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Montgomery Locals 7.22

By Staff | Jul 22, 2020

Does anyone enjoy multitasking? Personally, I don’t care for it and experts say it’s best to focus on task at a time rather than trying to divide your attention between a handful of things at once.

But what if you could do one task that would solve a variety of problems and help out a lot of people? The good news is, this particular task is probably something you’ve been wanting to do anyway.

All you have to do is round up some clothes and shoes that you don’t use anymore, bag them up, and drop them off at the Community Aid bin down at the carnival grounds. Between the things you no longer want and items that your children have outgrown, you could probably have a good-sized donation.

For every pound of shoes and clothing that gets donated in that particular bin, the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company gets a monetary donation. Community Aid then sells the donations at thrift shops in the area at low price to help people look good without breaking the bank.

So take a look through your closet and dresser drawers, drop off your donation, and pat yourself on the back for doing something kind to help out others in our area.

THOT- “To be doing good deeds is man’s most glorious task.” – Sophocles

Happy belated birthday wishes are sent to Donna Yocum and Brantley Rider.

Montgomery Events

Sunday, July 26-The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company will have a Burger Burn at the Firemen’s Kitchen at the carnival grounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hotdogs, hot sausage, French fries, bottled water and soda. The MVFC is offering carryout options and is asking that everyone please practice social distancing.

Throttle Up Biker Church has a weekly service on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. at 52 East Houston Avenue in the former Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. The church welcomes everyone who wants to attend riding a motorcycle isn’t required.

The Library is in Phase Two of Reopening which means that patrons who haven’t recently had a fever or shortness may come in to select the materials they want to borrow. Everyone is required to sanitize their hands and put on a mask before entering. Social distancing must be practiced once inside. The computers may be reserved in advance for 30 minutes at a time. In-person events aren’t happening until further notice. Currently the hours are 10 a.m.-6 p..m Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. The Summer Reading program has been moved to an online platform this year. Please visit the library’s Facebook page to register your child.

Montgomery Borough offers free pickup for sticks and limbs that are four inches in diameter or less. Pickups must be pre-arranged for Wednesdays by calling the Borough Office at (570) 547-1671. The brush pile is open on Wednesdays.

Hometown Hero Banner orders are due in early September. To place an order please contact Fae Herb at faeherb@aol.com or (570) 506-9892.

Follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Facebook page to receive timely alerts about weather events that affect the town. ou can learn about volunteering with agency by calling Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

Are you willing to volunteer with one of our local fire companies? People are needed to serve as emergency responders as well as in a variety of non-emergency support roles. For more information, contact 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 actively accepting new members. To join, call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.