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Montgomery Locals, July 11, 2018

By Staff | Jul 11, 2018

It’s hard to believe that summer is halfway through, and thankfully the heat wave with the stifling humidity has finally broken. We’ve heard a lot of safety tips relating to the heat lately, but here are some other summer safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and healthy:

Make sure your first aid kit is not only stocked up, but that all of the items in them are within date. In addition to using sun block, keep aloe gel in the house. Make sure fires are completely extinguished. Test your smoke detectors and put fresh batteries in them if needed.

Stay off your cell phone if your children are swimming. Drowning is silent. If a person is in trouble in the water, human instinct is to inhale if they can get their head above water, not to yell for help.

Stay off your cell phone when your children are playing in a public place. Keep your eyes on them at all times. This help to prevent playground injuries. Also, frightening videos have appeared online of social experiments where children willing leave with strangers in a matter of seconds while their parents are on their phones.

And follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency page on Facebook. They post up-to-date alerts about floods and storms.

THOT “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles Swindoll

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company once again gave our town a spectacular fireworks display last week! This beloved annual tradition is certainly one of the best nights of the year in Montgomery!

Many warm birthday wishes go to Donna Yocum who will be celebrating her special day on July 12th. May you have the best year yet, Donna!

If you want to be a part of the Montgomery Lions Club please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

Hometown Hero Banners will be due in August. Forms are still available at Montgomery Weis Market, the Montgomery Borough Office, and the Clinton Township Fire Department.

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.

Montgomery events:

Fri. July 13 The Montgomery Public Library will have a Teen Fairy Garden Program from 1-2 p.m. Please preregister.

Fri. July 13 Tina Tickle will be hosting at Fairy Garden Party from 4-6 p.m. at the Riverside Campground.

Sat. July 14 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have the Adam Room open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sun. July 15 Tina Tickle will host a Fluid Paint Party at the Riverside Campground from 1-4 p.m.

Tues. July 17 The Rocking Rollers will meet at the library from 2-3 p.m. Children ages 7-11 are welcome to come and make their own guitars. Please preregister and plan to accompany your child.

Weds. July 18 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon. For the summer the age limit for Toddler Tales has been extended to include children ages 1-6. The theme will be “Kindness Rocks.” Please preregister and plan to accompany your child.

Thurs. July 19 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have a program about the Last Raft Accident at 6:30 p.m. in the Adam Room. Bill Poulton from the Muncy Historical Society will give a presentation based on the event taken directly from the raft’s log book that will make the listeners feel like they are there experiencing the event first hand. An Open House will follow. The event is free and open to the public.