Montgomery Locals, Jan. 9, 2019
When I look back at 2018, the first word that comes to mind is “drenched.” It was certainly a challenging year with the weather and Montgomery had to deal with more than its fair share of flooding. Not surprisingly, central Pennsylvania got more inches of rain in 2018 than in any other year since records were first kept in the 1800s. It only seemed fitting that we got hit with so much rain on New Year’s Eve! What a symbolic way to close out the year (at least it wasn’t snow).
While I’m thankful there wasn’t a major flood this year like the town experienced in 2011 or 1996, it was still difficult for many people who lived along the creeks or had their commutes interrupted numerous times over the summer. My thanks again to the volunteers of the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency who had to manually take the river readings in horrible weather to keep us updated on the conditions.
However, I’ll try not to complain too much if it means we can finish out the winter without too many snowfalls. As much as I love Pennsylvania, I’m not a fan of ice and bitterly cold temperatures.
Another thing to be happy about is that the days are getting longer. I am ready for warm weather and hopefully a much drier summer than we had last year! We didn’t really get much of a summer last year due to the rain, so I think we should all double up our efforts this year to make up for everything we missed last year. Bring on the sunshine, lightning bugs, and campfires!
THOT “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman
Congratulations to Ariyannah Creamer for winning the Peace Poster contest that was held by the Montgomery Lions Club. The posters were created by Mrs. Sampsell’s 7th grade art class. A display was recently held at the Montgomery Area Public Library.
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for a Hoffman’s Take-and-Bake Pizza and pre-cooked wings fundraiser for Super Bowl Sunday, February 3rd. Pick-up begins at 2 pm. To place an order, see any member or e-mail the station at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and the Clinton Township Fire Company are both in need of volunteers. Opportunities are available for people to serve as both emergency responders and to serve in various roles behind the scenes. If interested in serving either company, please call their non-emergency numbers for more information. Montgomery can be reached at 547-1380 and Clinton Township can be reached at 547-1000.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
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Wed. Jan. 9 Montgomery Area Little League will have spring baseball signups at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Hall from 6-8 pm.
Thur. Jan. 10 The varsity wrestling team will have a home match against Sugar Valley at 7 pm.
Sat. Jan. 12 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House in the Adam Room from 10 am-1 pm.
Sun. Jan. 13 Montgomery Area Little League will have their final signups for spring baseball at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Hall from 6-8 pm.
Wed. Jan. 16 The girls varsity basketball team will have a home game against St. John Neumann at 6 pm.
Thur. Jan. 17 The boys varsity basketball team will have a home game against Line Mountain at 6 pm.
Thur. Jan. 17 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have a Third Thursday Talk in the Adam Room at 6:30. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend.
Fri. Jan. 18 The girls varsity basketball team will have a home game against Millville at 6 pm.