Sugar Grove Area News In Brief



Back to School

The construction at Eisenhower High School is happening around the clock, seven days a week, and everyone is excited about the unveiling of the newly renovated facility. In the meantime, fall sports programs began on Monday, Aug. 12 with a few minor changes in locations. The Knights Varsity Football Team is holding its crash week at the Sugar Grove Elementary School from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. daily.

The Knights Marching Band is in full swing, practicing their music and marching at the Russell Elementary School. Junior high girls basketball has begun drills in the mornings in the gym at the Russell Elementary School. The Knights soccer teams are practicing on the Eisenhower soccer fields along Fairbanks Road and Route 957.

The cheerleading squads are practicing evenings at the Sugar Grove Elementary School and the volleyball team is presently practicing at the YMCA in Warren each evening. Please remember that to participate in a fall team sport you need to have completed your physical. If you need to contact the Eisenhower High School office over the summer months, it has also relocated. During the summer construction period the offices are currently operating out of the Russell Elementary School. If you need to reach anyone in the office you can contact them by calling (814) 757-4507.

SG Book Club

For those interested in being a part of the Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club, they have a new book each month. For August the book is Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The group will meet and discuss the selection on Aug. 26 at 6:30. For more information on the Book Club, contact the local library.

Back to School Picnic

The Eisenhower Middle School PTA will be holding its Annual Back-To-School Cookout for the middle school teachers, parents, and students on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1-4 p.m. in the parking lot at EMHS.

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 8/30/13 – Hotel Transylvania and 9/27/13 – Secret of the Wings.

Freedom Walk 2013

The Sugar Grove Community will participate in the Nationwide America Supports You Freedom Walk on Sept. 11 to remember 9/11 victims and honor military past and present who protect America’s freedom. The 2013 America Supports You Freedom Walk is sponsored by the AMVETS (American Veterans) and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary. It will be happening on Wednesday, Sept.11, at 6 p.m. in the Sugar Grove Town Park. The walk will begin and end in the park and everyone is invited to join in.

This year marks the 12th anniversary of the tragic events at the Pentagon, the twin towers in New York City, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the America Supports you Freedom Walk is to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September 11, renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present. The route for America Supports You Freedom Walk will begin at the Sugar Grove Town Park. The walk will be less than 2 miles. For more information you can log on to

Vacation Bible School

The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will be holding their 2013 Vacation Bible School on Thursday, Aug. 22,and Friday, Aug. 23, from 6-8:30 p.m. and then on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. The theme this year is “Everywhere Fun Fair”. There will be lunch and some fun fair games after the morning classes on Saturday.

The Farmers Open

The Darrell Johnson and Jeff Lindell Memorial Farmer’s Open Golf Tournament will be held on Oct. 10 with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at Jackson Valley Country Club. The cost is $40 per person for 18 holes, golf cart and lunch at the turn. This is a 4-person scramble. Call Jeff Savko at Jackson Valley 489-7803 by Oct. 7 to make your reservations. There will be prizes, special hole events, and more so get your teams together and register early.

The Sportman’s Bash

The Lander Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Sportman’s Bash on Sept. 21. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will be free food and drinks and drawings beginning at noon for guns, bows, gps trail cameras, and more. There will be more than 80 spins on the prize wheel all day long. The cost is $20 and that includes chances for the prizes. For more information on the event go to

Spaghetti dinner

The Chandlers Valley Community Center will be having a Spaghetti Dinner on Aug. 29. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until all supplies are gone. The cost is just a donation and will feature spaghetti with sauce, garlic bread sticks and dessert. All proceeds will go toward the community center building. Come on out and enjoy a good meal with your community neighbors.