AMVETS bake sale
The Sugar Grove AMVETS will hold a bake sale at Post #50 on Saturday, Feb. 26, all proceeds will go to benefit the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Six tons of food
Food waiting for distribution
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church was the site of the Second Harvest Food Mobile Distribution on Saturday, February 19th. The Jamestown street location in Sugar Grove is the host site for the Northern part of Warren County for the Second Harvest program. Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. They are a nonprofit organization committed to providing food and adequate nutrition to families. The Food Bank is dedicated to the distribution of food to people in need and working to eliminate food waste through the acquisition, transportation, storage and distribution. During 2010 Second Harvest distributed 7.7 million pounds of food to local agencies throughout Pennsylvania
The Sugar Grove site opened at 8 a.m. with a volunteer breakfast for all families and food service volunteers. When the semi truck full of food items arrived the 30 volunteers began off loading, organizing, and bagging up the food items. Once the food is organized the volunteers carry the pounds of food to each individual's vehicle in the parking area. At 10 a.m. the distribution began with 444 pounds of bread products, 1190 pounds of soups, 228 pounds of peanut butter, 1400 pounds of chicken, 700 pounds of potatoes, 2000 pounds of milk, and over 5000 pounds of various dry and refrigerated food items. All totaled the volunteers had distributed 12,394 pounds of food, or over 6 tons, to 129 families.
The next food distribution will be in April.
There is a fundraising Raffle at the Sugar Grove Free Library to benefit the library operations. The quilt is a queen size sunflower pattern donated by Linda Kane Eckman owner of Creative Threads of Frewsburg, NY. Donations for raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The drawing will be held Feb. 28. For more information, stop in the Library.
A community lunch is provided at the local area churches. The first Friday of each month lunch is provided at the Mission Covenant Church. The 2nd Thursday lunch is provided at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. The third Wednesday lunch is provided at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church.
All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will also be having a community lunch on the 4th Monday of the month starting at 11:30 a.m. Their first luncheon will be held on Feb. 28. All are invited to attend.
The EMHS Band Boosters are also doing a BonTon Community Day fundraiser on Saturday. Coupon booklets will be sold for $5. Contact the Band Office or a Band Member for more information.
For the first time, the Knight-time Players under the direction of Pam Durnell presented a Dinner theater as their mid-winter play. On February 18th & 19th the Cafeteria was turned into a beautiful restaurant style candle light setting and the audience was treated to a wonderful dinner and drama.
The play presented by the students was "First in Line" a series of vignettes about "firsts", first blind date, first day of school, first home run, first driving experience, and more. During the scenes, the audience enjoyed salads, a choice of stuffed pork chops or stuffed chicken breast dinners with all the trimmings, and later a choice of dessert. All the food was cooked and provided by Warren County School District Food Service Director and Executive, Chef Justin Tech, and his team. Children enjoyed a special children's meal.
Everyone in the audience was amazed at the transformation created by the Knight time Drama players from school cafeteria to the stunning stage and dinning area. The play was a huge hit.
From the audience reaction, sell out of tickets, and success from last weekend's event, you can be assured there are more Dinner Theatres to come at EMHS.
World Day of
The Sugar Grove Community will hold their annual World Day of Prayer Service on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located on the corner of Race Street and Jamestown. The service will be held in the Educational Building.
There will be special music and times of prayer for situations happening in our world today. The service is sponsored by our local Sugar Grove Ministerial Women's Missions groups. The churches involved with the service are the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, The First Presbyterian Church, The Mission Covenant Church, The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church, and the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church. This year's special speaker will be Sugar Grove resident, Dan Clement and special trumpet music will be provided by the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church.
Everyone is invited to join in the service as all faiths around the world lift up prayer.