homepage logo

Montgomery Locals July 31, 2019

By Staff | Jul 31, 2019

The First United Methodist Church on Houston Avenue is preparing for their Backpack and School Supply giveaway, which will be happening on Sunday, August 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (or while supplies last). The event is the week before Montgomery’s first day of school on Monday, August 26.

The Backpack Giveaway has been happening for eight years, and in 2016 the church began providing a generous variety of new school supplies as well. The church members give backpacks and supplies and gladly accept donations from anyone who wishes to participate in giving. The church opens their doors to any student in the community who needs a new backpack and school supplies. Students are welcome to choose their own brand-new backpack and then fill it with their choice of school supplies. The variety of options, from supplies to the styles of backpacks, are meant to appeal to the tastes and academic needs of children in elementary school to teenagers in high school.

In addition to accepting donations from the members of the congregation and townsfolk, the church has been doing hoagie sales to raise funds for the needed items.

If you would like to donate anything to the giveaway, please contact the church at (570) 547-6948.

THOT “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” Abraham Lincoln

Happy birthday to Gary Yocum, who will be celebrating his birthday on August 3.

Tony Harman will be commemorating another trip around the sun on August 3. Many happy returns, Tony!

Birthday wishes go to Danielle Heasley, who will be marking her special day on August 4.

Montgomery Area High School has announced that Red Raider Night for fall sports will be held on August 21 at the football stadium at 7 pm.

Our local fire companies are in need of volunteers to serve in a variety of roles, from first responders to non-emergency support roles. For more information, please contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Company at 547-1000.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page provides important information about weather that will affect the town. From warnings up to a day in advance, rising river levels, and emergency information and instructions, please follow their page to get these crucial updates.

Hometown Hero banner order forms are available at the Montgomery Borough Office and Montgomery Weis Market. Orders and money must be turned in to Fae Herb by September 6. The cost is $210.

If you would like to join the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825. The Lions Club International is the world’s largest social service organization and the Montgomery Lions Club organizes many community events throughout the year and does lots of work to benefit local charities.

Montgomery Events

Weds. Jul. 31 A Shark Week family activity will be held at the Montgomery Area Public Library from 11 a.m-noon.

Fri. Aug. 2 The library will have a Teen and Adult Galaxy Canvas Painting class from 5-6 p.m. Please call the library at 570-547-6212 or send a Facebook message to register.

Sun. Aug. 4 The Oak Grove Community Center in Elimsport will have an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. The menu includes: French toast, pancakes, biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage, bacon, fried potatoes, eggs, toast, fruit, and beverages.

Tues. Aug. 6 Montgomery Borough will hold National Night Out at the park. Please watch the Borough web page for the time and details to be announced.

Sat. Aug. 10 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. in the Adam Room Museum. The event is free and the public is welcome.