Montgomery Locals Mar. 14, 2018
St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland is often acknowledged in the United States and around the world.
Patrick was born in Roman Britain around 387. While specific details of his life vary from source to source, they all indicate that he was born into a religious family, and around the age of fourteen he was kidnapped by a group of Irish pirates who sold him into slavery. He spent six years in Ireland working as a shepherd until he had a dream that God told him to escape from slavery and showed him the Irish coast. A few days later, he was at the Irish coast and was able to escape with a group of sailors heading to England. Having secured his freedom, sometime later, he had another dream that God wanted him to go back to Ireland and spread the gospel to the largely pagan nation. He became a priest and spent the next forty years in Ireland converting thousands of people to Christianity and planting churches, using the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity. He continued his work until his death on March 17, 461.
THOT “I see that already in this present world I am exalted above measure by the Lord. And I was not worthy nor such a one as that He should grant this to me, since I know most surely that poverty and affliction become me better than delights and riches.” Saint Patrick
Lots of loving birthday wishes go to Addison Heasley, who will be celebrating her 14th birthday on March 15th.
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The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts timely updates about weather warnings, river levels, and emergency alerts on Facebook and their webpage. You can find them at www.facebook.com/MontgomeryEmergencyManagementAgency/ and www.montgomeryboroughema.org/.
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company has announced that the carnival will be held May 7-12.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please contact Roger McRae at 570-971-2825.
You can receive a 15 percent discount on a Hometown Hero banner until April 6th. Order forms are available at the Montgomery Borough Office, Montgomery Weis Market, and the Clinton Township Office.
Thurs. Mar.15 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will be having an open forum for former employees of Montgomery Mills to share their memories. The event begins at 6:30 pm in the Adam Room with an Open House to follow. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Fri Mar. 16 Teen Chat and Chew will be held at the library from 4-5 p.m. Teens can gather to discuss books and movies. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.
Sat. Mar.17 The Clinton Baptist Church will hold a free Community Lunch from 12-2 p.m.
Sat. Mar.17 The First United Methodist Church will have an All You Can Eat Lasagna Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Take-outs will also be available. Meat and veggie lasagna, salad, and desserts are included. Additional pans of sticky buns, half-dozen packages of raisin filled cookies, and Girl Scout cookies will be available for purchase. Pre-orders can be made at 547-6948.
Tues. Mar. 20 The Montgomery Public library will have Teen Movie Night from 4-6 p.m. The featured film will be “The Fifth Wave” and popcorn will be provided.
Weds. Mar. 21 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-12.