Sugar Grove Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Captain Rebecca Johnson, granddaughter of Joyce Onink and the late Gail Onink (veteran), recently had a need for supplies in her Bagdad area hospital. She made the request to the community through her grandmother and boxes of supplies have been shipped back to her hospital. See the community news for details on what our community has provided.

Sugar Grove to Bagdad

The Sugar Grove community recently received a message for a need in a hospital near Bagdad, Iraq. Captain Rebecca Johnson, granddaughter of the late Gail Onink, and Joyce Onink of Sugar Grove, contacted her Grandmother (Joyce Onink) with a need. Rebecca is serving a vital role as a trauma nurse in the Mosel area. The hospital, which is actually only a tent, had no privacy between patients.

Her request was to see if her grandmother and all her Sugar Grove friends could find or sew black out curtains that could be placed between each patient’s bed area.

Grandma Joyce, along with the help of Sugar Grove AmVets, Post 50 and The American Legion Post 958, helped provide 20 pair of the curtains. They were not exactly the size requested, so Joyce got to sewing and hemmed each curtain. The OutPost Care and Share Shop in Sugar Grove stepped in and assisted with placing a new bible in each box that was shipped back to Rebecca. Thank you to all who helped with the ordering, hemming, shipping, and prayer for this project. At this time, there is not a need for more curtains, but should a need arise, Captain Johnson will let us know.

Vacation Bible School

The Sugar Grove Mission Covenant Church will hold Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 9, to Thursday, July 13. All kids pre-school age to 5th grade are invited to attend. Activities begin each evening at 6:15 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Jackson Run and Matthew’s Run roads. Call the church to pre-register at (814) 489-3044.

Summer Day Camp

The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church Summer Day Camp has begun with loads of summer activities, field trips, and daily fun.

For information on registering your child for the program, contact the Summer Day Camp office at 489-3105.

Nyla Luvison Memorial 5K Race

The 15th Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial 5K race will be held Saturday, July 8. Race start time is 9:30 a.m. The cost is $15 if you are pre-registered by June 22. After that time the cost will be $20.

Registration will begin at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall at 8 a.m. and continue until 9:15 a.m. Performance T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 entrants. The age divisions will be 14-and-under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-plus.

Running awards will be given to the first make and female overall and the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

After the 5K, there will be a free children’s fun run for the littlest future runners.

All proceeds from the event will be equally divided between the EMHS Cross Country Boosters and the Warren Cancer Care Center at Warren General Hospital. A BBQ chicken dinner will be available at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall starting at 10:30 a.m. on race day. The cost is $8 per meal.

Library Summer Fun

The Sugar Grove free library will be holding a summer reading program for all ages starting June 28 and running through August 2.

Story hour at the library will continue to be held every Wednesday during the summer from 10 to 11 a.m. with snack program at the same time. The July Family Movie Night is scheduled for July 12. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Class of 1973

The Eisenhower Class of ’73 is having an informal reunion on July 1. There will be a morning brunch at 11 a.m. and an informal evening cocktail gathering at 7 p.m. at The Bucket Cafe. Sue Capron will be in town for both events and we hope many will come out to join us.


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