Montgomery Locals, Oct. 31
It’s hard to believe that this week marks the passing of October into November. What happened to 2018? Maybe it’s because we’ve spent most of the year indoors and looking out the window hoping the rain would stop, but it seems like this year has flown! I actually began Christmas shopping a few weeks ago and have stocked up on cards and gift tags this past week. The Christmas flyers and catalogs have been coming in the mail. And maybe it’s just me, but I can’t help but chuckle when I walk into a store and see Halloween candy, Thanksgiving decorations, and Christmas ornaments displayed next to each other. But I can’t deny that I’m excited for the holidays.
In the next two months there will be plenty of holiday activities around town to keep busy with. The library always has plenty of family friendly activities with holiday themes. The Lions Club will be having their annual Thanksgiving Dinner; we have the Christmas parade that will welcome Santa Claus to town; and the Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House and Christmas Candlelight Service at the Stone Church. And of course we will be able to make plenty of spirits bright by donating toys to the Montgomery Christmas Committee.
I know we’re all busy, but let’s try to attend as many town events as we can. Realistically with our schedules we can’t do everything, but let’s make some good memories and take lots of pictures to remember this unique time in our lives. Life changes in the blink of an eye, and time is flying by quickly.
THOT “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different.” C.S. Lewis
Happy birthday to Bo Steward, who will be celebrating another year on November 6.
The Clinton Township Fire Department and the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company are looking for volunteers. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company has volunteer positions open for Active Members to serve in rescue positions such as firefighters and EMTs, for Social Members to help with fundraising events, and Junior Firefighters for ages 14-18 who are trained to become active members when they turn 18. They are also looking to recruit anyone with specialized skills that could serve as a chaplain, photographer, plumber, carpenter, etc. Please contact the fire company you would like to serve to find out more information. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s number is 547-1380. The Clinton Township Fire Department’s number is 547-1000.
The Montgomery Lions Club is accepting new members. If you are interested in joining please call 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.
Fri. Nov. 2 CareerLink Mobile will be parked in front of Montgomery Library from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 4 There will be an All You Can Eat Breakfast at the Oak Grove Community Center from 8-11 a.m. The menu includes French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, biscuits, fried potatoes, fruit, and beverages.
Sat. Nov. 10 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have the Adam Room open from 10 am-1 pm. The Adam Room is located at 3 West Houston Avenue below the library. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Sat. Nov. 10 Tina Tickle will be having a slate painting event at Riverside Campground at 2 p.m. Students will learn how to paint a pumpkin on an antique roof slate. Supplies are included with cost. Seats are limited so call 547-6007 for reservations.