Blue & Gold pen pals
Junior Rob Wilston enjoys spending time with one of his pen pals, Jastin Darts, at the Russell Elementary School tailgate day. All the Knights varsity players and cheerleaders came to lunch and a fun-filled “football” recess last Friday at RES.
Walking for a world without breast cancer is the theme for the American Cancer Society 'The Walk' to be held at the Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer Street in Jamestown, on Sunday, Oct. 14. A number of local groups will be taking part in the event to help raise funds for this cause. Registration will begin on Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will take place at 10 a.m. Every step they take and every dollar they raise will help by investing in breast cancer research to prevent, treat, and cure this disease. A pie auction was recently held at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church which raised $600 for their team participants who will be walking in the event. If you want to register for the walk, form a team, or obtain more information on the event, you can log on to makingstrideswalk.org/jamestown.
The Russell Elementary School held their annual Tailgate day on Friday, Sept. 28. The Knights Varsity football players spend time each fall corresponding with the second grade students at Russell Elementary. The pen pal program began almost 35 years ago when retired teacher Sue Yovich began having her class send letters to the football team. Many of the current football players remember being a second grade pen pal years ago. It is a special connection the high school and elementary school students have through this program. The pen pals were invited to attend the home game Friday night and see their team be victorious over Cochranton.
The high school bus arrived at RES just before lunch and was greeted with banners, signs, loud cheers and applause from the RES students. Thank you to Coach Jim Penley and Athletic Director Bill Vanetta for helping to organize the tailgate day and bring the Varsity players and cheerleaders to RES for lunch and recess.
SGES Picture Day
SGES School Pictures will be taken on Oct. 18. Watch for more information on the 2012 school pictures to come home from school with students.
The community lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend one of the area community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the 1st Friday at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run Road.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Race street and Jamestown Street in the center of town.
On the 3rd Wednesday it is at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley.
National Voter registration Day was Tuesday, Sept. 25. The theme for the day was "Register in September to make it count in November." Phyllis Wright, president of the Warren League of Women Voters, says the Warren League is going together with more than 700 groups in all 50 states to reach non registered voters in a non partisan effort to register all voters. Reminder that Oct. 9 is the registration deadline. Oct. 30th is the last day to apply for civilian absentee ballots. November 2 is the last day for the county board of elections to receive voter civilian absentee ballots. Nov. 6 is the general election.
Other questions about the registration process can be answered at the Warren County Courthouse Voters Registration office by calling 728-3406. The National Voter Registration Day Counts partners across the political spectrum in a non partisan event, providing an outlet for Americans from all backgrounds and interests to come together to support our democratic infrastructure, exercising the right to vote by making sure all voters are registered.
Fall Luck Shoot
The Sugar Grove American Legion Post #758 will hold their Fall Luck Shoot on Sunday, Oct. 14th. There will be a gun raffle drawing held on that day. Doors will open at noon for the event and continue until 5 p.m. There will be food prizes and the Ladies Auxiliary will have homemade foods for sale during the event.
The EMHS Homecoming dance will be Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
It's Homecoming week at Eisenhower High School. Come on out and support our fall sports programs and athletes. The Knights Varsity Football Team is coming off an impressive four game winning streak to take on Cambridge Springs this week. The action will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5th. Come early, as it is also Homecoming and at halftime the introduction of the Homecoming Court along with the crowning of the King and Queen will take place. The action also heats up this week with numerous matches and games to attend during the week. The Cross Country Team will have a regional meet on Oct. 20th. Good Luck to all our runners. The Knights Girls Soccer Team will take on Fairview at home on Oct. 8th. The match will begin at 4 p.m. The Knights Boys Soccer Team will also host a 4 p.m. match this week at EHS against Mercyhurst Prep on Oct. 9th. The Knights Volleyball team will be traveling Saturday, Oct. 6th to take part in the Sheffield Varsity Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. and then they will travel to Rocky Grove on Oct. 9th for a 7:30 p.m. match. Good luck to all our athletes.
The next selection for the October Book Club is a selection by Mary Summerson. It is called, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. If you have never attended the Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club, make this the month you try it. Stop by the Library for more information on meetings.
The library has replaced it's carpeting thanks to donations form the local AMVETS, American Legion, and the help of the community. Library hours are Monday to Wednesday 1 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. he library phone number is 814-489-7872. A reminder for October: The library will be open and giving out candy and children's books on Halloween.