Montgomery Locals 7.8
Montgomery Borough put on a wonderful display of fireworks this past Friday! Thank you to the Borough, the Montgomery Water Authority, Brady Township, and Clinton Township for hosting the event.
While a rain date was pre-planned, thankfully it wasn’t needed. The day began with sweltering humidity and the heat was well into the nineties, and at about five o’clock torrential rain began to fall.
For a while it was coming down so heavily it was like white sheets that it really limited visibility. I began to have my doubts that the fireworks would be able to be held that night, but thankfully the rainstorm turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Not only was it short-lived, it broke the heat and humidity and it turned out to be a beautiful evening.
The fireworks began about 9:30 and were a spectacular sight! It was almost a full moon that night, but clouds obscured the moon for the duration of the fireworks so everything worked out perfectly. It was an incredible show that our town can truly be proud of.
THOT- “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” George Washington
Patrons of the Montgomery Area Public Library are welcome to browse for books and movies inside the library as long has they haven’t recently experienced of fever or shortness of breath. Everyone must put on a mask and use hand sanitizer before stepping inside, and social distancing is required in the building. Computers can be used for thirty minutes at a time but appointments must be scheduled. The hours are temporarily changed to 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Gatherings and book donations are on hold until further notice.
If your children want to participate in Summer Reading, please visit the Library’s official Facebook page. Due to restrictions on in-person gatherings the program is online this year. There are links to Page Turner Adventures and the online reading log. The more that children participate in the two pages the higher their chances of winning a prize.
Saturday, July 11-The Adult Book Club will have a virtual meeting at 2 p.m. If you would like to become a member, go to the library’s Facebook page and join the Adult Book Club group. The theme for July is “True Stories” so everyone is asked to choose a memoir, biography, or autobiography to read and discuss.
If you want sticks or limbs removed from your property that’s within Montgomery Borough, you can schedule a Wednesday pickup by calling the Borough Office at (570) 547-1671. Limbs must be four inches in diameter or smaller. The brush pile is also open on Wednesdays.
Fae Herb is accepting orders for Hometown Hero Banners until September. Contact her for an order form at firstname.lastname@example.org or (570) 506-9892.
The Montgomery Emergency Agency posts weather warnings, rising river levels, and emergency information on their Facebook page. Follow them to stay informed. If you would like to volunteer with the agency, please call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.
Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as emergency responders and as non-emergency support personnel. 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.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.