Montgomery Locals, Aug. 8, 2018
Montgomery has a new activity group called Red Raider Rocks. The organization is open to anyone in the community who wants to join. Red Raider Rocks may best be described as part treasure hunt and part art project. Participants are asked to paint small rocks on top with artwork of their own choosing, and on the bottom paint the words “Red Raider Rocks.” They can hide the painted rocks around the community for others to find. Those who find the rocks are welcome to keep them, or re-hide them for others to find. There is a Red Raider Rocks Facebook page where people can join, and they are asked to post pictures of the rocks they find and whether they will keep or re-hide it.
There are only a few rules that the group is requesting that people follow: please hide rocks in public places unless you have permission from a property owner or business owner to hide it on their land, and please show respect to our fallen service members by not hiding them at the War Memorial in Montgomery Park.
The group was started by Montgomery resident Chelsea Bennett, who set up the group’s Facebook page on July 26th. It has grown to 127 members by press time. She was inspired by a similar local group called Williamsport Rocks that is providing a good way for families to have fun together. Chelsea talked to some other people around Montgomery who liked the idea and thought it sounded like fun. She said that her hopes of starting Red Raider Rocks will foster a sense of community here in Montgomery. She added that she would like to see more people in the community become involved with the group and that everyone is welcome to participate.
THOT “Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.” Randy Pausch
Happy birthday to little Miss Georgie Solano, who is turning four on August 9th.
Lots of loving wishes for a happy birthday go to McKenzie Heasley, who will be celebrating her “Sweet Sixteen” on August 12th. I hope you have the best year yet, McKenzie!
Hometown Hero Banner orders are still being accepted. Forms are available at The Clinton Township Office, the Montgomery Borough Office, and Montgomery Weis Market.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
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Fri. Aug 10 Summer Reading Logs are due at the library. Be sure to get them handed in to be eligible for prizes!
Sat. Aug. 11 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House from 10 am-1 pm in the Adam Room.
Sun. Aug 12 The 99th annual Gruver Family Reunion will be held at the Elimsport Methodist Church at 12:30 pm. Place settings will be provided, and it’s requested that family members please bring a dish and drink to share. Please bring a wrapped gift for Bingo, and a jar filled with something you have counted that will be given away to the winner. Bring a list of any family events for the secretary.
Mon. Aug. 13 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet at the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.
Tues. Aug. 14 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet in the Borough Building at 6:30 p.m.
Weds. Aug. 15 The Mobile Health Bus of Evangelical will be at Surplus Outlet in Montgomery from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Physicians fees apply. To learn about the services available, please call 1-833-251-0187 or visit www.evanhospital.com/MobileHealth. o book an appointment, please call 570-473-0545.
Thurs. Aug. 16 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have its Third Thursday program in the Adam Room at 6:30. The featured speaker will be Barry Rake, who will talk about the history of Montgomery Little League. Montgomery has the second oldest Little League charter in the world. The Historical Society would like for former Montgomery Little League players and coaches to attend and share their stories. An Open House will follow. All Historical Society programs are free and open to the public.
Sat. Aug. 18 There will be a free Community Lunch at the Clinton Baptist Church from 12-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.