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Montgomery Locals 12/4/2019

By Staff | Dec 4, 2019

One of my favorite aspects of modern technology is the digital camera. What a change from my childhood! During my early childhood days, video cameras were a rare luxury, as the silent home movie cameras had largely fallen by the wayside. Near the end of my childhood when video cameras became affordable, they were massive boxes that weighed about 10 pounds. They were usually only hauled out for special events, and when they weren’t in use they were stored in carrying cases that were between the size of a briefcase and a small suitcase.?

I think for most of us who are members of Generation X and prior, our special childhood moments were captured in photographs. I can’t help?but chuckle at children these days who pose for a picture and immediately go running to see the results. When I was little, film was sent away in the mail and took a week or two to comeback. And with only 24 photos to a roll of film, we took a photo and hoped for the best! The quickest method to see a photo was to have someone take a picture with a Polaroid camera. After the square, plasticized picture came out of the bottom of the camera it had to be laid flat while the gray square surface slowly faded away to reveal the photographic image.?

Now that we live in an era where everyone has their cell phones with them at all times, I think it’s wonderful that everyone has the opportunity to capture photos and videos of special moments as they happen. With Christmas coming, I encourage everyone to take as many?pictures and videos as you canand be sure to keep an extra memory card handy!?

THOT “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schultz?

Montgomery Events?Wednesday, Dec. 4-5: Virtuoso will perform “Shakespeare in Love” in the high school auditorium at 7 pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.?Friday, Dec. 6-7: Montgomery Area High School will host the Kyle Lynn Memorial Basketball Tournament at 4 p.m. on Friday and continuing at?11 a.m. on Saturday.?Saturday, Dec. 7-The Montgomery Christmas Parade will step off at 1 p.m and travel down Main Street. Prizes will be given for the top three floats. Free hotdogs, cocoa, and coffee will be available afterwards. Aaron Kelly and Santa Claus will be featured in the parade. Santa will be at?his house on Henry Hand Drive after the parade. Aaron Kelly will be giving a concert at the former Christ Lutheran Church at 50 East Houston Avenue. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. and the concert begins at 2 p.m. Please park in the church parking lot.

Saturday, Dec. 7:The Lady Raider Basketball Team will have a home game against St. John Neumann Regional Academy at 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 9: The Lady Raider Basketball Team will have a home game against Troy at 6 p.m.?Monday, Dec. 9: The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30.?Monday, Dec. 9:The Brady Township Supervisors will have a meeting at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome.?Tuesday, Dec. 10: The Montgomery Borough Council will meet in the Borough Building at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.?Thursday, Dec. 12: Varsity Wrestling Team will have a home match against Sullivan County at 7 p.m.?Thursday, Dec. 12:The Montgomery Elementary School will have a Christmas Concert in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Fifth and Sixth?Grade Chorus and the Sixth Grade band will be performing.?Saturday, Dec. 14: Varsity Wresting Team will have a home match against Mt. Carmel Area High School at 1 p.m.?Saturday, Dec. 14: Montgomery Area Historical Society will have their annual Community Christmas Candlelight Service and Open House at the?Stone Church. The Stone Church is the last surviving structure built before Alvira and the surrounding lands were seized to build the?Pennsylvania Ordnance Works. The Open House begins at 1 p.m. and will feature memorabilia and Alvira exhibits. The Christmas Cantata begins at 2 p.m.?Saturday, Dec. 14: The Adult Book Club will meet at the library from 2-3 p.m. New members are always welcome.?

The Montgomery Christmas Committee is accepting monetary donations towards Christmas Dinner boxes and new, unwrapped toys. Monetary?donations can be sent to Virginia Hill, 133 Hill’s Lane, Montgomery, PA 17752. Checks can be made payable to the Montgomery Christmas?Committee. Toys can be donated at any Toys for Tots box in the Montgomery Area School District. The boxes can be found in the following locations: The Clinton Township Office, Cole’s Coffee, Craft & Consignment, The Montgomery Area Historical Society, Montgomery Borough?Office, Thad’s Place, Dollar General, Surplus Outlet, American Legion Post #251, Montgomery Post Office, Valley Rehab, Montgomery Drug Store, Jersey Shore State Bank, Koppers, and VT Hackney/Kidron. If you or someone you know could use some help from the Christmas Committee this year, please call Virginia Hill at (570) 547-1254. Include the names, number of adults, number of children (and their ages and gender for toys), address and phone number.?