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By Jade Heasley - | Nov 2, 2020

Looking back at childhood, can you remember the excitement of your birthday party each year?  Nothing is ever quite like the sugar-fueled excitement of ripping the wrapping paper off your shiny new toys while being thrilled about the prestige of being another year older.

Do you believe that every child deserves a cake and a present on their birthday?  If so, you aren’t alone.  There is a group of goodhearted Girl Scouts who have taken the initiative to create a Birthday Bag program for the Footprints of Montgomery food bank.

Junior Girl Scout Troop #60072 is led by Margie Mathis and the girls are developing the project as part of a merit badge.  The goal is to have ready-made bags available at Footprints of Montgomery that are filled with everything a family needs to celebrate their child’s birthday.  Not only will the bags have cake mix, frosting, and candles but they also want to include a small birthday gift, favors, and party decorations

If you would like to donate anything toward the Birthday Bag program, please send Margie Mathis a message on Facebook.

We can do this, Montgomery.  I think some of our finest moments as a community are when we come together to make sure the town’s children are taken care of.  I encourage all of you to pick up something within your budget to make sure that every child in town has a great birthday from now on.  Childhood goes by fast, and today’s children are growing up in a very different world than the one that we grew up in.  Let’s take the opportunity to make sure they have as many good memories as possible to look back on someda

THOT –  “I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Montgomery events

Saturday, Nov. 14 – The library will have Adult Book Club at 2 pm.  The theme is Spooky Stories.  New members are always welcome.

Saturday, Nov. 14 – Eagle Grange #1 will have a takeout Thanksgiving Dinner from 2-4 pm.  The menu includes roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, cranberry relish, a roll and butter, homemade pumpkin pie, and bottled water.  Pre-orders are suggested as only a limited amount of meals will be available.  Call Joann Murray at (570) 547-1340 to pre-order

The library is allowed to have in-person programming again.  Limited seats are available due to COVID-19 restrictions.  To reserve a spot for upcoming events call (570) 547-6212 or go to https://www.montgomerylib.org/programming/. Masks must be worn, hands must be sanitized upon entering, and social distancing is required.

To stay informed of weather warnings and emergency instructions specific to town, follow the Montgomery Emergency Management page.

If you are interested in volunteering with the agency, contact Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777. Our local fire companies need volunteer first responders and non-emergency support persons.  To learn more, please 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, please contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.