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Montgomery Locals Mar. 13, 2019

By Staff | Mar 14, 2019

Members of the Montgomery Red Raider Band showed off their cooking and hospitality skills last Saturday as they hosted a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle fundraiser at the Brick Church. Band parents also participated in the event by helping out in the kitchen. Guests were greeted with big smiles and hearty thanks for supporting the band. The members range from grades seven through twelve and were raising money for a trip to perform in Williamsburg, Virginia in May. The three-day trip will include two performances, one in Williamsburg and one in front of Busch Gardens. The group is looking forward to the trip, and Drum Major Whitney Bolden said, “We’re all very excited about it.” In addition to performing, they will have some time for some additional activities, including a ghost tour and some go-carting.

It sounds like the month of May is going to be a busy one for our town’s musically talented young people. Every year for decades the band has performed in the Memorial Day Parade and Service, which will be a few weeks after the band returns.

THOT – “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates

Loads of happy birthday wishes go to Addison Heasley, who will be turning fifteen on March 15. Have a wonderful year, Addi!

Tickets for Virtuoso’s Spring Musical “Mama Mia!” are now for sale at www.showtix4u.com. The performances will be held in the high school auditorium on April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee on April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets for each show will be available online until two hours before the show, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Our local fire companies need volunteers to assist in a variety of roles. If you are interested in learning more information, please call the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1000.

Montgomery Events

Mon. Mar. 18 Construction Club will meet at the Montgomery Area Public Library from 4:30-5:30.

Mon. Mar. 18 A Community Garden Meeting will be held at the Borough Office at 7 p.m.

Weds. Mar. 20 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon for children ages 1-5. Please accompany your child and preregister at 547-6212.

Thurs. Mar. 21 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have their Third Thursday Talk at 6:30 p.m. The featured speaker will be Fae Herb, and she will be talking about the Soldier’s Monument at Fairview Cemetery as well as the Hero’s Memorial Scrapbook she has been working on to honor Montgomery’s Fallen Servicemen. An open house will follow.