The College of William and Mary Wind Symphony is presenting a free community concert on Thursday, March 25th at Eisenhower High School. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. The group is on their spring tour to Toronto and will make the stop at Eisenhower for a concert because one of their members is an EMHS graduate.
Erin Wagner was a part of the EMHS music programs for years and graduated from EMHS in June 2009. The symphony will spend the night with 20 host families in the Sugar Grove, Russell and Warren area and then continue on to Toronto on Friday morning.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove recently held its own Preschool Olympics. Pictured here are all the winners and their medals. Registration is now open for the 2010-11 Imaginative Preschool year for all those who will be 3-4-5 years old. For more information on registering, contact 489-3105.
The Warren and Eisenhower High School Jazz Bands will be hosting a Jazz concert at Warren Area High School on Friday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the large hall next to the auditorium. A dessert and beverage will be provided and the cost of your admission will be $5.00. Extras will be available for $1.00. All proceeds will benefit the WAHS and EMHS bands. The Elk County Catholic Jazz Band will also be performing. Please contact me the WAHS or EMHS Band Directors for tickets and more information.
The Sugar Grove Free Library is offering free tax preparation for low income, disabled, or seniors. The IRS trained volunteers will file, fill out, and submit your Federal, State, Local, and Rent & Property Rebate forms.
You must call the library at 489-7872 to make an appointment.
The following is a list of dates and time available:
March 22, 24, and 31- 2 to 5 p.m.
April 5 and the 15 - 2 to 5 p.m.
The Girl Scouts Troop #30647 is helping the Lions Club by placing donation boxes at various locations. The Sugar Grove Free Library has a donation box on the circulation desk. Bring in your old eyeglasses and help this worthy cause.
Critters at the library
The Audubon Celebrates National Library Week with the Sugar Grove Library on April 1117. On Wednesday April 14 at 6 p.m. Jennifer Schlick, a Program and Camp Director of the Audubon Center & Sanctuary of Jamestown, New York, will be reading books about freshwater wetland habitats. She will then introduce you to some of Audubon's live education animals. These critters would normally be found in their wetland habitat at the Audubon, but they now live in the nature center building and are considered part of the Audubon's teaching staff. Related library books and literature on the Audubon will be available. Cookies and beverages will be served after the presentation.
Garage sale time
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department is looking for those interested in taking part in an indoor garage sale. The Indoor Garage Sale will take place on April 10 from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. If you are interested in having a table to sell your garage sale items, please contact Linda at 489-7750 for more information. It's a great way to get a jump start on the garage sale season and best of all you won't have to worry about the weather.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School is holding a pig raffle to benefit the Heifer International Project. The event is sponsored by AMVETS Post #50. You can purchase tickets by stopping at the Elementary School office through April 15th. The pig will be butchered by Coffaros' Custom Butchering. Cost for butchering will be paid by the winner. Drawing for the winner will e held on April 16th. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.
Pathways to Petals
Pathways to Petals Garden Tour will be hosted by the Pinegrove Township Lioness Club on July 10. Anyone living in Farmington, Pinegrove, or Elk Township whom has gardens they would like to display my join this tour. If someone is considering starting a new garden, this is a perfect time. There will be a monetary prize awarded for the best new garden started in 2010. The Pinegrove Township Lioness Club holds mand fund raising events each year, with the proceeds going to help all communities' families in times of disaster. The Lioness Club also supports the Pinegrove Lions Club in their fund raising efforts for their sight funds. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Garen Tour may register by contacting Pat Strickland at 757-4763
The Chandlers Valley Area Community Center members are selling raffle tickets to benefit operations and activities for the center. Items being raffled are a new Grillmaster, 4-burner, gas grill and a $25 gift certificate for Town & Country Store. Tickets are $1 each and drawing will be held on May 24. Tickets were donated by Lawson Brothers Quality Auto and the gift certificate was donated by Herkey's Town & Country Store. See any CV Community Center Member to purchase tickets.
Easter egg hunt
The Chandlers Valley Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday April 3, at 11 a.m. at the CV Ball Field. Anyone interested in helping with the planning and preparation of this event, please contact Candy Hall at (814) 489-3880, a.s.a.p. As a traditional "Community" event, help is always welcome and all children are invited to attend.
No doubt you are beginning to see the buckets hanging on the maple trees throughout the town of Sugar Grove and surrounding area. It's syrup time.
John Hood was the operator of the first gristmill in Warren County, Pennsylvania. In 1810, he brought a copper kettle from Pittsburgh to Sugar Grove for boiling maple tree sap in to syrup. Since then, this region of the county has maintained a tradition of sugaring, with attention paid to excellence. Keeping with tradition, the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sugar Grove Community Development Council will hold the 10th Annual Sugar Grove Maple Competition on Friday, April 16 at the SG Fire Hall.
A pancake supper will be served during the competition from 4 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will fund the Sugar Grove Fire Department.
The contest consists of three categories: light amber syrup, medium amber syrup, and dark amber syrup. This year, awards will be given in two separate categories for the syrups divided between commercial producers and hobbyist producers.
You are welcome to enter in as many categories as you like. All samples should be submitted in a clear, pint-size jar. Be sure to label your sample light, medium or dark so judges know the correct category to judge it in. All syrup samples should be dropped off at Wilcox Brothers' Hardware Store in Sugar Grove any time between until noon on April 16. Samples will also be donated for use at the pancake supper. There is no fee to enter and the competition is open to everyone who produces their own maple products.
A panel of three judges will rate each entry on color and taste to determine the winners. Each contestant is also offered a space at the fire hall to sell their maple products during the event. Medal winners will be announced and will receive their awards at 5:30 p.m.
A special award, the John Hood Medal, will be given for the superior syrup entered in all three categories. Feel free to invite anyone that is a fellow producer or hobbyist to join in the fun. Then come out on April 16th for the event and help Sugar Grove celebrate what we already know this area makes the best maple syrup.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, #50 in Sugar Grove is sponsoring a bake sale on Sunday starting at noon at the home post with proceeds benefiting the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods may drop them at the post on Saturday, March 20, or Sunday morning.