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Montgomery Locals 1.22

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

JADE HEASLEY/The Luminary These kids enjoyed playing in "snow" at the Montgomery Area Public Library's Construction Club, a group is for children in Pre-K through 5th grade.They worked together to create an iceberg for a group of toy penguins to inhabit, among numerous other items. Seated from left: Madison Buck, Kendra Emery and Lance Canter. Standing: Violet Preitz.

The Montgomery Area Public Library is home to the Construction Club, an activity group for ages pre-K through fifth grade. At their most recent meeting, the children played with “snow” in the library. The “snow” was a form of powdery dough and the children happily gathered around a kiddie pool to use sand toys, toy penguins, and mini vehicles to play in the “snow.” The children had a blast working together to create a giant iceberg that they covered in toy penguins, and they enjoyed free play where they got to make their own smaller creations.

Each Construction Club meeting is tailored to the kids in attendance so they can have activities appropriate to the varying ages. Different types of building toys are used at each meeting. Children are given a challenge to complete together and also have free play to be creative on their own or by working in smaller groups. If you have a child in the right age range, bring them to the once a month Construction Club meeting. They will be sure to have a great time!

THOT “Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” Charles R. Swindoll

Lots of birthday wishes go to Jim Harman, who will be commemorating another trip around the sun on Jan. 25.

Happy birthday to Kaydee Miller, who will be celebrating her special day on Jan. 28.

PHOTO PROVIDED   Students in the Montgomery Area School District have been busy preparing for their upcoming production of "The Lion King Jr." Hundreds of students from the Pre-K classes through high school Musical Theatre classes are involved with bringing the show to life. Much of the on-stage cast will be fifth through eighth graders. The one-night only show will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are available now at www.showtix4u.com.

The Montgomery Area School District will be presenting “The Lion King Jr.” on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets for this special one-night-only performance are available at www.showtix4u.com. This will be the first ever T.E.A.M. production (Theatre, English, Art, and Music) and involves the efforts of hundreds of students from pre-K to high school, as well as many faculty members.

Do you want to enjoy some classic Montgomery food and help support the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at the same time? The MVFC is having a Super Bowl Sunday Hoffman’s Pizza and Wings fundraiser. The pizza is

take-and-bake with a choice of cheese or pepperoni, the wings are prebaked with a choice of hot, mild, or BBQ. Orders must be placed by 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at mvfc13@gmail.com or by contacting any

member. All orders must include a phone number. Pickup will be on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2) from 2-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22-The library will have Toddler Tales from 11-noon. Children ages 1-5 are invited to enjoy a story, snack, and craft. Preregister at (570) 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.

Wednesday, Jan. 22-Boys varsity basketball will have a 6 p.m. home game against Sullivan County.

Monday, Jan. 27-Clinton Township Supervisors meeting will be held in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Jan. 28-Family Fort Night will be held at the library at 6 p.m. Every family should bring a flashlight and a blanket or two to make a fort in the library.

Wednesday, Jan. 29-Montgomery boys varsity basketball home game against Benton, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29-The library will be celebrating National Puzzle Day and invites everyone to stop in to help work on the community puzzle. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is recruiting volunteers. To learn more, contact Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777. MEMA has a Facebook page to provide the town with emergency weather information and instructions. Follow them to stay informed about up-to-the-minute notifications or visit www.montgomeryboroughema.org that includes a SnowCam.

Our volunteer fire companies need people to join their ranks. If you are able to become an emergency responder or can help out in a behind-the-scenes, 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 learn how you can help.

Would you like to become a member of the Montgomery Lions Club? If so, call Roger McRae (570) 971-2825.