Sugar Grove Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Thank you to the volunteers who came together to make the Eisenhower Drive 4UR School a huge success this year. Pictured are Ike Pride supported organization representatives Nokomis Stanton, Marcia Harrington, Richard Zortman, Sarah Green, Michelle Peterson, Holly Jaquay, Rosie Bortz, Carin Giannini, Brian Green, Renee Berdine, Ruth Myers, Sue Carlson, Pam McMillian, and Todd Venman.

Drive 4UR School

Last September, Eisenhower Pride hosted its second Drive 4UR School event. The goal was to raise money for the Parent Teacher Organization, booster groups and clubs who have joined Eisenhower Pride. Eisenhower Pride is a Not-for-Profit Umbrella Group benefiting Support Groups at Eisenhower K-12. We carry a 501c3 status, small games of chance license and help provide funding through large fundraising events.

The Drive 4UR School was a huge success raising $10,971. This success was due to the many in our community that came out to take a simple test drive and fill out a survey of their drive for Ford Motor Company. We had over 350 households participate. Ford Motor Company also gave an additional incentive for 200 of those households to take a second test drive in a Ford Escape. Each household taking a test drive earned $20 for the first test drive and an additional $10 for the second test drive. All total Ford Motor Company donated $8,000, which is the maximum allowed for a Drive 4UR School event.  In addition to the $8,000 from Ford Motor Company, area businesses also donated funds to cover additional test drives to exceeded the amount allowed during a Drive 4UR School event. Mid Town Motors, United Refinery, Curtis Oil, Northwest Savings Bank, Darling Pharmacy, Cable Hollow Golf Course, and Pine Grove Auto Sales gave generously to the drive. Support Groups also had fundraising events during the Drive 4UR School which allowed them to earn additional funding for their group.

Eisenhower Pride would like to thank Mid Town Motors for all the help and support to secure this event and make it a huge success. We would like to thank the area business who gave generously to support our school. We would like to thank our caring and supportive community who has once again shown their dedication and generosity to our school age children.

Ranch Breakfast

On Sunday, Feb. 12, volunteers from Windy Ridge Ranch in Youngsville will be hosting a Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 11 the AMVETS Post 50 in Sugar Grove. Located at 3838 Stoney Run road in Sugar Grove. The Windy Ranch Farm is a place where kids come to ride and learn horsemanship. Breakfast cost is $7 with all proceeds benefiting Windy Ridge Ranch and their programs.