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Montgomery Locals Feb. 7, 2018

By Staff | Feb 8, 2018

Monday, February 12th, marks Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He is rightfully considered to be one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history. Lincoln wasn’t the first American president to be opposed to slavery, but he was the first one to stand up and do something about it. He managed to hold the nation together through the long and brutal Civil War while freeing the slaves.

In addition to his many political achievements he is remembered for making great speeches, most notably the Gettysburg Address. But there is a lesser-known three-sentence quote of Lincoln’s that summarizes his entire political philosophy: “As I would not be a slave, I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is not democracy.”

Lincoln is one of America’s greatest success stories. From backwoods poverty and almost no formal education, he overcame many personal hardships to become one of the greatest politicians in world history. He continues to be a shining example of what can be accomplished with hard work and determination.

THOT “Nowhere in the world is presented a government of so much liberty and equality. To the humblest and poorest amongst us are held out the highest privileges and positions. The present moment finds me at the White House, yet there is as good a chance for your children as there was for my father’s.” Abraham Lincoln

If you’re looking for a good book, head to the library for their February “Blind Date with Book” event. You can choose a gift-wrapped book with only the genre and a short description on it. Then take it home, unwrap it, and enjoy the surprise!

If you would like to help bring some good to the community, consider joining the Montgomery Lions Club. Call Roger McRae for more information at (570) 971-2825.

Hometown Hero banner order forms are available for a discounted rate if ordered and paid in full by April 6th. Forms are available at Montgomery Weis, the Montgomery Borough Office, the Clinton Township Office, and online at the Lycoming County website under the Veterans Affairs page.

Happy birthday to Kim Hall, who will be celebrating her special day on February 8th.

Birthday wishes go to Melissa Wilson and Marcia Leon, who will be marking another year on February 9th.

Happy birthday to Brady Irvin, who will be turning eight on February 13th.

Montgomery events

Weds. Feb 7 Toddler Tales will have an “O is for Owl” themed event at the library from 11 a.m.-noon. The program allows children ages 1-5 to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please pre-register at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Sat. Feb 10 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Adam Room on West Houston Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

Tues. Feb 13 The Montgomery Library’s Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) will have a meeting to help plan upcoming events for teens at 6 p.m. They will also have the opportunity to make suggestions for items they want the library to acquire for circulation.

Tues. Feb. 13 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Building.

Weds. Feb. 14 Toddler Tales will have a “Whoo Do You Love?” owl-themed program from 11-noon.

Thurs. Feb 15 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have a presentation on Henry Hand, the only Montgomery police officer who died in the line of duty. The talk will be given by Fae Herb at 6:30 p.m. in the Adam Room with an open house to follow. The program is free and open to the public.

Fri. Feb. 16 There will be a new program called “Chat & Chew” for teens at the library from 4-5. This informal gathering will allow teenagers to be able get together to socialize and talk about books, fandom, and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks.

Sat. Feb 17 Virtuoso Junior will present their annual play “Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit” in the high school auditorium at 7:00 p.m.