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Montgomery Locals, Nov. 7, 2018

By Staff | Nov 7, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks two significant events in our country. It is Veteran’s Day, and it’s the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that brought World War I to an end.

We owe our thanks and gratitude to every veteran of the United States Armed Forces for everything we have in our lives. Our freedom of religion, of speech, of press, and all of the rights that were first established by our Founding Fathers have remained because of the brave men and women who have worked and sacrificed to keep our freedoms a reality.

My sincere and profound thanks go to every veteran for what you have done. Every act of service you performed in the military, whether it was on the front lines or filing paperwork, you followed the orders that you were given and that has contributed to the safety, wellbeing, and freedom of the American people today. Whether you served in wartime or peacetime your devotion to your nation is humbling and we owe you a debt that can’t ever be paid. The fact that you were willing to surrender your life if called upon to do so is too noble and honorable to be expressed in words. I give you my deepest thanks, but I know that I can never thank you enough.

THOT “Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” Harry S Truman

A very warm welcome to the world is extended to little Miss Briella Rose Steward, who made her grand debut on October 29th. Her proud parents are Felicia Phillips and Blair Steward.

Happy birthday to Shawn Harman, who is celebrating another year on November 8th.

The Montgomery Area Public Library is searching for people who would like to become members of the Library Board. Interested persons should love books, have creative ideas, and be willing to volunteer at library events. For more information please call the library at 547-6212 or stop by.

The Montgomery Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m. The Lions Club is welcoming registration for floats. If you would like to register please call George Nash at 570-244-6715.

If you would like to join the Montgomery Lions Club please contact Roger McRae at 570-971-2825.

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company is in need of volunteers. If you are interested please call their non-emergency number for more information. The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company can be reached at 547-1380. The Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company can be reached at 547-1000.

Montgomery Events

Fri. Nov. 9 Teen Chat and Chew will be held at the library at 4:30. It’s an opportunity for young people ages 12-17 to discuss books, film, and pop culture. Refreshments will be provided.

Sat. Nov. 10 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House in the Adam Room from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mon. Nov. 12 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet at the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Nov. 13 Family Movie Night will be held at the library from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Please preregister.

Tues. Nov. 13 The Montgomery Borough Council will meet in the Borough Building at 6:30 p.m.

Weds. Nov. 14 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon.

Thurs. Nov. 15 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have their Third Thursday Talk in the Adam Room. The speaker will be Sun-Gazette Correspondent Mike Reuther who will be presenting the story of Montgomery’s own Byron “Rube” Yarrison who was the first person from the area to play Major League Baseball. The program will begin at 6:30 and an Open House will follow. Admission is free and the public is welcome.