Annual Cruise In
The Annual Sugar Grove Cruise In was held on Friday, May 25th from 4:00 8:00 p.m. The beautiful weather brought out a record number of classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles for display. More than 175 entries were on hand for viewing. The School Street/Fire Hall area was packed with the largest crowd ever for this event. Thank you to all who came out to share their classic creations with the community. Thank you to the Fire Hall and those who provided the Chicken BBQ. Thank you to the SGES CPT for their assistance and hard work.. The first 100 cars or motorcycles received a dash plaque. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Sugar Grove Community development council. Again, Thank you to all and we look forward to seeing you all again May 2013.
Memorial Day service
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, the Sugar Grove Community proudly came together to honor our service men and women. Our AMVETS Post #50 and American Legion Post #758 held this service in the Sugar Grove Town Park at 11:00 a.m. The AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania Commander, Lynn Hamsher, was the guest speaker. Despite the heat, a large crowd was on hand to honor our veterans. The raising of the colors was preformed by Pete Allenson and Dick Morgan from Post 758. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Dave Younnie Post 758 Sergeant at arms and the invocation was given by the Post Chaplin Frank Coffaro. The service was led by 2nd Vice Commander from Post 758 Wes Wilcox. Ladies Auxiliary members Marcy Morgan and Michelle Williams place memorial wreaths during a moment of silence and remembrance. The crowd remembered all our communities' deceased veterans with a reading of their service by Elizabeth Reynolds. Some of our service men and women were also home on leave and were greeted by the crowd. Thank you to all who came out to honor our military and take part in this service.
Six special flags have been intermingled among the many US flags which adorn the posts and homesteads of Sugar Grove borough. Those six flags are hand-crafted replicas of the Star Spangled Banner, the flag of the United States during the War of 1812. Commemorating the 200 anniversary of the war in which many of Sugar Grove's earliest residents fought to protect America from foreign invasion, the Star Spangled Banner consists of fifteen stars and fifteen stripes. Most noted as the inspiration for the American national anthem, the flag was an inspiration for those early Sugar Grove residents including the heads of families like Alger, Blodgett, Bullock, Ellis, Gray, Nichols, Pierce, Pratt, Langdon, Lopus and Miles. Two of the flags have been placed by Sweeney Resources LLC in memory of Richard Bishop Miller and Henry Catlin, both veterans of the War and early anti-slavery advocates in Sugar Grove. While other Star Spangled Banners are still available for sponsorship, great thanks is expressed to the Sugar Grove American Legion for the purchase of the balance of current US flags for display on Main Street and throughout the community. To purchase a Star Spangled Banner please contact Sugar Grove Borough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMHS High School will hold its Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. The community is invited to this service.
The last day of school will be Friday, June 8. Students will be excused after half of the day is completed.
The Warren County School District is holding a school closing hearing on the Sugar Grove Elementary School on Monday, June 4. At this time, there is discussion to close the Sugar Grove Elementary school. The hearing will be held at the Struthers Library Theater in Warren and begin at 7 p.m. Members of the general public from Sugar Grove who would like to voice their opinion should plan to attend this meeting.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Summer Day Camp Program is now taking registrations for the coming 2012 summer. The Day Camp offers different options - 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 and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex.
The camp is now certified in New York State and can take subsidized children from Chautauqua County. Assistance to defray the daily fees of the Summer Day Camp Program is available through the Subsidized Child Day Care Program in Pennsylvania. Contact the Economic Opportunities Council of Warren County at 726-1361.
The facility will be open Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June 11th through August 17th. If you would like more information on the Summer Day Program or on the Subsidization Program, please call the church office at 489-3105.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again hold a summer program. This 4-week reading program is offered to all children from Kindergarten to High School Seniors. This year's theme "Go Green" will be incorporated into the books that are read. Participants will enjoy fun crafts, and explore the different ways to recycle, reuse, and repurpose items from around their house. Prizes will be given to the most books read as well as for the most interesting project that incorporates recycling to help the environment. The library will have two local young authors that have published and sold their books come to the library to explain how they got started. A pizza party is held on the last day. The fun begins Wednesday, June 13th at 6 p.m. and then continues on June 20th, 27th and July 11th. Class size is limited so register early. For more information stop in or call 489-7872
Creative Card Class
Creative card class meetings are held once a month at the Sugar Grove Library with a special Christmas in July party where you can make a card or work on your own creations. Refreshments will be provided. At the monthly meetings you can create two cards, one of which is always a Christmas card so that when that time of the year rolls around again you can send beautiful hand-crafted cards to all your friends and relatives. The library is also in the process of setting up a card making station for community members to come in and try their hand at the art of card making.
The next meeting is June 11th at 6 p.m. The class will meet July 19th and also July 21st for the special Christmas in July. For more information you can call the library at 489-7872
Those who are sick and suffering with an addiction can find help in the community. Every Sunday at 6 p.m. a group meets at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Those struggling with addiction can discover a path to freedom and real a life as God intended. For more information call Dave at 489-3841 or 688-9781.
Sugar Grove Elementary School held its Spring Fling recently. The students celebrated their hard work this year with a day of fun activities. More than 5 large bounce house activities surrounded the school including gladiator wars, pirate ships taller than the school, and inflated slides. The parents also provided activities with tug of war games, face painting, water fun, sack races and more. It was a full day of fun to celebrate our great year at Sugar Grove Elementary School.
Memorial Day service
The Sugar Grove Community held its Memorial Day Service last weekend. American Legion Post 785 and AMVETS Post 50 presided over the service to honor service men and women.