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Montgomery Locals June 26, 2019

By Staff | Jun 26, 2019

Montgomery has a new charity called The Good Steward that has been co-founded by Blair Steward and Marissa Rojas. “Our mission is to bring awareness to the needs of everyday living for women and children at the Wise Options Center,” according to The Good Steward’s official Facebook page.

They have placed a donation barrel in Cole’s Coffee, Craft, and Consignment, located at 10 South Main Street in Montgomery. The community is invited to place items in The Good Steward barrel which is delivered to Wise Options every week. The Good Steward focuses on providing for the physical needs of women and children who have been threatened or abused and are currently living in a shelter.

Blair commented, “It’s very rewarding to see the response from the town. I knew we’d see some love but the barrel has been full every week.” Marissa agreed, “Honestly, what I enjoy most is seeing how many people participate in providing donations for the charity. It’s wonderful to see how many people we have reached and helped so far and I hope to continue being able to provide weekly donations.”

If you would like to make a donation, Blair said the shelter is currently most in need of towels and extra long twin bed sheets. He also said that there is an ongoing need for hygiene products.

Items can be dropped off at Coles Coffee, Craft, and Consignment during business hours.

THOT “I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” Stephen Grellet.

The Montgomery Borough Office and the Montgomery Water Authority will be closed July4-5.

The Clinton Township Office will be closed on July 4.

The Summer Alive program is in need of prizes for their weekly Bingo games. If you are willing and able to donate some new or gently used prizes that would appeal to children ages 5-15 please drop them off at the enclosed yellow pavilion at Montgomery Park from 7:15-1:30 Mondays through Thursdays. The Summer Alive program provides a host of fun learning and artistic opportunities, as well as free breakfast and lunch to youth ages 6-18 in Montgomery Park. The program runs Mondays-Thursdays from 8:45 am-12:45 p.m. until July 25. Visit www.summeralive.org for more information.

It has been announced that the Elimsport Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the Elimsport United Methodist Church. If you are interested in being a craft show vendor please visit the festival’s official Facebook page for more details.

If you are able to volunteer as a first responder or a non-emergency support person to one of our local fire departments, call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Company at 547-1000. Volunteers are always needed.

The Montgomery Lions Club is welcoming new members. Please contact Roger McRae at 570-971-2825 to learn more.

Montgomery Events

Thurs. June 27 The Montgomery Community Development Corps meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Adam Room on West Houston Avenue.

Fri. June 28 The library will hold a Balloon Rocket Race event from 5-6 p.m. The whole family is welcome, the event is free, and materials are provided. Learn how to make your own balloon-powered rocket and send it soaring through the library!

Weds. July 3 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon for children ages 1-6. Children will enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please preregister by calling 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Weds. July 3 Montgomery’s fireworks will be held at the carnival grounds at dusk, around 9:30 p.m. In the event of rain they will be postponed until July 5.

Thurs. July 4 Happy Independence Day!