxes at the Montgomery Borough Office. Any money donated after the boxes are complete will be rolled over to next year’s dinner boxes.

The Montgomery Area Public Library will be closed the following dates: December 25, 26, 31, and January 1.

The Clinton Township Office will be closed the following dates: December 22, 25, and January 1.

The library is having a drawing for kids 12 and under to win a new Ancheer scooter. Each time a child borrows at least one book between now and December 30th they can fill out an entry. The drawing will be held in early January at the Library Board meeting.

All overdue fines for the library will be cut in half until the end of the year.

The Montgomery Lions Club is actively seeking to expand its membership. For more information please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

Congratulations to Felicia Hanford, who won the library’s December “Check It Out” drawing. Her prize was a gift certificate to OIP.

Carter Rider will be turning 8 on December 22. Happy birthday, Carter! Birthday wishes go to Jason Harman, who will be celebrating also on December 22. Happy birthday to Phil Heasley who will be marking another year on December 23. Have a great day, Dad!

Happy birthday to Christina Slattery, who commemorates another trip around the sun on December 23.

If you see Sherry Rine on December 26, be sure to wish her a happy birthday.

If you would like a birthday, anniversary, or special event recognized in this column, please leave a message at The Luminary Office at 570-584-0111 or e-mail it to news@muncyluminary.com. Please note that it belongs in the Montgomery column.

Montgomery Events

Weds. Dec. 20 Montgomery Library will have a “Snow Day” Toddler Tales event from 11-noon. Children ages 1-5 will enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please pre-register by calling 547-6212 or sending a Facebook message. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Weds. Dec. 20 The Junior and Senior High School Concert Band’s winter concert will be at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Thurs. Dec. 21 Career Link will have “The Link” parked outside of the library from 10-3. The Link is a mobile ADA-accessible office that provides employment help and resume services.

Thurs. Dec. 21The Montgomery Lions Club’s sauerkraut will be available for sale at Thad’s or from any member.

Tues. Dec. 26 Thurs. Dec. 28 The Montgomery Lions Club will sell sauerkraut at The Muncy Bank parking lot, Sam’s Club, and K-Mart from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tues. Dec. 26 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m. Please note that this meeting has been rescheduled from its usual day due to Ch