By Jade Heasley
Summer vacation has officially arrived for the town’s school kids and teens. The school year was undoubtedly unusual due to all the COVID-19 restrictions, but kudos to the students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration for making it through a challenging year.
Congratulations and lots of well wishes go out to Montgomery Area High School’s class of 2021. May all your dreams come true!
Montgomery Events and Announcements
Happy birthday to T.J. Herb, who will be celebrating on June 13.
The Summer Reading program is now running at the library. Please go the library to learn more or visit the library’s Facebook page.
Wednesday, June 9 – The library will have Book Buddies from 11-noon. This group is meant for toddlers and preschoolers but families are welcome. Children should be accompanied by a parent. Registration is required by calling (570) 547-6212 or by visiting the events tab on the library’s webpage.
Thursday, June 10 – Footprints of Montgomery Food Bank will open its doors for their clients to come in and choose their items for the first time in over a year. The hours will be from 10 am-2 pm and from 5:30-6:30 pm. Those who can’t make it on that date may come on Thursday, June 24, from 10 am-12 pm.
Thursday, June 10 – T&T will meet at the library at 3 pm. This group is for ages 10-17 to do crafts and participate in activities. Please preregister.
Saturday, June 12 – The Oak Grove Community Center will have an Antique Tractor and Machinery Show and Chicken BBQ from 10 am- 3 pm. The event is free admission and there is no entry fee for those who want to enter items in the show. Chicken BBQ will be sold as a meal or just chicken. Food and beverages will be sold in the kitchen throughout the day. Food sales will benefit the Oak Grove Community Center.
Saturday, June 12 – Story Time at the Park will be held at noon in the park behind the library. The event is organized by the library.
Saturday, June 12 – The library will have Adult Book Club at 2 pm. The theme for June is Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The group will meet in person at the library but the meeting will be on Zoom for those who want to attend virtually. Please preregister by calling the library at (570) 547-6212. New members are welcome.
Monday, June 14 – Mocktail Mondays will be held at the library at 5 pm. This is a new event for adults. Attendees will make a craft and enjoy mocktails. Please preregister.
Tuesday, June 15 – The library will host the Young and the Restless at 1 pm. This group is for families. Please preregister.
Wednesday, June 16 – Book Buddies will be held at the library from 11 am-noon. Please plan to accompany your child and preregister.
Wednesday, June 16 – The Montgomery Area Independent Football League will have their final registration at the pavilion at Montgomery Park from 6-8 pm. This is for both football players and cheerleaders who want to participate in the program this fall.
Thursday, June 17 – The library will host T&T at 3 pm. Please preregister.
THOT – “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca