By CANDIS RIEDER
Service in the Park
Meet the Class Pet
At the SGES Open House many parents come to meet the teacher, the principal, even meet the superintendent. But in Mrs. Lindell’s fourth grade class the exciting part was meet the pet. Gabby Kerstin introduces Poopy, the class Guinea Pig.
SGES Open House
Sugar Grove Elementary School held its open house on Tuesday night, Sept. 17. Students got the chance to show off their new classrooms to their family members. Logan Degnan, in Mrs. VanOrd’s first grade classroom, was proud of his journal and illustrations.
In observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the Warren County United Veterans' Council will conduct a "Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony" beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Sept. 20, in Sugar Grove at the town park.
The public is invited and encouraged to join members of the county's veterans organizations at this ceremony.
The Sugar Grove Elementary School held its open house on Tuesday night, Sept. 17. A short CPT (Concerned Parent Teacher) meeting was held at 6 p.m. to give parents a lot of back-to-school information.
In May it was unanimously voted to keep the current CPT officers for the 2013-14 school year. The school will be having fund-raisers throughout the year so watch your school flyers for special event and fund raiser information. Presently the CPT has cookbooks on sale for $10. Keep collecting your Box Tops and Soup Labels as those can be returned for special items for the classrooms.
Reminder to all that there are no classes scheduled for Monday, Oct. 14 and school picture day will be happening on Oct. 17. Those interested in being home room parents for the 2013-2014 school year can sign up in the school office.
The schedule of special party days for this year are currently: The Halloween Parade at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, Classroom Christmas Parties on Friday, Dec. 20 at 1:30 p.m., The Valentine's Parties on Friday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m. and the spring events will be announced at a later date. The CPT will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of certain months.. Those meetings will be in the cafeteria on Oct. 15, Jan. 21, March 18, and May 20 .
For more information on how to sign up to be a volunteer, contact the Sugar Grove Elementary School at 489-7851.
Fall Sports The Eisenhower Knights have kicked off their Fall Sports Schedule and there are a number of games and events to come out and watch each week.
The 7th grade Football team will take on Ft. LeBoeuf on Sept. 26 in an away match. The 8th grade Football team will play a home game against Cochranton at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26. The Junior Varsity Football Team will take on Cochranton at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Our Varsity Football team had a great showing at their homecoming game last week They are now on a two-week road trip playing away games. This Friday night the team will play Mercyhurst Prep and next Friday night you can hear the game against Cochranton.
The Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will be playing two matches this week. Sept. 24 the Boys will play an away match against Iroquois and the Girls will play Iroquois at home beginning at 4 p.m. On Sept. 26 the Boys will play a home match at 4 p.m. against Seneca and on Sept. 25th the Girls will play an away game against Maplewood.
The Junior Girls Basketball Team will play an away game against Tidioute on Sept. 23 and a home game against Sheffield at 5 p.m. on Sept, 25.
Our Volleyball team will play their important home match up against the Youngsville Eagles on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. in the EMHS gym.
The Cross Country teams will travel to take on Sharpsville on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. and then have a home match against Seneca on Sept. 24 beginning at 4 p.m.
The Knights Golf team will finish up their season with an away match against Corry on Sept. 23. Go Blue and Gold. Good luck to all.
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 16-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 its Outdoor Movie Nights at the Sugar Grove Park on the 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 Sept. 27. 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.
Check out the new revised Sugar Grove website. You just might be surprised at all the changes. Visit www.sugargrovepa.com for all the news, information, and background about our community.
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 now 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 Sportman's Bash
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.
Lottsville Heritage Days
Lottsville Heritage Days were a success and we would like to thank everyone that attended and participated in the event. We are looking for volunteers to help with a steering committee in preparation for the 200th anniversary in 2015. It is time now to prepare.
If you are interested in being a part of this committee, contact Ruth Ann DeVore 489-3408 or Don Martin 489-3262. We welcome your interest and input for this special event.
A Harvest Dinner will be held Friday, Oct. 4 at the Lottsville United Methodist Church from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Bring a friend and come enjoy an Old Fashioned early Thanksgiving meal.
For more information, contact Ruth Ann DeVore 489-3408 or Alan Scott 489-3743.
The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will be having a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit "House of Hope", located in Warren.
What is "House of Hope"? As it states on their 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 all money raised will go to House of Hope to help with expenses there. Take-outs will be available.