of Prayer Service
The Sugar Grove Community will hold its 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.
The winner of the Sugar Grove Library Quilt this week was Rebekah Loomis. Pictured are Assistant Librarian Julie Greenman, back, and the quilt designer Linda Eckman.
Congratulations to Sugar Grove student Evan Honsberger, the 2011 Warren County School District’s Spelling Bee Champion. He is pictured with his family, father Brent Honsberger, mother Marci Honsberger and younger brothers Eric, Jesse, and Shaun.
There will be special music and times of prayer for situations happening in our world today. The service is sponsored by the 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.
First Class Speller
It has been many years since Sugar Grove was able to claim the honored spot of having on of its students be the Warren County School District Spelling Bee Champion.
That all changed this year when Evan Honsberger, SGES 6th grader, brought home the championship award. Evan correctly spelled "zigzaggedness" in his final round of the WCSD Spelling Bee.
Evan said, "Zigzaggedness was not the hardest word in the spelling bee for me. The word that made me most nervous was irreversible." It didn't matter how nervous he was because at the end of the day, the winner was Evan. He won a plaque along with a $100 savings bond, a $125 check for his expenses to compete in Pittsburgh, a subscription to Britannica Online, and a Power speak online language course.
Evan is the oldest son of Brent and Marci Honsberger. He is making plans in March to travel to Pittsburgh to compete with the other district winners from Pennsylvania. He is busy studying the new list of words for the State Spelling Bee. If Evan is successful in Pittsburgh, he will be off to the nation's capital in May for the National Spelling Bee competition.
AMVETS Bake Sale
Thank you to all those who took part in the Sugar Grove AMVETS Bake Sale at Post 50 on Saturday, Feb. 26. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
The Sugar Grove Free Library fundraising Quilt Raffle was held on Monday, Feb. 28. The raffle event was held to benefit the library's operations expenses. The queen-size sunflower pattern quilt was won by Rebekah Loomis. The event was made possible by Linda Kane Eckman, owner of Creative Threads of Frewsburg, N.Y., who donated the quilt.
VITA personnel affiliated with RSVP will be available at the Sugar Grove Free Library and at the Sugar Grove Borough building to assist with free 2010 tax preparation.
Appointments at the Sugar Grove Library are every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the library call anytime at 489-7872.
Appointments at the Sugar Grove Borough Building are every Wednesdayfrom 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the borough building, you can also call the library. Make sure to bring all your pertinent tax information paperwork.
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, 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 community lunch is provided at the local area churches. The first Friday of each month lunch is provided at the Mission Covenant Church. The second 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 fourth Monday of the month starting at 11:30 a.m. Their first luncheon was on February 28. All are invited to attend.
EMHS Choir Events
The choirs of the Eisenhower High School will not be presenting Broadway Delights this spring. That is an event that happens only during the years that the choral department has the opportunity to go on its New York City trip. The public can mark their calendars and look forward the spring concerts scheduled for this year. The Middle Level Choirs will present their concert on Thursday, May 5. The Senior Choir and Fantasia will present their spring concert on Friday, May 13.
The Family Life Action Youth team will be coming to the area in March to present a feature film "To Save A Life". They will be teaming up with the Youngsville Free Methodist Church on Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. The movie event is geared toward teens and their friends and deals with life situations. Those attending must call ahead and order free tickets for the event. For more information and to reserve your tickets contact Family Life Network at 1-800-927-9083 or you can call the Youngsville area at 563-7948 ask for Brenda or 563-9009 and ask for Pam.
Saturday, March 5, the general public is invited to the Warren County Christian School for their sports program's Spaghetti and Lasagna Dinner. Dinner will be served in the school gym from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost is a donation and take-outs are available.