Sugar Grove Area News In Brief

Barnyard Classic

If the massive construction project happening at Eisenhower High School couldn’t scare off the participants of the Barnyard Classic, a little rain wasn’t going to keep anyone home. The Annual Eisenhower 3 on 3 Basketball Barnyard Classic was held on Saturday, June 29.

Throughout the day in the rain and often downpours the teams played on the 10 outdoor courts. Numerous players remarked that playing in the cool rain was actually better than playing in extreme heat. All proceeds from the event benefit the Eisenhower Lady Knights Basketball Team.

EMHS Office

If you are in need of contacting the Eisenhower High School Office over the summer months, they have relocated. During the summer construction period the offices are operating out of the Russell Elementary School. If you need to reach anyone in the office you can contact them by calling RES at (814) 757-4507.

Movie Nights

The community of Sugar Grove will once again hold their 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 remainder of the summer is 7/26/13 – Rise of the Guardians, 8/30/13 – Hotel Transylvania, and 9/27/13 – Secret of the Wings.

Summer reading

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 June 12th, 19th, 26th, July 10th, & 11th . It is not too late to join us and “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 & 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

Summer 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 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-August 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.

Nyla Luvison

5K Run/Walk

The 11th Annual Nyla Luvison 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th 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 and 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. The 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 barbecue 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 hold its Annual Sugar Grove Sale Days event on Saturday, July 27. 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

Book Club

The July selection is by Bill Bryson, “Notes from Big Country”.

This choice will challenge you to think about about American excesses. For example the author ,originally from Iowa, returns from living in England for a period of years and goes for cereal at the grocery store. In England when shopping for cereal there was only one choice, but as you know things in America are slightly different. Grab a copy and get reading so you can join in the fun Book Club discussion. It will be held this month on July 29.


The Mission Covenant Church on Matthews Run Road in Sugar Grove will hold its Annual Vacation Bible School from July 22 through July 26 from 10 a.m. tpo noon. An adventure awaits all kids as they enter into Kingdom Rock. For more information on ages and activities call (814) 489-3044.