A benefit pancake supper will be held at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
They will be serving buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, sausage and dessert. There will be real maple syrup from local producers as well as regular and sugar-free syrup. A donation free will offering will be the cost for the event.
AMVETS Honor Guard
The AMVETS Honor Guard led the processional throughout the streets of Sugar Grove for the Ninth Annual Freedom Walk honoring 9-11.
Mobile Food Pantry Distribution
Volunteers from the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church organize the large amounts of food to be handed out to families in the area.
All proceeds will go to Love In the Name of Christ of the Brokenstraw Valley. A Love INC affiliate is forming in the community. Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) is a movement of Christian churches working together, across denominational lines, to help the poor by meeting immediate needs such as food and clothing, to longer-term responses through relational ministries such as life skills training and transitional housing.
and Biscuit Dinner
The Reach-Out Committee at Lander United Methodist Church will be holding a beef stew and biscuit dinner on Sept. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. The dinner will benefit Erik and Dana Peterson, missionaries in the Philippines. Erik was raised in the Lander area.
Eisenhower High School Principal Gary Weber is asking those in the community who have Eisenhower graduates serving in the armed forces to send a 4x6 photo along with service information to the school office. The school is planning a project for its display case to honor those alumni from the school who are currently serving.
At last June's graduation, an American flag carried in Afghanistan with a service company was presented to the graduating class. The flag will also be on display in the case. Anyone with questions on the project can contact the school at 757-8878. The mailing address for sending the 4x6 photos and military information is EMHS Military Display, 3700 Route 957, Russell, Pa. 16345.
The community of Sugar Grove participated 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. Sugar Grove joined with cities across America to host their America Supports You Freedom Walk.
The Sugar Grove America Supports You Freedom Walk is sponsored each year by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Over the past nine years the walk to honor our military and to remember 9-11 has become a tradition in Sugar Grove.
Sugar Grove Elementary School also held a Freedom Walk with students during the school day on Friday, Sept. 10.
High School Reunion
Former students who graduated from or attended Sugar Grove High School were invited to the annual reunion on Saturday, Sept. 11. The group gathered at 1 p.m. and shared memories of their high school days. Those gathered graduated between the years of 1931 and 1948 from the three-story school located in the yard in front of where the current Sugar Grove Elementary School . Graduating classes had anywhere from 14 to 16 students each year. The new home economics building and cafeteria which still stands on Harmon street was added in 1946.
Sports, actually basketball, was popular for both boys and girls. The football program did not begin until later in the 1950s. All sports were played in a barn behind the school building.
Every fall the group gets together and invites not just graduates from the Sugar Grove High School but anyone who attended the school to join them for an afternoon of sharing.
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Dale Harkins family on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is a donation to the family. The Harkins family lost their home on Jackson Run to a fire in August. The event is sponsored by the Chandlers Valley Community center and the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church.
We Are Bookin
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding a one mile and 5 K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 1. Proceeds will benefit Sugar Grove Free Library. All ages are welcome to take part.
Race time is 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 will be $8. Snacks will be provided to all participants.
Registration forms are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library. Contact Carrie Guiher at 489-3242 or email@example.com 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
Friday, Sept.17: Eisenhower Knights varsity football team at Iroquois. You can catch all the action by listening to FOX 103.1, which broadcasts all the Knights' football games.
Saturday, Sept. 18: Knights cross country at Longpoint Invitational at Maple Grove at 9 a.m.; boys soccer team will play Strong Vincent at 11 a.m. in a home match; and the girls junior high basketball team will take part in the Girad Invitational.
Monday, Sept. 20: Girls junior high basketball will play against Oil City at home at 4 p.m.; girls soccer team will be at Iroquois at 7 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.
The Second Harvest Food Bank distributed food from its mobile food pantry on Saturday, Sept. 11. More than 30 volunteers were on hand to help off-load the semi full of food and organize it for distribution. More than 90 families came out for food and supplies.
Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., is the host site for the northern part of Warren County for this program. The church also served a free breakfast buffet for all the families and volunteers.
Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout northwestern Pennsylvania. It obtains products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.
The next distribution for this site is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16.
Echoes of Autumn
It's time for the annual EMHS Echoes of Autumn Band competition.
It is sponsored by the Eisenhower Bandtastic Boosters and will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 at War Memorial Field in Warren. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 7 p.m.
Bands in attendance this year are Elk County Catholic, Sheffield, Cambridge Springs, and Youngsville. Also, the Mansfield University Marching Band, "The Pride of Pennsylvania", will be performing at 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. ADM Passes will be accepted.
The theme of the Marching Knights' show this year is "Africa, a Tribe of One" featuring Africa by Toto, and an original piece by Roy Mitchell. Soloists are Brady Keister (guard), and Greg Mizak (trumpet). The Knights Marching Band will be competing in Kane this coming weekend along with bands from Somerset, Youngsville, McKeesport, and Connellsville.
Pinwheels of Peace
Eisenhower Middle School students are participating in the National Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Celebrating International Day of Peace is a worldwide event. Last year it is estimated that there were three million pinwheels spinning on Sept. 21 in countries around the world.
On Thursday and Friday, the Middle School Advisory and Exploratory classes participated in the national project constructing their pinwheels of peace. The exploratory classes will then place their display outside of the Eisenhower High School for the public to view.
See You at the Pole
Sept. 22 will be the Annual See You At The Pole event at area schools. SYATP is a student-initiated, student organized, and student-led event. Students, parents, teachers, and others in the community are welcome to meet at the school's flag pole areas prior to the start of the school day to pray for their school, friends, teachers, government, and nation.