Freedom Walk 2013
Paul Tutmaher was the speaker prior to the 9/11 memorial walk. He reminded all that for each step taken on the route represented family catastrophes, in that each step equaled two people who perished that day 12 years ago.
The Sugar Grove Community participated in the Nationwide America Supports You Freedom Walk on September 11th to remember 9-11 Victims and Honor Military Past and Present who protect American's freedom. The 2013 America Supports You Freedom Walk was Sponsored by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. The community gathered on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Town Park. The walk began at the park and traveled through the streets of Sugar Grove then ended in the park. The total route was less than 2 miles. Paul Tutmaher was the speaker prior to the start of the walk. The quiet walkers traveled through town behind the AMVETS color guard. This year marks the 12 year anniversary of the tragic events at the Pentagon, the twin towers in New York City, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the America Supports you Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September 11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present.
Earlier in the day the AMVETS worked with the Sugar Grove Elementary School to hold a similar event with the students of the Sugar Grove Elementary School at 9:00 a.m. and a walk at the Russell Elementary School at noon.
The Eisenhower Knights will host their homecoming game against Iroquois tonight starting at 7 p.m. at Eisenhower. The homecoming festivities have been happening all week with a girl's Powder Puff football game hosting the Knights girls soccer players against the cheerleaders. Boys football players served as cheerleaders at the game and the Knights Marching Band for played throughout the game. The Senior Football players also won the cheer competition at half time.
SG Book Club news
For those interested in being a part of the Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club, they have a new book each month. For September the selection is "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. This first book of a trilogy called The Divergent Trilogy. The setting is dystopia Chicago in the future where individuals must remain in the faction into which they were born or select and become accepted into a different faction. The five factions are: the Selfless, the Peaceful, the Honest, the Brave and the Intelligent. We will follow sixteen year old Beatrice through her journey. The next meeting is: Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Library.
The community of Sugar Grove held their Outdoor Movie Nights at the Sugar Grove Park on last Friday of each month. Family Movies are played on an inflatable movie screen starting at dusk. Everyone is invited to come along and bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks and enjoy the show. Each event is sponsored by the Warren County Council of Tourism and the Sugar Grove Borough Council. There will be one more movie night of the year and it will be September 27th . The movie will be The Secret of the Wings. Mark your calendars and plan to come on out and join in a fun night in the park.
The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of the area Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the 1st Friday of the month 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 of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.
The Farmers Open
Sign up is underway for the Darrell Johnson and Jeff Lindell Memorial Farmer's Open Golf Tournament. This year the tournament will be held on Oct, 10 with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Jackson Valley Country Club. The cost is $40 per person for 18 holes, golf cart, and lunch at the turn. This is a 4-person scramble. Call Jeff Savko at Jackson Valley 489-7803 by Oct. 7 to make your reservations. There will be prizes, special hole events, and more so get your teams together and register early.
The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Sportman's Bash on Sept. 21. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will be free food and drink and drawings beginning at noon for guns, bows, gps trail cameras, and more. There will be more than 80 spins on the prize wheel all day long. The cost is $20 and that includes chances on the prizes. For more information on the event go to LanderVFD.org.
The Lottsville Heritage Day Celebration will be held on Sept. 14. This will be the 8th year that the event will be held at the Freehold Township building from noon until 3 p.m. Bring an auction item and a dish to pass. Meat, beverages and table service will be provided. If you have any questions or would like more information, you can contact Ruth Ann DeVore at 489-3408 or Don Martin at 489-3262.
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will have a spaghetti dinner to benefit "House of Hope", located in Warren. What is "House of Hope"? As it states on the website, "Our goal is to provide transitional housing to women being released from the Warren County Prison as well as the state correctional institutions in Pennsylvania. Most are dealing with drug and alcohol and/or mental health issues.
The House of Hope provides a safe place from which to transition back into the community. During their stay at the House of Hope women will have a chance to learn healthy coping skills in a loving, supportive environment where they will experience the love of God through staff and volunteers. We will work with churches, probation, counseling agencies, and other social services, as well as education and employment agencies to prepare the women to lead healthy, happy productive lives without the crutches of drugs, alcohol and poor relationships. They will acquire life skills that empower them to break the cycle of entrapment in the criminal justice system.".
The benefit spaghetti dinner will be held on Thursday Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley. Dinner will consist of spaghetti with homemade meatballs and sauce, tossed salad, homemade bread and homemade desserts. Cost is a donation and alll money raised will go to House of Hope to help with expenses there. Take-outs will be available.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School will hold its fall open house on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. Students and parents are welcome to come and see what's happening at SGES this year.