Easter Sunrise Service
The Annual Sugar Grove Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 4. This year's service will be at the First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Grove located on Main Street. The traditional early sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. with music and readings provided by all the local area churches. Special speaker this year will be Pastor Larry Condron from the United Methodist Church in Chandlers Valley. A light breakfast prepared and served by the Presbyterian Church will follow the service. Following the sunrise event you are invited to attend one of the many Easter celebrations held at all the Sugar Grove and Chandlers Valley Community Churches. Check with each church for their regularly scheduled service times.
Photo by Candis Rieder
EMHS Choir Officers pictured here, Carley Younger, Taylor Ward, Cassie Gilbert, Kate Ewer, and Kenny Stuart gratefully accept an $8,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Warren County and its representative Robert Crowley. This generous gift helps the EMHS Senior Choir offset the costs of their trip to New York City in May.
Eisenhower High School choir students recently received a wonderful surprise for their hard work. EMHS vocal groups, choirs, and soloists provided an evening titled Broadway Delights. Students served desserts and beverages while entertaining ticket holders with Broadway selections. The event was planned in an effort to raise much needed funds for the spring choir trip to New York City. The Community Foundation of Warren County representatives attended the event and surprised the students with an $8,000 grant. This generous gift helps the EMHS Senior Choir offset the costs of their trip to New York City in May 2010.
Easter egg hunt
An Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 on Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Everyone ages 12 and under are invited to take part in all the fun. The event will take place at the American Legion post located next to the SG Township Building on Creek Road.
The Silver Rose
AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post #50 in Sugar Grove are sponsoring a "Silver Rose" Fundraiser to benefit those with Agent Orange and other chemical disorders from the Viet Nam era to present. The event is to be held Sunday, April 11th at 2 p.m. at Post #50. To learn more about the Order of the Silver Rose, visit www.silverrose.info
Senior Girl Scout Troop 30647 from Russell is collecting used eyeglasses for the Pine Grove Lions Club. Collections boxes have been placed at the following locations in Sugar Grove the Towne and Country & the Sugar Grove Library. Collection places in Russell are the Wendy's Cafe and Russell Post Office. Collection place in Akeley is the Fox Mart, and in Lander at McNutter's. The collection will last until the end of April. All eyeglasses collected are reconditioned and used for those in need of eyewear. If you are not able to get to a collection box please call 757-8416 for pick up.
The Eisenhower Band boosters are holding a Prize Shoot on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Pine Grove Sportsman's Club on Egypt Hollow Road. The shoot will be from 11 a.m. and last until 4 p.m.. The event is for all ages and genders and 22 rifles are welcome. Shot guns will be provided or you can bring your own. The cost is $3.00 a shot with a variety of prizes to be awarded. Lunch will be available for purchase, as well as many baked goods. There will also be a a gun raffle, a Mossberg 835 12 GA Camo. Proceeds from the event will benefit the EMHS Band Boosters organization who raise monies to support the EMHS Bands. If you need more information or raffle tickets you are welcome to contact Kathy at 757-8766.
The EMHS Marching Band will be performing at Walt Disney World in November of 2010! There is still room for a few more students to participate in the upcoming Marching Band season . A parent meeting will be held in the EMHS music room on Monday, April 5th at 7 p.m. All parents of current marching band students and students who are joining marching band are asked to be there to gather important 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:
April 5th and 15th - 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Critters at the library
The Audubon Celebrates National Library Week with the Sugar Grove Library on April 11 17. 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.
Foyer book sale
Stop at the Sugar Grove Free Library and check out the gentle used books for sale in the library's foyer display case. Paperbacks are $1 and hardbacks are a steal at only $2.00 a piece. This is an on going sale so the selection changes frequently. The money raised will go to augment the library's budget. The foyer also has a selection 2009 tax forms available. If you can't find the forms you need ask for assistance at the circulation desk.
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 15. 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
CV Community Center
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, 2010. 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, 2010, 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.
Keeping with tradition, the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and the Sugar Grove Community Development Council will hole 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 p.m. 7 p.m. All proceeds from the event will fund the Sugar Grove Fire Department.
Be sure to label your sample light, medium or dark so we 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 March 1st and 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.
Many throughout the Sugar Grove, Russell, and Eisenhower Community know Mrs. Barb Hawley as one of the sweetest teachers in EHS history. She has battled cancer several times and sadly the battle still continues. Mrs. Hawley has undergone extensive surgeries and is recovering at home for the next few months. These treatments and surgeries are costly and ongoing. Those in the community are holding a benefit at the Warren Moose Lodge to raise money to help defer the costs. The event will be April 10 from 7 p.m. 9 p.m. The cost will be $10 at the door and you will receive 2 free drink tickets and a door prize ticket. Some door prizes include: gift certificates from Tall Tales Sporting Goods, Kwik Fill, Terlins Reflections and more. There will be a band to follow the benefit so feel free to stay and enjoy "Abbey Road" a Beatles cover band. Please come out and show your support. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate you can mail a donation to: Kristi Lindell 1414 Route 957 Russell Pa, 16345.
Ice cream social
The Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT (Concerned Parent/Teacher Organization) will be holding the Annual Ice Cream Social and Choice Auction this year on April 22.
A choice auction is an event where donated items are won through a ticket raffle. You receive a list of numbered items prior to the auction. You may purchase a chance on as many items as you choose and as often as you choose. At this time, many of the Community businesses and Sugar Grove families are donating some great items needed to make the event a success. Are you a great cook, love to make crafts, or good at woodworking? Then we need you. Many items have been donated in that past and some examples include bread, pies, candies, craft items, gift certificates, certificates for service, gas cards, concert tickets, and even cash. The ideas are endless. The school can use all items for adults and children.
Faculty and Parents of the Choice Auction Committee are working with local business to acquire the many donations necessary for the auction to be a success. The more donations we receive the more tickets that will be sold. Please contact the school for a donation form if you can help out by donating items.
The proceeds for the evening's events benefit the Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT which provide in many ways for our students.