A Sugar Grove
It's the 3rd Annual Sugar Grove Christmas Walk happening this year on Friday night, Dec. 9, beginning at 5 p.m. Sugar Grove businesses and groups are coming together again this year to make a memorable evening for children of all ages.
Visitors can see all the decorated and living windows, take part in the merchant drawings and giveaways, 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 it's own activities or event, including living windows, art exhibits from our local grade school and high schools, costumed 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. Claus will hosting events at the Library, and a Christmas event is not complete without Santa. He'll be arriving at the park with the help of the Sugar Grove Volunteer 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, Hebner's Town Styling, Linda's Floral Shop, The Outpost, PNC Bank, Schyler's, Sugar Grove Elementary School, Sugar Grove Free Library, Sugar Grove Laundromat, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Dept., 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. Mark your calendars for a fun evening.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School Christmas Concert will once again be presented during the Annual Christmas Walk on Friday night, Dec. 9. The students in grades 1-3 and 5 will be presenting their Christmas selections outside for all to enjoy beginning at 6 p.m. Plan to make this a stop on your travels around town.
Prelude to Christmas
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church invites you to its annual "Prelude To Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. 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 2nd 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 Classes will be on Monday, Dec. 12, from 6 -8 p.m. This event is fun for all skill levels. At each class, 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 just $6 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library. Please call 489-7872 to reserve a spot
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. The next Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, Dec.17th.
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 & 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 pieced 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 www.theshop.net/wocporg/ . Members of the local chapter reside in Chautauqua County New York and in Warren County.