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Montgomery Locals 4.1.2020

By Staff | Apr 1, 2020

The COVID-19 situation continues to govern our daily lives. The safety of ourselves, our families, and our community depends on each of us doing our part to make sure that we stay healthy against this highly contagious virus. Please stay safe and well! The sooner we can get this virus eliminated, the sooner we can all start enjoying our normal lives again with the freedom to spend our time with people we care about.

As of now, almost all public gatherings are canceled so there are no events listed. For the vast majority of Americans, nothing like this has ever happened in our lifetime. Probably the only thing in American history that can compare to this is the Influenza Epidemic that afflicted many areas of the globe between 1918-1919.

If you have small children, my guess is that they will someday read about the COVID-19 outbreak in their history books in college. Since we are living in such odd times, the Board Members of the Montgomery Area Historical Society want to preserve our experiences for future generations. They are asking people in the Montgomery area to keep a journal of their experiences of how our daily lives have been affected and donate it to the Historical Society to be sealed in a time capsule.

This could be a great opportunity to get the whole family involved. Are you telecommuting? What’s it like having children be schooled over the internet? How do they like it compared to going to school every day? Is it hard trying to find certain items at the grocery store? How has social distancing affected your relationships? Are you discovering new hobbies as you spend more time inside? What are you doing to pass the time? Are you going on walks, bike rides, or bear hunts? What do you miss about everyday life that has temporarily changed? What businesses are you looking forward to visiting when everything is open again?

The Historical Society will have an event after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted for people to drop off their journals and have them sealed in the time capsule. In 50 years the capsule will be opened and people will be able to read about this strange era.

THOT “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Happy birthday to Damien LeVan, who be celebrating on April 7.

The Montgomery Area Library will not charge fines on materials with due dates during the closure.

If you want a 15 percent discount on a Hometown Hero Banner, please get your order to Fae Herb by April 3. You can call her at (570) 506-9892 or e-mail her at fherb@montgomeryborough.org.

All Montgomery Area Historical Society events are canceled until further notice.

The Clinton Township Supervisors have canceled their April 13 meeting.

Would you like to have your own plot in the Community Garden? It will be opened on Friday, May 1. Anyone who lives within the Montgomery Area School District is welcome to rent a plot. Online applications are

available by contacting Susan Andrews at sandrews@montgomeryborough.org.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts timely weather warnings and emergency information on their Facebook page. The organization is currently looking for volunteers. To learn more, please call Dennis

Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

If you are able to volunteer with one of our local fire companies as an emergency responder or in a non-emergency support role, please call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000.

New members are always welcome at the Montgomery Lions Club. If you would like to join, please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.