By CANDIS RIEDER
We Were Bookin
Congratulations to race winners Kevin Dustin and Julia Hubbard of this year’s We Are Bookin 5k race to benefit the Sugar Grove Library.
A pet parade at the Sugar Grove Library was held along with the 5k run walk on Saturday. Pictured are some of the animals and their owners who came out to help benefit the library.
The Sugar Grove Free Library held its annual 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk on April 21. For the first time, pet parade was held at 11 a.m. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the library. Race time began in the cold rain at 10 a.m. The race start and finish line was located on the corner of the library on School Street.
Overall male winner was Kevin Dustin with a finish time of 17:10. Overall female winner was Julia Hubbard with a finish time of 20:33. Other winners in age categories were 18 years old and under, Damon Navarolli; ages 19-29 winners were John Hamm and Ashley Gustafson; ages 30-39 winners were Dustin Wilcox and Jessica Heeter; ages 40-49 winners were Lonnie Heeter and Kathleen Gustafson; ages 50 plus winners were John Gustafson and Jo Manelick.
Mobile Food Pantry
The Second Harvest Food Pantry held its local food distribution on Saturday, April 21. This month the site at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church provided food to 196 families which will feed 273 adults, 92 children 92 seniors for a total of 560 people.
There were 42 volunteers on hand to help off load and sort the food and assist families in getting it to their vehicles. This month the site passed out a total of 16,957 pounds of food.
The Sugar Grove Free Library will once again be offering fine forgiveness week to celebrate National Library Week.
Just bring back your overdue materials to the Sugar Grove Library and be forgiven of the fines. New this year, we are going to celebrate longer than just one week. Fine forgiveness will run from April 8 through April 30th. We are accepting any overdue materials that you may have, even if you have had them for years.
So get out that history book you checked out for your book report back in high school and return it to the library this month. All is forgiven.
Tuesday, May 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on Wilson Street Sugar Grove Borough Council along with the Sugar Grove Township have designed an evening to get the community connected to all the resources available for those living in our community.
At this time the organizations who will be on hand to provide information will be American Red Cross (Rex Rossey, director), Board of Elections (Lisa Zuck, director of elections), Chandlers Valley Community Center, Community School Ownership Initiative, Experience, Inc (Allegheny Community Center - Sue Himes), RSVP and Link (Marsha Krantz, Lynn Espin), First Presbyterian Church: arboretum project (Louise Dyer, elder), Hill & Dale Garden Club (Sugar Grove Park -Louise Morgan), Imaginative Preschool (Julie Harrington, director), Love INC, PennDOT (Wes Hess, county manager), Rouse Estate (Emily Whitaker, marketing coordinator), Second Harvest Food Bank, Sheriff Ken Klakamp, Sugar Grove After-School Program/Day Care/Summer Camp (Michelle Cathcart, director), Sugar Grove Area Sewage Authority (representatives), Sugar Grove Borough Council (members of council), Sugar Grove Day Care (Michelle Cathcart, director), Sugar Grove Free Library and activity table (Kim Wilson, director) Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church Outpost (Billy Hughes & PJ Cathcart, pastors), Sugar Grove Township Supervisors (supervisors), Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department (Linda York, board of directors), TAWC (John Aldrich, director) who will also be bringing a bus for free rides around town, Warren Forest Counties EOC (Bob Raible, executive director), Warren County Dairy Promotion Committee (Carrie Ludwig) , and the Warren County Historical Society (Shelly Gray, managing director) 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 Sugar Grove community and get connected.
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 seniors.
Sugar Grove Borough Clean-up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
"Aspire" from Lander United Methodist Church will be at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on April 29 at 10 a.m. during the regular worship service. There will be a light snack to follow.
For more information, call Pastor Larry Condron at 706-3689 or email the church at CVUMChurch@yahoo.com.