Photo by Candis Rieder
Pinewood Derby winner
Owen Trumbull was the Overall Pinewood Derby winner for the Sugar Grove Pack 18 Cub Scouts this year.”
There will be an Open House in celebration of the 65th wedding anniversary of Pauline and Harry Sarvis from 2 -5 p.m., Saturday, April 16 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. No gifts, please.
The Eisenhower Band Boosters are planning for their Annual Spring "Prize Shoot". The event will take place at the Pine Grove Sportsman Club on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boosters are selling raffle tickets and 1st prize is a Mossberg 835, Camo 12 gage, 2nd prize is a $50 Tall Tales Gift Certificate, 3rd prize is a Gift Certificate to Ribs & Bones. Assorted prizes will be drawn throughout the day. The Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. Any students in jazz band, orchestra, concert band, and marching band can be contacted for tickets or you can call Band Director, Mark Napolitan or Kathy Mizak (757-8766).
Watch soon for the Band Booster Annual Truck Load of Groceries give away.
Once again this year the Sugar Grove Free Library located at 22 Harmon Street will be holding a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on April 16. All Proceeds benefit the Sugar Grove Free Library.
All ages are welcome to come and participate in the event. Race time will begin at 10 a.m. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the library The start/finish line is in front of Sugar Grove Library on School Street. The cost for the 5K event is $15 before April 2 or $20 after April 2nd. The cost for the 1 mile Fun run walk is $10 before April 2nd or $15 after that date. T-shirts are guaranteed to all entries received by April. Awards will be given out to several age groups. Registration forms for the run are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library and will have the age breakdowns listed. You can contact Carrie Guiher with any questions or if you would like a reservation form call 814-489-7873, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or log on to the Sugar Grove Library website at www.sugargrovelibrary.org.
The Library Fun Walk/Run on April 16 is in need of volunteers to help make the day a success. If you would like to volunteer for one of the many duties, please contact the Library.
Easter Egg hunt
The Chandlers Valley Annual Easter Egg Hunt is being planned for this spring. As a traditional "Community" event, help is always welcome and all children are invited to attend. Volunteers are needed. Any persons or groups that are interested in being involved should call Candy Hall at (814) 489-3880. There will be a committee meeting held at the Chandlers Valley Community Center on Tuesday, March 15th beginning at 6 p.m.
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post #50 in Sugar Grove is sending an Easter mailing to Afghanistan. The AMVETS ladies along with the help of the Easter Bunny prepared the troop mailing. It is designed to be delivered as an Easter Egg Hunt. When the package arrives it will have numerous filled plastic eggs for the troops. Each egg holds a piece of paper inside with an item that the solider will receive, socks, hats, candy, playing cards, snacks, bibles, personal care items, etc. The troops will then have the opportunity to participate in a home town Easter Egg hunt. Thank you to all who donated items and helped to organize this special treat for our troops.
Owen Trumbull was the Overall Pinewood Derby winner for the Sugar Grove Pack 18 Cub Scouts this year. In February all the scouts came together at the Sugar Free Methodist Church Activities Building to compete with their cars. The event was attended by many parents and spectators.
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. The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will be hosting a community lunch on the 4th Monday of the month. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Over the winter months the lunches have been well attended and we hope that the start of spring brings out even more. Come on out and enjoy lunch and catch up with old and new friends.
Pig Raffle results
The Sugar Grove Elementary School has been working on a Pig Raffle for the past few months. Each classroom has had their own piggy bank and the students have donated their coins into the piggy banks to help pay for feed to raise a pig.
The special pig was donated by the Enos Family, raised at the Barry VanOrd Farm in Sugar Grove (barrysbarnyard.com), and then raffled off at the Elementary School. The winner was recently selected and Taylor Snook had the honor of pulling the winning ticket of SGES teacher, Marcia Harrington, from the bowl of over 400 entries. The even bigger winner is the Sugar Grove Food Pantry.
