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Montgomery Locals 1/8/2019

By Staff | Jan 11, 2020

I think it’s safe to assume that most adults make New Year’s resolutions. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to be more involved the community or to make a difference in the lives of others, you have a tremendous opportunity to do so by volunteering with many of the organizations here in town. No matter what your hobbies or interests are you’re bound to find something that suits you. Below to get a list of organizations who are actively recruiting volunteers.

If you feel that you can’t make the time commitment to be consistently involved, support organizations that you like by attending their events. Keep in mind that you can also join in plenty of activities for free. All programs at the library and the Historical Society are free of charge and the public is welcome. Some organizations also have family activities, so if you’re looking to keep your kids entertained and off their tablets, keep an eye on this column for event announcements. Also keep in mind that there are many churches around town who are always welcoming new members.

So if you want to get out of the house, get to know your fellow townsfolk better, be helpful, make a difference, and learn something new, 2020 will be filled with plenty of opportunities! This year will be as good as you make it, so make it a good one for yourself, your family, and our town!

THOT “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

Warren David Brummert, the infant son of Kevin and Samantha Brummert of Bellefonte, was baptized at the Grace Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Hobart Campbell on Sunday, Jan. 5. Warren is the grandson of Chris and Kaydee Miller of Montgomery, and the great-grandson of Anna Taylor and the late Dave Taylor of Montgomery.

Happy birthday to Sarah Golder, who will be celebrating her special day Jan. 8.

If you see Les Gruver on Jan. 8, be sure to wish him a happy birthday! Many happy returns, Mr. Gruver! Many thanks for all you do to serve our community!

Wednesday, Jan. 8-The library will have Toddler Tales from 11 am-noon. Children ages 1-5 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Pre-register at (570) 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Wednesday, Jan. 8-Montgomery Area Little League will have registration at the Washington Township Fire Hall from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 8-Lady Raider Basketball Team will have a 6 p.m. home game against Bucktail.

Saturday, Jan. 11-The Matness at the MACC varsity wrestling tournament will begin at 10 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 11-The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House in the Adam Room from 10 am-1 pm. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free. The Adam Room is located in the former Adam’s Print Shop on Houston Avenue underneath the library.

Saturday, Jan. 11-The library will hold Adult Book Club from 2-3 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 12-Montgomery Area Little League will have registration at the Clinton Township Borough Building from 5-8 p.m. This is the last registration for the year.

Monday, Jan. 13-Construction Club will meet at the library from 4:30-5:30. This activity group is for school-aged children.

Tuesday, Jan. 14-Montgomery boys varsity basketball team will have a 6 p.m. home game against Muncy.

Tuesday, Jan. 14-The Montgomery Borough Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Building.

Wednesday, Jan. 15-Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11 a.m.-noon.

Wednesday, Jan. 15-Lady Raider basketball will have a 6 p.m. home game against Muncy.

Thursday, Jan. 16-Montgomery varsity wrestling, 7 p.m. home match against Muncy.

Friday, Jan. 17-Pop Culture Trivia Night for Teens and Tweens will be held at the library from 5-6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.

Friday, Jan. 17-Lady Raider basketball, 6 p.m. home game against Sullivan County.

Saturday, Jan. 18-Montgomery varsity wrestling, 1 p.m. home match against Warrior Run.

Saturday, Jan. 18-Montgomery boys varsity basketball, 6 p.m. home game against Bucktail.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency is welcoming volunteers. If you are interested, please call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts weather warnings and emergency information and instructions specific to Montgomery on their Facebook page.

Our local fire companies need volunteers to fill a variety of roles. If you are able to serve as an emergency responder or want to help out behind the scenes in a non-emergency support role, call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000 to get more information.

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