Montgomery Locals 9/11/2019
Today is a solemn day of remembrance in our nation’s history. Eighteen years ago today thousands of innocent Americans set about their day never imagining they would fall victim to a horrific act of terrorism. Tragically, September 11, 2001 is still claiming victims as initial survivors and first responders are suffering from fatal illnesses that developed from exposure to debris during rescue and clean-up efforts. Thousands of American servicemen and servicewomen have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan in the wars that followed that day.
It’s difficult to fully comprehend the magnitude that the September 11th attacks had on our nation. There are countless young American adults who are too young to remember what happened that day, or can’t imagine a time when America wasn’t at war. So for those of us who are old enough to remember, it’s our responsibility to educate the younger generation of the significance of that day.
THOT “There are terrible, terrible memories of September 11th, things that I saw, people that I lost, the devastation, the identification of bodies. I mean, all these memories come back to you at different times. And then the other side of it this tremendous response with the firefighters and the police officers saving people, the rescue workers.” Rudy Giuliani
Happy birthday to Jason McQuay, who will be celebrating his big day on September 13.
The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company Pumpkin Roll will be held on Saturday, October 5. Tickets can be purchased from any member or by sending the fire company a Facebook message.
If you would like to volunteer with Montgomery Emergency Management please contact Dennis Gruver at 547-6777.
Follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Facebook page for timely updates about emergency weather situations and instructions.
Our local fire companies need 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 join, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
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Wed. Sept. 11-The 9/11 Memorial Ride will begin at the Clinton Township Fire Hall at 6 p.m; the pre-ride Memorial Service will begin at 5 p.m.
Thur. Sept. 12-Girls Varsity Soccer Team will have a 4:30 p.m. home game against Meadowbrook Christian School.
Thur. Sept. 12-Girls Varsity Tennis Team will have a 4:30 p.m. home match against Bucktail.
Sat. Sept. 14-Montgomery Area Historical Society will hold their Second Saturday Open House in the Adam Room from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 14-The Montgomery Memorial Park Dedication Service will be held at 11 a.m. on the corner of Main Street and Houston Avenue. he service will be moved to the Adam Room if it rains.
Sat. Sept. 14-The Girls Varsity Soccer Team will have an 11 a.m. home game. The opponent TBA.
Sat. Sept. 14-Adult Book Club will hold its first meeting at the library at noon.
Sun. Sept. 15-Virtuoso will have an all-you-can-eat fundraiser breakfast at the Oak Grove Community Center from 8-11 a.m. The menu includes French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs, fried potatoes, toast, fruit, and beverages.
Tues. Sept. 17-The library will have a Make Your Own Library Card Holder craft activity for children. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, and children who don’t already have a library card of their own may sign up for one.
Wed. Sept. 18-The library will hold Toddler Tales from 11-noon for ages 1-5. There will be story time, a snack, and a craft. Please preregister at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.
Wed. Sept. 18-Girls Varsity Soccer Team will have a 4:30 p.m. home game against Muncy.
Thur. Sept. 19- Girls Varsity Tennis Team have a 4:30 p.m. home match against South Williamsport.
Thur. Sept. 19-Montgomery Area Historical Society’s Third Thursday program will celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Montgomery Football Team. The talk begins at 6:30 ip.m. in the Adam Room with an Open House to follow. Program is free and open to the public.
Fri. Sept. 20-There will be a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the library. Drop off time will be 3:30-5 p.m. Children may bring in one stuffed animal and enjoy fun activities before saying goodbye to their animal. Children can return on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in their pajamas for a dance party and to watch a slide show of what the stuffed animals did at the library.
Fri. Sept. 20-Varsity football home game 7 p.m. against Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.
Sat. Sept. 21-Girls Varsity Tennis Team will have an 11 a.m. home match against St. John Neumann’s Regional Academy.
Sat. Sept. 21-Clinton Baptist Church will have a free Community Lunch from 12-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.