Annual Maple Syrup Event
It's syrup time in Sugar Grove. Keeping with tradition, the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sugar Grove Community Development Council held the 10th Annual Sugar Grove Maple Competition on April 16 at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall.
A pancake supper was served during the competition from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds helped to fund the Sugar Grove Fire Department.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Excellence in sugaring
At the 10th Annual Sugar Grove Maple Syrup Event, the John Hood award for excellence in sugaring went to Homer Lindell.
The John Hood Medal for excellence in Maple Syrup production went to Homer Lindell. John Hood was the operator of the first gristmill in Warren County. 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.
The contest consisted of three categories: light amber syrup winners were first place Homer Lindell, second place Dean Morton, and third place Jon Whitmire. Medium amber syrup winners were first place Homer Lindell, second place Gene Gruber and third place Busti Maple Products. Dark amber syrup winners were first place Loren Cable, second place Jon Whitmire, and third place Dave Stanton. The hobbyist winner in syrup production this year was Josef Bauer. Samples of the judged products were donated for use at the pancake supper.
Sugar Grove Elementary School students also had an art competition and a poem and essay competition. All essays, poems and art work had a maple syrup theme. Winners in the art contest were first place Maximus Caufill from Mrs. Harrington's class, second place Jared Younger from Miss Galbier's class, and third place Easton Headman from Mrs. Wallin's class. Winners in the poem and essay contest were first place Hosanna Senz from Mrs. Head's class, second place Cheyanna Borland from Mr. Huebach's class, and third place Maya Edwards from Mrs. Carrington's class.
Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 is offering scholarships to Eisenhower Middle/High School seniors. Information is available in the Eisenhower High School guidance office.
Thank you to all those who came out for the benefit for the family of Mike Chapman on April 24. The spaghetti dinner and auction were held at the AMVETS in Sugar Grove.
Chapman, 30, has been diagnosed with two very rare forms of bone cancer. He is a graduate of EHS and continued his education at IUP with a degree in nuclear medicine. In 2001 Mike was diagnosed with three rare forms of cancer and 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 three-day surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mike is employed at Warren General Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist and resides with his wife Meghann, daughter Cayla, 3; and son Dylan, 8 months.
Spring Story Hour at the Library
Story Hour at the Sugar Grove Free Library will be held every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. from May 6 to 27. Story Hour is a four-week program for preschool age children. The children receive their first library card, read stories, have fun with other children their age, and learn about the library.
Pre-registration at the library is appreciated; contact the library at 489-7872.
5K Fun Walk/Run
Thank you to all those who came out on Saturday, April 24 for the 5K Fun Walk and Run to benefit community youth traveling to The 2010 Creation Festival. The event is held in the Mount Union, Pa., area. More than 100,000 people from the eastern United States travel to the Creation Festival. It is the nation's largest Christian music festival and is happening this year from June 29 to July 4.
Clean Up Day for Township Residents
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day will be held Saturday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off place is the Sugar Grove Township Building and is for Sugar Grove Township residents only.
The cost is $5 per load. No batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, propane tanks, televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint will be accepted.
For more information, call the Sugar Grove Township Building at 489-7809.
Clean Up Day for Borough Residents
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day will be held Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off place is in the parking lot across from the Sugar Grove Post Office and is for Sugar Grove Borough residents only.
The cost is $5 per load. No batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, no televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint will be accepted.
For more information, call the Sugar Grove Borough Building at 489-7822.