Memory Borough Tree
Sugar Grove Borough has put up a "In Memory Of" Christmas Tree at the borough building. The tree was donated by John Allen Excavating.
Stop by the borough building anytime and put a ribbon on the tree in memory of loved ones. It would be nice to do it before the Christmas walk, but feel free to do it anytime before Christmas. The tree is outside so you will need to bring something appropriate to tie it to the tree.
Pictured are Nicole Eckman and her aunt, Lynn Eckman, preparing Dream Fabrics for upcoming quilting classes and holiday activities.
For more information, call the borough building at 489-7822. The ribbons will be the only decorations on the tree.
Mark your calendars for the Eisenhower High School Holiday Concert. The music will be presented by all EMHS choirs (Seventh Grade Chorus, Eighth Grade Chorus, Dreamers, Fantasia, and Senior Choir).
The concert will be held Thursday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the EMHS auditorium. Tickets will not be sold, but donations will be accepted at the door. In case of bad weather, the snow date will be Friday, Dec. 17.
Red Kettle Campaign
You will notice the Salvation Army Kettle once again located outside of the Town and Country Food Center throughout December. Each weekend the kettle will be manned by volunteers from local area churches in an effort to raise funds for the Salvation Army to help locally in our community.
The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise donations for those who need it most by providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry and countless other programs. When you give to the Red Kettle Campaign the monies remain in the community in which you donate.
at the Library
Do you enjoy watching and feeding the birds in the winter, or know someone who does?
The Sugar Grove Free Library is selling framed photographs of some of our local birds just in time for the Christmas shopping season. The photographer, Brian Anderson, is donating the proceeds of $35 per picture back to the Jamestown Veterinary Wildlife Fund.
at the Library
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be hosting a story time on Friday evening, Dec. 10, in conjunction with the Sugar Grove Annual Christmas Walk, weather permitting.
Mrs. Claus will be on hand throughout the evening to read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". She will also be handing out presents and candy canes. You can even put your name in Santa's hat for a prize drawing of three Christmas DVDs.
Craft and Vendor Show
in the Valley
The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will be having a Rummage and Bake Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will also be a lunch of sloppy joes and soup available. For further information, contact Tammy at 563-9429.
Soups and Citrus Sale
The Eisenhower Choir Support Club took orders for soup and citrus through Nov. 19. Soup delivery is this week; all citrus orders will be delivered Dec. 10.
Eisenhower High School and Sugar Grove Elementary School can plan to be on holiday break from Thursday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Monday, Jan. 3.
Prelude to Christmas
Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, located on Brown Hill Road in Chandlers Valley, will present its annual "Prelude to Christmas" program this Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. David and Patty Bush and their daughter Erica will play contemporary Christian music. David and Patty Bush both teach music in Warren County schools and write and record in their spare time.
A reception with cookies will follow the program. Hessel Valley Lutheran Church was founded in 1856 by Swedish immigrants coming into the area. It is the oldest Swedish Lutheran church in the eastern United States.
Many area volunteers, businesses, and organizations have donated to refill the local Sugar Grove Food Pantry. The food pantry is daily in operation to help out those in need in the Sugar Grove community.
Persons in need of food items this holiday season should contact the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church at 489-3105 for information on how to make an appointment with a volunteer who can assist you in receiving needed food items.
A Sugar Grove
It's a Sugar Grove Christmas is happening on Friday night, Dec. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. Sugar Grove businesses and groups are coming together to make a memorable evening for children of all ages.
Come on out and see all the decorated and living windows, take part in the merchant drawings and give-aways, enjoy music of the season, see art exhibits, live animals and more. Dress warm and walk through the decorated town and visit the merchants through the borough for a variety of Christmas fun and activities.
The AMVETS/Ladies Auxiliary has reserved a place in the Sugar Grove park for Santa Claus. He will be arriving with the help of the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Claus will be on hand to read special stories at the Sugar Grove Free Library. There will be Christmas-costumed characters throughout the town and many businesses already on the holiday schedule.
There will be surprises if you stop by Hebner's Towne Styling, Wilcox Brothers, American Legion, Schuylers, The OutPost, Linda York Craft Store, The Bucket, Town and Country, The Laundromat, The Sugar Shack, the Sugar Grove Borough Building, Dream Fabrics, Sonny Anderson's, Dave Bauer and Dave Williams offices, Jim Widrig Car Wash, and McKinney Funeral Home.
EMHS will display an art exhibit, Catering Plus will be on hand with cookie decorating, PNC Bank will have hot chocolate and cookies, Scouting groups will be on hand with activities through the streets. A hay ride will be provided by Bill Gourley. The Presbyterian Church will be holding winter games. The United Methodist Church will have a holiday display, the Free Methodist Church singers will be caroling from the second story of The Bucket. The Warren County Dairy Association will have special surprises in town, too.
Other activities and businesses are still planning additional events. If businesses did not get a chance to bring their suggestions and plans to the organizational meetings, contact Judy Fry so we have an event record of all the businesses that are hosting events, give-aways, and activities.
Stop in to the new Dream Fabrics located on Main Street in Sugar Grove Borough for more information on upcoming quilting classes for beginners through experienced quilters. You can also take part in making a donation to the Cancer Care Center Relay for Life through buying a ticket for a chance to win a homemade quilt.