By CANDIS RIEDER
Energy for Life
Photo by Candis Rieder
Eisenhower Middle/High School student Cole Ordiway constructs a 9/11 memorial display in the library case for the school to view. Eisenhower also is currently constructing a display to honor those alumni presently serving in the armed forces”
Photo by Candis Rieder
This has been a common sight in Sugar Grove and along Jackson Run Road for the past week with more than 20 vehicles backed up at one time. Paving has now been completed and the center of town in Sugar Grove is open for business. Paving continues on Jackson Run Road going into Sugar Grove this week. Thank you for your patience during this project.
An Energy for Life 5K or 1 mile Walkathon will be held Saturday at the Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 located at 3838 Stoney Run Road in Sugar Grove. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The walk is presented by the Erie Mito Group to benefit the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. Mitochondrial deseases occur when the mitochondria in a person's cells cannot convert food into life sustaining energy. In many cases the mitochondrial dysfunction is at the core of diseases such as Alzheimer's Parkinson's ALS, Autism Spectrum Disorders and some cancers. Come on out and support this great cause.
A Special Alumni tent will be set up for all Eisenhower High School Alumni at the Oct. 1 Eisenhower Knights Football Homecoming game. All Alumni are invited to stop by for a cup of coffee and catch up with classmates.
Community Safety Fair
The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting the first Community Safety Fair on Saturday from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. We are so excited on the amount of service groups on board for this event. The Community Safety Fair is for children and adults of all ages. There will be information and demonstrations in many areas of safety for home, work, and personal care. Scheduled to appear at the event will be information on ATV safety, Emergency safety, School bus safety, first aid information, fire extinguisher safety for the home, food safety from ARAMARK, Drug and Alcohol awareness, Fireworks safety, Gun safety, Animal awareness information, Disaster planning. There will be many give-aways from various vendors as well as tons of kid fun. Plan to stop on by the Lander Fire Hall Saturday afternoon for this informative and fun event that could help save a life.
Scouting sign up
It's time to sign up for Scouting. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts. If you are interested in where to sign up and become a part of our Communities active scouting groups you can contact Ryan Hoffman at 489-3552
A New Fall Knitting Class will be offered at the Sugar Grove Free Library by
Dottie McLain of Towanda Arts, an artist community. Class will be Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 , 27 , Nov. 3 and 10 . The cost is $35 payable prior to the first class. There is a registration minimum of six students.
Remember to register early. At the first class we will survey each class member to determine goals for the class. Think about what you want to learn during the classes:
Help with gifts for Christmas, special projects, knitting sweaters, scarves, accessories.
Are there special techniques you want to learn like intarsia, lace knitting, fair isle, cable work? If you are a beginning student or just want to learn the long-tail cast on, bring one skein of worsted weight wool and size 8 knitting needles. Please bring books, patterns or projects and lots of ideas about what your knitting goals are. Whatever your skill level there is a place for you here. Learn to make wonderful garments and accessories with a professional finish.
The Zoning Hearing Board Meeting to discuss the special exception in zoning for a new Dollar General Store in Sugar Grove will be held Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse. The hearing for Dollar General is a Special Exception hearing and not a change in zoning. The hearing is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.
Fall story hour
Fall Story Hour at the Sugar Grove Free Library is about to begin. It will be held every Thursday at noon starting Oct. 7 and running through Oct. 28.
Story Hour is a four- week program for preschoolers. The children attending Story Hour will receive their first library card, read stories, and learn all about the library. Our last week at Story Hour will be a special Halloween costume party. Pre-registration is appreciated. For more information on the program or to pre-register you can contact the library at 489-7872.
A chicken and Biscuit Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall from 4 7 p.m. The cost is a donation. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit Dave Waite. Waite is a 34-year member of the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department and more recently the fire police captain. He was hospitalized from mid March until mid-June for a total of 14 weeks in Erie with a staph infection. A month after his discharge he was injured in a fall causing another 5 week stay in the hospital. The benefit dinner will help to aid in his accumulating medical expenses. To donate items to the Chinese auction call Tricia Donnell at 489-3657. For more information on the diner you can contact Denise Braley at 489-7874.
A benefit pancake supper will be held at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley, Thursday September 23rd from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 pm. They will be serving buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, sausage and dessert. There will be real maple syrup on hand from local producers as well as regular and sugar free syrup. A donation free will offering will be the cost for the event.
All proceeds from the benefit will go to Love In the Name of Christ of the Brokenstraw Valley. A Love INC affiliate is forming in our 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.
Everyone in the area is encouraged to come out for a good meal and support a worthy cause.
Eisenhower High School Principal, Gary Weber, is asking those in the Community who have Eisenhower graduates actively serving in the armed forces to send a 4 by 6 photo along with service information to the school office. The school is planning a project for their display case to honor those alumni from the school who are currently serving. At graduation in June 2010 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.
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 -6:30 p.m. The cost is a donation to the family. The Harkins family lost their home on 9215 Jackson Run to a fire in August. The event is sponsored by the Chandlers Valley Community center and the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church. Take outs will be available so please mark your calendar to stop by and support this family in our community.
Blue and Gold
Come on out the next couple of weeks and support the Knights Football team at some home games. Today the Knights will take on Mercyhurst Prep at 7 p.m. and next Friday, Oct. 1, will be the homecoming game against Cambridge Springs. Saturday, the cross-country team will take on Sharpsville at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. the volleyball team will be in action at home against Rocky Grove with a match starting at 7:30 p.m. The boys and girls soccer matches with Keystone scheduled for Saturday have been postponed until a later date.
The community is invited to come out to the Knights Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 1. The EMHS Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2.
Reminder: Senior pictures are due to the yearbook staff no later than Oct. 1.
Open house will be held at Eisenhower for students and parents on Monday, Sept. 27.a