6/25..This Sunday was the last service with Pastor Ed and Judy Sorrell, they turned in their key, and gave their last farewell to all in attendance. This was “Transition Sunday” as Pastor Ed said “out with the old and in with the new.” Pastor Ed and Judy have been with us for 16 years and wouldn’t you think most would say good-riddance; NOT one of us felt that way. They have given so much of themselves in sharing and caring only 10 hours a week were dedicated to us here at the United Methodist Church. Our new Pastor Bonnie Hovermann and her husband Nord were with us today as we Welcomed her into our congregation. We will all do our best to welcome her and hopefully all will work out great. Pastor Ed and Pastor Bonnie and family have been friends for 20 years and just knowing their friendship is special has helped to make the transition. God Bless us all as we journey into this new ministry with Pastor Bonnie. We ended the Service with a Bar-B-Que held at the Montgomery Recreational Center, with Dennis Deuso and his wife Susan at the GRILL; potato salads, pasta salads, baked beans, desserts were made by members or friends of the Church, cold drinks and fruits also. We were all blessed to enjoy a wonderful warm day with our family and friends. God Bless!!
6/12, Joanne Kane had her sister’s Gracie Jones, Susie Ewins and Maggie Elkins at her home for lunch and to play 500. The ladies have a get together once a month. In the meantime they like to play golf, some times there are two that go and play and sometimes all four, they are just a swinging!! They always have a great time.
6/23..Frank and Linda Elkins and their immediate Family and Friends got together at the Center Cemetery to lay their son Andy to rest. Interment service was officiated by Pastor Patrick Hoadley. Everyone met at the home of Frank and Linda for refreshments and fellowship.
Do you realize that this year’s high school graduates weren’t born when many of us lived through the ’97 flood? The Montgomery Historical Society’s exhibit to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 flood. We will open July 15th, 9:a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will be available throughout the summer. It includes photos, artifacts, and video showing the damage and spirited recovery. Additional times will be announced and it can be seen by appointment. Keep an eye out for times on the MHS sign, website, and facebook page. Free and open to all at Pratt Hall.
Another nice beginning to the newly “Farmer’s Market” today 6/24. I have to go down and check things out and each week there has been new vendor’s coming and some are repeats. But I only hear nice remarks about having the event here and brings new people into town. I think the rain held off until they were done, and then the showers came off and on all afternoon and a few hard down pours.
Reminder of the ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND CHICKEN BAR-B-QUE STARTING AT NOON TIME RIGHT DOWN MAIN STREET OF MONTGOMERY CENTER.
Happy Birthday to: Bryan Rodger, Sara Chauvin 7.6; Ann Voos 7/7; Theresa Begnoche, Stephanie Brunton 7/8.
Anniversary Wishes to: Allen & Lucille Hulbert, Andrew & Katherine Sherman 7/2; Marvin & Betty Moquin 7/6; David & Tracey Brown 7/7.
**Wife comes home and tell her husband the car wasn’t running well because there was water in the carburetor. Husband asks “where is the car” she said “In the Lake.” This is all for now, have a good week folks looks like another week for boots to be worn. M.L. T. A.
Wow!! The weatherman hit it right this time, its sure a hot-humid day. Thankfully we are getting some nice breeze this afternoon at 86 degrees. Veronica and Penny came and had dinner with us to be with their Dad on Father’s Day. We had a nice time. Then they were off and the house once again quiets down. I cooked some pork in the crock-pot and we had pulled pork sandwiches..I really liked it. It was the first time I made it. Veronica showed us pictures of her first grandson Jayden Royer’s graduation pictures, he graduated from Lamoille Union High on 6/17.
6/13..The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Sue and Tony Peters. Sue had invited us all for a luncheon and she had prepared a cold carrot/ginger soup, a salad, cold drinks and a rhubarb cake for dessert. We were all ready to start playing at our usual time of one o’clock. No Subs today. Carmen Scott had high score (4370), Denise Baker had second high (3220) and most horses went to Connie McFarland (7) and Jo Cota had low score (930) Sue gave her a beautiful potted plant. Carmen will host the July meeting at her home. The afternoon was wonderful everyone enjoyed the opened windows with a cool breeze coming in on us. Thanks SueP.!!
6/14.. We go from very extreme heat to shivering. We had 40 degrees to begin last Wednesday!! Can’t put the sweatshirts away yet!!
Mike Domina and friend Sal were up this week from Massachusetts. They go to Florida for a few months during the cold months. Mike was here to visit his Mom Gila and while they were here cleaned out the flower beds around the house and got their paintings set up in the “Red Barn Studio.” Mike has several beautiful watercolor pictures at his studio for sale.
6/17..Another nice week end for the “Farmer’s Market” at the Historical Society lawn. There were 10 vendors this past Saturday. The people are really enjoying it.
Busy-busy afternoon here in town with all the tractors and hay being hauled to the barn. There is a threat of a storm for Monday. (Will see.)
Just a little reminder of the 4th of July annual Parade and Chicken Bar-B-Que at the Center starting with the parade at noon, immediately following the Chicken BBQ and there will be lots of Family fun, live music with the Starline Rhythm Boys. Come and enjoy with your family, friends and neighbors.
Happy Birthday to: Abilgail Paradis, Dylan Baker 6/25; Joshua Potvin 6/26; Alex Kolva 6/27; Merle Van Gieson, Porter Sorenson 6/28, John Quinn 6/30.
Anniversary Wishes to: Randy & Stacey St.Onge, Bobby & Patty Anderson; Eric & Bethany Remmers; Mike & Linda Carpenter 6/25; Scott & Shari Joyal 6/28; Barry & Viola Woodward-East 6/30.
**Not to Clean.. Dick, aged 3, did not like soap and water. One day his mother was trying to reason with him. “Surely you want to be a clean little boy,don’t you?” “Yes,” tearfully agreed Dick. “But can’t you just dust me off?” Hope we all have a nice week and enjoy it. M.L.T.A.
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