The Sugar Grove Community is gearing up for the 9th Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial Run to take place Saturday at 10 a.m.
Many in the Sugar Grove community benefited from the care of Mrs. Nyla Luvison who passed away in the fall of 2002 from malignant melanoma. Nyla contributed greatly to the community. She was a parent and adoptive parent to many of the children she came in contact with through the sports activities at EHS. She was especially active with the cross country and track teams. She was a nurse practitioner with the Sugar Grove Family Medical Center and she was also a Missionary VISA team member.
Since her passing the community has held the Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk. The proceeds from the event each year are divided between the EHS Boys & Girls Cross Country teams to help offset expenses and the Warren Cancer Care Center. Over the past 9 years more than $10,000 has been donated to help in the fight to find a cure for cancer.
The cost for the event registration is $15 if you pre-registered by 6-17-11 or $20 if registering tomorrow morning. The event will open with registration at 8 a.m. and continue until 9:45 a.m.at the Sugar Grove Elementary School. T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 entrants. Awards will be given in numerous age categories.
A children's Fun Run will also be held free of charge at the conclusion of the 5K.
A BBQ Chicken Dinner will be available starting at 10:30 a.m. at a cost of $8/meal. Takeouts will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Forms for the event are available in local Sugar Grove business locations.
High Seas Expedition
The Mission Covenant Church, located at the intersection of Jackson Run and Matthew's Run roads in Sugar Grove, would like to invite kids of the Sugar Grove and Chandler's Valley area to attend Vacation Bible School July 24 to 28. The theme is a High Seas Expedition. Kids are sure to have a swashbuckling good time! The VBS program will be run in the evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Cost is Free. The first 40 families to register will receive a CD of the week's great music. To register or for more information call: 489-3044. Please plan to join us for a great time of learning and fun.
Job Seekers Workshop
The Sugar Grove Library will be sponsoring a job seekers workshop on Aug. 3 from 6 8 p.m. The workshop will include information on Local job contact information and local supportive services information, online social networking for finding jobs, interviewing skills, local training and education opportunities, and improving your resume. The class size is small to give more personnel attention to individuals so call the library at 489-7872 to reserve your seat today
Music in the Park
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will hold their Vacation Bible School program this coming week running from July 11-15. The program will run from 6 8 p.m. and children in the Sugar Grove and Chandlers Valley area are invited to attend. Then there will be Music in the park provided on Saturday, July 16.
Annual Americanism and AADAA Contest
AMVETS Post #50 in Sugar Grove recently held its annual Americanism and AADAA (AMVETS against Drugs and Alcohol) contest. Student entries were judged and forwarded to the AMVETS Department Convention in Greensburg, PA in June. Post #50 Commander VanArsdale presented the students with their awards. All our first place winners are sent to the National contest to be judged at the Convention which is held this year in St. Louis, MO.
It's free at the Sugar Grove Free Library. The Summer Reading program is Catch the Reading Wave. It happens every Wednesday night through July 27 at 6:30 p.m. Participants will be doing creative stuff like making surfboards, jelly-fish, tiki totems and, of course, we will be doing lots of fun summer reading. Our last night will be a great Luau with fun and prizes. Registration is filling up fast so call the library at 489-7872 to reserve your spot.
Summer Day Camp
Sugar Grove Summer Day Camp at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church is in full swing. This camp has been a service to the community for more than 20 years. The mission of the Summer Day Camp Program is to provide a Christ-centered environment. Both educational and physical fitness activities are provided for children entering Kindergarten through 7th grade this fall. The Day Camp offers different options to campers including full-time, part-time, or drop-in day care services or weekly camp enrollment.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church has been granted a license by the state of Pennsylvania for day care services. The Summer Day Camp facilities, program, and staff meet all state regulations for a licensed day care. The Day Camp Program has a ratio of at least one adult to every ten children. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age or sex. The facility is open Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 19. The cost this year will be $20 per day per child, $10 per half day per child( which is 4 hours) If you have two or more children enrolled, the fee is $18 per day, per child for a whole day and $9 per half day, per child. There is a $10 registration fee per child. Children and their families are asked to participate in some fund raisers to help keep the cost of Day Camp down. Assistance to defray the daily fees of the Summer Day Camp Program is available through the Subsidized Child Day Care Program of Pennsylvania and is now available from New York.
With weekly themes and field trips, there is a lot of activity certain to keep even the most adventurous and energetic children busy and engaged on a hot summer day.
This year's weekly Themes are: July 11th - 15th Things That Make You Go Wow! Science Week, July 18th 22nd Go Wild Animal Week, July 25th - 29th Film Fest Movie Week, August 1st - 5th In'tents' Camping Week, August 8th 12th -Storm Chasers Weather Week, August 15th - August 19th - Wet'n'Wild Water Week
If you would like more information on the program, please contact the day camp office at 489-3105. Remember space is limited so register early to assure your spot at Day camp for this summer.
The 6th Annual EMHS Knights Youth Soccer Camp will be held July 11-13 at Eisenhower High School on the soccer field. Grades 1 through 3 will be held 6 7 p.m. and Grades 4 through 8 will have their camp from 6 8 p.m. The Eisenhower Soccer Boosters will be sponsoring the free youth soccer camp. Instructions will be provided by Kevin Wiegel, EHS Girls Soccer Coach and Mike Decker, EHS Boys Soccer Coach with assistance and participation from our current Knights Soccer team players. The program will include instruction in a fun, interactive way and no equipment is necessary but shin guards are recommended. All players who pre-register and participate in all three days of camp will receive a free t-shirt on the last day of camp.
To register, pick up a registration form in the EHS school main office.
With the 2010/2011 school year coming to an end it is time to think ahead to fall. The Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove is now taking applications for their fall 2011/12 classes. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be three on or before Sept. 1st to enter the 3 year old class. Children must be four on or before September 1st to enter the 4-5 year old class. There are two 4-5 year old classes and one 3 year old class. Classes for 4-5 year olds meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 11:30 a.m. The 3 year old class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 3 p.m. Class times and schedules are subject to change depending on the need in the community. A tour of the class room, registration information, and a chat with the teachers can be arranged by contacting the school at 489-3105.
Preparations are underway for another fun Sugar Grove Sale Days event. This year Sale Days will be held on Saturday, July 30. If you would like to secure a spot for your Sale at the Sugar Grove Fire Department, you can reserve that now by calling Amanda at 730-3490 or Bryan at 730-3491. Vendor areas are still open for 1 spot at a cost of $25 or 2 spots at a cost of $45.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again have a large book sale on July 30 in conjunction with the Sugar Grove Sale Days event. The price is a $5 donation for a partial or full bag of books. There will be thousands of gently used adult and children's books, used DVD's, VHS, and Books on CD and Cassette. Also the library has room on their grounds to rent spaces to other vendors for the cost of a donation to the library. For more information call 489-7872.
Please note that the Chandlers Valley Community Center phone number 489-3886 will no longer be used. To rent the Community Center for your events, please call Tammy Waite at 563-9429. For any other information, please call Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.