Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

CANDIS RIEDER

Correspondent

Go KnightsThe Knights Varsity Football Team travels to the Corry High School football field to take on Sharpsville in their first playoff game of the season. The action begins tonight at 7 p.m.

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club is looking onward in November. On, Monday, November 25th when Chris Kerr will lead a discussion of Herman Wouk’s “A Hole in Texas.” (Herman Wouk, you may remember, won the Pulitzer for The Caine Mutiny.) The book is a satire on “Washington, the media, and science, and what happens when these three great forces of American culture clash.”

Knight Time Players

The Eisenhower Knight-time Players will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14, 15, 16, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. The play, which includes children from pre-school to seniors, as well as one alumni, will be presented at the historic Struthers Library Theatre. Advance tickets are available in the Eisenhower Middle High School main office, from any cast member, and by calling 489-3744, or emailing mary.passinger@gmail.com. All tickets will be $2 more at the door. The box office at the Library Theatre will be open Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m., and advance tickets will be available then. Full-price tickets will be available at the door the nights of the performances.

This play revolves around a rag-tailed group of children called the Herdmans. They are dirty, rambunctious and not so nice sometimes. They hear there are refreshments at Sunday school, so they arrive just in time to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Chick-A-Dee Day Care

The Chick-A-Dee Day Care has new openings for children ages newborn to 5 years of age. The focus is to provide a home-like environment that will nurture and stimulate early care and education experiences which promote each child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.

There are full time and part time openings for additional enrollment. The facility is operated by the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church which has been granted a license by the State of Pennsylvania for day care services. For more information on how to enroll, contact the center at 489-3105.

Soup and Citrus Sale

The Eisenhower Choir Support Club is selling Soup & Citrus from Cooke Tavern freeze-dried soup mixes and Florida Indian River Groves oranges, grapefruit and tangelos. Anyone interested in supporting the activities of the choir, especially this expensive year of the Senior Choir trip to New York City, may place a prepaid order with any choir member or by calling the EMHS choir room at 757-8878 ext. 2055. Orders are due November 20th and food will be delivered to you on Friday, Dec. 6.

Creative Book Reports

The Sugar Grove Elementary School 6th graders recently had a creative book report project that combined their love of books with the popular autumn activity of carving and decorating pumpkins.

SGES teacher, Christina Burns assigned the students the task of creating a pumpkin that presented their book report in a creative and original way.

In first place was Zoey Reynolds with her Monsters, Inc pumpkin. Second place was Logan Jaquay with his Penn State pumpkin. Third place was Lilly Darling with her Dolphin Tale pumpkin.

Christmas Walk

The Sugar Grove Community will hold its Annual Christmas Walk this year on Friday, Dec. 13, from 5 p.m. 7 p.m. If you are a business or organization that is interested in taking part this year along Main Street please contact Kent or Jeannie at Wilcox Brothers or Judy Fry by November 15th .

Preschool

Thanksgiving

The Sugar Grove Imaginative Preschool will hold it’s Thanksgiving Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. All the families are invited to join in. There will be a buffet feast for the students and their families. The classes will provide a short Thanksgiving program for everyone to enjoy prior to the feast.

Parent/teacher

conferences

The Warren County School District will hold parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, Nov. 14. There will be no classes for students on Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15.

School pictures

The Sugar Grove Elementary School will hold its fall picture re-take day on Nov. 21st in the morning only. Please contact the school for more information if you want to request a re-take.

Sugar Grove sales

The Sugar Grove Community will hold its special holiday events on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Holiday Treasure Sale from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. The Sugar Grove Fire Department will also hold its Holiday Craft Sale on this day.

Christmas

Shoe Boxes

Many organizations in Sugar Grove are packing their Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this week. The Samaritans’ purse organization collects filled shoeboxes as Christmas gifts for children ages 2-12 and delivers them to under privileged children in various countries. If you would like to take part this year, contact one of the local churches for more information on their packing and delivery schedule. Most areas will be sending their packages off by November 17th.

Tailgate Day

The Sugar Grove Elementary School held its annual Tailgate day on Thursday, Oct. 31, along with Halloween festivities. The Knights Varsity Football Team Senior Players and Cheerleaders spent time at the school with the future Knight students. They arrived for an all school tailgate lunch and remained for the day.

Together with the visiting Russell Elementary School 6th grade students, they held a punt, pass and kick competition, played flag football and enjoyed a football-themed afternoon. The cheerleaders taught EMHS cheers to numerous students.

The Eisenhower students led the Halloween parade around the community of Sugar Grove. The whole school followed the team and paraded on Wilson street, Main Street and Pleasant Street before returning to the school.

EMHS coaches helped to organize the tailgate day and bring the varsity players and cheerleaders to SGES for the event. Classroom moms and helpers made the day so memorable. The Nutrition Group Management team and the SGES kitchen staff cooked a great tailgate luncheon for all.

Knights sendoff

The Eisenhower Knights Football team is heading today to their playoff game in Corry, PA and the community would like to give them a good send off. Today between approximately. 4:15 – 4:30 p.m. all fans are asked to line Main street and cheer on the team as they pass through town The Knights bus escorted by police and fire department will turn at the PNC bank and loop around by the Sugar Grove Elementary School. Local dignitaries will be on hand in front SGES to shake hands and congratulate the boys.