Tyler Smith Benefit
On Sunday, Oct. 24 there will be a community benefit for Tyler Smith, the son of Darcy and Steve Smith who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Tyler has a long road of recovery ahead of him and is still in the hospital in Pittsburgh.
The community will hold the benefit at the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department from 1 to 7 p.m. There will be a chicken BBQ by the Sanders crew, a 50-50 raffle, and a Chinese auction. Ron Carrington and the group A Touch of Old will be on hand to provide music from 4 to 7 p.m.
Knights Tailgate Day
The Annual EHS/RES Knights Tailgate Day was held last Friday at Russell Elementary School. The Knights Football team and the RES 2nd graders team up as penpals throughout the football season. Last Friday the football players and their penpals had fun eating a tailgate lunch together and then enjoying some football activities. The 2nd graders attended last Friday night’s home game to cheer on their team. Pictured are: RES 2nd grade students Jacob Williams , Tyson Morrison, Chase Bies, and in the front row are Darren Glotz and Wyatt Tucker. EHS football players are Zach Hitchcock, Nathan O’Brien, Jeb Fedorchuck, Aaron Lundmark.
All proceeds will go to help the Smith family with medical and travel expenses.
Sugar Grove Borough Council has set Halloween Trick-or-Treating for Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Trick-or-Treaters are asked to stop at only those homes with the porch lights on.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29, will be the Annual Fall/Halloween Parties for the classes at the Imaginative Preschool in Sugar Grove. Families can stop by can see their preschool costume parade prior to the start of their class party. Weather permitting the parades will be outdoors in the SGFM Praise Pavilion.
Scouting Sign Up
It's time to sign up for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. If you are interested in where to sign up and become a part of a scouting group, contact Ryan Hoffman at 489-3552
Thank you to all who came out to support the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church Benefit Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday. All proceeds from the dinner will go to help local individuals whose needs are known to the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church leaders.
Fall Story Hour
Fall Story Hour at the Sugar Grove Free Library started on Oct. 7 and will be held every Thursday at noon through Oct. 28.
This 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, contact the library at 489-7872.
A knitting class will be offered at the Sugar Grove Free Library by Dottie McLain, of Towanda Arts. Classes will be Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10 . The cost is $35. There is a registration minimum of six students.
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. 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.
For more information, contact the library at 489-7872.
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 its 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.
Friday: Varsity football at Cochranton, 7 p.m. You can catch all the Knights football action play by play broadcasting from the game on the radio at Fox 103.1
Saturday: JV football team vs. Cochranton at home, 11 a.m. kick-off. Boys and girls cross country teams will take part in the regional meet with a time to be announced.
Monday, Oct. 25: Boys soccer vs. Seneca in a home match, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 26: Girls junior high basketball at Oil City, 4 p.m. game; girls volleyball vs. Oil City in home match, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 27: Junior high cross country at Union City, 4:30 p.m.; junior high football team at Saegertown, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 28: Varsity football vs. Saegertown at home, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30: Annual Junior High Logue Invitational at EHS, 9 a.m.; varsity cross country team at District 10 meet.
The Eisenhower Knights football cheerleaders are having a "Basket Raffle" fundraiser. There are 10 baskets to choose from. Tickets are $1 each and are being sold by the varsity and junior high cheerleaders as well as at the home varsity games, at both entrance gates.
The Basket Themes are : 1- EHS Pride, 2- Date Night, 3 - Eisenhower Pride, 4 Steelers, 5 - Family Fun. 6 - Pamper Me, 7- Car Care, 8- The Great Outdoors, 9 - Kids Fun, and 10- Sweet Temptations.
Drawings for the baskets will be held at the November Cheer Exhibition. For questions or a complete description of each basket's contents, contact any cheerleader or contact Candy Hall, 489-3880, or Nancy Birt, 757-5006.
Election Day Dinner
and Book Sale
The Sugar Grove Free Library is planning its Fifth 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 cheesy potato or 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.
For more information, or if you are interested in donating, baking, or volunteering at the fundraiser, 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. We had so much fun last year everyone wants to do it again. The date set for the Christmas Walk is Friday, Dec. 10, from 5 to 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 the organizational meeting, contact Judy Fry so we have an event record of which businesses are hosting events and activities. There will be one more meeting to organize the event on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Borough Building.
Thank you to all those who came out to help deliver The Second Harvest Food Bank mobile food pantry on Oct. 16 at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. More than 100 families had food provided for them. 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.