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Montgomery Locals, Aug. 22, 2018m

By Staff | Aug 22, 2018

Back to school season always makes me feel sentimental. When I was a child the first sure sign that school was about to start was when the homeroom lists were posted in the windows of Adam’s Print Shop.

The other sure sign was back to school shopping. There was a trip to the mall to get new high tops, stone washed jeans, and neon colored shirts. I can still remember picking out my first lunch box at Gee Bees, a metal one emblazoned with The Muppet Babies that had a matching Kermit thermos. I can also remember the thrill of picking out cool pencils, and then taking them home and sharpening them before packing them in my pencil box. Looking back, I probably would have saved a lot of time by waiting until homeroom on the first day and sharpening them in the hand-cranked sharpeners that were drilled into the wall. All these years later I can still hear that sound.

The other big event was making a trip over the mountain in the family station wagon to Hill’s Department Store to pick out school supplies. The biggest thrill of back to school shopping was getting a new Trapper Keeper the ultimate symbol of 1980s classroom coolness.

It’s funny how the seemingly simple things in life end up being such warm memories. Sure, I have great memories of Christmas mornings, birthday parties, and family vacations but it’s the small day to day things that come to mind most often. It’s a good reminder to treat every day for the gift that it is especially for the children in your family. The smallest thing might become one of the memories that they cherish for the rest of their lives.

THOT “The future is yet an untrodden path full of wonderful possibilities.” Lucy Maud Montgomery

Happy birthday wishes go to Kate Bashista, who will be a year younger on August 26th.

Happy birthday to Brenda Harman, who will be celebrating her special day on August 27th.

The first day of school is August 27th. Many wishes for a great year for all students, faculty, and staff!

It has been announced that this year’s 9/11 Ride festivities will run from 10 am until 10 pm on September 11th. The Memorial Service will begin at 5 pm, the ride will begin at 6 pm.

If you would like to be a vendor at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s Fall Festival, registrations must be received by September 29th for an early bird discount. All registrations must be submitted by email to MVFC13@gmail.com. The Fall Festival will be held on October 13th.

Hometown Hero Banner order forms must be given to Fae Herb by September 6th. Forms can be found at the Montgomery Borough Office, the Clinton Township Office, and Montgomery Weis Market.

The Montgomery Lions Club is seeking to expand its membership. If you would like to join or want more information, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

Montgomery Events

Mon. Aug. 27 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet at the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Sat. Sept. 1 The Michelle Bolton and James “Jake” Dougherty Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Carnival Grounds. The proceeds from the event will raise funds for two scholarships for Montgomery seniors.