By CANDIS RIEDER
It’s Garage Sale Time
Sugar Grove Sale Days starts tomorrow, Saturday, July 27. Get ready to shop. There were over 108 garage and vendor sales last year and the town is geared up again for a great day of garage sales.
Congratulations to Colton Nelson and Dakkota Slocum, who both won awards for stories and poems they submitted at the AMVETS Department of PA Americanism program, which was held June 29.
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 50 in Sugar Grove recently received the Most Patriotic Ladies Auxiliary Award at the AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania 68th Annual Convention. Pictured receiving the award are Laural Falconer, Tara Nelson, Judy Fry, Mary VanArsdale, and Department Americanism Officer BobbiJo Naylor. Missing from the photo is Sugar Grove Auxiliary President Michelle Williams.
Bargain hunters will be arriving this weekend - it is time for the annual Sugar Grove Sale Days Event. It happens just once a year and it is tomorrow, Saturday, July 27.
The community will be out early setting up hundreds of sales throughout the town. Watch on Friday, July 26 as some sales may be starting a day ahead. The past two years there have been over 118 sales within a five-mile radius of the Sugar Grove Borough. You will find craft vendors, garage sales, store sales, and more. Everyone is invited to come out and shop for treasures.
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church as well as the Sugar Grove Fire Department will have numerous vendors set up on their property. In addition to sales throughout the community, you will also find many food stands selling breakfast, lunch, and snacks to help out worthy causes. Stop by the local business and check out their specials for the crowds of visitors to the town.
Plan to spend the day in Sugar Grove tomorrow - rain or shine. It's Sugar Grove Sale Days.
If you are in need of contacting the Eisenhower High School Office over the summer months, they have relocated. During the summer construction period the offices are operating out of the Russell Elementary School. If you need to reach anyone in the office you can contact them by calling RES at 757-4507.
Movie Night - Tonight
Remember in all the excitement of preparing for tomorrow's Sale Days Event to take a break and come out tonight for the monthly Sugar Grove Park Outdoor Movie.
The community of Sugar Grove is once again holding its Outdoor Movie Nights at the Sugar Grove Community Park on the last Friday of each month. Family Movies are played on an inflatable movie screen starting at dusk. Come along and bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks and enjoy the show. Each event is sponsored by the Warren County Council of Tourism and the Sugar Grove Borough Council.
The schedule for the remainder of the summer is 7/26/13 - Rise of the Guardians, 8/30/13 - Hotel Transylvania, and 9/27/13 - Secret of the Wings. Mark your calendars and plan to come on out and join in a fun night in the park.
Themes at Summer
The 2013 Summer Day Camp in Sugar Grove has begun for all students entering grades K through 7 this fall. The weekly themes for the rest of this year are: Nature/Science Week, July 22-26 Splish Splash Water Week, July 29-August 2- Sugar Grove's Top Chef Food Week, August 5-9 Move and Groove Music Week, August 12-16 Traveling our Town Community Week.
For more information on how to sign up for a fun week of Summer Day Camp, contact the Summer Day Camp office at 489-3105.
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 Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the area Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the 1st Friday of the month at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.
Note that the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will not be holding a luncheon during July and August. They will be on a summer break.
Sale in the Valley
There will also be a Rummage and Bake Sale at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church in Chandlers Valley on July 27 during Sugar Grove Sale Days. So make your way to the Valley from 8 to 1 p.m. There will be lots of good stuff will be available for sale plus baked goods and food will be available during the day.
The Chase Car Care located on Route 957 just outside of Sugar Grove is holding a Flea market once a month. The next one will be held in August. It is open to the public and runs on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you would like information on how to become a vendor for the Flea Market you can contact Chase Car Care. Vendor spots are available for the event; spaces 10 x 10 are $10 day or $17 for both days. Spaces 10 x 25 are $25 a day or $35 for both days. There are plenty of lots available in the gravel parking lot. Parking is free for all who are coming to shop for treasures.
Sugar Grove Book Club
Thank you to all who came out for the book club discussion this week. We now move on to the July selection which is by Bill Bryson, "Notes from Big Country". This choice will challenge you to think about American excesses. For example the author originally from Iowa, returns from living in England for a period of years and goes for cereal at the grocery store. In England when shopping for cereal there was only one choice but as you know things in America are slightly different.
Grab a copy and get reading so you can join us for the fun Book Club discussion. It will be held this month on July 29.
Classes at the Library
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding free computer classes July 31, Aug. 5, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14. All classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Library.
On Wednesday, July 31 class will held on "What is the Internet and how it works"
They will explore the technology behind the World Wide Web and how this technology allows people to communicate worldwide. This class is designed for both computer novices and experience users. On Monday, Aug. 5 class will be held on."Using Internet Resources for Genealogical Research." They will explore commonly used Internet resources for finding information about your ancestors as well as a few lesser known resources. Wednesday, Aug. 7 class will be "Understanding Malware" - Learn the differences between computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and scareware. Collectively these are known as malicious software (malware), but each has their own concerns. Wednesday, Aug. 14 class will be "Techniques for protecting yourself Online" - Malware can affect computer performance and result in identity theft. Learn some useful tips on how to protect yourself from Online threats.
Each of the classes will be about 50 minutes of lecture/discussion then there will be activity that participants can perform on their own. For more information on registering for these classes or future classes at the Library you can contact them at 489-7872.
Ladies Auxiliary Award
The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 50 in Sugar Grove recently received the Most Patriotic Ladies Auxiliary Award at the AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania 68th Annual Convention. Congratulations to our Ladies Auxiliary. Our AMVETS Post 50 also received the award for the overall Most Patriotic Post.
The AMVETS Department of PA Americanism program was held June 29 at the 68th Annual AMVETS Convention in Grantville, PA. Congratulations to Colton Nelson who placed first for the 3-5 grade story category. Congratulations also to Dakkota Slocum who placed first in the 6-8 grade poem category. The youth came home with trophies, certificates and a monetary placement. Their stories and poem entries will be forwarded to the National Americanism committee for judging in Reno, Nev. Good luck.