Sugar Grove Area News In Brief

EMHS Senior events

The Eisenhower Middle Senior High School held its Baccalaureate service on Sunday, June 2 in the Eisenhower Gymnasium. Special speakers were Pastor Wade Barto and Pastor Todd Venman. The EMHS Senior Awards and Scholarship program was held on Wednesday on June 5, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. EMHS Graduation for the Class of 2013 will be held at 6 p.m. today.

Truck load of groceries

Thank you to all in the community who supported the Eisenhower Band Boosters Truck Load of Groceries Raffle. The winners were The Truckload: The Donovall Family, Television:Geoff Donovall, $50 Lowes Certificate: Heather Delong, Pittsburgh Pirate Tickets:Jen Hale, $25 Kwik Fill Certificate:Trudy Bull, $25 Amazon Gift Card:Marilyn Jones, Movie Passes:Frank Coffaro, Tim Hortons Gift Card: Jim Paterniti. Again, Thank you to all who supported our Eisenhower Knights Music Program, through this event.

Reading program

This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Sugar Grove Free Library is “Recycle Mania” . The program starts at 6 p.m. wednesday nights June 12, 19t,, 26, July 10, and 11. Join in “Go Green” at the Library.” Learn how you can make a difference by recycling, repurposing, reusing and helping the world you live in by reducing what goes into landfills. There will be a pizza party on the last day with prizes for the Best Recycled Invention and the Most Books read. All grades should sign up early as the class size is limited. For more information, call the library at 489-7872

Nyla Luvison 5K

The 11th Annual Nyla Luvison Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be held this year on Saturday, July 13th. The start time is 9:30 a.m. and the starting line is at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall. The cost to register is $15.00 if you pre-register by 6-19-13. The cost after that time will be $20. Registration forms can be sent to Sharon Harris, 22 Greenbriar Circle, Russell, PA 16345. Registration forms can found at local businesses. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 150 entrants. Proceeds for the event are equally divided between the Cancer Care Center at the Warren General Hospital and the EMHS Cross Country Teams. Watch the Warren Times Observer for more information as the race gets closer.

Benefit dinner

In April 2013 Melissa Swanson Braley was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and required surgery. Melissa began treatments in May. Melissa passed away last week. Tom, her husband, has been working through this as much as possible while caring for their two young daughters, Taylor, age 12, and Caidy, age 6. Due to the bills they have been incurring and no medical coverage, they have not only been fighting cancer but also financial hardships. Their family and friends will be holding a benefit on Saturday, June 15, from 1 5 p.m. at the Russell Fire Hall. The benefit will have a chicken barbecue dinner, Chinese auction, live auction, bake sale, and music. You can help support this family by donating gift certificates or gift cards towards the auctions. Any donations given, whether big or small are greatly appreciated.

Barnyard Classic

Sign up now for the Eisenhower Barnyard Classic Basketball 3 on 3 tournament. The event this year will be happening Saturday, June 29, on 10 permanent outdoor courts. For more information or to register your team go to

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club will meet June 24. The reading choice for the month is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, currently on the New York Times bestseller’s list. Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winner for another of her novels, both of which are based in Maine. There are several hard backs at the library to be shared and the library’s Kindle has the book, and of course, if you have a Kindle or Nook, go to the library and borrow from it.

Cheer Camp

The 3rd Annual Eisenhower Cheer Mini Camp for any students in grades 3-5 will be happening June 18, 19 and 20 at the Eisenhower High School from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $15. For more information on how to register contact Nicole Chapmen at 688-7463.