At the 65th AMVETS Convention in York, Pennsylvania posters and essays were awarded during the Americanism/AMVETS Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse (AADAA) Program. Logan Jaquay was the First place winner in the 2nd grade category and Brielle Whitney was the First place winner in the 3rd grade category from Sugar Grove Elementary School. Department of Pennsylvania Americanism Chairman and Post #50 Commander Jeffrey VanArsdale worked with staff and students at Sugar Grove Elementary school, 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Harrington, and 3rd grade teacher, Miss Galbier to process the posters. First place winners from the Department of Pennsylvania will be forwarded to the National Convention in Louisville, KY for judging in August. Congratulations to these students and all others that participated in the Program
Annual Nyla Luvison
Photo by Candis Rieder
Second grade winner
Logan Jaquay was the first place winner in the 2nd grade category in this year’s Americanism/AMVETS Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse Poster and Essay Contest. Pictured here are AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary President Michelle William, Logan Jaquay, and AMVETS Post #50 Commander Jeffrey VanArsdale.
The Sugar Grove Community is gearing up for the 8th Annual Nyla Luvision Memorial Run to take place on July 10. Registration will begin at the firehall at 8 a.m. and continue until 9:45 a.m. The race will begin at 10 a.m. Cost of registration this year is $20. T-Shirts will be given to the first 150 applicants registered for the event.
We would like people along the race route to come out and cheer on the runners and walkers again this year by waving and playing music. This race route is to start at the back of the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on School Street and travel up Younie Street. The racers will turn on to Route 957-Main Street for a few blocks before, turning again on to Mill Street, and then turning on Catlin Hill Road. Then around the corner of Forest Street to Patterson Street, turning on to Jamestown Street for two blocks before turning onto Curtis Street. The participants will follow Curtis Street all the way to Pleasant Street and then take Pleasant Street out to a turn around station located past Wayne Gruber's farm. They will then travel back down Pleasant Street and around School Street to the Sugar Grove Fire Hall Start/Finish line. Again, if you live on the race route, why not make plans to come out and cheer the runners/walkers on to victory. Some residents of the community last year made a huge contribution by standing at the end of their driveway and handing out quick cups of cold water to the runners. It was greatly appreciated by all the participants and helps to combat the heat.
Many in the Sugar Grove community benefited from the care of 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 and 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 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 $8.00 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
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
Ground breaking on the renovations to the Sugar Grove Park happened during the first week of July. Over the coming months the park will receive renovations made possible through a grant provided to the Sugar Grove Borough. The Borough Council has been working hard for the past year to make this project happen. Those walking and passing by in downtown area will notice the progress already happening with sidewalk concrete removal.
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.
Sugar Grove Sale Day
Preparations are underway for another fun Sugar Grove Sale Days event. This year Sale Days will be held on Saturday, July 31.