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Montgomery Locals, July 4, 2018

By Staff | Jul 3, 2018

Ever since I was a child, the Fourth of July has been one of my favorite holidays. The freedom that Americans enjoy has been a shining beacon of hope for the world for nearly two and half centuries. We mark the day surrounded by family and friends, enjoy wonderful food, and we all feel like kids again when the sparklers and firecrackers start going off.

I can’t help but wonder how the Founding Fathers felt when the Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia in 1776. I imagine it must have been a time of mixed emotions for some of them because they knew that there could only be two options: freedom in a new nation of their own design, or execution as traitors to the British Empire. They knew that they were in for a costly struggle, with no guarantee of a good outcome. Their courage is rightfully celebrated.

Thankfully they were steadfast in their commitment and America became a free nation. It’s remained that way because every generation since has had individuals who signed up to enlist in the armed forces to defend that freedom. Thank you to everyone who has served our nation. Whether you served in war time or peace time, you risked your life to preserve the American way of life and deserve the profound gratitude of all of your fellow Americans.

THOT “We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed.” Thomas Jefferson

Happy Birthday to Brantley Rider who will be turning three on July 10.

In the event of rain the Montgomery Fireworks will be held on Thursday, July 5.

Information about the Summer Alive program for Montgomery children and teens can be found at SummerAlive.org.

You can “Like” the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page to receive information about weather concerns and emergencies.

The Montgomery Lions Club is welcoming new members. Please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825 to join.

Hometown Hero Banner orders are nearing the deadline for the year. Forms are available at Montgomery Borough Office, the Clinton Township Office, and Montgomery Weis Market.

Montgomery Events

Fri. July 6 Tina Tickle will be hosting a Fairy Garden Party at the Riverside Campground from 4-6 p.m. Make your own Fairy Garden with live plants and incorporate miniature buildings and animals. Cost varies on the size of the terrarium you choose.

Sun. July 8 There will be a Fluid Abstract Art Paint Party at the Riverside Campground from 1-4 p.m.

Mon. July 9 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Tues. July 10 The Montgomery Area Public Library will have a Family Movie Night from 6:00-7:30 pm. Please preregister.

Tues. July 10 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet in the Borough Building at 6:30 pm.

Weds. July 11 There will be a “Dinosaurs Rock!” Family Program at the Montgomery Library at 2:30 p.m. A professional performer will be there.

Fri. July 13 There will be a Fairy Garden Teen Program at the library from 1-2 p.m. Please preregister.