By CANDIS RIEDER
The Eisenhower Knights Varsity Football Team and Cheerleaders traveled to Russell Elementary School for the annual Tailgate Day on Friday, Oct. 11. The second-grade penpals of the team had a great time playing sports games and eating lunch with the team. Pictured are Quarterback Rob Wilston with his pen pal Kristopher Bunk.
Thank you to all who came out to the Chandlers Valley Community Center Pancake Dinner last evening.
Russell Elementary School held its annual Tailgate Day on Friday, Oct.11. The Knights varsity football players spend time each fall corresponding with the second-grade students at Russell Elementary. The pen pal program began almost 40 years ago when retired teacher Sue Yovich began having her class send letters to the football team. Many of the current football players remember being a second-grade pen pal years ago. It is a special connection the high school and elementary school students have through this program. The pen pals were invited to attend the home game Friday night and see their team play.
The high school bus arrived at RES just before lunch and was greeted with banners, signs, loud cheers and applause from the RES students. After a tailgate lunch for the whole school, the team and their second-grade pals spent time in the gym playing football games, frosting cookies, face painting, and more all set up by our football moms and boosters. Thank you to Coach Jim Penley and Athletic Director Bill Vanetta for helping to organize the tailgate day and bring the varsity players and cheerleaders to RES for lunch and recess. Thank you to our moms and helpers that make recess on this day so memorable. Thank you to our Russell second grade teachers, Mrs. Gazdak and Mrs. Gignac, for all their work with the pen pal program Thank you to Nutrition Group Management team and the RES kitchen staff for cooking up a tailgate luncheon for all.
Indoor Garage Sale
Mark your calendars for the Sugar Grove Fire Department Indoor Garage Sale. Oct. 26 the Fire Hall will be transformed into a one-stop garage sale location for numerous sales from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to have a sale or rent a table for the event, the cost is $10 per table. For more information or to rent a spot as a vendor, you can contact Linda York at 489-7750.
Election Day at the Library
It's the 8th annual Soup, Dessert Election Day at the library. Come to the Sugar Grove Free Library on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. We will be serving from 11 a.m. until gone. There are both dine in or carry outs available.
Soup will be served with bread or crackers and your choice of desserts and donated by some of our best hometown bakers. The cost is only a donation to the library with our thanks. If you're interested in making soup or a dessert, contact the library at 489-7872.
The Sugar Grove Fire Department will be having its Annual Turkey Party on Friday, Nov. 1. Doors will open at 6 p.m. There will be turkeys, hams, meat packs and more. Tickets will go on sale at the event for $5 cash prizes. Plan to spend your Friday evening with us.
Trick-or Treat Hours Sugar Grove Borough is planning its trick-or-treat hours for Thursday, Oct. 31. All trick-or treaters may visit houses with porch lights on from 6 to 8 p.m.
Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will be having a benefit dinner for Conrad Walton, infant son of Emma and Scott Walton. Conrad was born with lots of serious health problems and continues to need specialized care. The church will be having a beef stew dinner on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is a free will donation. Take-outs will be available. All money received will go to Conrad's family to help with the expense of his care.
Fall Sports The Eisenhower Knights continue their fall sports schedule and there are a number of games and events to come out and watch this week.
The Junior High Football team will take on rival Youngsville on Oct. 24 with a game starting at 5 p.m. The JV Football team will also play a home match against Youngsville on Oct. 28 starting at 5 p.m. Come on out and cheer on the future varsity teams. Tonight our Varsity Football Team is back on the Pasture of Pain with a home game against Union City. Plan to come out and show your support starting at 7 p.m.
There is plenty of action happening on Saturday, Oct. 19 in the sports department at EMHS. At 10 a.m. our Boys Soccer team takes on Smethport on the soccer field. Then stay and watch the girls soccer match against Smethport starting at noon.
At the same time our Junior High Girls Basketball team will be taking on Tidioute in the gym with a game starting at 11 a.m.
Our Knights Volleyball team will have three matches this week. On Monday, Oct. 21 they will play a home match against Sheffield starting at 6 p.m. and then Tuesday, Oct. 22 they will also play Saegertown at home with that match also starting at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Oct. 23 they will travel to Cochranton to play an away match at 6 p.m.
Our Cross Country team will attend the regional meet on Oct. 19.
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.
Community Lunch Schedule
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 first Friday of the month at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second 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 third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley.
Everyone is invited to attend.
The Sugar Grove Library Book Club will meet Oct. 28, the selection is "The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" by Timothy Egan. It is the non-fiction story of Edward Curtis, the renowned photographer who documented the saga of the American Indian.
Pick up a copy online or at the library and then join in the fun for the book club discussion.
Sugar Grove Borough Council is considering expanding sidewalks on Catlin Hill Road from Forest Street to West Mill Street. If you have an opinion on the sidewalk expansion, or an idea for funding, contact the borough office at 489-7822.