A brutal cold snap recently came to the area, prompting the Montgomery Emergency Management Agency to issue a warning to local residents that pipes could potentially freeze and burst if they aren’t exposed to warm air.
Additionally, if you are using a furnace, fire place, wood stove, kerosene heater, or similar item to stay warm, please make sure that you have reliable smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Test the batteries and have extra batteries handy to keep you and your family safe! Make sure you know the potential risks of whatever means you are using to keep warm and be prepared. Don’t overload your electrical outlets, be careful with electric heaters, and make sure you don’t misuse electric blankets – let’s all be safe as we try to stay warm!
THOT – “Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.” – From The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Lots of good wishes are sent to Dennis Gruver, who is marking his birthday on February 3.
Sat. Feb. 7 – The Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company’s Super Bowl Sunday Chicken Wings and Hoffner’s Pizza Fundraiser orders can be picked up at the station from 1-4 pm.
Sat. Feb. 13 – The Montgomery Area Public Library’s Adult Book Club will be meeting on Zoom at 2 pm. Please follow the Adult Book Club’s Facebook page to get access to the Zoom link. This month’s theme is books with one-word titles. New members are always welcome.
Sat. Feb. 13 – The Eagle Grange is having a free Share the Love carry-out dinner that must be pre-ordered by calling Joann Murray at (570) 547-1340. Dinners can be picked up at the Grange Hall from 2-4 pm. Each 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.
The Montgomery Girl Scouts are still accepting donations for the Birthday Bag program that they started to benefit the Footprints of Montgomery foodbank. Families who go to the foodbank can get a birthday bag for their child that includes items for a party like cake mix, icing, paperware, decorations, and a gift. Donations can be dropped off at 14 West Houston Avenue in the bin out front.
If you would like to donate any gently used clothing for the Junior Girl Scouts Back to School Clothing Store, drop your donations at 14 W. Houston Avenue. The clothing will be given away for free.
Girls in grades K-8 are welcome to join the Girl Scouts. For more information please go to www.gshpa.org or send a Facebook Message to Margie Mathis.
The Montgomery Borough and Water Authority Offices remain closed to the public. The offices can be reached at (570) 547-1671.
Montgomery Borough is conducting public meetings on Zoom. If you would like to watch, go to www.montgomeryborough.org/events/ and click on the meeting you want for access information.
The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts emergency weather alerts and warnings on their Facebook page. If you are interested in volunteering with the agency, call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.
Volunteers are needed to serve as first responders and non-emergency support persons with our local fire companies. For more information please 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 welcoming new members. If you are interested, call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.