Sunday, December 28, 2014

Montgomery Township to celebrate 300th

MONTGOMERY TWP. Long before they gave rise to a shopping center, Montgomery Township's thoroughfares were a gathering place for loyalists and insurrectionists.

During the Revolutionary War, while some township residents were joining the militia, others in Montgomery Square conspired with British troops to capture cattle en route to feed Washington's army, according to the township's Historical Society.

That's one of the stories being told this year as the township celebrates its 300th anniversary.

Kicking off the festivities Sept. 20 is a festival at William F. Maule Park - a beefed-up version of the township's annual Autumn Festival. Activities are set to include a scavenger hunt, live music, a petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, and, for the grand finale, a fireworks display.

Admission and parking are free, but some activities require purchase of a $10 wristband. The festival runs from noon to 9 p.m. The park is at 1147 Kenas Road in North Wales.

- Jessica Parks

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