Easter egg hunt
An Easter egg hunt will be sponsored by the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 on Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m. Everyone ages 12 and under are invited to take part in all the fun. The event will take place at the American Legion post located next to the SG Township Building on Creek Road.
The Silver Rose
Gary Fry of AMVETS Post #50 in Sugar Grove and the National Second Vice Commander of AMVETS presents the 2010 AMVETS Silver Helmet Americanism award to Joseph W. Gentile.
AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post #50 in Sugar Grove are sponsoring a "Silver Rose" Fundraiser to benefit those with Agent Orange and other chemical disorders from the Vietnam era to present. The event is to be held Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Post #50. To learn more about the Order of the Silver Rose, visit www.silverrose.info.
Senior Girl Scout Troop 30647 from Russell is collecting used eyeglasses for the Pine Grove Lions Club. Collections boxes have been placed at the following locations in Sugar Grove the Towne and Country & the Sugar Grove Library. Collection places in Russell are Wendy's Cafe and Russell Post Office. Collection place in Akeley is the Fox Mart, and in Lander at McNutter's. The collection will last until the end of April. All eyeglasses collected are reconditioned and used for those in need of eyewear. If you are not able to get to a collection box please call 757-8416 for pick up.
Silver Helmet Awards
The 2010 AMVETS Silver Helmet Awards Banquet was held March 20 in Washington, DC. A unique silver replica of the WW II GI helmet, has acquired the reputations as the most prestigious of all awards given by veterans organizations and is known as the "Veterans Oscar". The Silver Helmet ceremony recognizes excellence and outstanding accomplishment in the fields of Americanism, defense, rehabilitation, congressional and civil service. Gary Fry, AMVETS National Second Vice Commander made the presentation to Joseph W. Gentile, who has promoted the Americanism program for the last 33 years. Since its inception the program has served as a model for promoting Americanism through essay contests, poster contests, Americanism events and public service projects.
The Eisenhower Band boosters are holding a Prize Shoot on Saturday, April 10, at the Pine Grove Sportsman's Club on Egypt Hollow Road. The shoot will be from 11 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.. The event is for all ages and genders and .22 rifles are welcome. Shot guns will be provided or you can bring your own. The cost is $3 a shot with a variety of prizes to be awarded. Lunch will be available for purchase, as well as many baked goods. There will also be a a gun raffle, a Mossberg 835 12 GA Camo. Proceeds from the event will benefit the EMHS Band Boosters organization who raise monies to support the EMHS Bands. If you need more information or raffle tickets you are welcome to contact Kathy at 757-8766.
The EMHS Marching Band will be performing at Walt Disney World in November. There is still room for a few more students to participate in the upcoming Marching Band season . A parent meeting will be held in the EMHS music room on Monday, April 5, at 7 p.m. All parents of current marching band students and students who are joining marching band are asked to be there to gather important information.
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:
March 31- 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
April 5 and 15 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Critters at Library
The Audubon Celebrates National Library Week with the Sugar Grove Library on April 11-17. On Wednesday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Jennifer Schlick, a Program and Camp Director of the Audubon Center and Sanctuary of Jamestown, N.Y., will be reading books about freshwater wetland habitats. She will then introduce you to some of Audubon's live education animals. These critters would normally be found in their wetland habitat at the Audubon, but they now live in the nature center building and are considered part of the Audubon's teaching staff. Related library books and literature on the Audubon will be available. Cookies and beverages will be served after the presentation.
Garage sale time
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department is looking for those interested in taking part in an indoor garage sale. The Indoor Garage Sale will take place on April 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. If you are interested in having a table to sell your garage sale items, contact Linda at 489-7750 for more information. It's a great way to get a jump start on the garage sale season and best of all you won't have to worry about the weather.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School is holding a Pig Raffle to benefit the Heifer International Project. The event is sponsored by AMVETS Post #50. You can purchase tickets by stopping at the Elementary School office through April 15th. The pig will be butchered by Coffaros' Custom Butchering. Cost for butchering will be paid by the winner. Drawing for the winner will be held on April 16th. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.
Pathways to Petals
Pathways to Petals Garden Tour will be hosted by the Pinegrove Township Lioness Club on July 10. Anyone living in Farmington, Pinegrove, or Elk Township whom has gardens they would like to display my join this tour. If someone is considering starting a new garden, this is a perfect time. There will be a monetary prize awarded for the best new garden started in 2010. The Pinegrove Township Lioness Club holds many fund raising events each year, with the proceeds going to help all communities' families in times of disaster. The Lioness Club also supports the Pinegrove Lions Club in their fund raising efforts for their sight funds. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Garen Tour may register by contacting Pat Strickland at 757-4763
The Chandlers Valley Area Community Center members are selling raffle tickets to benefit operations and activities for the center. Items being raffled are a new Grillmaster, 4-burner, gas grill and a $25 gift certificate for Town & Country Store. Tickets are $1 each and drawing will be held on May 24. Tickets were donated by Lawson Brothers Quality Auto and the gift certificate was donated by Herkey's Town & Country Store. See any CV Community Center Member to purchase tickets.
