By CANDIS RIEDER
Knight Time Players
Knights send off
Congratulations to the Eisenhower Knights on their playoff game. The team stopped in Sugar Grove on Friday night and was greeted by a crowd of supporters and many local dignitaries. Pictured are Quarterback Rob Wilston along with Carter Farrell and Jon Shelton greeted by School Board Member Tom Knapp, Mayor Dutch Strand, Mayor-Elect Pete Allenson and School Board Member Marcy Morgan.
The Sugar Grove Imaginative Preschool got in one last picnic in celebration of the letter “p” day at school last week. The weather was “perfect” as they had a pavilion picnic with popcorn, pepperoni, pretzels, peanut butter, pancakes, pickles, Pringles and punch.
Junior District Chorus
Congratulations to our students chosen to represent Eisenhower at this year’s Jr. District Chorus. They are, left to right, Naomi Haight, Laura Courson, Jared Younger, Payten Wilson and Grace Larson.
The Eisenhower Knight-time Players will present "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16, and at 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16.
The play, which includes children from pre-school to seniors, as well as one alumni, will be presented at the historic Struthers Library Theatre in downtown Warren.
Advance tickets are available in the Eisenhower Middle High School main office, from any cast member, and by calling 489-3744, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets will be $2 more at the door. The box office at the Library Theatre will be open Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m., and advance tickets will be available then. Full-price tickets will be available at the door the nights of the performances.
This play, which is a great way to start the holiday season, revolves around a rag-tailed group of children called the Herdmans. They are dirty, rambunctious and not so nice sometimes. They hear there are refreshments at Sunday school, so they arrive just in time to take over the annual Christmas pageant. The play is full of laughter and touching moments.
Thank you to all in the Sugar Grove community who came out on Friday, Nov. 8 for the Eisenhower Knights football team send-off. The team bus stopped at 4:30 p.m. in town on Friday on its way to the playoff game in Corry,. A large crowd was on hand to greet the team with signs, balloons, and loud cheers. A number of area dignitaries were also on hand. School board members, our Sugar Grove Borough mayor and mayor-elect, township supervisors and more all took the time to shake hands with each member of the team and congratulate them on a great season.
A huge thank you to the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department which escorted the team in style with numerous horns and sirens from the school all the way to Corry High School. They were also joined en route by the state police as well as the Bear Lake Fire Department.
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Junior District Chorus
Representing Eisenhower Middle High School at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Junior District Chorus Nov. 15-16 are Naomi Haight, Laura Courson, Jared Younger, Payten Wilson, Grace Larson. The students are rehearsing for two days and presenting a concert for the public on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. at Titusville High School.
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 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 in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.
A Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be held at Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley again this year. The traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served family style. There will be one sitting at 1 p.m. Come and join us for good food and good company. No donations are expected for this dinner, it's our gift to the community.
In order for us to be sure to have room and food for everyone, reservations are appreciated. Call Jane Collins at 489-3297.
The Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club is looking onward to Nov. On, Monday, Nov. 25 when Chris Kerr will lead us in a discussion of Herman Wouk's "A Hole in Texas". (Herman Wouk, you may remember, won the Pulitzer for "The Caine Mutiny"). Our book is a satire on "Washington, the media, and science, and what happens when these three great forces of American culture clash." It is witty and fast-paced and might lead us to wonder just what does go on in our government. Pick up a copy of your book at the library and start reading.
Soup and Citrus Sale
The Eisenhower Choir Support Club is selling soup and citrus from Cooke Tavern freeze-dried soup mixes and Florida Indian River Groves oranges, grapefruit and tangelos. Anyone interested in supporting the activities of the choir, especially this expensive year of the Senior Choir trip to New York City, may place a prepaid order with any choir member or by calling the EMHS choir room at 757-8878 ext. 2055.
Orders are due Nov. 20 and food will be delivered on Friday, Dec. 6.
The Sugar Grove Community will hold its annual Christmas Walk on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. If you are a business or organization that is interested in taking part this year along Main Street, contact Kent or Jeannie at Wilcox Brothers or Judy Fry by Nov. 15.
The Sugar Grove Imaginative Preschool will hold its Annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. All the families are invited to join us for this day. There will be a buffet feast for the students and their families. The classes will provide a short Thanksgiving program for everyone to enjoy prior to the feast.
The Warren County School District will be holding Parent Teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 14. There will be no classes for students on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14-15.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School will be holding its Fall Picture re-take day on Nov. 21 in the morning only. Contact the school for more information if you want to request a re-take.
The Sugar Grove Community will be holding its special holiday events on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual Holiday Treasure Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Sugar Grove Fire Department will also be holding its Holiday Craft Sale on this day.
Christmas Shoe Boxes
Many organizations in Sugar Grove are packing their Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes this week. The Samaritans' Purse organization collects filled shoeboxes as Christmas gifts for children ages 2-12 and delivers them to under-privileged children in various countries.
If you would like to take part this year, contact one of the local churches for more information on their packing and delivery schedule. Most areas will be sending their packages by Nov. 17.
Shoot a Deer for
the Food Pantry
Shoot a deer this year and support the Sugar Grove Food Pantry.
If you take a deer to the Deer Works located at 3996 Lawson Road in Busti (turn left by the Town of Busti Highway building and you'll find it located 1.1 miles from the intersection with the Busti Sugar Grove Road on your right).Tell the owner Mike you'd like to donate the meat to the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, take your antlers with you so we don't have to return them, and Free Methodist Church will pay the bill and pick the meat up for the food pantry.
If you have any questions, contact the church office at the food pantry 489-3105.