Montgomery Locals June 5, 2019
Montgomery’s official town slogan, “Growing Toward Tomorrow,” was certainly alive and well at the high school’s commencement ceremony last week. It’s truly astounding to think how much has been accomplished by Montgomery alumni and will continue to be in the future. Our outstanding school system is certainly a point of pride for our town.
Montgomery’s first graduating class in 1905 had only five seniors. The eight room school they attended on East Houston Avenue wasn’t large enough for a commencement ceremony, so it was held in the Montgomery Opera House. It was reportedly a packed house and the audience was made up not only of family members of the senior class, but also of local townsfolk who had never had the opportunity to witness a graduation and were curious to see one for themselves.
The high school has certainly grown and changed a lot over the years, and our town and society has changed with it. Hearing the many brief but wisdom-packed words for the seniors was inspiring. As they turn the page to a new chapter in their lives, it was a beautiful thing to remember that as adults in a free society we have the power to begin a new chapter in our lives anytime we choose.
THOT “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Rob Siltanen
Many, many congratulations to the Montgomery Area High School Class of 2019. Best wishes as you create the future of your dreams.
Boatloads of birthday wishes go to Silas Heasley, who will be turning 7 on June 6.
Sympathy is extended to the Montgomery Police Department and to the family and friends of Officer Angel McLaughlin, who passed away on June 1 after her battle with cancer. Officer McLaughlin served as a member of the Montgomery Police for five years. She will be remembered for the kindness and professionalism she exhibited while serving the community.
The Summer Alive Program began at Montgomery Park on June 3 and will run until July 25. The program runs from 8:45 am-12:15 pm Mondays through Thursdays for ages 6-18. Breakfast and lunch are provided. For more information please visit www.summeralive.org.
Our local fire companies are in need of volunteers. Positions for emergency responders as well as behind-the-scenes, non-emergency supporters are available. To learn more, please contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Company at 547-1000.
If you would like to become a member of the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae at 570-971-2825 to learn more.
Sat. June 8 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have the Adam Room museum open to the public from 10-1.
Sat. June 8 The Tri-Town Relay for Life will run from 10 a.m. -11 p.m. at the Montgomery Athletic Complex Football Stadium. The Survivor and Memory Walk begins at 6 p.m., the Luminary Service begins at 9 p.m. Live entertainment and a car show will be featured throughout the day.
Mon. June 10 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30.
Tues. Jun. 11 A new group called Rockets will be forming at the Montgomery Area Public Library for ages 7-11. The Rockets will be making Constellation Scopes from 2-3 p.m.
Tues. June 11 Family Movie Night will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the library.
Weds. June 12 The library will have Toddler Tales from 11-noon for ages 1-6. Children will enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please preregister at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.
Sat. June 15 A craft activity will be held at the library for adults at 11 a.m. Come and learn how to make a galaxy refrigerator magnet.
Sat. June 15 The library will have Story Time at the Park for families at 1-2 p.m. There will be a story, moon paint making, and hula hoop games (the event is weather permitting).