There will be a Benefit Pancake Dinner at Chandlers Valley Area Community Center on Saturday November 13th from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. or until sold out. Proceeds are being raised to help Darrell and Amy Robinault, of Sugar Grove, with medical expenses accumulating from the birth of their twins: Mercedes and Madalynn. Both girls were born 6 1/2 weeks premature on July 30th. Madalynn has been in hospitals, recovering from heart and vocal cord surgeries, through the end of October. At that time, she was able to come home for a trial period. The dinner will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce, drink and dessert for $7. There will be a Silent Auction and 50/50 drawing. Everyone in the Community is welcome to attend. The benefit is sponsored by Lawson Brothers Quality Auto of 8295 Jackson Run Rd.
Holiday Treasure Sale
Photo by Candis Rieder
Eisenhower High School has a new display located inside the front foyer honoring our EHS Alumni currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Photo by Candis Rieder
Operation Christmas Child Boxes are being collected this week at various locations throughout the community. The deadline to turn in a box is Nov. 14. Pictured here are Gabriela Kerstin, Madison Cathcart, and Matthew Cathcart getting ready to send Christmas boxes from Sugar Grove to needy children in other countries.
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual Holiday Treasure Sale, formerly known as the Santa Sale, on Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Educational Building. The event will run from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Even though it is their busy season, Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to appear and spend some time in Sugar Grove. There are toys, decorations, food gift items, craft items, baked goods and so much more to see. In addition to all the wonderful items adults can purchase, there will also be a Kids Korner table.
The table provides a place for little ones to shop alone for family members for gifts. Everything in the children's section will be priced under $1. Gift wrapping will be provided for them. You can also stop by and purchase lunch or take home goodies from the huge variety of homemade holiday cookie and candy sale. The event is sponsored by the United Methodist Church Parsonage Club.
Knight Time drama
The Knight Time Players will present their fall Drama, "The Butler Did It," a murder mystery by Tim Kelly. The play will be presented in the Eisenhower Auditorium on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Nov. 18,19, and 20. The play will begin at 7 p.m. each night.
Craft and Vendor Show
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be the place for the Holiday Craft and Vendor show on Saturday, Nov. 20. At the present time there are more than a dozen vendors scheduled to be on hand for the sale. There is still room for more. If you would like a display table for the show, please contact Linda York at 489-7750.
Mark your calendars to come out for this great day of shopping in Sugar Grove.
Many churches and organizations in the area are packing shoe boxes to send overseas with Operation Christmas Child. The program each year is sponsored by the Samaritan's Purse Organization. Each shoebox packed with simple Christmas gifts and is then shipped overseas to children in need. More than 8 million children received boxes last year. Since 1993 the organization has provided boxes to 130 different countries. If you would like to contribute a shoebox this year, contact a local church or scouting organization for their deadline. Most boxes will need to be collected by November 14th-16th.
Soups and citrus sale
The Eisenhower Choir Support Club is taking orders for Soup and Citrus now through November 15th. This is the only fundraiser for the group this year. Anyone in the community may order from choir families or you can place an order by calling Cindy Strickland at 757-8416.
The group is pleased this year to sell Cooke Tavern Soup mixes at $7 each or 3 for $20 and Indian River Groves oranges, grapefruit, and tangelos at $22 for a 20 lb. carton, $33 for a 40 lb. carton or a mixed carton at an additional charge of $2-$3. Soup delivery will be the week after Thanksgiving. All citrus orders will be delivered Dec. 10.
Sunday, Nov. 21, will be the Annual Imaginative Preschool Thanksgiving Dinner for students and their families. The students and teachers will be working hard in the next few weeks preparing for the annual event.
Eisenhower High School has a Military Display honoring those alumni presently serving in the armed forces. At this time the following Military Personnel are honored in the display. From the Air Force: Major General Jay Lindell, Senior Airman Trevor Crawford, Technical Sergeant Eric Stroup, Sergeant Daniel Stroup, Technical Sergeant Chris Stroup, Senior Airman Matthew Pfaff, Master Sergeant Brad Miller , Master Sergeant Dusten Ruland, Staff Sergeant Benjamin McIntosh. From the Army: Specialist Shawn Jenkins, Sergeant Ryan Stroup, Specialist Joshua Blair, Specialist Andrew Blair, Sergeant Donavin Gordon, Specialist Jacob Sharp. From the National Guard: Captain Bryan Peterson. From the Navy : Lieutenant Commander Daniel Neal, Lieutenant Aaron Lanzel, OSCSW David Peterson. From the Marines: Lance Corporal Jeff Nesmith and Sergeant Bryan Smith.
At graduation ceremonies in June, an American flag carried in Afghanistan with a service company will be displayed. It was presented to the graduating class. The flag is also on display in the case.
Anyone wishing to add an EHS Alumni family member who is currently serving in the military to the display may do so by contacting 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.
There will be a spaghetti dinner from 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church to benefit the Shaffer Family. The family home of Ray Sr., Sharon, Ray Jr., and Mark Shaffer was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 22. This benefit, sponsored by the church, is to help them recoup some of their losses. The spaghetti and meatball dinner will be served with garlic bread, tossed salad and dessert for a donation.
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church is located at 9215 Jackson Run Rd in Chandlers Valley.
The Eisenhower Knights Football Cheerleaders are currently having a "Basket Raffle" fundraiser. There are 10 baskets to choose from. The tickets are $1 each. The tickets are being sold by each Varsity and Jr. High Cheerleader as well as at the home Varsity games, at both entrance gates.
The basket themes are as follows: #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.
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 from 5 7 p.m. It will be up to each 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 meetings, contact Judy Fry so there is an event record of which businesses are hosting events and activities.