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Montgomery Locals, Jan. 2, 2019

By Staff | Jan 3, 2019

For the past forty-two years Christmas in Montgomery has been much happier because of Nancy Gruver. Nancy volunteers hundreds of hours every year as the head of the Montgomery Christmas Committee and this past year was no exception. She begins her paperwork before Thanksgiving, and she begins taking names the day after Thanksgiving.

During Christmas of 2018 the Montgomery Christmas Committee was able to provide presents to 249 children and 183 families received food for a Christmas meal. Nancy was assisted by about a dozen volunteers to make everything come together. Toy donations came from ‘Toys for Tots’ boxes placed throughout Montgomery and Clinton Township, and monetary donations that came from community members.

Nancy does this work purely out of the goodness of her heart. She said, “I enjoy working for the community, and doing what I can do.” She went on to say that she believes God put her on Earth to take care of people at Christmas time. She enjoys knowing that her efforts are helping children to have a good Christmas.

A huge, heartfelt thank you to Nancy Gruver, the Montgomery Christmas Committee, those who assisted the Committee, and to everyone who made a donation. None of us can truly imagine the impact that good deeds can have in the long run. Long after Christmas Day is over dolls and teddy bears will still be cherished and loved. Toys will be played with, and children will be having fun and expanding their minds with imagination and creativity. Some may even end up choosing a future career based on the fun they had with a toy you donated.

THOT “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

Happy birthday to Sue Byers who will be celebrating her special day on January 6.

Birthday wishes are sent to Sarah Golder who will be commemorating another trip around the sun on January 8.

Congratulations to Ezra Jutsum and Patricia Evans for winning the two scooters in the Montgomery Area Public Library drawing! These eager readers will undoubtedly have fun with their prizes!

Montgomery Events

Fri. Jan. 4 The Mobile Health of Evangelical Bus will be at Surplus Outlet from 7-10 a.m. Fees apply. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 570-768-3200.

Fri. Jan. 4 Career Link’s Mobile Link Bus will be parked in front of the library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the services provided include career services, job matching, and training opportunities.

Mon. Jan. 7 The Clinton Township Supervisors Reorganization meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the Municipal Building.

Tues. Jan. 8 The Clinton Township Auditors meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building.