Photo by Candis Rieder
Earth Day 2011
EMHS Students were out in full force throughout Sugar Grove, Lander, Russell, and Chandlers Valley Thursday afternoon to do their part to help with Earth Day clean up. Pictured here are 7th graders Abby Lundmark, Allie Schutt and Mallory Trumbull.
Students at EMHS were out in full force to celebrate Earth Day on April 21st. The Earth Day project began last year in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. EMHS Science teacher, Olivia Zapel, organized a celebration in which the students would work for a couple of hours at Werner Park to really practice Earth Day principles and also practice some community service. This year, they continued the project and expanded their area. Some students returned to Werner Park, but others traveled to Lander, Sugar Grove, and Chandlers Valley to work with the churches, library, community center, fire departments, Foster cemetery, and Grant's Lumber. The students focused on cleaning up from the winter months. There was a lot of raking, picking up branches, planting new flowers/trees, and mulching flower beds, around playground equipment and along walking paths.
The work continued for about two hours during the school day on Thursday from about 11:30-2 p.m. Earth Day is actually April 22, but that also happens to fall on Good Friday this year so the students moved their Earth Project up a day.
The students provided their services throughout the Community at Werner Park and Larimer Park in Russell, Lander United Methodist Church, Foster Cemetery, Sugar Grove Library, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Grant's Lumber, Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, Sugar Grove Presbyterian Church, Sugar Grove Park, and Chandlers Valley Community Center.
Thank you to Karla LoPresti at the Sugar Grove borough office for assisting with the contacts to the many organizations in the Sugar Grove area that are participating in our Earth Day project this year.
Choir Tag Days
Eisenhower Middle High School Choirs will ask the community for support during their Annual Tag Days on April 29th and 30th. EMHS singers will be at several locations in Sugar Grove, Lander, Russell, and Warren beginning Friday evening from 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. and then again on Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Please help support our Choral Department.
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 23, the Sugar Grove American Legion will sponsor an Easter Egg hunt for children ages 12 and under. The fun will all begin at 10 a.m. at the Legion building. The Easter Bunny and the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand with a truck for kids to tour. In case of inclement weather, the hunt will still take place inside the Legion Building. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Annual Sugar Grove Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday, April 24. This year's service will be at the Free Methodist Church at 210 Jamestown Street in Sugar Grove. The traditional early sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. with music and readings provided by all the local area churches.
Special speaker this year will be Pastor Bob from the United Methodist Church in Sugar Grove. A light breakfast will be served following the service. Following the sunrise event you are invited to attend one of the many Easter celebrations held at all the Sugar Grove and Chandlers Valley Community Churches. Check with each church for their regularly scheduled service times.
Easter Egg Hunt
The Annual Chandlers Valley Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 23, beginning at 11 a.m. at the ball field. Anyone from ages 1-12 years old is invited to come and have a great time.
There will be a large rummage sale at Chandlers Valley United Methodist church on May 7 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. Come and see a variety of new and very gently used clothing and other items at very affordable prices. There will also be baked goods and food to eat in or take out so mark your calendar and get a jump start on all your summer garage sales.
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. The Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will host a community lunch on the 4th Monday of the month. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. Over the winter months the lunches have been well attended and we hope that the start of spring brings out even more. Come on out and enjoy lunch and catch up with old and new friends.
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will host a self-guided meditation today, Good Friday. The Meditation is balled "Journey to the Cross". Anyone is welcome to come to the church and take part throughout the day. Starting at 9 a.m. those interested may enter through the Parking lot side door into the Educational Building and follow the meditation directions through the educational building and the sanctuary. The meditation is open to everyone and all are encouraged to take part on this holy day.
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.
The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church was the site of the Second Harvest Food Mobile Distribution on Saturday, April 16th. The Jamestown street location in Sugar Grove is the host site for the Northern part of Warren County for the Second harvest program. Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. They are a nonprofit organization committed to providing food and adequate nutrition to families. The Food Bank is dedicated to the distribution of food to people in need and working to eliminate food waste through the acquisition, transportation, storage and distribution. During 2010 Second Harvest distributed 7.7 million pounds of food to local agencies throughout Pennsylvania
The Sugar Grove site opened at 8 a.m. When the semi truck full of food items arrived, the 30 volunteers began off loading, organizing, and bagging up the food items. Once the food is organized the volunteers carry the pounds of food to each individual's vehicle in the parking area. The heavy rains held off in the morning hours long enough to help distribute 10,000 pounds of food products to 137 families.
The next food distribution will be June 18.
A scholarship is available from the Sugar Grove American Legion Post #758. The Legion is offering this scholarship to Eisenhower Middle High School Seniors. Information is available in the Eisenhower Guidance office.
Ice cream social
and Choice Auction
The Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT (Concerned Parent/Teacher Organization) will be holding the Annual Ice Cream Social and Choice Auction this year on Thursday, April 28. The choice auction is an event where donated items are won through a ticket raffle. You receive a list of numbered items prior to the auction. You may purchase a chance on as many items as you choose and as often as you choose. At this time, many of the Community businesses and Sugar Grove families have donated some great items for auction. Contact any Sugar Grove Elementary School student or the school office for a list of auction items and tickets. The cost of tickets is 3 for $1. All ticket sales will be concluded at 5:30 p.m. on April 28th and the Auction will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
Ice Cream Social tickets are also on sale. For $1.50 you will receive a generous bowl of ice cream, many toppings to choose from, cookies and a drink. There will also be hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. Mark your calendars for this fun event.
The proceeds for the evening's events benefit the Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT which provide in many ways for our students.
Clean Up Day
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day is going to be held Saturday, May 7. From 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The drop off place is in the parking lot is across from the Sugar Grove Post Office. This Clean up is for Sugar Grove Borough residents only. The cost is $5 per load. Remember NO batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, no televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint is allowed to be dropped off. If you have any questions, you may contact the Sugar Grove Borough Building at 489-7822.
Clean Up Day
The Sugar Grove Community Clean up Day is going to be held Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. 1 p.m. The drop off place is the Sugar Grove Township Building. This Clean up is for Sugar Grove Township residents only. The cost is $5 per load. Please remember NO batteries, oil, hazardous materials, asbestos, propane tanks, no televisions, monitors, computers, tires or wet paint is allowed to be dropped off. If you have any questions, you may contact the Sugar Grove Township Building at 489-7809.
The Eisenhower High School Spring Instrumental Concert will be held Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in the EMHS Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door.
All Band members will be taking part in the upcoming Band Tag Days. Watch for the instrumental students at various locations throughout the community on May 6 and 7 and make a donation to help support their programs.