Christmas of 2020 will most likely be very different this year, just like everything else has been. While most of us are going to alter our plans to stay safe this holiday season, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it has to be a year without traditions. It can be a year of new traditions celebrated in your own home that can be shared with your extended family and friends next year. What were your favorite activities before technology became the primary forms of entertainment? It may be a good opportunity to teach your kids how to make paper dolls, how to build card houses or play string games, or you could pull out some classic board games like Monopoly. It could be a good opportunity to make a ginger bread house or try some new Christmas cookie recipes.
No matter what happens in this unpredictable world, we do have the power to choose our attitudes and events in our homes. Make this Christmas season a good one!
THOT – “For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec. 19 The Clinton Baptist Church will be having a Community Lunch from 12-2 pm. The meal is carry-out only.
Birthday wishes are sent to Katie Cox, who is celebrating on December 19.
The Montgomery Borough Office and the Water Authority are operating but not allowing customers inside due to the pandemic. If you need to reach them call (570) 547-1671. Payments can be placed in the mail slot.
The Montgomery Christmas Committee is accepting donations of new toys and monetary donations for Christmas Dinner Boxes. Toys can be placed in any Toys for Tots box in the Montgomery Area School District. Toys are needed for children ranging from infants to 18. The greatest area of need is for toys for toddlers and teens. To donate to the Dinner Boxes please make out a check to the Montgomery Christmas Committee and send it to Virginia Hill, 133 Hills Lane, Montgomery, PA 17752.
The Library is open but patrons are required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer when stepping inside, and maintain social distance. The hours are 10 am-6 pm Monday-Friday and 10 am-3 pm on Saturday. Follow the
Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Facebook page to stay informed of local COVID-19 statistics, weather warnings, and other important information that’s specific to Montgomery. If you want to volunteer with the agency, call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.
Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as emergency responders and in non-emergency support roles. To learn more, please contact 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 call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.