Montgomery Locals, Aug. 29, 2018m
This summer has been a busy one in Montgomery, with lots of opportunities for residents of all ages to learn, grow, and have fun despite being the rainiest summer that most of us have ever endured!
Four local residents deserve special mention for being winners of the Montgomery Area Public Library’s Summer Reading Contest: Ali Herb, Maria Evans, Dax Heiges, and Kylie Beck. They all received Libraries Rock! prize bags for their efforts. Great job, kids! Keep up the fantastic work! Additionally, every child who handed in a reading log got some treats as well. Librarian Nicole Loffredo and assistant librarian Cynthia Bryan also deserve recognition for the many events held by the library this summer. Their dedication to make the library a fun and busy place is a wonderful asset for Montgomery.
Summer Alive kept children busy as well. The program continues to grow in popularity and children had the opportunity to learn practical skills, stretch and grow their creativity, and have plenty of fun in the process. Thank you to the many volunteers who keep this program a success.
This summer has also seen the forming of Red Raider Rocks, which has grown to over 200 members. Nearly every day people are getting on Facebook and posting pictures of rocks that they have painted while others are posting pictures of rocks that they have found. This ongoing activity is being enjoyed by children and adults who have been having fun painting and hiding, as well as finding.
Many thanks to the brave souls in the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and the Clinton Township Fire Company for everything they have done in Montgomery and in local communities in the past few weeks. Both organizations assisted in water rescues during the recent flash floods, and I will forever be in awe of those who voluntarily risk bodily harm to help strangers.
As the local children head back to school and fall sports are about to begin, let’s encourage young people to do their best. But let’s also set an example for them by aspiring to be our best, too.
THOT “The greatest crime in the world is to not develop your own potential.” Roger Williams
Lots of happy birthday wishes go to Levi Heasley, who will be turning two on August 30th.
Happy birthday to Brenda Crapser, who will be celebrating her special day on August 30th.
The Montgomery Area Public Library, the Montgomery Borough Office, and the Clinton Township Office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in honor of Labor Day.
The deadline for this year’s Hometown Hero banner orders is September 6th. Order forms are available at Montgomery Weis Market, the Montgomery Borough Office, and the Clinton Township Office.
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company Fall Festvial will be held at the carnival grounds on October 13th. If you are interested in being a vendor, please register by e-mail at MVFC13@gmail.com. An early bird discount is available until September 29th.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
If you would like a birthday, anniversary, or special event recognized in this column, please leave a message at The Luminary Office at 584-0111 or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat. Sept. 1 The Michelle Bolton and James “Jake” Dougherty Craft Fair will be held at the carnival grounds from 10 am-3:30 pm. The event is a fundraiser to provide scholarships for two Montgomery graduates.
Fri. Sept. 7 The Library will hold Teen Game Night from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Sat. Sept. 8 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have the Adam Room open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 11the 18th annual 9-11 Memorial Ride returns starting at 5:15 with lineup at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Co. on Rt/ 54