More than $5,000.00 has been given from the community to help Haiti earthquake victims. The Outpost Care and Share Shop on Main Street in Sugar Grove started the fund last week with a donation of $1,000. The Stilson Hill Community Church matched that donation with $1,000 and other donations came in from community members and those attending the Free Methodist Church. The $5,000 will be sent to the Free Methodist Bishops Famine Relief Fund. This fund takes no administration fees and uses 100 percent of all their Haiti donations to go directly to Haiti relief. The Outpost, a ministry of the Free Methodist church, started the business of selling donated items to raise monies for needs in the local community. In 2009, the Outpost donated more than $13,000 to organizations and those in need in the community by selling your gently used items.
Girl Scout event
A Special Make-n-Munch Cooking Class will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 for all Daisy Brownies and Girl Scouts in Warren County. The Girl Scout office has set up special program provider, Justin Tech, Food Service Director and Executive Chef for ARAMARK to spend the day cooking with the groups. Session 1 will be for all Daisy-Brownies from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Session 2 will be for Junior and up Girl Scouts from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All the fun will take place at the Beaty Warren Middle School in the cafeteria. Justin will be sharing his expertise with the girls on proper food preparation, reading a recipe and helping the girls make two special food items. The girls will then get to "munch" on their creations. Cost for the day is $5 per scout. Please add $1.25 if you would like to purchase a fun patch for the event. Bring a non-girl scout friend and receive $1 off your admission and your friend receives $1 off their admission. Contact your troop leader or the Warren Girl Scout office at 723-4990 for more information or to obtain a registration form. Any non-registered girls must register as a Girl Scout prior to the event. The cost would be a $12 registration fee plus a $4 event fee.
The Pinewood Derby in Sugar Grove is scheduled for January 31st from 2 p.m. 6 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church Gymnasium.
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold a dance on Saturday, January 30th at the Fire Hall from 6 p.m. 11 p.m. The dance will feature the Road Apple Ridge Band. The cost is $10 per couple or $6 for a single ticket. Snacks will be provided. Come on out and warm up your feet and support the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
The EMHS Choir Support Club is selling $5 raffle tickets for two halves of a pig to be butchered by Coffaro's Custom Butchering in Sugar Grove according to the winners' specifications. Each of the two winners will win approximately 95 pounds of pork. Dan and Donna Blair are donating the pig to the group's fundraising efforts to help send Senior Choir members to New York City in May 2010. Tickets may be purchased from Senior Choir parents or by calling Donna Blair 489-5657, Cindy Strickland 757-8416, or leave a message for Denise Pearson in the EHS music room at 757-9357. The drawing will take place February 25th . Good Luck to all.
The EMHS Choir Support Club has a wonderful fundraiser happening.
The EMHS Choir Support Club is selling gourmet coffees. The prices are gourmet coffee $12, chai, hot cocoa, cappuccino, smoothies and iced tea mixes $14. All orders are prepaid and need to be called in prior to Feb. 4. Delivery of orders is expected by Feb. 15. Proceeds from the fund raiser will help the EMHS Choir students reach their goal for funds for their New York City Trip in May 2010. Anyone wishing to place an order, may leave a message on the EMHS Music Room phone by calling 757-9357 or contact you can contact Cindy Strickland at 757-8416.
During the month of February when you bring your overdue books back to the Sugar Grove Free Library the fines colleted will be donated to the Humane Society.
During the month of February you can also donate items to the library to help animals at the Warren county Humane Society. The library is hosting a drop center for Purina Kitten Food, Cat Litter, Spic & Span detergent, Paper Towels and Bleach.
Other ways you can help this month are to Adopt a shelter pet or encourage others to do so, purchase a yearly membership, sponsor a kennel in honor or memory of someone who loves animals, celebrate a special occasion by giving a donation to the Humane Society, donate funds to help spay or neuter pets.
Your donations can help give these animals another chance at finding a loving family. The entire list of items and services needed, can be found at www.warrenhumanesociety.org.or you can call 726-1961 or the Library at 489-7872 for more information.
District Chorus selected
The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District Chorus Event is held January 27-30 at the Meadville Area Senior Hugh School. Dr. Mark Munson from the Bowling Green State University will be the guest conductor for the chorus.
Students gather together to practice January 27-29 and the event will close with a public concert held at the school on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. Five students from Eisenhower High School have been selected to participate in this year's District Chorus Event.
They are Paul Johnson, Kate Ewer, Kenny Stuart, Kelsey Angove, and Brent Foster. Congratulations to singers from EMHS.
