Past and Present
Sugar Grove Fire Chief Gene Falconer is pictured with a table commemorating the department’s first Fire Chief, Albert Kai ,from 1951.
Scores of area residents turned out to honor the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church Open House on Saturday, March 17. A dinner was held for the volunteers, and then a reception with the community. This year kicks off the 80th Anniversary of the Sugar Grove Fire Department. A table of 80 years of memories was present for the community to view as well as awards, fire gear, and pictures of the first fire company. You will be hearing more about the local fire company as the 80th anniversary continues.
We Are Bookin
The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again hold its 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on April 21. All Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Library. Race time will begin at 10:00 a.m. on race day and registration will be from 9 9:30 a.m. at the Library on Harmon Street. All ages are welcome to participate in the event.
The race start and finish line will be located on the corner of the Library on School Street.
For the race route, you can contact the Library or stop in. The cost to participate in the 5K is $15.00 if you register on or before April 7th. After April 7th the cost to register will be $20.00. The cost to participate in the 1 mile fun walk is $10.00 if you register on or before April 7th. After April 7th the cost to register will be $15.00. T-shirts are guaranteed to all entries received by April 7. Awards will be given out this year to several age groups for the 5K run/walk.
At this time, the list of donors for the event are The Bucket , The Out Post , Grant Lumber , Camp Stone , Catering Plus , New Beginnings, Curtis Oil , Lander United Methodist Church , Swanson's Carpentry, Lindell Farms , and Donald Martin.
New this year will be a Pet Parade held to also benefit the library. The Pet Parade will take place in front of the Sugar Grove Fire Department. You can contact the Library for information on how to register your pet for the parade.
All the information and registration forms are available at the Sugar Grove Free Library or you can contact Contact Carrie Guiher at 814-489-7873 or email at email@example.com or the Sugar Grove Library website at www.sugargrovelibrary.org.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will be hosting tax assistance again this year. VITA personnel affiliated with RSVP will be available to assist with the preparation for 2011 tax forms. The following information will needed when attending: Social Security Card, W-2 statements, Social Security statements, Interest and/or dividend statements, Stock and/or bond statements, Pension statements, Unemployment statements, Any other income statements, Last year's taxes (federal, state, local, and/or rebate), Property taxes paid statement.
Preparation help will be available on March 26th; April 2nd and 9th .
The Imaginative Preschool of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church is holding its annual Trike-A-Thon to benefit the St. Jude's Children's Hospital today.
Over the years the Preschool has raised thousands of dollars for the children of St. Judes. The students of the preschool ages 3-4and 5 all come to class with their trikes, bikes, scooters, and small vehicles and they are prepared to pedal. The school sets up an indoor course of roads in their gym complete with trees, pedestrians, rest stops, and scenery and the students ride the course in an effort to complete laps to gain pledges for the hospital. The most laps a student can complete is 50.
During the days leading up to the event the students learn about the hospital and all it does for children just like them. They also learn all their bike and trike safety rules from Bikewell Bear and his friends. Thank you to all who have pledged funds for this year's event. Thank you to all the staff and parents who assist on this day to make all this possible and finally, a huge thank you to all our preschool age riders.
Tuesday, May 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on Wilson Street, the Sugar Grove Borough Council and Sugar Grove Township have designed an evening to get the community connected to all the resources available for those living in the community. At this time the following local government agencies have been invited to be on hand to answer your questions: The Sugar Grove Borough, Sugar Grove Township, Sugar Grove Area Sewage Authority, Warren County Planning and Zoning, Allied Building Inspections, Building Inspection Underwriters, PennDot, Voter Registration, Warren County School District, Office of Rep. Kath Rapp, Office of Sen. Mary Jo White, Warren County Sheriff's Department.
Volunteer Organizations will also be on hand to assist with questions. Those groups scheduled to be on hand are: The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Community Development Council, Second Harvest Food Bank, Love Inc, Imaginative Preschool, The OutPost, The SGFM Summer Day Camp, The SGFM After School program, Girl Scouts Troop 30549, Boy Scout Troop 17, The American Legion, AMVETS, American Red Cross, The CSOI Charter School Group, Warren County Senior Center, Warren County Historical Society, Penn State Master Gardeners, Area Agency on Aging & Link, Hill & Dale Garden Club, Chandlers Valley Community Center, Five Local Area Churches, The Warren County Transit Authority, The Rouse Home, Warren County EOC, Warren County Visitor's Bureau, and WCCBI.
You can add your group to the list of participants by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be activities throughout the event for children and light refreshments will be provided. Mark your calendars to plan to come to this event and learn more about your community.
The American Legion of Sugar Grove Post #758 is offering three scholarships to Eisenhower High School Seniors. Information is available at the Eisenhower Guidance Office on this and other local scholarships available to our seniors.
Indoor yard sale
The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will once again hold its indoor yard sale on Saturday at the Fire Hall. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. If you can't wait to get a jump start on all those wonderful yard sales, come on out for some hours of yard sale shopping at the fire hall. If you would like to sell items, an 8-foot table is only $10. You can make extra cash selling your treasures. For details or reservations call Linda York at 814-489-7750 and leave your name and phone number.
Easter Sunrise Service
The Annual Sugar Grove Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held this year on Sunday, April 8th, Easter Sunday, at the Mission Covenant Church in Sugar Grove on Main Street. The early sunrise service will begin at 7:00 a.m. with music, readings, and message provided by all the local area churches. A light breakfast will be provided after the service. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special service.
Journey to the Cross
The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church is having "The Journey to the Cross" again this year. Everyone in the community is invited to attend on Friday, April 6, (Good Friday). There will be someone at the door to greet and assist you as needed. The experience is completed at your own pace as you will be able to take time to experience "The Journey to the Cross" as it was for Jesus 2,000 years ago. You will begin at the covered entrance to the education building. The journey will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Clean Up Day
Sugar Grove Borough Clean Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Mark your calendars and more information will become available as the day gets closer.
The Annual Sugar Grove Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held this year on Sunday, April 8, Easter Sunday, at the Mission Covenant Church in Sugar Grove on Main Street. The early sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. with music, readings, and message provided by all the local area churches. A light breakfast will be provided after the service. Everyone in the community is invited to attend this special service.