By CANDIS RIEDER
Toys for Tots Dinner
Mrs. Harrington’s and Mrs. Carr’s second grade classes came together for their annual SGES Second Grade Thanksgiving feast. Pictured are ARAMARK Chef Scott Graff serving turkey to Kaitlyn Sleeman. The second grade parents all provided traditional Thanksgiving feast foods.
AMVETS Post 50 is hosting the annual Toys for Tots Pasta Dinner on Dec. 2. The dinner will be from noon until 6 p.m. Carryout are also available.
Dinner includes salad and pasta bars with bread and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and under age of 5 eats free. All proceeds from the dinner go directly to the Toys for Tots foundation helping families and children in the Warren County Community.
Consider bringing an unwrapped gift for the Toys for Tots drive and join us for dinner.
Holiday Treasure Sale
Sugar Grove United Methodist Church held its annual Holiday Treasure Sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 in its Educational Building. Thank you to all those who donated items for the Santa Sale, made homemade goodies for sale, and thank you to all those who volunteered to assist with shopping and wrap presents for young shoppers in the Kids Korner.
Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand to speak to everyone and let them get in their last minute requests before the rush.
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 first Friday at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run roads. On the second Thursday at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race and Jamestown streets in the center of town. On the third Wednesday Hessel Valley Lutheran Church usually holds its luncheon.
Sugar Grove VFD
Thank you to all those came out to support the vendors at the Sugar Grove Fire Department annual Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 17. Admission was free and the food from the kitchen was great. Thanks again to all who made this event possible.
Soup and Citrus Sale
It's time for the EMHS Choir Support Club's annual Soup and Citrus sale. Cooke Tavern dried soup mixes and Florida Indian River Groves oranges, grapefruit and tangelos may be ordered through any choir family or by calling the EMHS music room at 757-9357. All orders and money were due Nov. 15 with delivery on Friday, Dec. 7.
The SGES parent organization is beginning work on its Sugar Grove Elementary Cook Book to be printed in the spring.
Parents are urged to not wait and get your recipes in. Remember to include your child's name and grade with your recipe entries. You can also email recipes in to the cookbook committee by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The kindergarten class is sending in recipes for desserts, cookies, and candies. The first grade students are sending in breads and roll recipes. The second grade is sending in main dish recipes. The third grade students are sending in appetizers and beverages. The fourth grade students are sending in soups, stews, chili and salads. The fifth grade students are sending in vegetable and side dish recipes. If you would like to submit recipes that are not in your child's grade that would be great also.
Red Kettle Campaign
The local churches will once again be ringing the bell for the local Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign throughout the holiday season. The kettle will once again be located outside of the Town and Country Food Center. Each weekend the Kettle was manned by volunteers. The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise donations for those who need it most by providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry, and countless other programs.
The fourth annual Sugar Grove Christmas Walk is happening on Friday night, Dec. 14 beginning at 5 p.m. Sugar Grove businesses and groups are coming together again this year to make a memorable evening.
Visitors will see all the decorated and living windows, take part in the merchant drawings and giveaways, enjoy music of the season, see art exhibits, live animals and more. Dress warm and walk through the decorated town and visit the merchants through the borough for a variety of Christmas fun and activities. Live music for the evening will be in various places throughout the town. Stores will be open and local organizations will be participating, each with its own activities or event, including living windows, art exhibits, costumed characters throughout the town, face painting, drawings at participating merchants, snacks, treat bags and beverages, cookie decorating, hay rides, live animals and more! Mr. and Mrs. Claus are sure to make this a stop on their holiday schedule.
Flyers will be in stores beginning the week of Thanksgiving with a list of events, along with a map, showing the location of each.
Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown St., is the host site for the northern part of Warren County for this program. Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout Northwestern Pennsylvania. They obtain products from the organization's warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.
The next Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will be held on Saturday, Dec.15 opening at 8:30 a.m.
There will be no school through Monday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving holiday. School will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 27.