Eisenhower High School Principal, Gary Weber, is asking those in the Community who have Eisenhower graduates actively serving in the armed forces to send a 4x6 photo along with service information to the school office. The school is planning a project for their display case to honor those alumni from the school who are currently serving. At graduation in June 2010 an American flag carried in Afghanistan with a service company was presented to the graduating class. The flag will also be on display in the case. Anyone with questions on the project can contact the school at 757-8878. The mailing address for sending the 4x6 photos and military information is EMHS Military Display, 3700 Route 957, Russell, PA 16345.
Honored by AMVETS
Judy Fry from the Sugar Grove Ladies AMVETS Post #50 received the honor of “National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary of the Year” at the AMVETS/AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary National Convention also held in Louisville, Ky. Presenting the award is National President Patty Piening.
The AMVETS National Convention was recently held in Louisville, Kentucky August 7th through the 14th . Our Sugar Grove past Department and former Post #50 Commander, Gary Fry, was elected to the position of National 1st Vice commander.
At the AMVETS/AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary National Convention also held in Louisville, Kentucky, Judy Fry from the Sugar Grove Ladies AMVETS Post #50 received the honor of "National AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary of the Year".
Additional awards received by Sugar Grove Post #50 Auxiliary were Blood donations award by Nancy Johnson, Fae Rouse, Judy Fry and Mary VanArsdale. The VIP "Volunteer Incentive Program" certificates were received by Fran Back, Mary VanArsdale, Michelle Williams, Laural Falconer, Linda Anderson, Judy Fry and Joyce Onink.
It is with the help of the local veterans, their families, and the Sugar Grove Community that such distinguished awards are received and our area is honored. Congratulations to all on work well done.
The Community of Sugar Grove will once again be participating in the Nationwide America supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to remember 9-11 victims and honor military past and present who protect American's freedom. Sugar Grove will join cities across America to host their America Supports You Freedom Walk. Saturday is the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States.
The 2010 Sugar Grove America Supports You Freedom Walk is sponsored each year by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. Over the past nine years the walk to honor our military and to remember 9-11 has become a tradition in Sugar Grove. Anyone and everyone, all ages, are encouraged to attend. The route for the Freedom Walk will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Town Park Veterans memorial and continue through the Borough. The walk will be less than 2 miles. Our AMVETS Honor Guard will lead the quiet walk. The purpose of the Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September 11th and to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present. Please plan to join us.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School will be holding their own Freedom Walk with students during the school day on Friday at 1 p.m.
The Sugar Grove High School Reunion will be held on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Bucket Cafe. Anyone who at any time attended the school is welcome to come along and reminisce with former classmates.
The Mountain Rail Road band will be performing at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Saturday from 3 -5 p.m. There will be a pot luck supper following the concert. All are invited to attend and join us for supper.
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Dale Harkins family on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church from 4-6:30 p.m. The cost is a donation to the family. The Harkins family lost their home on Jackson Run to a fire in August. The event is sponsored by the Chandlers Valley Community Center and the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church.
We Are Bookin'
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding a 1 Mile and 5 K Fun Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 18. Proceeds from the event will benefit Sugar Grove PA Free Library. All ages are welcome to take part in the fun time. Race time will begin at 10 a.m. and registration will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The start/finish line is in front of Sugar Grove Library on School Street. Check in the Library for the route of the event. Cost for each participant will be $5 for registrations if received by Sept. 13th , or $8 if you register on race day. Snacks will be provided to all participants. Registration forms are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library. Contact Carrie Guiher at 814-489-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you would like a reservation form. Also check out the race information at the Sugar Grove Library website: www.sugargrovelibrary.org. Come on out and support our local Library.
Go Blue and Gold
Go Blue and Gold! Get out your sports yard signs to display and support our local high teams as they participate in all the fall Sporting events in the area. This week don't miss: Friday, at 7 p.m. The Eisenhower Knights football team will take on Maplewood. Saturday, September 11th. the JV Football team will play Maplewood at 11 a.m. Also on Saturday, the JV Volleyball team will play at the JV Kane Volleyball Invitational, the Girls Junior High Basketball Team will play a game against Franklin at 11 a.m., and Girls Soccer Team will host a match against Clarion High School. Then on Monday, Sept. 13 the Boys Soccer team will play at home against Corry.
Upcoming School Events
Some dates to highlight on your calendar to remember will be the Eisenhower Open House which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Picture Day for students at EMHS will be held on Sept. 22. Senior pictures are due to the yearbook staff on Oct. 1.
The Homecoming Dance will be held on Oct. 2.
The Second Harvest Food Bank is scheduled to distribute food through it's mobile food pantry at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church on Saturday from 10 a.m. noon. The church is located at 210 Jamestown Street in Sugar Grove.
Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. They obtain products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.
Echoes of Autumn
It's time for the Annual EMHS Echoes of Autumn Band competition. This event is sponsored by the Eisenhower Bandtastic Boosters. It is being held Saturday, Sept. 18, at War Memorial Field in Warren. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies starting at 7 p.m. Bands in attendance this year are Elk County Catholic, Sheffield Area High School, Cambridge Springs, and Youngsville High School. Also, the Mansfield University Marching Band, "The Pride of Pennsylvania", will be performing at 8:45 p.m. Tickets for the event will be $8 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. ADM Passes will be accepted.
The theme of the EMHS Marching Knights Band show this year is "Africa, a Tribe of One" featuring Africa by Toto, and an original piece by Roy Mitchell. Soloists are Brady Keister (guard), and Greg Mizak (trumpet). The Knights Marching Band will be competing in Kane this coming weekend along with bands from Somerset, Youngsville, McKeesport, and Connellsville.
Pinwheels of Peace
The Eisenhower Middle school students are participating in the National Day of Peace on Sept. 21. Celebrating International Day of Peace is a world wide event. Last year it is estimated that there were 3 million pinwheels spinning on September 21st in countries all around the world.
On Sept.. 16 and 17 the Middle School Advisory and Exploratory classes will participate in the national project constructing their pinwheels of peace. The exploratory classes will then place their display outside of the Eisenhower High School for the public to view as they travel past the building.
See You at the Pole
September 22nd will be the Annual See You At The Pole event at area schools. SYATP is a student-initiated, student organized, and student-led event. Students, parents, teachers, and others in the community are welcome to meet at the school's flag pole areas prior to the start of the school day to pray for their school, friends, teachers, government, and their nation.