Sugar Grove Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Wreaths were set by Dave Krespan, US Army, Pete Glotz, US Marines, John VanDeWark, US Navy, Tom Brown, US Air Force/Warren Civil Air Patrol/US Coast Guard, and Merchant marines, and Dick Morgan, POW/MIA, and Sandy Kiedrowski, US Air Force Veteran is pictured in the background playing taps.

Wreaths Across America

The AMVETS Post #50 and The American Legion Post #758 hosted Wreaths Across America along with the nationwide ceremony on December 16 at the Wesleyan Cemetery, Route 957, Sugar Grove.

This event happened because of the cooperation of Karen Rutsky, caretaker of the cemetery and Walter Hodges and Dave Younie., Board members of the Wesleyan, along with AMVETS Post 50 and Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758. Over 1,400 cemeteries throughout the United States participated in placing wreaths on graves to honor veterans. The motto of Wreaths Across America is REMEMBER the Fallen, HONOR those who serve and TEACH our children the value of freedom. As a nation we stand together, thanking our Veterans for the freedoms we have. We honor them.

Second Harvest Food Pantry

Many volunteers came out to work at the Sugar Grove Area Second Harvest Food Pantry on Saturday, Dec. 16. Over 15,000 pounds of food was distributed to more than 145 families. Santa and his helpers were also on site to distribute donated toys to all the girls and boys.