The $437 that was raised from the raffle was donated to the Food Pantry to help them purchase perishable items and paper products for families in need. Thank you to the SGES Parents, the Community, Coffaro Custom Butchering, The Enos Family, Barry's Barnyard, and especially the SGES students and faculty for helping with this great project.
Grandparents at School
On April 5th the Sugar Grove Elementary School had some extra students. Mrs. Madigan and the staff greeted more than 85 grandparents who came to the Sugar Grove Elementary School to join their grandchildren for lunch. Grandparents of the Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th graders were invited to come in and enjoy the lunch experience.
On April 12 the grandparents of all the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th graders are invited to come for lunch. The SGES Cafeteria Staff worked swiftly to help supply the additional healthy lunches. Justin Tech, ARAMARK Food Service Director and Executive Chef, was on site to lend a hand.
For those grandparents scheduled to visit on April 12, daily lunch times at SGES are as follows: All kindergarten and 1st grade students eat lunch from 10:30 11. All 2nd & 3rd graders eat lunch 11:10 11:40, Grades 4th,5th & 6th eat lunch from 11:50 12:20.
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a self-guided meditation on Good Friday, April 22. The Meditation is called "Journey to the Cross". Everyone is welcome to come to the church and take part throughout the day, starting at 9 a.m. Those interested may enter through the parking lot side door into the Educational Building and follow the meditation directions through the educational building and the sanctuary. The meditation is open to everyone and all are encouraged to take part on this holy day.
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.
The Second Harvest Food Bank distribution from it's mobile food pantry will be held on Saturday, April 16. The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church located at 210 Jamestown Street is the host site for the Northern part of Warren County for this program. Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. They obtain products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.
Earth Day project
On Thursday April 21, several 7th and 8th grade EMHS students, under the direction of Olivia Zapel, will be providing community service as an Earth Day project, for the Chandlers Valley Community Center and the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church. The students are in need of at least 25 rakes and would be most appreciative of anyone who would like to lend a rake for this project. To lend a rake, please contact Candy Hall at 489-3880.
A Scholarship is available from the Sugar Grove American Legion Post #758. The Legion is offering this scholarship to Eisenhower Middle High School Seniors. Information is available in the Eisenhower Guidance office.
April is Fine Forgiveness Month at the Sugar Grove Free Library. In recognition of National Library Week, April 10 16, the library will be offering fine forgiveness. Just bring in your overdue materials to the library or put them in the drop box and we will remove your fines. Just a reminder, the Sugar Grove Library hours are Monday & Wednesday 2-8 pm. and Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m.4 p.m. You can call the library at any time at 489-787 if you need more assistance or information
Critters at the
The Audubon will once again come to Sugar Grove for the Library's Annual Public Meeting on April 13. At 6:30 p.m. Jennifer Schlick, a Program and Camp Director of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary of Jamestown, New York, will be bringing a fun and informative program on Marvelous mammals. There will also be mammal artifacts including pelts, skulls, castings of tracks, mammal signs and more. Information on the Audubon Day Camp and other programs will be available during the evening.
Knight Time Players
The EMHS Knight Time Players presents Don't Rock the Boat by Tim Kelly and published by Eldridge Publishing company on April 14, 15 and 16,.
This play is a mix of The Love Boat, Mutiny on the Bounty and the Pirates of Penzance. It is a comedy cruise that has laughs coming faster than torpedoes. Tom Butterworth is determined to be the youngest cruise ship captain in history, even if it means sailing on a converted gunboat named Vengeance, with a crew of rejects from the Maritime High School and a trio of girl singers who are passing themselves off as a famous show biz act.
No wonder the engineer is seasick and the cruise hostess is pulling her hair in frustration. What about the passengers?
There's a famous Hollywood star, Honey Hotchkiss, a clumsy pair of thieves, a lady who loves pets but is allergic to fur, a non-stop jogger, and a gun-ho nurse who practices giving hypos by stabbing oranges--and anything else that's handy. To top it all off, there's a hijacking at sea by a misguided group of pirate loonies led by an overzealous patriot of the country of Bamboola. Shows are at at 7 p.m. in the EMHS auditorium.