Sugar Grove Area News In Brief



Retiring Flags

Recently the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 held their Annual Flag Ceremony for Disposal. The American Legion adopted this ceremony to encourage proper respect for the Flag of the United States and to provide for disposal of unserviceable flags in a dignified manner. The 19th National Convention of The American Legion voted on this ceremony in New York, Sept. 20-23, 1937. During the ceremony the Post Chaplain, Frank Coffaro reads: “We thank Thee for our Country and its Flag, and for the liberty for which it stands. To clean and purging flame we commit these Flags, worn out in worthy service. As they yield their substance to the fire, may Thy Holy Light spread over us and bring to our hearts renewed devotion to God and Country. Amen.”

Movie Nights

The community of Sugar Grove will once again hold its Outdoor Movie Nights at the Sugar Grove Community Park on the last Friday of each month. Family Movies are played on an inflatable movie screen starting at dusk. Come along and bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks and enjoy the show. Each event is sponsored by the Warren County Council of Tourism and the Sugar Grove Borough Council. The schedule for the summer is June 28 – Brave, July 26 – Rise of the Guardians, August 30 – Hotel Transylvania, and Sept. 27 – Secret of the Wings.

Reading program

This year’s Summer Reading Program at the Sugar Grove Free Library is “Recycle Mania” . The program starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday nights. “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

Day Camp

The 2013 Summer Day Camp in Sugar Grove has begun for all students entering grades K through 7 this fall. The weekly themes this year are: June 17-21-Animals-Little Critters Week, June 24-28 Sports of all Sorts Week, July 1-5 Party in the USA-American Week, July 8-12 Ventures in Art Week, July 15-19 Exploration in the Outdoors Nature/Science Week, July 22-26 Splish Splash Water Week, July 29-Aug. 2- Sugar Grove’s Top Chef Food Week, August 5-9 Move and Groove Music Week, August 12-16 Traveling our Town Community Week. For more information on how to sign up for a fun week of Summer Day Camp, contact the Summer Day Camp office at 489-3105.

Barnyard Classic

The Annual Eisenhower Barnyard Classic will be held on June 29th. The tournament will be held on the 10 permanent outdoor courts at the Eisenhower High School and every effort will be made to hold the tournament in its entirety on Saturday only. Registration begins on Saturday, June 29, at 7:45 a.m. All teams must be registered 30 minutes prior to their first game. Games all will start at 9:00 a.m. More information and directions on how to register can be found at All proceeds from the event benefit the Eisenhower Lady Knights Basketball Team.

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club will meet Monday, June 24. The reading choice for the month is The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, currently on the NY bestseller’s list. Strout is a Pulitzer Prize winner for another of her novels both 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. Please read and join us for our fun book club meeting.

Food distribution

The Second Harvest Food Pantry was held on Saturday, June 15. The community assisted more than 175 families with 18,000 pounds of donations of food and supplies distributed from the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. This event happens every 6 weeks.

5K Run/Walk

The 11th Annual Nyla Luvison 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. The starting point for the race will be the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on School Street. Runners please note this year’s start time is 9:30 a.m. The Cost is $15 if pre-registered by 6-19-13 or $20 anytime after 6-19-13.

Registration will be held from 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall. The Age Divisions for the race will be 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-65, and 66+. T-Shirts are guaranteed to first 150 entrants. Awards will be given for the first male and female overall, top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. The Children’s Fun Run for all the little ones is free and will be held at the conclusion of the 5K. All little participants get something for their efforts.

Proceeds from the event are equally divided between the Cancer Care Center at the Warren General Hospital and the Eisenhower High School Cross Country Teams. A BBQ chicken dinner will be available at the Fire Hall starting at 10:30 a.m. on race day at a cost of $8/meal. A race entry form can be found at the webpage.

Sale Days

The Community will once again be holding their Annual Sugar Grove Sale Days event on Saturday, July 27th. If you would like to rent a spot for your sale you can do so at the United Methodist Church parking lot or the Sugar Grove Fire Hall.