Thank you dinner
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church will be having a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on April 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The church conducts three benefit dinners each year with all the proceeds going to a worthy cause in the community. This year for their first dinner they have decided to say Thank You to the six volunteer fire and ambulance companies who responded to a call at the church. On Sunday, Feb. 7, local fire companies responded to a 911 call during Sunday worship services when nearly all of the people at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley needed treated or transported to local hospitals with carbon monoxide issues. Some individuals were even flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh for treatment. Fire and rescue companies from Sugar Grove, Lander, Russell, Youngsville, Busti & Lakewood were all called to respond. Now the church is hosting their dinner event to continue to say thank you for all the assistance they received. Members of the church will be cooking up a wonderful Spaghetti Dinner complete with all the fixings. The cost for dinner is a free-will donation and all proceeds from this dinner will go to these six volunteer organizations.
Garage sale time
Photo by Candis Rieder
Hessel Valley Church in Chandlers Valley will hold a benefit spaghetti dinner on April 15 to say thank you and raise donations for the six volunteer fire, ambulance and rescue crews that responded to their need on Feb. 7.
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold an indoor garage sale on Saturday, April 10. Many in the community will have garage sale tables with treasures for sale.
The Silver Rose
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.
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 4:00 p.m.. The event is for all ages and genders and .22 rifles are welcome. Shotguns 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 Sugar Grove Free Library is offering free tax preparation for low income, disabled, or seniors April 15 - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. 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.
Critters at the 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.
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 each or 3 for $5.
Benefit for Mrs. Hawley
A benefit for Barb Hawley, who has undergone extensive surgeries and is recovering at home for the next few months will be held at Warren Moose Lodge to raise money to help defer the costs. The event will be April 10 from 7 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 at the door and you will receive 2 free drink tickets and a door prize ticket. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate you can mail a donation to: Kristi Lindell 1414 Route 957 Russell Pa, 16345.
Ice Cream Social and Auction
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 22nd.
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 received the more tickets sold.
The proceeds for the evening's events benefit the Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT which provide in many ways for our students.
The family of Mike Chapman is planning a benefit spaghetti dinner for Saturday, April 24, to be held at the Sugar Grove AMVETS from Noon 4 p.m. Mike is 30 years old and is diagnosed with two very rare forms of bone cancer. Mike is a graduate of EMHS and continued his education at IUP with a degree in nuclear medicine. In 2001 Mike was diagnosed with three rare forms of cancer. Mike has been treated with surgeries and chemotherapy and is approximately only the tenth person in the world to have been diagnosed with this rare combination of cancers. In March, Mike underwent a 3 day surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mike is currently employed at the Warren General Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist and resides in Warren County with his wife Meghann, daughter Cayla, 3 years old, and son Dylan, 8 months old.
There will be a live auction, raffles, spaghetti dinner with take outs available, and you might even win a car. Anyone wishing to donate new or gently used items to be auctioned or sold for the event may drop items off at Todd's Gas Buggies in Sugar Grove on April 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. All proceeds from the day's event will benefit Mike and his family.