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Montgomery Locals June 19, 2019

By Staff | Jun 21, 2019

I had plenty of fun last Saturday morning at the Montgomery Area Public Library where I learned how to make a galaxy rock refrigerator magnet. Thankfully no previous art skills were required. Librarian Nicole Loffredo gave instructions on the three different types of simple but effective painting techniques used to create the starry effects.

It was a fun activity, I got to learn a new skill and it was nice to chat with the others who were also painting. It was free and all of the paints and materials were provided. The next time the library offers a craft activity for adults, I encourage you to attend. It’s always nice to learn something and get to know your fellow townsfolk better. And you get to leave with a project you created as a souvenir.

Plenty of activities are going on at the library this summer, but if you have kids or grandkids be sure to sign them up for Summer Reading if you haven’t already. This summer the library has been given some children’s bikes as prizes for a drawing for Summer Reading participants. Be sure to stop in and talk to Nicole or Cynthia for details.

THOT “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” Laura Bush

Happy birthday to Lori Shuck, who will be celebrating her special day on June 20.

Happy anniversary to Seth and Danielle Heasley, who will be marking eleven years of marriage on June 21.

Birthday wishes go to Joseph Winters, who will be commemorating another trip around the sun on June 22.

The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is accepting vendor space requests for this year’s Fall Festival, which will be held on Saturday, October 5. Please email the fire company at mvfc13@gmail.com to receive an application.

Children ages 6-18 can participate in the Summer Alive program which is running from now until July 25. Free breakfast and lunch are provided, with lots of opportunities to learn and play. For more information please visit www.summeralive.org.

Our local fire companies are in need of volunteers. If you are able to serve as an emergency responder or can help out as a non-emergency support person 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 join the Montgomery Lions Club please call Roger McRae at 570-971-2825.

Montgomery Events

Thurs. June 20 The Montgomery Area Historical Society’s Third Thursday program will be “Sharing Stories of the 1972 Agnes Flood.” Dennis Gruver was a member of Montgomery’s Civil Defense in 1972 that helped assist the community in the disaster. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories and photos of the flood, which was the worst one in Montgomery’s history. The talk begins at 6:30 in the Adam Room with an Open House to follow. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Fri. June 21 The Montgomery library will be visited by a professional performer at 2 p.m. The entire family is welcome to come and join in the fun!

Sat. June 22 The Oak Grove Community Center will have a Garden Tractor Pull and Chicken BBQ dinner. The dinner will be from noon until 6 p.m. Tractor pull registration opens at 2 p.m. and the pull begins at 4 p.m.

Mon. June 24 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30.

Tues. June 25 The library will have Teen Craft Night from 6-7 p.m. The featured project will be Galaxy Jars. Ages 12-17 are welcome.

Weds. June 26 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon for ages 1-6. Children can enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Pre-register at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Thurs. June 27 The Montgomery Community Development Corps will meet in the Adam Room at 7 p.m.

Fri. Jun. 28 There will be a Balloon Rocket Race family program at the library from 5-6 p.m. Come and make a rocket that will be powered with a balloon, string, and straw. Materials are provided.