It's time again for the Annual Eisenhower High School Barnyard Classic 3 on 3 Basketball tournament happening Saturday, June 26, 2010. The cost is only $64 per team. Final applications for teams must be postmarked by June 15, 2010 and all brackets will be completed by June 21, 2010. The Tournament will be held at Eisenhower High School in the Parking Lot. (Route 957 Russell PA 16345). Every effort will be made to hold the tournament on Saturday only. Registration begins Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Teams must be registered 30 minutes prior to their first game time. Games will begin Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. There will be a boys & girls "Free Throw" and "3-Point" Competition with prize awarded (Fee of $1 per player per contest).
Please review all content within registration, eligibility and policies links for details by visiting www.barnyardclassic.com. There will be a concession stand available with a variety of food and drink items for sale throughout the day. All proceeds from the day benefit Eisenhower Lady Knights Basketball Boosters.
The AMVETS Department of Pennsylvania 65th Convention was recently held in York, Pennsylvania. Congratulations to our AMVETS Post #50 in Sugar Grove, who brought home the "Most Outstanding Post" award for the Department. This award is presented for accomplishments which are done throughout the year by all of the post members with activities provided for area veterans, the community, area child welfare, and scholarships.
The Sugar Grove AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #50 attended the Department of Pennsylvania Auxiliary Convention which was also held in York, Pennsylvania. Out of the 28 Auxiliaries throughout the State of Pennsylvania, the Sugar Grove Post #50 ladies auxiliary was awarded first place in the areas of Community Service and Child Welfare along with second place in overall membership. Auxiliary members from the Post work year round to assist with a variety of veteran's functions and their families; along with helping the community and children. Thank you to each and every auxiliary member for assisting with these accomplishments. All members of the Post are to be congratulated on their hard work and dedication to our Community.
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will host a special service this Sunday at 10 a.m. Special music will be provided by Virginia Loizeaux. Lunch will be provided after the service.
The Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove is now taking applications for their fall 2010/11 classes. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be three on or before September 1st to enter the 3 year old class. Children must be four on or before September 1st to enter the 4-5 year old class. There are two 4-5 year old classes and one 3 year old class. Classes for 4-5 year olds meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:30 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 11:30 a.m. The 3 year old class meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 3:00 p.m. Class times and schedules are subject to change depending on the need in the community. A tour of the class room, registration information, and a chat with the teachers can be arranged by contacting the school at 489-3105.
Preparations are underway for another fun Sugar Grove Sale Days event. This year Sale Days will be held on Saturday, July 31. How does an event such as this get started? Back in the late 1960's Ruth Grant, wife of Dr. Alfred Grant, held her yard sale on the last Saturday of July each year. The sale was at her home on Patterson Street in Sugar Grove.
Everyone turned out for Mrs. Grant's sale. She started to invite her friends to bring their sale items to her barn and join in the fun. As the years progressed, many who lived on Patterson Street held their yard sales at the same time as Mrs. Grant. The event became known as the Patterson Street Sale.
Before long it turned into what we know today as "Sugar Grove Sale Days". I am sure that Mrs. Grant never imagined how big the Sugar Grove Sale Day would become.
Today, there are vendors who travel in each year for the event, local food vendors are on every corner, local store sales, and of course, approximately 50 or more yard sales throughout the town. You can mark your calendar because as with the tradition that Mrs. Grant set in place years ago, the sale is held on the last Saturday of July.
Summer Day Camp
Sugar Grove Summer Day Camp began on Monday, June 10th. This camp has been a service to the community for more than 20 years. Students entering grades this fall of Kindergarten through grade 7 are eligible to attend Summer Day Camp. Day Camp will continue for the summer months through August 20th and runs from 6:45 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Both educational and physical fitness activities are provided for the students. The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church has been granted a license from the state of Pennsylvania to provide these day care services. The Day Camp facility, program and staff meet all state regulations as a licensed facility.
With weekly themes and field trips, there is a lot of activity certain to keep even the most adventurous and energetic children busy and engaged on a hot summer day. If you would like more information on the program and the options of full-time care, part-time care or drop-in care, please contact the day camp office at 489-3105. Remember space is limited so register early to assure your spot at Day camp for this summer.
Weekly themes for this year's camp are based on the Fruits of the Spirit. Week One Love and Neighbors with a field trip to an Amish Farm, Week Two theme is Joy and Crocodile Dock with a field trip scheduled to go swimming. Week Three theme is Peace and Bon Voyage with a field trip scheduled to the beach. Week Four theme is Patience and Pirates of the Caribbean with a field trip scheduled to Chapman Dam State Park. Week Five theme is Kindness and At the Pond with a field trip scheduled to the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center. Week Six theme is Goodness and Striking it Rich with a field trip scheduled to Drake's Well Museum. Week Seven theme is Faithfulness and Backyard and Bugs with a field trip scheduled to Kinzua Dam. Week Eight theme is Gentleness and Make it or Break it with a field trip scheduled to Erie Children's Museum and Presque Isle State Park. Week Nine theme is Self-Control and Back to the Farm with a trip to the Warren County Fair and Hammersley's Farm. Week Ten theme is Dip into Culture with events at the Corn Festival and Waldameer Park and Splash Lagoon. Dates and field trip may change due to scheduling conflicts.
For more information on how to register your child for the Summer, or just for one week, contact 489-3105.
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 many 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 Garden Tour may register by contacting Pat Strickland at 757-4763
The Sugar Grove Community is gearing up for the 8th Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial Run to take place on July 10, 2010. Many in the Sugar Grove community benefited from the care of Mrs. Nyla Luvision who passed away in the fall of 2002 from malignant melanoma. . Nyla contributed greatly to the community. She was a parent and adoptive parent to many of the children she came in contact with through the sports activities at EHS. She was especially active with the cross country and track teams. She was a nurse practitioner with the Sugar Grove Family Medical Center and she was also a Missionary VISA team member.
Since her passing the community has held the Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk. The proceeds from the event each year are divided between the EHS Boys & Girls Cross Country teams to help offset expenses and the Warren Cancer Care Center. Over the past 8 years more than $10,000 has been donated to help in the fight to find a cure for cancer. This year families are encouraged to become sponsors in the event. The cost of the $100.00 sponsorship can be spread out among the family members. You will receive two free T-shirts and the opportunity to purchase an unlimited number of T-shirts at cost of approximately $10.
Charlie Sanders will be on site again this year with his excellent chicken barbecue. Takeouts will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the cost will be $8 per dinner.
Please plan to be a part of this year's Nyla Luvison Memorial 5K Run/Fun Walk event. Forms for the event are available in local Sugar Grove Business locations or on-line at the borough website at www.sugargrovepa.com
Read all summer
This summer at the Sugar Grove Free Library you can be a part of the summer reading program. This program is for everyone in grades Kindergarten through grade 12. The event will begin this year on July 7th and continue the 14th, 21st, and 28th. For more information stop in or call 489-7872.
The June pick for the ongoing Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club is "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingslover released in May 2007. The book is part memoir, part journalistic investigation. It tells the story of how a family was changed by deliberately eating food produced in their area for one year. Thank-you to Barb Kane for suggesting the June pick. The Book Discussion group will meet on June 28th at 6:30 p.m. If you want to get a jump on the July Book discussion group the selection will be Emily Bronte's, Wuthering Heights.