History of Stateline
A public screening of the documentary movie "Stateline Speedway The first ten years 1956-1965" will be shown Saturday March 26, at 7 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. Mark it on your calendars to come out and hear special guest speaker Marv Thorpe and see this movie. If you have attended Stateline over years as a kid or an adult this is a must see event. The cost of admission is $5 and all proceeds from the event will benefit the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Song Fest students
Photo by Candis Rieder
EHS students selected to participate in PMEA Regional Chorus for 2011 were Kelsey Angove, soprano; Brent Foster, piano accompanist; and Kate Ewer, alto.
The elementary and middle schools in Warren County recently selected choral students to participate in Songfest at the Columbus Elementary School in Corry. On Friday, March 4, the selected students gathered for a day of practice and the group then provided a concert on Saturday. Representing Sugar Grove Elementary School were 6th graders Taylor Nulph, Celina Carlson, Hosanna Senz, Emily Satterfield and Cheyanna Borland. 5th Graders selected were Madison Brewer and Samuel Story
EMHS students selected this year to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Regional Chorus were Kelsey Angove- soprano, Brent Foster piano accompanist, and Kate Ewer - alto. They traveled to Blairsville High School on Feb. 23-26. The students rehearsed under the direction of Christopher Thomas, Interim Director of Choral Activities at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The group of 160 singers from around the region presented a concert for the public Saturday afternoon in Blairsville.
First class speller
Saturday, March 19, 6th grader Evan Honsberger from the Sugar Grove Elementary School will be off to Pittsburgh to the 61st Annual Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee. The event will take place at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. The winner of this event will receive an all-expense paid trip to represent the region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., in May 2011. Those competing will be students from Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
There will be a pancake supper to benefit LOVE INC. which stands for Love In the Name of Christ at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Jackson Run Road on Saturday, March 19, from 4-7 p.m. The cost is a donation. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy blueberry, chocolate chip or regular pancakes
Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) enables churches and ministries in the area to pool their resources and outreach services so that those in need are not turned away. It coordinates benevolence efforts in the community. For more information, call Mark at 814688-6008.
Once again this year the Sugar Grove Free Library located at 22 Harmon Street will be holding a 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on April 16. All proceeds benefit the Sugar Grove Free Library. All ages are welcome to come and participate in the event. Race time will begin at 10 a.m. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the library The start/finish line is in front of Sugar Grove Library on School Street. The cost for the 5K event is $15 before April 2 or $20 after April 2. The cost for the 1 mile Fun run walk is $10 before April 2 or $15 after that date. T-shirts are guaranteed to all entries received by April. Awards will be given out to several age groups. Registration forms for the run are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library and will have the age breakdowns listed. You can contact Carrie Guiher with any questions or if you would like a reservation form call 814-489-7873, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or log on to the Sugar Grove Library website at www.sugargrovelibrary.org.
The Silver Rose
AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post #50 in Sugar Grove are sponsoring a "Silver Rose" fundraiser bingo event to benefit those with Agent Orange and other chemical disorders from the Viet Nam era to present. The event is to be held Saturday, April 2nd at 2 p.m. at Post #50. To learn more about the Order of the Silver Rose, visit www.silverrose.info
Easter Egg hunt
The Chandlers Valley Annual Easter Egg Hunt is being planned for this spring. As a traditional "Community" event, help is always welcome and all children are invited to attend. Volunteers are needed. Any persons or groups that are interested in being involved should call Candy Hall at (814) 489-3880. There will be a committee meeting held at the Chandlers Valley Community Center on Tuesday, March 15th beginning at 6 p.m.
World Day of Prayer
The Sugar Grove Community held their annual World Day of Prayer Service on Friday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Bob Lewis provided beautiful trumpet music for the prelude, hymns, and special music. Devotions and prayer were brought by the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church and Dan Clement from the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church was this year's special speaker. The service is sponsored by our local Sugar Grove Ministerial Women's Missions groups. The churches involved with organizing and conducting the service are the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, The First Presbyterian Church, The Mission Covenant Church, The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church, and the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church.
VITA personnel affiliated with RSVP will be available at the Sugar Grove Free Library and at the Sugar Grove Borough building to assist with free 2010 tax preparation.
Appointments at the Sugar Grove Library will be every Thursday starting February 10th (with the exception of February 24th ) from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the Library call anytime at 489-7872.
Appointments at the Sugar Grove Borough Building will be every Wednesday starting February 16th from 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment at the Borough building, you can also call the Library. Please make sure to bring all your pertinent tax information paperwork.
Many area volunteers, businesses, and organizations have donated to refill our local Sugar Grove Food Pantry. The food pantry is daily in operation to help out those in need in the Sugar Grove Community. If you are in need of food items this holiday season, please contact the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church at 489-3105 for information on how you can make an appointment with a volunteer who can assist you in receiving needed food items.
A community lunch is provided at the local area churches. The first Friday of each month lunch is provided at the Mission Covenant Church. The 2nd Thursday lunch is provided at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. The third Wednesday lunch is provided at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will also be having a community lunch on the 4th Monday of the month starting at 11:30 a.m. All are invited to attend.
EMHS Choir events
The choirs of the Eisenhower High School will not be presenting Broadway Delights this spring. That is an event that happens only during the years that the choral department has the opportunity to go on their New York City Trip. The public can mark their calendars and look forward the spring concerts scheduled for this year. The Middle Level Choirs will present their concert on Thursday, May 5. The Senior Choir and Fantasia will present their spring concert on Friday, May 13.
The Family Life Action Youth team will be coming to the area in March to present a feature film "To Save A Life". They will be teaming up with the Youngsville Free Methodist Church on Friday, March 25, at 6 p.m. The movie event is geared toward teens and their friends and deals with life situations. Those attending must call ahead and order free tickets for the event. For more information and to reserve your tickets contact Family Life Network at 1-800-927-9083 or you can call the Youngsville area at 563-7948 ask for Brenda or 563-9009 and ask for Pam.