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Montgomery Locals 10/16/2019

By Staff | Oct 16, 2019

Do you have any idea how many bizarre “holidays” exist? It’s amazing what unusual annual observances pop up on Google if you go looking for them. One of the stranger ones falls on October 17 and is called “Wear Something Gaudy Day.” Yes, you read that correctly. To “celebrate,” people are encouraged to wear something cheap and showy. I personally don’t plan on participating, but if you want to go right ahead. Apparently the weird observance goes back to an episode of “Three’s Company” when one of the characters invented the strange celebration. Maybe the day will get lost in the shuffle with Halloween approaching. But just to be on the safe side if you see an oddly-attired individuals on that day, it’s probably best not to ask them if they are participating. Plenty of people make “interesting” wardrobe choices every day of the year.

If you get the itch to celebrate a holiday before Halloween, there are some other wacky options for you to choose from. October 21 is Babbling Day and Count Your Buttons Day, October 23 is National Mole Day in honor of a unit of measurement in chemistry (observed from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.), October 24 is National Bologna Day, October 26 is National Mincemeat Day, and October 29 is National Hermit Day where people are

encouraged to spend the day in seclusion and avoiding social interactions. Personally, I’ll wait until Halloween to celebrate.

THOT “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.” – Unknown

Happy anniversary to Kelly and Euvi Solano, who will be celebrating on October 20.

Lots of happy birthday wishes go to Bill Bashista, who will be commemorating another trip around the sun on October 22.

Montgomery Events

Wed., Oct. 16-The library will have Toddler Tales from 11-noon. Children ages 1-5 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Please call 547-6212 to preregister and plan to accompany your child.

Thurs., Oct. 17-Montgomery Area Historical Society will have their Third Thursday talk at 6:30 p.m. called “Murder and Mayhem in Muncy Valley.” Guest speakers are Linda and Bill Poulton, who will present a program about multiple historic murders, but will focus on John Earls, whose late wife was exhumed from the Clinton Baptist Cemetery after it was suspected she died from foul play. Arsenic poisoning was revealed to be the cause of death, and her widower would become the first man hung in Lycoming County in 1836. An Open House will follow.

Fri., Oct. 18-Montgomery’s Homecoming Game will be this Friday at 7 p.m. The game will be against Cowanesque Valley.

Sat., Oct. 19-Adult Book Club will meet at the library at 2 pm. Please read a banned book and come ready to share your thoughts about it. For more information, visit the library’s website or Facebook page.

Tues., Oct. 22-There will be a canvas painting activity at the library for ages 12 and up at 6 p.m

Wed., Oct. 23-Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon.

Fri., Oct. 25-Varsity Football Team will have a home game against Bucktail at 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 26-The library will have a journaling workshop from 2-3 p.m. for ages 16 and up. The event will be led by local author Jade Heasley.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency is recruiting new volunteers. To learn more, please call Dennis Gruver at 547-6777.

To get alerts about emergency weather and safety warnings that affect the town, please follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.

Are you willing to support our local fire companies? If so, consider becoming an emergency responder or serving as a non-emergency support person. Call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at

547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at 547-1000 for more information.

If you would like to join the Montgomery Lions Club,contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.