Park Grand Opening
The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new facility will be held on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m.
The dedication of the new park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Northern Railroad Bluegrass Band formerly known as the Goodfellas. They will be playing in the new park pavilion courtesy of The American Legion, Sons of the AMVETS, and Sugar Grove Borough. John VanDorn's Prinsom Band Organ, built in Belgium, will be played during the band intermissions. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and enjoy the music. Refreshments will be provided by the AMVETS Post 50.
The new park gardens are being planted by Hill and Dale Garden Club members. Even though the park grand opening happens this fall, the project is ongoing and will be a work in progress with more additions, planting, and work to be done in the spring. If you would like to learn more about how this project got started, the project scope or see before and in-process pictures of the park, go to the Sugar Grove Area website, www.sugargrovepa.com, and click on the Park button.
The project is possible due to the Sugar Grove Borough working with Growing Greener Funds distributed through a DCNR grant, and a gift from the Pearl Manross Estate, Sugar Grove Borough funds, and volunteer work.
The completed improvements will include a pavilion, new sidewalks connecting the memorials, the pavilion and the parking lot, benches, landscaping and lights.
New Knights Orientation
Seventh graders for the 2010-2011 school year visited Eisenhower High School on Monday, Aug. 16. Students and their parents were able to view their schedules, access information, locate their classrooms, as well as visit other areas of the school. Gary Weber and Eric Leamon, along with other school faculty, were on hand to speak to the visitors and answer questions.
Back to School
Reminder the first day of classes for Warren County School students will be Tuesday, Aug. 31. Students will be off Monday, Sept. 6, for Labor Day.
The Eisenhower High School Guidance Office staff and counselors, Patti Phelps and Annie Szymanski, will be on hand to assist any EMHS student who requires schedule changes for the coming 2010/2011 school year.
Senior high counselor Patti Phelps will meet with seniors on Aug. 23, juniors on Aug. 24 and sophomores on Aug. 25 at the following times: Students whose last name starts with the letters A through L from 8 to 11 a.m. and letters M through Z from noon to 3 p.m., on their respective days.
Junior high counselor Annie Szymanski will meet with ninth-grade students on Aug. 23, eighth graders on Aug. 24 and seventh graders on Aug. 25 at the following times: Students whose last name starts with the letters A through L from 8 to 11 a.m. and letters M through Z from noon to 3 p.m., on their respective days.
Call the EMHS office at 757-8878 to schedule an appointment during the appropriate time with counselors for any schedule changes or conflicts.
Phase III set to begin
The Sugar Grove Area Sewage Authority Board recently announced that Phase III of Sugar Grove Area Sewage Project has been funded and is set to begin this fall. This latest phase received funding totaling $3.3 million with approximately $2 million coming from loans and $1.1million received in grant funding.
Phase III will provide opportunity for 125 more homes in the area to be hooked on to the existing sewage system. Notices will be mailed to those homeowners who live in the areas affected by the upcoming Phase III.
Open bids for the project will be posted by Aug. 30. Tap-in fees and monthly user fees for Phase III will remain the same those charged in Phase I and II.
Hessel Valley Vacation Bible School
On Aug. 23 through 27 the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will be hosting Vacation Bible School for ages 4 - 12. Bible School will run each day from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The theme this year is "Backstage Pass" and features music from Go Fish Guys. Kids will be rocking to music and be learning great Bible stories, too. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 489-7452.
We Are Bookin
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding a 1 Mile and 5 K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Proceeds will benefit Sugar Grove Free Library. All ages are welcome to take part in the fun time.
Race will begin at 10 a.m. and registration will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The start/finish line is in front of Sugar Grove Library on School Street. Check in the library for the route of the event. Cost for each participant will be $5 for registrations if received by Sept. 13, or $8 on race day. Snacks will be provided to all participants.
Registration forms are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library.Contact Carrie Guiher at 489-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for a reservation form. Also check out the race information at the Sugar Grove Library website: www.sugargrovelibrary.org.
Go Blue and Gold
The Eisenhower Knights Varsity Football Team will be at Erie Central Tech for a scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m.
You can also catch the EMHS Varsity Golf Team on Monday Aug. 23, in a match at Titusville at 9 a.m. and the Girls Varsity Soccer scrimmage match will be played in Kane.
Upcoming School Events
Some dates to highlight on your calendar to remember will be the Eisenhower Open House which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Picture Day for students at EMHS will be Sept. 22. Senior pictures are due to the yearbook staff on Oct.1. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Oct. 2. Their will also be an All County Band Show at Eisenhower on Aug. 28.
Sugar Grove will be participating in the nationwide America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to remember 9-11 victims and honor military past and present who protect American's freedom.
The 2010 Sugar Grove America Supports You Freedom Walk is sponsored each year by the AMVETS (American Veterans). Everyone, all ages, is encouraged to attend. Saturday, Sept.11, will mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragic events at the Pentagon, the twin towers in New York City and Shanksville, Pa. Sugar Grove will join with cities across America to host the America Supports You Freedom Walk.
The purpose of the Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on Sept.11 and to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present.