Montgomery Locals Jan. 24, 2018
Montgomery has had some strange weather recently. After narrowly avoiding a flood two weeks ago that was caused by unusually high temperatures, the town was plunged into a sleety, icy mess that caused an early dismissal as well as a snow delay for the school kids. They are calling for temperatures to rise yet again, so hopefully old man winter will be on his way. Sadly, this is probably just wishful thinking because rural Pennsylvania weather can be pretty unpredictable through the month of March. Remember the March Blizzard last year? Personally, I’m ready for spring. Sunshine, warm weather, and blooming flowers sound heavenly right about now.
In the event that more winter storms happen, please make sure to have some plans to stay warm and comfortable if the power goes down. Always keep some flashlights, extra batteries, or some candles handy. On days when the weather is good, make sure to get stocked up on groceries and some fun things to do. The library has a great variety of books and movies for all ages, so whether you want to revisit an old classic story or discover something new, you’re bound to find something that will suit your tastes. Even if you’re not a reader, take some to visit and browse around. You’re bound to find at least one book that will interest you.
THOT “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” Mark Twain
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is having a pizza and wings fundraiser on Super Bowl Sunday. They are accepting orders for take-and-bake Hoffner’s pizza (cheese or pepperoni) and pre-cooked wings (mild, hot, or BBQ). Orders can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or given to any member. Food can be picked up at the station on February 4th at 2 pm.
Many birthday wishes go to Jim Harman, who will be marking another year on January 25th.
Happy birthday to Kaydee Miller, who celebrates her special day on January 28th.
If you want to join the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
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Sun Jan. 28 A group of volunteers will gather in the Meeting Room of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 6 p.m. to re-establish the Community Development Corps with the intention of improving Montgomery Park. Anyone who wants to volunteer is welcome to attend. Please don’t park directly in front of the fire hall because the trucks will be dispatched if there’s an emergency.
Mon. Jan. 29 Career Link will have The Link mobile office parked in front of the Montgomery Area Public Library from 10:00-3:00.
Tues. Jan. 30 The Library will have a Family Movie Night from 5:00-6:30 p.m. There will be a showing of “The Secret Life of Pets.” Free popcorn will be provided. Please register in advance by calling 547-6212.
Weds. Jan. 31 A new program called Book Buddies will begin at the library. Teenagers will read one of their favorite books from their childhood to children. Snacks will be served and other activities will be held as well. Families and teenagers are welcome to attend. Please register in advance by calling 547-6212.
Wed. Feb. 7 The Library will host Toddler Tales from 11 a.m. to noon for children ages 1-5. Please plan to accompany your child and pre-register at 547-6212. A story, snack, and craft will be featured.