Easter egg hunt
The Chandlers Valley Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 3, at 11 a.m. at the CV Ball Field. Anyone interested in helping with the planning and preparation of this event, please contact Candy Hall at (814) 489-3880, as soon as possible. As a traditional "Community" event, help is always welcome and all children are invited to attend.
Maple Syrup Competition
No doubt you are beginning to see the buckets hanging on the maple trees throughout the town of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. It's syrup time.
John Hood was the operator of the first gristmill in Warren County, Pennsylvania. In 1810, he brought a copper kettle from Pittsburgh to Sugar Grove for boiling maple tree sap in to syrup. Since then, this region of the county has maintained a tradition of sugaring, with attention paid to excellence. Keeping with tradition, the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sugar Grove Community Development Council will hole the 10th Annual Sugar Grove Maple Competition on Friday, April 16th at the SG Fire Hall. A pancake supper will be served during the competition from 4 p.m. 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will fund the Sugar Grove Fire Department. The contest consists of three categories: light amber syrup, medium amber syrup, and dark amber syrup. This year, awards will be given in two separate categories for the syrups divided between commercial producers and hobbyist producers. You are welcome to enter in as many categories as you like. All samples should be submitted in a clear, on pint-size jar. Be sure to label your sample light, medium or dark so we know the correct category to judge it in. All syrup samples should be dropped off at Wilcox Brothers' Hardware Store in Sugar Grove any time between March 1st and noon on April 16th . Samples will also be donated for use at the pancake supper. There is no fee to enter and the competition is open to everyone who produces their own maple products. A panel of three judges will rate each entry on color and taste to determine the winners. Each contestant is also offered a space at the fire hall to sell their maple products during the event. Medal winners will be announced and will receive their awards at 5:30 p.m. A special award, the John Hood Medal, will be given for the superior syrup entered in all three categories. Feel free to invite anyone that is a fellow producer or hobbyist to join in the fun. Then come out on April 16th for the event and help Sugar Grove celebrate what we already know this area makes the best maple syrup.
Many throughout the Sugar Grove, Russell, and Eisenhower Community know Mrs. Barb Hawley as one of the sweetest teachers in EHS history. She has battled cancer several times and sadly the battle still continues. Mrs. Hawley has undergone extensive surgeries and is recovering at home for the next few months. These treatments and surgeries are costly and ongoing. Those in the community are holding a benefit at the Warren Moose Lodge to raise money to help defer the costs. The event will be April 10th from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 at the door and you will receive 2 free drink tickets and a door prize ticket. Some door prizes include: gift certificates from Tall Tales Sporting Goods, Kwik Fill, Terlins Reflections and more. There will be a band to follow the benefit so feel free to stay and enjoy "Abbey Road" a Beatles cover band. Please come out and show your support. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate you can mail a donation to: Kristi Lindell 1414 Route 957 Russell Pa, 16345. We hope to see you there to support Mrs. Hawley's courageous battle.
Ice cream social
The Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT (Concerned Parent/Teacher Organization) will be holding the Annual Ice Cream Social and Choice Auction this year on April 22.
A choice auction is an event where donated items are won through a ticket raffle. You receive a list of numbered items prior to the auction. You may purchase a chance on as many items as you choose and as often as you choose. At this time, many of the Community businesses and Sugar Grove families are donating some great items needed to make the event a success. Are you a great cook, love to make crafts, or good at woodworking? Then we need you. Many items have been donated in that past and some examples include bread, pies, candies, craft items, gift certificates, certificates for service, gas cards, concert tickets, and even cash. The ideas are endless. The school can use all items for adults and children.
Faculty and Parents of the Choice Auction Committee are working with local business to acquire the many donations necessary for the auction to be a success. The more donations we receive the more tickets that will be sold. Please contact the school for a donation form if you can help out by donating items.
The proceeds for the evening's events benefit the Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT which provide in many ways for our students.
The Annual Sugar Grove Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held this year on Sunday, April 4th, Easter Sunday, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sugar Grove on Main Street. The early sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. with music, readings, and message provided by all the local area churches. A light breakfast provided by the Presbyterian Church will be provided after the service. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special service.