By CANDIS RIEDER
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Prepare for concert
EMHS 8th grade chorus, pictured here, is preparing for the annual Middle Level Spring Concert on May 5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium
A benefit dinner for Tyler Eckman will be held at Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, Chandlers Valley, on Thursday, May 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tyler, who is a senior at Eisenhower High School, has been Hospitalized at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital since March 22. All proceeds will go to Tyler's family to help defray medical and related costs. Dinner consists of spaghetti and meatballs, homemade bread, salad and homemade desserts. Cost is free will offering.
Choir Tag Days
Eisenhower Middle High School choirs will ask the community for support during their Annual Tag Days on April 29 and 30. The singers will be at several locations in Sugar Grove, Lander, Russell, and Warren beginning Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and then again on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual Eisenhower Middle High School Middle Level Spring Concert will be May 5 at 7 p.m in the EMHS auditorium. The 7th grade Chorus and 8th Grade Chorus will each sing a variety of songs, including jazz, Disney, African, and American folk music. The two groups will combine to sing "Rachel's Anthem" which was commissioned by the EMHS choirs this spring. Local musician W. Roy Mitchell arranged Rachel Joy Scott's song which celebrates Columbine student Rachel Scott's legacy of compassion and kindness. There is no charge at the door, but donations to the choral program are appreciated.
There will be a large rummage sale at Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see a variety of new and very gently used clothing and other items at affordable prices. There will also be baked goods and food to eat in or take out.
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. The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will be hosting a community lunch on the fourth Monday of the month. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.
Many area volunteers, businesses, and organizations have donated to refill the Sugar Grove Food Pantry. The food pantry is daily in operation to help out those in need in the Sugar Grove Community. 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 food items.
A scholarship is available from 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.
We were Bookin
Thank you to all those who braved the wet weather on Saturday, April 16, and came out to take part in the Sugar Grove Free Library We Are Bookin 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk. All proceeds benefited the Sugar Grove Free Library and all ages were welcome to take part in the event.
Women's results: Overall winner was Kathy Gustafson with a time of 22:24. Age group results: 14 and under Julia Bauer 24:37 and Rylie Yeager at 42:35; 20-29 Tiffany Backus 25:19, Karen Fuller 25:50, Leslie Brown 26:30, Caryn Engstrom 27:07, Heather Alexander 28:23, Ashley Van Epps 28:46, Christie Nelson 28:50, Shannon Linkerhof 35:41 and Rebekah Loomis 50:11; 30-39 Joanne Spunaugle 32:18, Missy Becker 32:48, Danelle Wilson 39:33, Megan Yeager 42:35 and Dawn Rogers 44:14; 40-49 Kerry Ostergard 38:33 and Bernadette Movinsky 55:36; 50-59 Mary Summerson26:53, Terri Hoisington 28:14, Gale Lindell 36:21 and Jan Bevevino 37:32; 60 and over Marcia K. de la Cerda 35:00 and Kate Cheatle 42:39.
Men's results: Overall winner was Lonnie Heeter with a time of 19:11. Age group results: 14 and under Ben Morrison 23:10 and Jonah Samuelson 25:47; 15-19 Travis Woodburn 20:45, Jon Schrecongost 22:49, Brendan Garrett 24:28, Jacob Samuelson 25:07 and Chase Gregory 26:09; 20-29 Jameson Curtis 23:18 and Richard Lindell 24:30; 30-39 Shannon Yeager 24:00, Josh Samuelson 24:57, David Becker 38:52 and Cory Beckwith 50:12; 40-49 D. Scott Gregory 22:34, Kevin Heeter 24:47 and Neal Hoisington 27:55; 50-59 John Gustafson 20:19 and Larry Vancise 27:38; 60 and over James Cheatle 24:55 and Ed Movinsky 55:36.
Clean Up Day
for Borough Residents
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off place is in the parking lot across from the Sugar Grove Post Office. This clean up is for Sugar Grove Borough residents only.
The cost is $5 per load. No batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint will be accepted. For more information, contact the Sugar Grove Borough Building at 489-7822.
Clean Up Day
for Township Residents
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day is going to be held Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The drop-off place is the Sugar Grove Township Building. This clean up is for Sugar Grove Township residents only.
The cost is $5 per load. No batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, propane tanks, televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint will be accepted. For more information, contact the Sugar Grove Township Building at 489-7809.
Clean up crew
CVACC would like to thank EMHS 8th grade students who came to Chandlers Valley to work at the church, ball field and Community Center as an Earth Day project. Also, thank you to Sugar Grove Township for providing shovels and rakes for the project.
Easter Egg Hunt
Chandlers Valley Area Easter Egg Hunt was a big hit again this year. The winners of the "Prize Eggs" for the special Easter baskets were: age group 1-3, Bentley Howard; 4-6, Jacob Blake; 7-9, Ashley Hall; 10-12, Cameron Flasher.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be sponsoring an evening spring story hour starting May 23 at 7 p.m. The theme will be to bring an awareness of the people that make up our unique community.
Every Monday night will feature a different resident who will read a book that corresponds with their profession, hobbies, or special interests. Sharing a sense of community is important to all of us. For our children this instills an understanding of pride, community awareness, and respect for the area that we live.
There is no age limit, but pre-registration is appreciated. To register, call the library at 489-7872.