The Sugar Grove community will be participating in the Nationwide America supports You Freedom Walk on Saturday, Sept. 11 to remember 9-11 victims and honor military past and present who protect American's freedom. Sugar Grove will join cities across America to host an America Supports You Freedom Walk. This is the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States
The Sugar Grove walk is sponsored each year by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The 5 p.m. walk will begin at 5 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Town Park and it will be less than two miles. The purpose of the Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on Sept. 11 and to renew the nation's commitment to freedom and to honor our veterans, past and present.
Photo by Candis Rieder
First day of school
Sugar Grove Elementary School Principal Marcia Madigan takes some time to visit with kindergarteners during their lunch time on the first day of school Tuesday.
Photo by Candis Rieder
The Nyla Luvison 5K race and fun walk race chairman Paul Tutmaher presents a check to Jim Fiscus and the Warren Cancer Care Center.
High School Reunion
The Sugar Grove High School Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Bucket Cafe. Anyone who at anytime attended the school is welcome to come and reminisce with former classmates.
Warren County School students will have off Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day.
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 library. All ages are welcome to take part in the fun time.
Race time is 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 will be $5 for registrations if received by Sept. 13, and $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
It is time to get out and support the fall sports programs at Eisenhower High School.
The varsity football team will open its season at Sharpsville at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Also that day, you can catch the girls volleyball team against Cambridge Springs at 9 a.m. and the varsity cross country team, boys and girls, competing in the McDowell Invitational at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 7 the Knights golf team will have a match in Rocky Grove at 1 p.m., the boys and girls cross country team will take on North East at home at 4 p.m., the girls soccer team will take on Titusville at 4 p.m., and the Knights volleyball team will be in an away match against Mercyhurst at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 8 the new junior high girls basketball team will take on Beaty-Warren Middle School at 4 p.m. at home, the varsity girls soccer team will travel to Maplewood for a 4 p.m. match, and the seventh grade football team will play Corry at a time to be announced.
Thursday, Sept. 9 the Knights boys soccer team will take on Oil City in an away match at 4 p.m., The girls soccer team will host a match with Smethport at 4:30 p.m. and the junior high boys football will play in Maplewood.
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 held on Sept. 22. Senior pictures are due to the yearbook staff on Oct. 1. The Homecoming Dance will be held on Oct. 2.
The Nyla Luvison 5K race and fun walk, which was held on July 11, was a success with the fund-raiser donating a total of $2,492.21 to the Warren Cancer Care Center. Paul Tutmaher recently presented a check for that amount to Jim Fiscus, who represents the Cancer Care Center.
The community and Sugar Grove Borough would like to thank those who took part in the park grand opening. Thank you also to those who have volunteered so much time over the past year to help make this project happen. They are Mayor Dutch Strand, Sugar Grove Borough Council members Kevin McIntyre, Kathy Buerkle, Neal Hoisington, Jerry Bloomgren, Kevin Nicklas, Bob Snyder, Dave Slater, Terra LoPresti, and Chisa Niizeki, Borough Secretary Karla LoPresti, County Planning Director Dan Glotz, Dan Morgan, Jeff VanArsdale, State Rep. Kathy Rapp, County Commissioner John Eggleston, Project Manager Chris Brown, Regional Main Street Coordinator Kathy Reitinger, the Hill and Dale Garden Club, Briggs Transportation, John Allen Excavating Inc., Louis Enos, David Hoisington Construction, Sweeney Resources and Conrad Wilson, AMVETS Post 50, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of the AMVETS, The American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, Brown's Excavating Services, Derck & Edson Associates, ICM Innovative Construction Mechanical owner Thomas Eaton and his crew, The Goodfellas Blue Grass Band, John VanDorn, Diary Princess Ashley Enos, and many others who gave their times and talents to the new park.
The Sugar Grove Park project began as a request for a small amount of Growing Greener II Funds, but became a larger request when Reitinger became involved. Through her suggestions to make the park more ADA accessible and the pavilion larger to accommodate community functions it became a community park. She spoke, in person, with Alex Tatanish in Harrisburg and attended park committee meetings. She helped the project move forward, wrote the application and contacted Phil Scrimenti, Rapp and State Sen. Mary Jo White in order to gain their support as well as meeting with county commissioners about the project. She has always been able to envision how this project would benefit the township as well as the borough.
The project was possible due to Sugar Grove Borough working with Growing Greener Funds distributed through a DCNR grant, a gift from the Pearl Manross Estate, Sugar Grove Borough funds, and volunteer work.
The Second Harvest Food Bank is scheduled to distribute food through its mobile food pantry at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 210 Jamestown St.
Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout northwestern Pennsylvania. They obtain products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.