Sugar Grove Area News In Brief



Nyla Luvison

5K Run/Walk

You have seen all the runners and walkers in the community preparing for the 11th Annual Nyla Luvison 5K Run/Walk which is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 at 9:30 a.m.

In the Sugar Grove community, Nyla Luvison was known for her compassion in providing care for all those she saw at the Family Medicine offices and also her encouragement of everyone to become as healthy as possible.

The starting point for the race will be at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on School Street. Runners, note this year’s start time is 9:30 a.m. The cost is $20 anytime after 6-19-13. Registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 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 plus.

T-shirts are guaranteed to first 150 entrants. Awards will be given for the first male and female overall, top three 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 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 or just come on down to the Sugar Grove Fire Hall tomorrow morning and join in on all the fun. In the past everyone has greatly appreciated those in the community who have offered water stations along the route. If you live on the race route, consider going out and cheering on the crowd of runners and walkers.

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 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.

Mark your calendars and plan to come on out and join in a fun night in the park.

Chicken BBQ

The Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 will be having a chicken BBQ on Sunday, July 14 starting at 1 p.m. at the Post. If it’s too hot to cook at home, come on up to the AMVETS and enjoy the chicken BBQ.

Most Patriotic

Congratulations to our Sugar Grove AMVETS Post 50 in Sugar Grove. While attending the 68th Annual Convention in Grantville, Pa., our Post 50 AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons of AMVETS were awarded the Most Patriotic AMVETS Post in the Department of Pennsylvania.

Accepting the trophy from Department Americanism Officer Gerry Egan was the newly installed Post 50 Commander Travis Hitchcock surrounded by many of the AMVETS Post 50 members.

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 Russell Elementary School. If you need to reach anyone in the office you can contact them by calling RES at 757-4507.

Themes at 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: 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.


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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 any or all of the area Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the first Friday of the month 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. Note that the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will not be holding a luncheon during June, July and August. They will be on a summer break.

Sale Days

Get those basements cleaned out and haul your treasures down from the attic. The Sugar Grove Community will once again be holding 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.

Flea Market

The Chase Car Care located on Route 957 just outside of Sugar Grove is holding a flea market once a month. The next one will be held July 13 and 14. It is open to the public and runs on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you would like information on how to become a vendor for the flea market you can contact Chase Car Care. Vendor spots are available for the event Spaces 10 x 10 is $10 day or $17 for both days. Spaces 10 x 25 is $25 a day or $35 for both days. There are plenty of lots available in the gravel parking lot. Parking is free for all who are coming to shop for treasures.

Sugar Grove Book Club

Thank you to all who came out for the book club discussion this week. We now move on to the July selection which is by Bill Bryson, “Notes from Big Country”. This choice will challenge you to think 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 us for 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 to noon. An epic adventure awaits all kids as they enter into Kingdom Rock.

For more information on ages and activities, call 489-3044.