By Lois Lumbra — 12/3… What a gorgeous afternoon, it’s 45 degrees as I come to finish up this column. Our Greening Service at Church went well, the sanctuary looked nice once we got the tree decorated, the window sills, the first Advent Candle was lit, etc. Pastor Bonnie Hovermann put together a nice service. Thanks.P. Bonnie!!
12/1… Little Natalie McGinley celebrated her third birthday with supper and a beautiful birthday cake with her Daddy Jared, Mommy Leanne, brother Noah, Nene- Grammy Nancy Leach, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins, along with Family Friends. Natalie told me she had a wonderful time and loves her new toys and things she received. She is just the sweetest little girl and I’m glad she had a nice Birthday Party.
11/29… Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Montgomery, the lighted wreaths have been put up through the Center and Village. 12/2..the Christmas tree at the Historical Society will light up for the first time around 4 p.m.. Maggie Elkins and Yours Truly have taken the lights off the tree in the park as its getting much too high to decorate. There were many sets of lights we took off, that did not work, or half worked and the other half didn’t. YES, it looks dim without lights on the park tree, and we have solar lights on all the small cedar bushes, we need more sun to have them work longer, but when they are on they are pretty nice. The Historical Society lights will come on around 4 lighting up the wreaths on the frontage of the building and their outside sign, their flower buckets are filled with beautiful greens. Remember there will be a fun event at the Historical Society on December 16, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Horse drawn wagon rides, Richford Choir, SANTA , hot cocoa and cookies. This will be a great time for the whole family.
A BIG THANK-YOU, to the students of Montgomery Elementary School for making handmade Christmas cards for the TROOPS in Afghanistan. Margie Cummings has mailed them out and along with them a box of goodies that will bring so much joy to these men and women so far from their homes during this Holiday season. This is the second year the students have participated in this program entitled “Operation Christmas Cards.” Thank You Margie for your help and to all the Children in their efforts, it’s all gratefully appreciated.
12/9 Reminder of the Huge Craft Show that will be held Saturday, December 9, at the Montgomery Elementary School starting at 9 a.m-3 p.m.. Many-many vendors, breakfast and lunch foods, Christmas trees will be sold. To benefit the M.School Children .
11/30… Nine members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds were invited by Stacy Barrows Manosh for a tour of her business in Johnson, “The Johnson Woolen Mills.” She was a super nice hostess and took us through where all the people were hard at work cutting out patterns, many ladies all busy sewing . unreal the amount of wool that had been precut for making jackets, coats, mittens, etc. The store was filled with beautiful-beautiful attire for the whole family and even your pets. She said “we can keep everyone warm in all kinds of cold weather.” They also have flannel that they are now making warm things for everyone. We all enjoyed her tour and Thanks so very much Stacy for taking the time in your busy schedule to spend time with us.
11/30… Our new Pastor Bonnie Hovermann planned a Bible study during the Lenten Season entitled ” The Lord Is Our Light,” there were 14 people in attendance. We will meet every Thursday night at 6 p.m. during December.
I have a suggestion for a Christmas gift that my friend wanted me to share with my readers. The Montgomery Rec Boards pocket size guidebook, entitled “in the Middle of the Mountains”: Scenic Roads & Trails in the Montgomery-Jay Peak Area. This can be found at Sylvester’s, Lutz, First Trax to name a few. It describes eight road tours, seven easy walks, and 15 hikes and it’s illustrated with beautiful color photo’s by Eileen Oktavec.
Happy Birthday to: Diane Bocian 12/11; Randi Hacker, Shane Robitaille 12/13; Joan Ramey, Mike Celantano 12/15; Shirley Jacobs, John Youland 12/16.
Just a little note to let our senior citizens know that Lise Gates will have her Christmas Dinner (roast pork) on December 14, Christmas music from 11-noon time, Tea cup auction.
(Over heard) When my grampa was a kid he used to pay 50 cents to go and see a movie, NOW he got him a $2000. Flat screen and what does he see? Same old movies.
Have a nice week !! M.L.T.A.
Lois Lumbra is a long-time village resident, sharing thoughts, observations, news, and local happenings in her weekly column online and in the county paper.