Valentine's Day event
A Valentine's Day Dinner and live band event will be happening at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 13. Couples or Singles are welcome to come and have a good time celebrating Valentine's Day. The cost is $12 per person. A served buffet dinner will be provided with salad, entrees, dessert and beverages. Ron Carrington Sr. and the band, Touch Of Old, will perform during and after dinner. There will be Valentine's activities, door prizes, basket raffles, and fun for all. The fun all starts at 5:30 p.m. Come and spend the evening with us. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Overflow Conference trip in April 2010.
The ARAMARK Food Services will hold its third session of free community cooking classes for the 09-10 school year. The Southwest Cooking Night will be held at the Sugar Grove Elementary School on Tuesday night, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
Previously this year, a class on All About Apples was held at Allegheny Valley Elementary School and the Holiday Cooking Class was held at Beaty Warren Middle School. Food Service Director and Executive Chef, Justin Tech is on hand to teach new and interesting recipes with the help of his staff.
Those in the class will get hands on experience cooking the evening's recipes. There is also a cooking question and answer time along with everyone's favorite, "sample time". Anyone in the Community is invited to attend.
To sign up for a spot in the above class, just call the ARAMARK Food Service office at 723-6900 ext. 2159. Remember there is no charge for the class, we just ask that you register so we have enough materials and cooking ingredients ready for the class. All classes are geared toward adults but students are welcome to attend.
Children attending should be accompanied by a parent or adult. The next free Community Cooking Class will be held in the Youngsville Area in April and we will have our final session at the Warren Area Elementary Center in May with out outdoor class on grilling.
The Band Booster parents of Eisenhower High School will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. at the school.
Report cards will go home with students on February 1st. School will be in session on Feb. 8 as a make up day for the snow day that occurred Jan. 22. A Professional Development will be held on Feb. 22 for staff with no classes for students.
Go Blue & Gold
Monday, February 1st the Girls Varsity Basketball team will be in action at Girard at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 the Boys Junior High Basketball Team will play at Sheffield at 4 p.m. and the Boys Varsity Basketball team will play at Iroquois at 7:30 p.m. with the Junior Varsity match up starting at 6 p.m.
This coming weekend January 29 30 the EMHS Wrestling Team will be on the mats at the Grove City Tournament. The event will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday and continue through Saturday.
Then again on Wednesday, Feb. 3 the Wrestling team will be at home with a match against Warren. Thursday, Feb. 4 the Girls Varsity Basketball Team will be at home with a game against Northwestern. Remember the sports schedule is subject to change in the event of WCSD snow days.
Novice classes take some of the mystery out of using your computer more efficiently.
Ever wonder what's in the box? Do you need to know some of the jargon and vocabulary associated with computers? These and many other questions will be addressed so that you can feel more comfortable using your PC. Make plans to attend the novice classes that will be held at the library Feb. 16 and 18 from 6 to 8.
If you feel that you are a little more computer savvy you may want to attend a more advanced class. These classes will be held Feb. 23 and 25 from 6 -8.
Learn about: Social Networking, On-line education, Protecting yourself from Internet hoaxes or How to research on-line.
A $10 fee per class is payable to the library before classes begin to hold your seat.
Classes fill up fast so call the library at 489-7872 to reserve your spot.
The Library will have the Seneca District mobile lab for the month of Feb. and open labs will be available during regular library hours with the exception of the class times mentioned above.
RSVP Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance Program
The Sugar Grove Free Library is offering free tax preparation for low income, disabled, or seniors. The IRS trained volunteers will file, fill out, and submit your Federal, State, Local, and Rent & Property Rebate forms.
You must call the library at 489-7872 to make an appointment.
The following is a list of dates and time available:
Feb. 8, 10, 15, 17 and 24. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 3, 15, 17, 22, 24, and 31 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
April 5 and 15 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The book discussion group will meet again at the library on Monday Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. This month's book is "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Stieg Larsson.
Contact the library for a copy today. New members are always welcome! Bring a friend!Haiti Donations
More than $5,000 has been given from the community to help Haiti earthquake victims. The Outpost Care and Share Shop on Main Street in Sugar Grove started the fund last week with a donation of $1,000. The Stilson Hill Community Church matched that donation with $1,000 and other donations came in from community members and those attending the Free Methodist Church. The $5,000 will be sent to the Free Methodist Bishops Famine Relief Fund. This fund takes no administration fees and uses 100% of all their Haiti donations to go directly to Haiti relief. The Outpost, a ministry of the Free Methodist church, started the business of selling donated items to raise monies for needs in the local community. In 2009, the Outpost donated more than $13,000 to organizations and those in need in the community by selling your gently used items.