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Montgomery Locals 8/28/2019

By Staff | Aug 28, 2019

JADE HEASLEY/The Luminary The First United Methodist Church of Montgomery held their annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway on Sunday evening, August 18.  The members of the congregation who organized and ran the event are from left: Madison Burleigh, Cassandra Bennett, Deb Shuey, Carrie Bosch, and Mavis Bosch.  About forty-five students attended, and extra supplies are available to those who missed it. Please call the church at 547-6948 and leave a message.

This week has brought the start of another school year and in my opinion, it’s fair game to consider that fall has arrived. Even though it’s not technically autumn until September 23, I’m not letting anyone

rain on my parade. Fall is my favorite season, and I’m looking forward to crisp weather, thick sweaters, falling leaves, Friday night football games at our home field, watching the Red Raider Marching Band, craft

shows, fall festivals, The Pumpkin Roll, Halloween, Virtuoso’s fall play-all of it.

I can’t explain it, but people just seem to be happier in the fall for some reason-not that there aren’t plenty of good people that are happy most of the year, but everyone just seems more content in

the fall. Maybe it’s the optimism that comes with a new school year, perhaps it’s all the sugar from candy corn, or a combination of the two.

Speaking of the new school year, a huge load of thanks goes to the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery for having their annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway. About forty-five students are heading back to school with new backpacks and school supplies because of the church.

They have extras, so if you know of a child who could use a new backpack or some school supplies, please call the church at 547-6948 and leave a message.

THOT “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like

pearls slipping off a string.” Lucy Maud Montgomery

Happy birthday to Brenda Crapser, who will be celebrating her special day on August 30.

If you would like to join the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency,

please call Dennis Gruver at 547-6777. The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency’s Facebook page is updated anytime there is a weather warning or emergency situation. Please follow their page to stay informed of events that will affect the town.

Our local fire companies are in need of volunteers to serve as emergency responders and in behind the scenes support roles. To learn more, please contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380

or the Clinton Township Fire Department at 547-1000.

The Montgomery Lions Club is welcoming new members. To learn more, contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

If you would like a birthday, anniversary, or special event recognized in this column, please leave a message at The Luminary Office at (570) 584-2134 or e-mail it to news@muncyluminary.com; specify that it

belongs in the Montgomery column.

Montgomery Events

Thur. Aug. 29-The Bloodmobile will have a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran “Brick” Church.

Thur. Aug. 29-The Montgomery Varsity Golf team will have a non-league home game at 2 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 3-The Girls Varsity Soccer team will have a home game against Sullivan County at 4:30 p.m.

Wed. Sept. 3-The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have a fundraiser at Muncy Wendy’s from 5-8 p.m.

Fri. Sept. 6-Hometown Hero Banner orders and payment must be given to Fae Herb.

Fri. Sept. 6-The Montgomery Varsity Football team will have a home game against Wellsboro at 7 p.m.