It’s been a long winter, but I love the fact that days are noticeably longer. We have been gaining more daylight every single day and it makes me hopeful that spring is coming soon. The temperature has even been in the forties recently, which is rare for January in Pennsylvania but I’ll take it!
One sign that life is beginning to return to normal is that there are activities being planned for the next few months, even if they are being offered somewhat differently than usual due to coronavirus restrictions.
Everyone stay safe and hopefully we are all headed to brighter days soon!
THOT – “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus
Happy birthday to Kaydee Miller who marks her special day on January 28.
Birthday wishes go to Laura Harman who will be celebrating on January 31.
Friday, January 29th A Super Bowl Sunday Chicken and Wings and Hoffner’s Pizza Fundraiser is being held by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company. The wings will be cooked and the pizza is take and bake. Pre-orders are required and must be placed by the 29th with any member or by calling (570) 547-1380. Orders will be ready for pickup on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1-4 pm at the station.
The Eagle Grange is having a free Share the Love carry-out dinner to celebrate their 150th anniversary. The dinner includes: chicken breast with gravy, mixed green salad with 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. Pre-orders are required and 150 dinners will be available. Contact Joann Murray at (570) 547-1340. Pick up will be on February 13 from 2-4 pm at the Grange Hall.
The Junior Girl Scouts are collecting gently used clothing to give away at their Back to School Clothing store. Donations can be dropped off at 14 W. Houston Avene.
Do you have a girl between K-8 who is interested in joining Girl Scouts? There are six troops in Montgomery who are welcoming new members. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information, send Margie Mathis a Facebook Message or go to www.gshpa.org.
The Montgomery Borough Office and the Water Authority Office are operating but are closed to customers due to the pandemic. They can be reached at (570) 547-1671. The mail slot is available to drop off water bills. Borough meetings can be attended virtually through Zoom links that are posted on the Borough website calendar.
If you want to use the library but don’t feel comfortable going inside, you can request and renew items by calling (570) 547-6212. The hours are currently 10 am-6 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am-3 pm on Saturday. Patrons are asked to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and use social distancing. No in-person events will be happening in January, but if you have kids they can watch videos of Nicole reading children’s books on Miss Nicole’s MAPL Moments Facebook page.
To stay updated on weather warnings and other crucial information please follow the Montgomery Emergency Management Facebook page. To volunteer with the agency, call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.
Our local fire companies need volunteers to serve as first responders and as non-emergency support persons. To learn more 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, contact Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.