Montgomery Locals 3.4.2020
It’s March, thank goodness! This joyous month brings two wonderful things that I’m looking forward to: changing the clocks on March 8, and the first day of spring on March 19. While neither event is recognized as a national holiday, I think they should be. I can’t wait to start enjoying warmer weather and that extra hour of sunshine!
Growing up in Montgomery there were always plenty of things to look forward to in spring and thankfully many of our best town traditions have kept going throughout the years. Who didn’t look forward to the Montgomery Lions Club’s Egg Hunt? I can still clearly remember standing at the starting line with a Weis bag in hand, waiting for the siren to sound, and the feeling of euphoria when it did as I scrambled to grab up as many peanut butter eggs and bunny coins as I could. It’s fun to watch a new generation of Montgomery kids making some of those same great memories. There’s always the Little League Opening Day Ceremony to look forward to as well. And I’m sure we all share memories of walking to and from school in the sunshine while the lilacs were in full bloom, making everything smell fantastic. Whatever you plan to do this spring, make some good memories and enjoy the outdoors!
THOT “That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” Lucy Maud Montgomery
Wednesday, March 4 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 (570) 547-6212 and plan to accompany your child.
Friday, March 6 Career Link Mobile will becoming to town from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. It will be parked in front of the library to provide help with finding employment and offer a variety of career services.
Saturday, March 7 A cabin fever chicken barbecue fundraiser will be held at the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests may eat in or take out. Chicken can be purchased by itself or with a meal, which includes beans, a baked potato, a roll, and dessert.
Monday, March 9 Construction Club will meet at the library from 4:30-5:30 p.m. This group is for children from Pre-K to fifth grade with age-appropriate building activities to complete together as well as time for free play.
Monday, March 9 The Clinton Township Supervisors will meet in the Municipal Building at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome at attend.
Tuesday, March 10 Montgomery Borough Council will meet in the Borough Building at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Wednesday, March 11- The library will have Toddler Tales from 11-noon.
Saturday, March 14 The Montgomery Area Historical Society will have an Open House in the Adam Room Museum from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Everyone is welcome and all Historical Society programs are free.
Saturday, March 14 The Adult Book Club will meet at the library from 2-3 p.m. The theme will be “Movie Night” so read a book that has been adapted into a television show or film and come prepared to discuss it with other adults who love books. New members are always welcome.
An early bird discount of 15 percent will be given to all Hometown Hero Banner orders that are placed by April 3. The program is coordinated by Fae Herb.
Volunteers are needed to join the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency. To learn more, call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777. The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts timely warnings about weather, rising river levels, and other emergency information that’s specific to Montgomery. Follow their page to stay informed.
Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as emergency responders and in a variety of non-emergency support roles. If you would like more information, call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000.
If you would like to join the Montgomery Lions Club, contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.