Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

Chorus Fest

Sugar Grove Elementary School and the Eisenhower High School are both sending a group of their students to Fort LeBoeuf High School on Friday, April 5, to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Chorus Fest.

Congratulations to SGES fourth- and fifth-grade students selected to attend this event. They are Aubrey Younger, Destiny Snook, Amber Penley, Heather Sydlik, Michelle Kingsley, Ashley Hall, Logan Greene and Morgan Kellogg.

Also congratulations to EMHS sixth-grade students Victoria Carlton, Grace Larson, Shannon Kellogg, Rachel Dietsch Matthew Vibbert, William Howell, Jared Younger, and Carter Knapp.

Both groups will join with students from throughout the area for a day of singing and fun and then present a concert.

SGES Art Show

and Choir Concert

Sugar Grove Elementary School will be holding its Spring Choir Concert and Art Show on Thursday, April 5. The students in grades one through five will be presenting a 30-minute concert twice during the evening. There will be one 6:30 p.m. concert seating and one 7 p.m. concert seating.

Families are asked to be in the multi-purpose room and seated at the beginning of one of the concert times. When not enjoying the concert, families may visit the SGES Art Show in the adjoining hallways. Our SGES choir is under the direction of our Music Teacher, Denise Pearson, and our Art Show has been coordinated by our Art Teacher, Jessica Shoemaker.

2013-2014 SGES CPT

The Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT (Concerned Parent Teachers Organization) is taking applications from individuals interested in serving as an officer for the coming school year.

If you are interested, you can pick up a application at the Sugar Grove Elementary School office.

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 April 5. 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 April 5. After that the cost will be $15. There will be event day registration at the library from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

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, contact 489-7873 or email All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Sugar Grove Free Library.

SGES School Pictures

The Sugar Grove Elementary School will be having its spring school pictures taken on Thursday, April 18. Get out your favorite outfit and be ready to smile for your spring class pictures.

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 roads. On the second Thursday of each month 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 of the month, at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

SGES Ice Cream Social

The Sugar Grove Elementary School CPT will be holding its annual Choice Auction and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, April 25. The proceeds from this event each year go to benefit the SGES students.

This annual event is a lot of fun and well attended in our community. The Choice Auction has donated items sold through a ticket raffle. Anyone can buy chances on items. In order for this event to be successful, they would greatly appreciate any donation you might be able to make. Are you a great cook, love to make crafts or good at woodworking? Then they need you to donate your special items. Past donations have been baked breads, pies, candies, craft items, new apparel, toys, games, gift certificates, even cash and gas. The ideas are limitless. The more donations we receive the more ticket that will be sold to benefit our school.

Contact the school office at 489-7851 to sign up to donate or for more information.

Hunger Games

The Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove Community is working to plan a unique event never done before in Warren County. This will be the first annual Sugar Grove Library Hunger games with a twist.

It will be a community street fair that will involve good clean fun competitions and will provide nonperishable food items to fill the local food banks. This event will not only raise funds for the local library, it will assist in replenishing the area food banks. Local businesses are encouraged now to get in on the fun.

Contact the Sugar Grove Library at or call 489-7872, or event chairperson Mary Passinger at or 489-3744 to find out how you or your business can become a sponsor of the event. You can also contact them for vendor information and sign up or if you would like to volunteer to be on the set up crew, take down crew or score keeper.

This event is in need of more business sponsorship, so consider how you can help.

This will be an event like no other. Watch for more information on the numerous fun activities at the inaugural Sugar Grove Hunger games. There will be rock climbing, bungee running, archery, obstacle courses, races geocaching, laser tag, hoop shoots, baseball throws, and more and it will all be happening in the streets of Sugar Grove. There will be events for the younger crowd as well including a magic show, games, and crafts.

American Legion

Luck Shoot

The American Legion Post 758 is hosting a Spring Luck Shoot on April 14. The event will begin at noon and run until 5 p.m. Prizes will include steaks, ham, turkey and pies. There will also be a raffle drawing for a rifle on that day. Tickets are available now and the winner will be drawn on that day. This event is open to all the general public.

For more information, contact American Legion Post 758.

First Day of Fishing

The Lottsville United Methodist Church will celebrate the first day of fishing by hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 13. The breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. and run until 11 a.m. There will be pancakes, fresh sausage, juice, eggs and homemade fruit pies will be served to all fishermen for a donation. Even if you are not planning to rise early and get out fishing, come over and enjoy the breakfast. All are welcome.

Glory Way Concert

The Lottsville United Methodist Church will welcome Glory Way, a quartet from near Youngstown, Ohio for a concert on Sunday, April 14. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. A donation will be collected to support their mission and future concerts. Come and enjoy a Sunday evening filled with Christian music.

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. Anyone can obtain a copy of “Stones from the River” by Ursala Hegi. We will meet to discuss this book April 29 at the library. This is the story of a young dwarf girl who grows up during the rise of Nazism in Germany.

For more information on the book club, contact the local library.

Turkey Party The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will host a Turkey and Gun Party on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Come out this event and help as the proceeds will support the Eisenhower Wrestling Team.