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By Jade Heasley - | Jan 20, 2021

Jade Heasley

Eagle Grange #1 is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, and they are planning multiple events to mark the occasion.

The first will be a Share the Love dinner, and due to COVID-19 the meal is going to be carry-out only.  The Grange, which is the first one established in Pennsylvania, is giving away 150 dinners to show their appreciation to the community for 150 years of support for their organization.

The dinners must be pre-ordered by calling Joann Murray at (570) 547-1340.  The meals feature stuffed chicken breast with gravy, mixed green salad with homemade celery seed sweet and sour dressing, party mashed potatoes, green beans amandine, pickles, cranberry relish, roll & butter, bottled water, and red velvet cake with strawberry garnish.

Dinners will be available for pick up at the Eagle Grange Hall (Route 15 and East Blind Road, Montgomery) on Saturday, February 13 from 2-4 pm.

The dinners are free, but donations are accepted.  Any donations received will be used to help fund community projects and restore the Grange Hall.

THOT – “Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.” – William James

Montgomery Events

Friday, January 29th  The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company is preselling Chicken Wings and Hoffner’s Pizza for Super Bowl Sunday, and orders are due by the 29th.  Place your orders by calling (570) 547-1380 or talk to one of the MVFC members.  Orders can be picked up at the station from 1-4 pm on Sunday, February 7.

Would you like to donate your gently used clothing to a good cause?  Montgomery’s Junior Girl Scouts are collecting newborn through adult clothes for their Back to School Clothing Store.  Please drop your donations at 14 W. Houston Avenue.  All of the clothes will be given away for free.

There are six active Girl Scout Troops in Montgomery and they are happily welcoming new girls in K-8 to join their ranks.  Qualifying girls can receive financial aid if needed.  To learn more please go to www.gshpa.org or send Margie Mathis a Facebook message.

If you need your Christmas tree hauled away, leave it on your curb during a Wednesday in January and Montgomery Borough will pick it up.  Undecorated trees only.

Due to the pandemic the Montgomery Borough and Water Authority Offices are closed to customers.  The offices are operating and can be reached at (570) 547-1671.  All Borough meetings that are normally open to the public will be held on Zoom.  The links can be accessed by going to the Borough website’s calendar and clicking on the date for the meeting.  The office mail slot will still be open to drop water bills.

The library is operating Monday through Friday from 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm.  Patrons are welcome to browse for materials and make appointments to use the computers.  It’s requested that everyone wear a mask, use hand sanitizer upon entering, and maintain social distance.  Patrons who don’t want to go inside can request and renew items by calling (570) 547-6212.   No in-person events will be held in the library during January, but Nicole has been reading children’s books and posting the videos on Miss Nicole’s MAPL Moments Facebook page.

The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts local COVID-19 statistics, weather events, and emergency information on their Facebook page.  If you would like to volunteer with the agency, contact Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.

Are you interested in joining one of our local fire companies?  To learn more call 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 welcoming new members.  For more information, please call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.