The Knights Varsity Football players team up with the Second Grade Students from the Russell Elementary School each year as pen pals during the football season. The Players and the Second Graders write letters to each other every week. Each year as a special event the Knights travel to Russell for Tailgate day. The Football Players and Senior Cheerleaders have the opportunity to sit with their pen pal and friends and eat lunch together. An outdoor grilled tailgate luncheon menu is provided by ARAMARK Food Services and Chef Justin is on hand to grill for the school event. Following lunch at recess time, a time of fun and football activities are provided in the gym for the Football players and their new young friends. The Second Graders will attend tonight's home game at Eisenhower and cheer on the team.
This tradition started more than 32 years ago and even though the teachers and coaches have changed, the program has continued each year. Many of today's varsity players were at one time a Second Grade Pen Pal dreaming of playing with the team. Even Coach Penley was a Pen Pal as a player.
Photos by Candis Rieder
Pinwheels for Peace
International Day of Peace - Pictured here are the 7th and 8th graders and their teachers that spent time displaying messages of peace during the International Pinwheels of Peace project at EHS. Pinwheels were placed in the shape of a heart on the grounds of the Eisenhower High School to mark the International Day of Peace. It is estimated that 3 million pinwheels were spinning around the world to mark the event.
Thank You to the Knights Players, Coach Penley, Athletic Director- Tom Santo, the Football Boosters, the RES Second Grade teachers and parents, the RES Cafeteria Staff, ARAMARK and all those who help make this day possible.
It's time to sign up for Scouting. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts. If you are interested in where to sign up and become a part of our Communities active scouting groups you can contact Ryan Hoffman at 489-3552
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will be holding a Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4:30 6:30 p.m. These are hard times for many people in the area. All proceeds from the dinner will go to help local individuals whose needs are known to the Hessel Valley Lutheran Leaders. Please come out and attend this special benefit dinner and help those in need.
Fall Story Hour
at the Library
Fall Story Hour at the Sugar Grove Free Library started on October 7th. It will be held every Thursday at noon and will continue through Oct. 28.
The Library Story Hour is a four- week program for any community preschoolers. The children attending Story Hour receive their first library card, read stories, and learn all about the library. The last week at Story Hour will be a special Halloween costume party. Registration is appreciated. For more information on the program or to pre-register your child, you can contact the Library at 489-7872.
A New Fall Knitting Class will be offered at the Sugar Grove Free Library by Dottie McLain, of Towanda Arts - An artist community. Classes will be Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10. The cost is $35, payable prior to the first class. There is a registration minimum of six students.
Remember to register early. At the first class each class member will be surveyed to determine goals for the class. Think about what you want to learn during the classes:
Are there special techniques you want to learn like intarsia, lace knitting, fair isle, cable work? If you are a beginning student or just want to learn the long-tail cast on, bring one skein of worsted weight wool and size eight knitting needles. Please bring books, patterns, or projects and lots of ideas about what your knitting goals are. Whatever your skill level there is a place for you here. Learn to make wonderful garments and accessories with a professional finish. For more information, please contact the Library at 489-7872.
Come on out and support all our fall sports teams in action. Today at 7 p.m. will be the EMHS Varsity Football team will play at home against Lakeview High School. Saturday, Oct. 16, you can catch the Girls Junior High Basketball team against Franklin in a home game starting at 11 a.m. and at the same start time you can see the Girls Varsity Soccer play at the Clarion Area Junior/Senior High School. At 1 p.m. the Boys Varsity Soccer will take on Erie Central Tech in an away match up.
Monday, Oct. 18, the Girls Junior High Basketball will take on Bradford at home starting at 4 p.m. and the Girls Varsity Soccer will play away in a match against Cambridge Springs. At 5 p.m. the Boys Junior Varsity Football will travel to take on the Lakeview High School JV team. Tuesday, October 19th the Boys Varsity Soccer will be at Mercyhurst Prep starting in a match at 4:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m. the Girls Varsity Volleyball will take on Franklin in an away match up. Remember you can catch all the Knights football action play by play broadcasting from the game on the radio at Fox 103.1
Fall Luck Shoot
The Sugar Grove American Legion Post #758 will have a Fall Luck Shoot on Sunday, Oct. 17, to raise donations for charity. Prizes for the day will be homemade pies, hams, steaks, and turkeys. There will also be a gun raffle. Tickets are available for the gun raffle at a cost of $5 a piece. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sugar Grove American Legion Building.
The Sugar Grove Borough Council has set Halloween Trick-or-Treating time for Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters are asked to stop at only those homes with the porch lights on.
Election Day Dinner
and Book Sale
The Sugar Grove Free Library is once again planning to have another successful 5th Annual Soup, Dessert and Book Sale Fundraiser. It will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 (Election Day) from 11 a.m. until supplies are gone.
This year the types of soups will be a choice of the favorite cheesy potato or the delicious vegetable beef. There will also be bread, crackers and a choice of dessert, donated by some of our best hometown bakers. You may eat it at the library or take it to go.
There will also be a huge book sale with many books and audio-visual materials to browse through. The cost of the dinner and the book sale is just a donation to the library with our thanks. If you would like more information, or would be interested in donating, baking, or volunteering at the fundraiser, please contact the library staff at 489-7872.
All Sugar Grove businesses and groups are invited to take part in the Annual Sugar Grove Christmas Walk. The date set for the Christmas Walk is Friday, Dec. 10 5 7 p.m. It will be up to the establishment to decide the activity they would like to have for example Living Window, Snacks, Activities, etc. The AMVETS/Ladies Auxiliary has reserved a place in the Sugar Grove park for Santa Claus.
If you did not get a chance to bring all your suggestions and plans to our organizational meeting, please contact Judy Fry so we have an event record of which businesses are hosting events and activities.
The Second Harvest Food Bank distribution from it's mobile food pantry will be held on Saturday, October 16th. The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church located at 210 Jamestown Street is the host site for the Northern part of Warren County for this program. 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.