By CANDIS RIEDER
Off to Olympic Camp
The Sugar Grove area has known Eisenhower High School junior Jonathan Shelton since he was an infant and has watched him grow into quite a student and sportsman.
Jonathan is the son of Tim and Tracey Shelton. We watch Jonathan in the fall on the football field, but few are aware that at the early age of 11 Jonathan began trap shooting. He became interested when he went shooting with a friend's parents in Waterford at the Bay City Club. He instantly fell in love with the sport of trap shooting.
In 2012 he was a part of the Youth Warren County Trap Team that placed first at the Pennsylvania State Shoot. That same team also went to Nationals in Sparta, Ill.,in July2012. There they placed second overall as a team. Jonathan placed fifth in the nation out of 387 students his age. Jonathan is part of the Eisenhower Knights Trap Club. Even though he has been to many clubs and competitions, he still says his favorite place to shoot is, of course, Sparta, Ill., where the national competition is held.
This winter, Jonathan placed fifth in the Tri-county League locally as well as third place with this team at the Sugar Grove Rod and Gun. All who watch this young man compete, tell him he is a pretty good trap shooter, but Jonathan is just interested in learning all he can to get even better. He wants to go as far as he can in this sport that he enjoys so much.
Jonathan has been invited this month to participate in a camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the Olympic Trap Team. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to shoot with our USA Olympic team and learn all they have to offer. He is excited to shoot with the Olympic team and meet the players. He will be traveling to attend the camp over the Memorial Day break from school. While he is there, they will have various types of shooting for Jonathan to work on and enhance his skills in the sport. In Sugar Grove we hope to have a future Olympian in our midst. Good luck Jonathan, we look forward to hearing all about the Olympic experience.
Anyone who would like to assist Jonathan with donations for his trip can contact Tracey Shelton, 7073 Wilson Rd., Sugar Grove, PA or call 489-3131 or Leisa Edwards 16 Schumann Dr., Warren PA 16365 or call 814-706-9030. If you have any questions on how you can support Jonathan and his trip you can contact him and his family at (814) 779-1959.
Jim Bryerton Benefit
Thank you to all those who came out to support the benefit for Jim Bryerton's family at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on Saturday evening, April 27.
Sugar Grove Borough is planning its annual Clean-Up Day for Saturday, May 11. It will be from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. in the parking lot across from the Sugar Grove Post Office. This clean-up is for borough residents only.
The cost will be $5 per load and your items will need to be unloaded by a resident of the borough. No batteries, wet paint, or tires are allowed to be unloaded. If you have any questions, contact the Sugar Grove Borough office.
Sugar Grove Elementary School will welcome the new kindergarten students for the incoming 2013-14 school year. They will hold a visitation day on Friday, May 10 for those students from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the school office.
The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend one of the area Community Lunches. Each month lunch is held on the first Friday of the month which will be May 3 at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second Thursday of each month which will be May 9 at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the third Wednesday of the month which will be May 15, at Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Eisenhower High School Band Boosters are selling "A Truck Load of Groceries" raffle tickets. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Contact any band booster member or Mark Napolitan if you are interested in purchasing tickets and help support the Eisenhower Knights musicians.
Sugar Grove Gives
There is a one-day donation event happening at the Sugar Grove Free Library. It is in cooperation with the Warren County Community Foundation's matching grant Warren Gives event. The library will be open from 8 a.m. 8 p.m. on May 8. The library will be offering coffee and donuts in the morning as well as hot dogs, chips, and homemade desserts thought the lunch and dinner hours. Eat her or take it to go.
All you need to do is make a donation. All donations will benefit the library and the Community Foundation will match a percentage of all the donations made to the library. Remember this is only a 12-hour event. Stop by and give to our local library.
Check out the new revised Sugar Grove website. You just might be surprised at all the changes. Visit www.sugargrovepa.com for all the news, information, and background about our community.
The Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove Community is working to plan a unique event never done before in Warren County. The first annual Sugar Grove Library Hunger games with a twist will be happening Saturday, June 1.
It will be a community street fair that will involve good clean fun competitions and will provide nonperishable food items to fill the local food banks. This event will not only raise funds for the local library, it will assist in replenishing the area food banks.
Local businesses are encouraged now to get in on the fun. Contact the Sugar Grove Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call489-7872 or event chairperson Mary Passinger at email@example.com or call 489-3744 to find out how you or your business can become a sponsor of the event. Vendor forms are now available at the Sugar Grove Library.
There are spots for craft and food vendors to be at the event. There will be no alcohol, tobacco or gun sales. If you would like to volunteer to be on the set-up crew, take-down crew or scorekeeper you can also contact the library.
This will be an event like no other. There will be rock climbing, bungee running, archery, obstacle courses, races geo cashing, laser tag, hoop shoots, baseball throws, and more and it will all be happening in the streets of Sugar Grove. There will be events for the younger crowd as well including a magic show, games, and crafts.
Sugar Grove Meetings
Sugar Grove Borough Council meeting will be Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Borough building. The Sugar Grove Township meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on May 7 in the Sugar Grove Township building. The public is invited to attend.