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Montgomery Locals, Jan. 16, 2019

By Staff | Jan 16, 2019

This month marks the beginning of two new groups that are forming at the Montgomery Area Public Library.

The first is called Construction Club and it allows school-aged children to get together and build things. The meetings will be split into two parts. The kids will be given free time to build things of their own choosing from a variety of provided materials, and then a challenge will be given for them to build different objects from specific materials. The program is free and is a great opportunity for kids to make new friends, learn, and have fun. The first meeting will be held on January 21 at 4:30 p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

The second group is called Nifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters. They will be meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for adults to get together and enjoy social time as they work independently on projects of their own choosing. Participants should bring their own materials. Their next gathering will be held on January 28.

THOT “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams

Happy birthday to Blair Steward, who will be celebrating another year on January 17.

Birthday wishes go to Molly Slattery, who will be marking her special day on January 18.

Michele Foresman has a birthday on January 21. Many happy returns, Michele!

A Hoffman’s Take-and-Bake Pizza and Pre-cooked Wings fundraiser is currently being held by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. Orders can be placed by talking to any member or by emailing the station at mvfc13@gmail.com. Pick-up will begin at the fire station at 2 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3.

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company and the Clinton Township Fire Company need volunteers to help out in a variety of roles. Please contact either fire company if interested. Montgomery’s number is 547-1380 and Clinton Township’s is 547-1000.

The Montgomery Lions Club is accepting new members. Contact Roger McRae at 570-971-2825 for more information.

Montgomery Locals

Thurs. Jan. 17 The boys varsity basketball team will play a 6 p.m. home game against Line Mountain.

Thurs. Jan. 17 The Montgomery Area Historical Society’s Third Thursday Talk will be about Byron “Rube” Yarrison, a Montgomery native who played professional baseball in the 1920s. The presentation will be given by Larry Stout in the Adam Room at 6:30. An open house will follow.

Fri. Jan. 18 The library will have Family Story Time at 5 p.m.

Fri. Jan. 18 The girls varsity basketball team will play a 6 p.m. home game against Millville.

Sat. Jan. 19 Virtuoso Junior will present two short plays in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. The first is “Three of an Unlikely Kind” followed by “Bestest Bedtime Stories as Told by Our Grandpa and He’s Silly.” Virtuoso Junior is made up of seventh and eighth graders. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Mon. Jan. 21 Construction Club will have its first meeting at the library at 4:30. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Mon. Jan. 21 Susan Andrews will be holding a meeting about the Montgomery Community Garden at 7 p.m. in the Borough Office. A talk will be given about starting seeds, plant set-up, and planting season. Please visit the Borough website for more information about the Community Garden.

Tues. Jan. 22 The Bloodmobile will be at St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church from 1-6 p.m.

Weds. Jan. 23 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon.

Weds. Jan. 23 The boys varsity basketball team will play a home game against Benton at 6 p.m.

Thurs. Jan. 24 The Montgomery Community Development Corporation will be having a “Kicking Off 2019” meeting at 6:30 in the Adam Room.

Fri. Jan. 25 The girls varsity basketball team will play a home game against Muncy at 6 p.m.