It's time again for the Annual Eisenhower High School Barnyard Classic 3 on 3 Basketball tournament, set for Saturday, June 26.
The cost is $64 per team. Final applications for teams had to be postmarked by June 15 and all brackets will be completed by June 21. The Tournament will be held at Eisenhower High School in the parking lot. Every effort will be made to hold the tournament on Saturday only. Registration runs from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. Teams must be registered 30 minutes prior to their first game time. Games will begin at 9 a.m.
Photo by Candis Rieder
This year’s Annual Sugar Grove Cruise In brought out the largest field ever for the event. More than 148 classic cars and trucks were on display. Pictured here is a beautiful classic from 1931.
There will be a boys and girls "Free Throw" and "3-Point" Competition with prize awarded (Fee of $1 per player per contest).
There will be a concession stand available with a variety of food and drink items for sale throughout the day. All proceeds benefit Eisenhower Lady Knights Basketball Boosters.
The Eisenhower Middle High School is inviting any girl going into fifth, sixth or seventh grade next year to participate in four days of fun learning about volleyball, basketball, and track and field events. Camp will be held Monday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in the Eisenhower High School gymnasium.
Daily items needed are a packed lunch, water, snack, sneakers, and athletic wear. The cost is $25 and all checks can be made payable to Eisenhower Volleyball Boosters. The price includes camp t-shirt.
The Annual Chandlers Valley Sale Day is slated for Saturday, June 19. There are plenty of sale sites available at the ball field for a vendor $10 site fee.
The Chandlers Valley Community Center will also be having a Chicken BBQ Dinner during Sale Day event from 1 p.m. until supplies are gone. For more information or to secure a sale site, contact 489-3880.
Sugar Grove Sale Day
This year Sale Days will be held on Saturday, July 31. Back in the late 1960s, Ruth Grant, wife of Dr. Alfred Grant, held her yard sale on the last Saturday of July each year at her home on Patterson Street.
She started to invite her friends to bring their sale items to her barn and join in the fun. As the years progressed, many who lived on Patterson Street held their yard sales at the same time as Mrs. Grant. The event became known as the Patterson Street Sale. Before long it turned into what we know today as "Sugar Grove Sale Days".
Today, there are vendors who travel in each year for the event, local food vendors are on every corner, local store sales, and of course, approximately 50 or more yard sales throughout the town.
Summer Day Camp
Sugar Grove Summer Day Camp began on Monday, June 14. This camp has been a service to the community for more than 20 years. Students entering kindergarten through grade seven this fall are eligible to attend Summer Day Camp.
Day Camp will continue for the summer months through Aug. 20 and runs from 6:45 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both educational and physical fitness activities are provided for the students. The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church has been granted a license from the state of Pennsylvania to provide these day care services. The Day Camp facility, program and staff meet all state regulations as a licensed facility.
If you would like more information on the program and the options of full-time care, part-time care or drop-in care, contact the day camp office at 489-3105.
Pathways to Petals
Pathways to Petals Garden Tour will be hosted by the Pine Grove Township Lioness Club on July 10.
Anyone living in Farmington, Pine Grove and Elk townships who has gardens they would like to display may 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 Pine Grove 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 Pine Grove Lions Club in their fund-raising efforts for their sight funds.
Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Garden Tour may register by contacting Pat Strickland at 757-4763
Annual Nyla Luvison
The Sugar Grove Community is gearing up for the 8th Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial Run set for July 100.
Many in the Sugar Grove community benefited from the care of Nyla Luvision, who passed away in the fall of 2002 from malignant melanoma. Nyla contributed greatly to the community. She was a parent and adoptive parent to many of the children she came in contact with through the sports activities at EHS. She was especially active with the cross country and track teams. She was a nurse practitioner with the Sugar Grove Family Medical Center and she was also a Missionary VISA team member.
Since her passing the community has held the Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk. The proceeds from the event each year are divided between the EHS Boys and Girls Cross Country teams to help offset expenses and the Warren Cancer Care Center. Over the past eight years, more than $10,000 has been donated to help in the fight to find a cure for cancer. This year families are encouraged to become sponsors in the event. The cost of the $100 sponsorship can be spread out among the family members. You will receive two free T-shirts and the opportunity to purchase an unlimited number of T-shirts at cost of approximately $10.
Charlie Sanders will be on site again with his chicken barbecue. Takeouts will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the cost will be $8 per dinner.
Forms for the event are available in local Sugar Grove Business locations or on-line at the borough website at www.sugargrovepa.com
Read all Summer
This summer at the Sugar Grove Free Library you can be a part of the summer reading program. This program is for everyone in grades kindergarten through grade 12. The event will begin on July 7 and continue each Wednesday during the month. For more information, stop in or call 489-7872.
The June pick for the ongoing Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingslover released in May 2007. The book is part memoir, part journalistic investigation. It tells the story of how a family was changed by deliberately eating food produced in their area for one year. The Book Discussion group will meet on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. If you want to get a jump on the July Book discussion group, the selection will be Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights."