The Montgomery Area Public Library spent the days leading up to
Valentine’s Day with displays of materials meant to appeal to all ages
and tastes. Vases of flowers and heart-shaped wreaths decorated many of
the various displays.
The children’s section was filled with a sweet selection of books about
Valentine’s Day, love, and hugs.
The section of books for adults had a different twist. Rather than
having a regular display of books, the chosen titles were organized into
a “Blind Date with a Book” section. The books were gift wrapped with a
brief clue about the plot – but not enough to make them easy to guess.
Readers were welcome to choose a book to take home and be surprised.
Romantic movies were also available, but to humor those who don’t like
Valentine’s Day a section of scary movies was also on display with a
sign wishing patrons a Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day.
THOT – “Nothing is pleasanter than exploring a library.” – Walter Savage
Lots of Happy Birthday wishes go to my sweet great-aunt Doris Baysore,
who will be celebrating her birthday on February 19. I hope you have
the best year yet, Aunt Doris!
Brittany Ring is marking her birthday on February 23. Many happy
Friday, Feb. 19 – A Soup Sale will be held by the Clinton Baptist Church
and pre-orders are required. They are offering Chicken Corn, Ham &
Bean, Vegetable Beef, and Hot Italian Sausage Soup. Call Terese at
(570) 772-1930 or Paula at (570) 547-1773 by the 19th to place your
order. The soup will be available for pick up on Feb. 26th from
2:00-5:30 at the church.
Saturday, Feb. 20 – The First United Methodist Church of Montgomery will
be having a Soup and Sticky Bun Sale from 10 am-1 pm. The soup choices
are Beef Vegetable, Chicken Corn, Ham & Bean, White Chicken Chili, and
Chicken & Gnocchi. You can place pre-orders by calling (570) 547-6948.
Saturday, Feb. 20 – The Clinton Baptist Church is hosting a free
Community Lunch from 12-2 pm. Eat in or carry out. Everyone is
Saturday, Feb. 27 – The Montgomery Area Historical Society is having a
workday at 9 am in their museum to reorganize the Adam Room. Everyone
is welcome to help.
If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please remember to shovel
three feet of clearance around it during heavy snow storms.
Montgomery’s Girl Scout Troops are open to new girls ranging from
kindergarten to eighth grade. To learn more send a Facebook message to
Margie Mathis or go to www.gshpa.org
If you want to make the town a better place and help the Girl Scouts,
please consider donating your gently used clothing to their free Back to
School Clothing Store or donate supplies to their Birthday Bags program.
They are collecting small toys, cake mix, icing, paperware, and
decorations to put in bags for children and given to Footprints of
Montgomery food bank. Let’s make sure that every child in town has a
wonderful birthday! All donations can be left in the bin in front of 14
West Houston Avenue.
The Montgomery Borough Office and the Water Authority Offices are
operating but are not allowing anyone inside until further notice due to
the pandemic. They can be reached at (570) 547-1671. Public meetings
are held on Zoom. The links can be accessed by going to the borough web
page calendar. The mail slot can still be used to leave water bill
The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts weather alerts,
emergency instructions, local COVID-19 numbers, and other information on
their Facebook page. To volunteer with the agency, call Dennis Gruver
at (570) 547-6777.