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Montgomery Locals 11/20/2019

By Staff | Nov 20, 2019

I love this time of year. Despite the fact that it’s getting colder, I believe that people seem happier because the holiday season is upon us. The Christmas season has a way of bringing the best out in all of us. Everyone seems to see Thanksgiving as a reminder of all that we have, and Christmas is a beautiful time that we can lift our own spirits by lifting others up. And the New Year is a reminder that we can all have hope for new beginnings.

The act of giving is truly a joyous one, so when the Toys for Tots boxes start popping up around town I encourage you to make a donation if you can. Think about the best Christmas toy you ever received as a child and how exciting it was, and try to find a similar toy that reminds you of it and donate it. Some little one will be thrilled to receive it. All toys donated in Toys for Tots boxes located in Montgomery and Clinton Township will go to children in the Montgomery Area School District.

THOT – “Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it’s what they bring to the world that really counts.” Lucy Maud Montgomery

Happy birthday to Megan Emery, who will be celebrating her special day on November 22.

Montgomery Events

Wednesday, Nov. 20-Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon. Children ages 1-5 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft.

Pre-register at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Thursday, Nov. 21-The Montgomery Area Historical Society’s Third Thursday program will be “Dairies Now and Then.” All Historical Society events are free and open to the public. An Open House will be held afterwards.

Friday, Nov. 22-The library will have Teen Blackout Poetry for ages 12-17 at 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23-There will be a pig roast and Penn State Tailgate at the Montgomery Legion Post No. 251to benefit Ken “Moose” Kitner. There will be music, a 50/50 drawing, and a Chinese auction. The event will be from 12-5 p.m. and is open to the public.

Monday, Nov. 25-The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Tues. Nov. 26 Harry Potter Camp will be held at the library at 6 pm.

Thursday, Nov. 28-The Montgomery Lions Club will have their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lions Club Hall from 11-2 p.m. The dinner is

free to the public. Donations are appreciated but not required.


Montgomery Borough will do the last leaf pick-up on Friday, Nov. 22.

The Montgomery Area Public Library will be closed on Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

The Montgomery Borough Office and Water Authority will be closed Nov. 28-Dec. 2.

The Clinton Township Office will be closed on Nov. 28-29.

The Montgomery Christmas Parade will be Saturday, Dec. 7. It will step off at 1 pm. For more information, contact George Nash at

(570) 244-6715 or (570) 244-6717.

The Clinton Township Office has recently announced the following residents will be serving as Township Supervisors in 2020: Richard Barto, Pat Deitrick, Matt Dodge, Kaydee Kanter, and Lanny Wertz. The Office has also stated that the budget for 2020 will not include any tax increases. The budget will be officially adopted on December 23, 2019.

Volunteers are needed to serve with The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency. If you are interested call Dennis Gruver at 547-6777.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts weather warnings and emergency instructions on their Facebook page. Follow them to stay informed.

Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve in a variety of roles, both as emergency responders and in non-emergency support roles. Please contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at 547-1000 to learn how you can help.

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