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Montgomery Locals 2.12.2020

By Staff | Feb 12, 2020

February 14 is Valentine’s Day, so be sure to head out to the store to buy your cards and gifts if you haven’t already. Just make sure that you remember to eat a box of Sweethearts (aka Conversation Hearts) on Valentine’s Day. It’s one of our classic American traditions that deserves to be honored especially after they disappeared for a year.

Speaking of hearts, have you ever wondered why the traditional heart-shaped design doesn’t look like the actual human heart? I recently read that the heart-shaped design that became popular during the Victorian era is supposed to represent two hearts coming together as one.

According to Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many places around the world, but it’s not an official holiday in any country. It’s recognized as a feast day in some major church denominations in honor of St. Valentine who was put to death by the Roman Empire.

THOT “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind . . .” from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare.

Happy birthday wishes go to Brady Irvin, who will be celebrating his big day on February 13.

Fae Herb is accepting orders for Hometown Hero Banners. Orders paid in full by April 3 will receive a 15 percent discount. Orders will be accepted until September 4, and full price is $210.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency is looking for volunteers. To learn more, please contact Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

To stay informed of rising river levels, weather warnings, and other emergency instructions please follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page. Are you able to volunteer with one of our local fire companies? People are needed to fill a variety of roles from emergency responders to non-emergency behind the scenes support such as helping with fundraisers, etc. For more information please call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000.

The Montgomery Lions Club is welcoming new members. If you want to join please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.

Montgomery Events

Wednesday, Feb. 12 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.

Thursday, Feb. 13 – The Lady Raider Basketball Team will have a 6 p.m. home game against South Williamsport.

Friday, Feb. 14 Happy Valentine’s Day, readers!

Friday, Feb. 14 The library will have a Teen and Tween Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at 5 p.m. This event is rescheduled from last week due to the snowstorm. Fun activities have been planned and snacks will be served.

Saturday, Feb. 15 The first Love Your Library Open House will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. his a great opportunity to see all of the new services and programs that the library has added in the last few years. There will be free gifts for people of all ages, and children who attend will receive a raffle ticket for a bicycle.

Saturday, Feb. 15 The Clinton Baptist Church will have a free Community Lunch from 12-2 p.m. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, Feb. 15 The Adult Book Club will have their monthly gathering at the library from 2-3 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Monday, Feb 17 If you want to place an order for homemade soup from the Clinton Baptist Church, this is the deadline. Please call Terese at (570) 772-1930 or Paula F. at (570) 547-1773. Varieties available are Chicken Corn, Ham and Bean, Beef Vegetable, and Hot Italian Sausage. The pickup date is Friday February 21, from 2-5:30 pm at the church.

Monday, Feb. 17 The library will have Family Game Night from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 – The second Love Your Library Open House will be from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday. Feb. 19 Toddler Tales will be held at the library from 11 a.m.-noon.

Thursday, Feb. 20 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have their Third Thursday Talk at 6:30 in the Adam Room. The topic will be the Montgomery Opera House, which stood in the area that is now the parking lot between the library and the former Clinton Baptist Church. Come and learn about this colorful piece of the town’s past. An Open House will follow. All events are free and the public is welcome to attend.