The 10th Annual Nyla Luvison 5K Run/Walk was held Saturday, July 14 at 9:30 a.m. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event. There were more than 145 participants for the race and walk and 129 of them registered a time at the completion of the event.
Abel Robinault and Michelle Corkman were the 2012 Nyla Luvison Memorial Race winners.
All runners and walkers were thrilled to see this water stand set up on Curtis Street. Joyce Onink nd Ruth Gray with the help of three girls – Marissa, Rebekah, and Sonja – handed out cups of cold water to everyone in the event.
Nyla’s father, Rodger Thelin, offered the opening prayer at the start of the race.
The t-shirts clearly expressed everyone's reason for coming out year after year, the caption "Run for her life" is printed on the front. Nyla was an important part of the Sugar Grove Community assisting patients with her knowledge in and out of the medical office and always stressing healthy lifestyle changes. Race announcer and committee member Paul Tutmaher told the participants at the start of the event, "She would be proud of you all for doing this event and getting healthier."
The age divisions for the race were categories of 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-65, and 66 and over. Congratulations to this year's race winners Michelle Corkman of Pittsburgh, finished with a time of 18:57:40 and was the overall female winner. Abel Robinault from Garland was the overall male winner and finished with a time of 16:21:60. All the race results can be found in the Monday edition of the Times Observer or you can obtain a list by logging on to smiles of miles timing services. In addition to the main event, there was a Children's Fun Run for all the little ones and at the conclusion everyone received a ribbon and a popsicle.
All proceeds from the event are equally divided between the Cancer Care Center at Warren General Hospital and the Eisenhower High School cross country teams.
Summer Day Camp
With the summer coming to a close the Summer Day Camp is finishing up strong. There is still time to get in on the fun. The weekly themes for the remainder of Summer Day Camp at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church are as follows: For the week of 7/23 Train, Planes and Automobiles Week, Week of 7/30 Around the World in 80 Days World Culture Week, Week of 8/6 All God's Creatures Animal Week, Week of 8/13 Time Travelers History Week. All children are welcome to stop in for more information.
Creative Card Class
On Monday night, July 9, the Sugar Grove Free Library held its monthly Creative Card Class. Two birthday cards using the heat embossing technique and embellishments were created. This month a special "Christmas in July" class, will be held Wednesday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. Two unique Christmas gift card holders and a greeting card will be the projects; using punches, die cuts, templates and paper folding techniques.
Next month, the regular class will be held Monday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Christmas card and birthday card will be created; techniques to be announced. Cost for the "Christmas in July" class is $12 - refreshments will be available and the regular monthly class is $8.
Contact the library at 489-7872 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to sign-up and receive your small supplies needed list.
Sugar Grove Borough has extended an invitation to Warren County School Superintendent Brandon Hufnagel to attend a borough meeting or a town hall meeting set by council to address the upcoming changes to Sugar Grove Elementary School and how it will impact our community. The public will be invited when the date is set for that meeting.
The next Book Club at the Sugar Grove Free Library will meet on July 30. The book this month is "Where the Heart Is" by Billie Letts. Novalee is the main character of the book and if you think you have had a bad day recently, trust me, it cannot be as bad as Novalee's trip to WalMart. "Where the Heart Is" was an Oprah choice a number of years ago and it has earned the author some prestigious awards. If you would like to be a part of this month's book club, just get reading and then come to the meeting.
Willow Creek Band
The Willow Creek Band will perform on Friday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Community Park on Main Street. With thousands of fans in the area, "Willow Creek is a top 40 County Music band that plays today's great hits with a few all-time favorites in a great high energy show that will entice you to come out on the dance floor." This free public concert is the kickoff to the community's annual Sale Day festivities and is sponsored by Sugar Grove Borough Council.
The community will once again be holding its annual Sugar Grove Sale Days event on Saturday, July 28. If you would like to rent a spot for your sale you can do so at the United Methodist Church parking lot. For more information or to reserve a space, contact 489-3733 or 489-3238.