After what seems like a relentless and punishing winter of enduring snowstorm after ice storm, we finally got some nice weather. Last Wednesday the sun was shining and the temperature in town hit a blessed fifty-three degrees! I was so happy to see some nice weather that I went for walk in a spring jacket for the first time in several months. I clearly wasn’t the only one who enjoyed it because lots of people were out walking that day. It makes me hopeful that consistent warm weather might actually be on the way!
Once the snow is gone for good, it will be time to start thinking about Red Raider Rocks. This fun warm weather activity invites people to paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find. If you want to participate, paint some rocks and write “Red Raider Rocks” on the back. When people find them, they post them on the Red Raider Rocks Facebook page. The rocks can be kept or rehidden. It’s requested that people only hide rocks in public spaces unless you have permission from the property owner or business, and out of respect for our veterans and fallen soldiers, please don’t hide rocks at the Veteran’s Memorial in Montgomery Park.
Saturday, March 6 – A Chicken Barbeque fundraiser will be held by the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at their Montgomery Street station from 11 am-3 pm (or until sold out). They are offering a choice of a meal or just chicken. A full meal includes half a chicken, a baked potato, baked beans, a roll, and dessert.
Saturday, March 13 – The Montgomery Area Public Library’s Adult Book Club will be meeting on Zoom at 2 pm. New members are welcome. The theme for March is “Countries and Cultures.” Read a book that takes place in another country or about another culture. If you need some ideas, a list of suggestions are posted on the library’s Adult Book Club Facebook page.
Girls who are in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to join the Girl Scouts. There are several active troops in Montgomery and they are welcoming new members. For more information send a Facebook message to Margie Mathis or visit www.gshpa.org
Our local fire companies are in need of volunteers to serve as first responders as well as in a variety of non-emergency support roles. If you want to learn more, please call either the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Company at (570) 547-1380 or the Clinton Township Fire Department at (570) 547-1000.
The Montgomery Emergency Management Agency posts weather warnings, COVID-19 statistics, and rising river levels on their Facebook page. Follow them to stay updated. If you want to volunteer with the agency, call Dennis Gruver at (570) 547-6777.
If you are interested in joining the Montgomery Lions Club, call Roger McRae at (570) 971-2825.
THOT – “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder