Memory Borough Tree
The Sugar Grove Borough has put up a "In Memory Of" Christmas Tree at the Sugar Grove Borough building. The tree was donated by John Allen Excavating. Please stop by the Borough building anytime and put a ribbon on the tree in memory of loved ones. It would be nice to do it before the Christmas walk, but feel free to do it anytime before Christmas. The tree is outside so you will need to bring something appropriate to tie it to the tree. If you have any questions, you can call the Borough building at 489-7822. The ribbons will be the only decorations on the tree.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to visit in Sugar Grove last Saturday at the United Methodist Church Holiday Treasure Sale. Pictured here are Ben Donnell, Faith Donnell and baby Libbey VanHouten, who was meeting Santa for the first time.
Mark your calendars for the always packed Eisenhower High School Holiday Concert. The music will be presented by all EMHS choirs (Seventh Grade Chorus, Eighth Grade Chorus, Dreamers, Fantasia, and Senior Choir). This year's concert will be held Thursday, Dec. 16th at 7 p.m. in the EMHS Auditorium. Tickets will not be sold but donations will be accepted at the door. In case of bad weather, the snow date for the concert will be Friday, December 17th.
The Sugar Grove Free Library would like to say "Thanks" to all who either provided the delicious soups or the delectable desserts for the Election Day event. Because of your dedicated time, effort, and culinary skills, $614 was raised for our library. Also a special thanks to all who stopped in at the library on election day and had lunch or bought books. Your donations are much appreciated.
Photos at the Library
Do you enjoy watching and feeding the birds in the winter, or know someone who does?
The Sugar Grove Free Library is selling framed photographs of some of our local birds just in time for the Christmas shopping season. The photographer, Brian Anderson, is donating the proceeds of $35.00 per picture back to the Jamestown Veterinary Wildlife Fund. So stop at the library, do a little Christmas shopping for those bird watchers on your list, and give to a worthy cause.
at the Library
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be hosting a story time on Friday evening, Dec. 10, in conjunction with the Sugar Grove Annual Christmas Walk. Weather permitting. Mrs. Claus will be on hand throughout the evening to read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". She will also be handing out presents and candy canes. Put the Library on your list of places to stop at during the Christmas walk. You can even put your name in Santa's hat for a prize drawing of three Christmas DVD's. It's Christmastime at the Library.
Craft and Vendor Show
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank all who came out to the Holiday Craft and Vendor show on Saturday, Nov. 20, to support the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. There were more than a dozen vendors on hand for the sale. It's was a busy day of shopping in the Sugar Grove Borough.
Craft and Vendor
Show in the Valley
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will be having a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will also be a lunch of sloppy joes and soup available. For further information, please contact Tammy at 563-9429.
Sunday, Nov. 21, was the date for the Annual Imaginative Preschool Thanksgiving Dinner for students and their families. Hundreds of people packed the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Gymnasium for the program and dinner. Thank you to everyone who provided food, cooking assistance, or just came and enjoyed the day with us. The students will be on holiday break and will resume classes on Wednesday, December 1st.
Eisenhower High School and Sugar Grove Elementary School students will be on holiday break through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Classes will resume on Wednesday, Dec. 1.
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley held a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. There was one sitting at 1 p.m. for all those who came out to enjoy dinner together. The dinner was served family style and everyone enjoyed the good food and good company. As in past years, there was no charge for the dinner. Thank You to all those who gave of their time to help make this day special for all.
Many area volunteers, businesses, and organizations have donated to refill our local Sugar Grove Food Pantry. The food pantry is daily in operation to help out those in need in the Sugar Grove Community. If you are in need of food items this holiday season, please contact the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church at 489-3105 for information on how you can make an appointment with a volunteer who can assist you in receiving needed food items.
A Sugar Grove
It's a Sugar Grove Christmas is happening this year on Friday night, Dec. 10, beginning at 5 p.m.
Sugar Grove businesses and groups are coming together again this year to make a memorable evening for children of all ages. Come on out and see all the decorated and living windows, take part in the merchant drawings and give aways, enjoy music of the season, see art exhibits, live animals and more.
Dress warm and walk through the beautifully decorated town and visit the merchants through the borough for a variety of Christmas fun and activities.
The AMVETS/Ladies Auxiliary has reserved a place in the Sugar Grove park for Santa Claus. He will be arriving with the help of the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to read special stories at the Sugar Grove Free Library. There will be Christmas costumed characters throughout the town and many businesses already on the holiday schedule.
There will be surprises for you if you stop by Hebner's Towne Styling, Wilcox Brothers, American Legion, Schuylers, The OutPost, Linda York Craft Store, The Bucket, Town and Country, The Laundromat, The Sugar Shack, The SG Borough Building, Dream Fabrics, Sonny Anderson's, Dave Bauer and Dave Williams offices, Jim Widrig Car Wash, and McKinney Funeral Home.
EMHS will display a beautiful art exhibit, Catering Plus will be on hand with cookie decorating, PNC bank will have hot chocolate and cookies, Scouting groups will be on hand with activities through the streets. A Hay ride will be provided by Bill Gourley. The Presbyterian Church will be holding winter games. The United Methodist Church will have their holiday display, The Free Methodist Church singers will once again be caroling from the second story of the Bucket. The Warren County Dairy Association will have special surprises in town too.
Other activities and businesses are still planning additional events and we will update our list weekly so you can plan your Christmas walk route. If businesses did not get a chance to bring their suggestions and plans to our organizational meetings, please contact Judy Fry so we have an event record of all the businesses that are hosting events, give aways, and activities. Mark your calendars and plan to come out to the Sugar Grove Christmas.