Sugar Grove Area News In Brief

CANDIS RIEDER

Correspondent

Jim Bryerton Benefit

There will be a benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on April 27th from 4 8 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a Chinese Auction, a Live Auction and a 50/50 raffle. Jim was a member of the Sugar Grove Community for many years and bravely lost his battle to cancer on March 18, 2013. This benefit will assist his family, wife Laurie Bryerton and children Adrienne, Jesse, Jordan and Corey. Please plan to come out and support Jim’s family the same way he supported many in our community

Benefit dinner

The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandlers Valley will host a benefit dinner for Bob Collman on Thursday, May 2, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The price is only a donation and takeouts will be available. Collman is an electrician who has been recovering from a catastrophic health crisis since February and is currently at Warren Manor. His inability to work and inadequate insurance for the massive hospital bills have created another crisis for him and his wife Sharon.

SGES Ice Cream Social

The Sugar Grove Elementary School Annual Auction and Ice Cream Social was held last night. The proceeds from this event each year go to benefit the SGES students. This annual event has always been a lot of fun and well attended by the community.

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.

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 1st Friday of the month which will be May 3rd at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run Road. On the second Thursday of each month, which will be May 9, 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, which will be May 15, at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

Truck Load

The Eisenhower High School Band Boosters are selling “A Truck Load of Groceries” raffle tickets. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Contact any band booster member or Mr. Napolitan if you are interested in purchasing tickets and help support our excellent Eisenhower Knights Musicians.

National Library Week

The We are Bookin Fun Run Walk was well-attended in spite of the cool weather. Overall male and female winners were Clint Moore with a time of 23:17 and Julia Bauer with a time of 22:28. Other category winners and honorable mentions went to: Female ages 19-29 category Kate Borland 31:05, Sarah Rice 34:19,Jessica Todd 58 and Tamara Pudder 58. Female 30-39 category Sarah Frederick 26:42, Netta Lindell 27:38, Maggie Smith 30:15, Erica Cole 32:04, and Missy Becker 33:22. Female 40-49 category Candy Chase 29:56, Janis Bennett 33:38, Kim McNutt 49:07, Marcy Hunter 58, and Jeanette Walter 58. Female 50 plus category Donna Risinger 29:11, Mary Summerson 30:20, Darlene Hart 33:30, Marcia K. de la Cerda 36:20, Sally Watrous 49:58, and Kathy Hurst 58.

Male 18 and Under category Willie Hoffman 26:01 and Hunter McNutt 44:22. Male 40-49 category Jeff Ransom 24:37and Howard Fyock 29:27. Male 50 plus category Larry VanCise 30:09 and Frank Williams 31:15. Again, Thanks to all who made this a great event and supported our Sugar Grove Library.

Sugar Grove Gives

There is a one-day donation event happening at the Sugar Grove Free Library. It is in cooperation with the Warren County Community Foundation’s matching Grant Warren/Gives event. The library will be open from 8 a.m. 8 p.m. on May 8. The library will be offering coffee and donuts in the morning as well as hot dogs, chips, and homemade desserts thought he lunch and dinner hours. Eat there or take it to go. All you need to do is make a donation. All donations will benefit the library and the community foundation will match a percentage of all the donations made to the library. Remember this is only a 12-hour event.

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 29th at the Library.

This is the story of a young dwarf girl who grows up during the rise of Nazism in Germany. Brush up on your German as there could be some German vocabulary in the book club selection. For more information on the Book Club, contact the local library.

Food distribution

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania delivered the Mobile Food Pantry to the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, 210 Jamestown Street in Sugar Grove on Saturday, April 20. Doors opened at 8 am and by noon more than 167 families had each received a donation of 128 pounds of food. The local volunteers unloaded, organized and then distributed close to 20,000 pounds of food in the 4 hour period. Just a reminder the local Sugar Grove Food Pantry is open every third Wednesday of the month at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church from 6-8 p.m.

Sugar Grove meetings

The Sugar Grove Borough Council meeting will be Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Sugar Grove borough building. The Sugar Grove Township meeting will be held at 8 p.m. on May 7 in the Sugar Grove Township Buildings. The general public is invited to attend.