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Montgomery Locals 6.10

By Staff | Jun 10, 2020

Last Friday night, Montgomery’s seniors made the transition to Montgomery Alumni. The Class of 2020 had a very atypical senior year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but they made the best of the circumstances with online schooling at home for the last few months.

Montgomery’s commencement ceremonies have been open to the public for the past several years since the Athletic Center was built, but restrictions made a public ceremony impossible. Students were honored at a private, socially distanced event that was held outdoors.

A video was shared online that was put together to honor the senior class. Participants each filmed separate videos or took photos at home that were submitted and compiled into a warm and caring tribute.

The song “Found Tonight” was performed by 12 people who each recorded their own vocal parts separately in their own homes. Some of these performers were Virtuoso’s co-directors Carina McNear and Jessica Carpenter, as well as Dakota Deem, Joshua Glover, and alumna Elly Brown, a professional singer. The video was edited together and featured a montage of individual teachers holding signs they created that expressed

their good wishes. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a few minutes to

watch it. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

THOT- “It’s a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun.” ? Randy Pausch

Happy birthday to T.J. Herb, who will be celebrating on June 13.

Birthday wishes are sent to Felicia Phillips, who marks her special day on June 14.

Patrons of the Montgomery Area Public Library can borrow books and movies on a pickup basis. Please visit www.montgomerylib.org/ and click “My Account” or call (570) 547-6212 to reserve the titles you would like. Adults may borrow 10 items at a time, and children may borrow 20.

Residents who like to have limbs and sticks removed from their property may request curbside pickup from the Borough at (570) 547-1671. Pickups will be done on Wednesdays for limbs that are four inches or less in diameter. The brush pile is now open on Wednesdays for borough residents.

Fae Herb accepting orders for Hometown Hero Banners. She can be reached

at faeherb@aol.com or (570) 506-9892.

Montgomery Events

Saturday, June 13-There will be a Chicken Barbeque from 11 .am.-2 p.m. at the

Oak Grove Community Center. The meal features half a chicken, baked

beans, macaroni salad, and a roll. This will be a carry-out only dinner

and they are requesting that pre-orders by made by calling or texting

Jenny at (570) 279-6578.

Saturday, June 13-The Montgomery Library Adult Book Club will be meeting online from 2-3 p.m. Visit the library’s Facebook page for more information on how to access the meeting. The theme for this meeting is “Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Retellings.” Even if you don’t have time to read an entire book, feel free to sit in to enjoy some good literary conversation and find out next month’s theme.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts rising river levels, weather warnings, and emergency instructions on their Facebook page. Please follow them to stay informed. The Agency is also accepting new volunteers. To learn more, please call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

Our local fire companies need volunteers. If you are interested in

becoming an emergency responder or can serve in a non-emergency support

role, your help would be appreciated. Many practical skills sets are

welcome, including fundraising, maintenance, etc. To learn more,

contact 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 are interested please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.