By CANDIS RIEDER
Toys for Tots
EMHS Pie Fun
EMHS students in grades 6-8 collected box tops for about six weeks for the fall box tops contest. Students brought in over 4,500 box tops all together. The winning advisories were Mrs. Richardson’s advisory with 695 box tops and second place Mr. Smith’s advisory with 595 box tops. As a result, Eric Leamon, EMHS vice principal, received two cream pies in his face from a student from each winning advisory. The pie throwers were Hunter McNutt and David Spencer.
Arianna Stine gets some important time with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Holiday Sale on Saturday, Nov. 19. While most people start shopping on Black Friday, the Community of Sugar Grove got started last week with a craft show at the fire hall and the Holiday Sale at the United Methodist Church.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Imaginative Preschool held its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for friends and families on Sunday, Nov. 20. The preschoolers put on a program re-enacting the first thanksgiving complete with Pilgrims, Indians, and turkeys. Pictured are just three of the students who participated in the event, Pilgrim - Callan Gigliotti, Turkey - Alaina Toplovich, and Indian- Brock Borland.
AMVETS Post 50 is sponsoring a "Toys for Tots" spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, children ages 6-12 will be $3 and anyone under the age of six is free.
Along with the fundraiser, the Post will be accepting unwrapped Christmas gifts for children in Warren County. All proceeds and donations will go directly to the Warren County Toys for Tots.
Holiday Treasure Sale
Thank you to all those who came out to support the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Holiday Treasure Sale on Saturday, Nov. 19. The "silent auction" of merchandise, services, holiday decorations, gift certificates, toys, food, crafts, and more helped raised needed funds.
Thank you to Santa and Mrs. Claus for taking time out of their busy schedule to join us for the day.
Prelude to Christmas
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church invites you to its annual "Prelude To Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Our special guest is John Beard with an afternoon of "Christmas Magic" a little storytelling, a little magic, a little music and a lot of fun for all ages. There will also be homemade Christmas cookies refreshments.
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.
Stamp Class Planned
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be hosting "Stamp out the Winter Blues!" Greeting Card and Rubber Stamping. Class will be on Monday, Dec. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event is fun for all skill levels. You will create two greeting cards. With the first card you will be using punches, markers, and glitter to create backgrounds. With the second card you will be using stamp positioner and a die cut machine. Techniques you will learn include double inking, stamping off, and embossing. The cost is $6 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Call 489-7872 to reserve a spot.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, located at 210 Jamestown St., 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. The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry held on Nov. 12 had 47 volunteers that sorted and gave away 10,000 pounds of food to approximately 170 families. The next Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The Warren County School District will not have classes through Monday, Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
Citrus and Soup Sale
Eisenhower Choir Support Club is selling citrus (oranges, grapefruit and tangelos) from Florida Indian River Groves and Cooke Tavern Soup mixes. The community is invited to support this fundraiser by buying from a choir family or by calling Donna Blair at 489-5657 or the EMHS music room at 757-9357.
Deadline for orders and payment was Nov.15. Citrus and soups will be delivered to you on Friday, Dec. 2.
A Sugar Grove
It's the third Annual Sugar Grove Christmas Walk happening this year on Friday night, Dec. 9 beginning at 5 p.m.
Our Sugar Grove businesses and groups are coming together again this year to make a memorable evening for children of all ages. Come on out and see all the decorated and living windows, take part in the merchant drawings and give aways, enjoy music of the season, see art exhibits, live animals and more. Dress warm and walk through the beautifully decorated town and visit the merchants through the borough for a variety of Christmas fun and activities.
Live music for the evening will include the Sugar Grove Grade School outside concert starting at 6 p.m., Sugar Grove Free Methodist Singers caroling atop the Bucket Cafe, live music on the deck at Wilcox Brothers, and the Roadapple Ridge Band inside Linda's Floral Shop.
Stores will be open and local organizations will be participating, each with their own activities or event, including living windows, art exhibits from our local grade school and high schools, costume characters throughout the town, face painting, drawings at participating merchants, snacks, treat bags and beverages, cookie decorating, hay rides, live animals and more! Chair massages will be available by Erickson's Massage Therapy.
Mrs. Santa will hosting events at the library and, of course, a Christmas event is not complete without Santa! He'll be arriving at the park with the help of our local fire department at 5 p.m.
Participating groups volunteering at this time are the AMVETS and AMVETS Auxiliary, Bucket, Catering Plus, Darling's Pharmacy, Erickson's Massage Therapy, Girl Scouts, Hebners Town Styling, Linda's Floral Shop, The Outpost, PNC Bank, Schylers, Sugar Grove Elementary School, Sugar Grove Free Library, Sugar Grove Laundromat, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Sugar Shack, Town & Country, Warren County Dairy Princess, Wilcox Brothers and the local churches.
Flyers will be in stores beginning the week of Thanksgiving with a list of events, along with a map, showing the location of each.
at the Library
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be taking part in the Sugar Grove Christmas Walk Event. The library will have special guest, Mrs. Claus, reading an assortment of Christmas stories. There will also be Elves on hand to help make Christmas ornaments and writing letters to Santa.
Stop by and get your name on our town Christmas list. It is there for everyone young and old to all write their names and what they want for Christmas. The library will be providing hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies.
The New York Southern Tier Porcelain Artists have a display of hand-painted porcelain china on display in the Sugar Grove Library's foyer.
All the pieces are painted by the members of the local club, which is affiliated with the World Organization of China Painters or WOCP. There are many chapters of the WOCP all over the US and many foreign countries as well. There is a museum dedicated to the art form in Oklahoma City.
Members of the local chapter reside in Chautauqua County, N.Y., and in Warren County. Come and see what can be done to turn a piece of plain white china into a beautiful family heirloom.