Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

We Are Bookin’

The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding its third annual We are Bookin’ 5K and one-mile fun race on Saturday, April 13. The race will begin and end at the Sugar Grove Free Library with a start time of 10 a.m.

Registration is open now for anyone wishing to take part in the event. Forms can be obtained at the Sugar Grove Free Library. The age groups for the event will be 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50 plus. The first male and female overall winners and the top three male and female runners in each age group will be awarded No awards will be presented in the fun run/walk but all those under 12 will receive a participation certificate or ribbon.

The cost to take part in the 5K is $15 if you register on or before March 30. After that date the cost will be $20. The cost to take part in the one-mile fun run/walk is $10 if you register on or before March 30. After that the cost will be $15. There will be event day registration at the library from 9 to 9:30 a.m. T-Shirts are guaranteed for all those who register before March 30. All others will receive T-shirts as supplies last.

All entry forms can be submitted to the Sugar Grove Free Library, P.O. Box 313, 22 Harmon St., Sugar Grove, Pa. 16350. For more information, call 489-7873 or email All proceeds will benefit the Sugar Grove Free Library.

EMHS Mid-Winter


Thank you to all those who participated in the Eisenhower Knight-Time Players third annual Dinner Theater on Feb. 15-16. The show was wonderful and the dinner was outstanding. It was a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and see a good show.



Congratulations to our Knights boys basketball team and our Lady Knights girls basketball team for making their way to the D-10 Playoffs. Also congratulations to our five Knight wrestlers who move on to this weekend’s finals.

World Day of Prayer

Friday, March 1 will be the Community World Day of Prayer Service. Our churches come together on this day and join in prayer.

The theme this year is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” The service will be held at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church beginning at 7:30 p.m. Special speakers are John and Glenna Peterson from Chandlers Valley talking about their recent mission trip to Tanzania. Special music will be provided by John Landin from the Mission Covenant Church.

Other portions of the service will be provided by Hessel Valley Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Grove, Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, and Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church.

Book Club

The Book club of the Sugar Grove Free Library will meet on Monday, Feb. 25. The book selection for this month is “Christmas with Tucker” by Greg Kincaid. It looks like a sweetheart of a story and one that is perfect for Valentine’s month. Call the Sugar Grove library to get a copy of this month’s selection and get reading.

For more information on the monthly book club, contact the library at 489-7872.

Second Harvest

Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry distribution will be held in Sugar Grove at the Free Methodist Church on Saturday, March 2. Doors will open at 8 a.m.

Community Lunch


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 Road. On the second 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 third Wednesday of the month, at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.