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Montgomery Locals 12/18/2019

By Staff | Dec 18, 2019

I think we can all agree that wrapping Christmas gifts is either a love or hate thing for most people. Some of us enjoy buying wrapping paper that best fits the personality of the recipient, and then searching out the exact perfect shade of ribbons, bows, and gift tags to match, as well as keeping a good stock of scotch tape and properly-sized and sharpened scissors handy.

My fellow gift-wrapping warriors can also attest to the importance of developing the instinct of using the correct types of pens or marker pens on various types of gift tags to avoid unsightly ink smudges. Once we have everything gathered we happily settle in for a long session of wrapping while watching a favorite childhood Christmas movie. I find that it’s best to watch one you’ve seen a million times before because you won’t be paying that much attention to the screen, and some of the dialogue will be partially drowned out by the sound of scissor blades gliding through paper. There will be a few inevitable snags that will require some artful folding to hide the ensuing small flaws.

But let’s be honest: plenty of people find this to be a dreaded, nightmarish prospect. If you feel that way, don’t feel bad. The Montgomery Performance Arts Boosters will rescue you-free of charge. Just take your purchases to the Oak Grove Community Center on Sunday, Dec. 22 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and let some of the town’s most artistically talented kids and parents take the burden off your shoulders. They will wrap your gifts and refreshments will be available. With many helping hands, they will wrap large amounts of gifts in the time it would take you to wrap two or three.

This is a free service, so please be sure to leave a donation to support the organization. Not only is this a short-term convenience for you, but it could potentially have long-term bragging rights. Considering the amount of students with stellar talent the school keeps turning out, in years to come you may be telling people that one of America’s biggest celebrities wrapped your gifts for you once upon a time.

THOT “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.'” Luke 2:8-14

Montgomery Events

Wednesday, Dec. 18 -Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11-noon. Children ages 1-5 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Preregister at 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child. This will be the last Toddler Tales meeting of the year.

Thursday, Dec. 19-The Montgomery Varsity Wrestling Team will have a home match against Hughesville at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 21-The Clinton Baptist Church will have a Community Lunch from 12-2 p.m. This month’s lunch will be a full Christmas dinner. The public is welcome and the event is free.

Sat. Dec. 21 The Montgomery Lions Club sauerkraut will be available for sale at Thad’s.

Sat. Dec. 21 The library will be having a Winter Wonderland Party from 2-3 pm. This event is a family program.

Sunday, Dec. 22-The Montgomery Performance Arts Boosters will be holding a free gift wrapping event at the Oak Grove Community Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 23-The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25-Merry Christmas, readers!

Thursday, Dec. 26-28-The Montgomery Lions Club will be selling sauerkraut at the Muncy Sam’s Club, Muncy Bank parking lot, and the Loyal plaza State Store on the Golden Strip.

Friday, Dec. 27-The library will have Board Game Night from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 27- 28 Montgomery Area High School will host the Dionna Satteson Memorial Basketball Tournament at 5 p.m. on Friday and continuing at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Wednesday, Jan 1-Happy New Year, readers! Let’s make 2020 the best year yet for ourselves and our town!

Are you willing to volunteer with the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency? If so, or you would like to find out about the opportunities available to you, please call Dennis Gruver at 547-6777.

Please follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Facebook page to get timely weather warnings and emergency instructions.

Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as emergency responders and to help out in behind-the-scenes, non-emergency support roles. Contact either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at 547-1000 to get more information.

Are you interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club? If so, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.