Sheffield Area News in Brief

Girls Basketball

Fundraiser

Help Sheffield Girls Basketball raise the money we need for our field trips and save money on products you need at the same time.

We’re selling quality “Heavenly Soft” brand toilet paper and paper towels at discount prices! Only $32 for a case of 30 paper towel rolls (85 sheets) and $28 for a case of 96 toilet paper rolls (176 sheets) or $50 for a case of 96 Big Rolls (500 sheets)

Delivery is scheduled for Jan. 16. Don’t miss this deal and opportunity to help a great cause at the same time. All orders due Dec. 20. See any girls basketball team member to make a purchase.

Sheffield Hospitality

Center

The menu for the week will be: Monday- Ham balls, sweet potatoes, veg. and apple pie. Thursday is our birthday luncheon with roasted seasoned chicken, potatoes and veg. with birthday cake and ice cream for dessert. Friday’s Luncheon Buffet will feature BBQ ham sandwiches with fruit for dessert among many other dishes..

Some highlights for the week will be Tuesday ‘Senior night out’ for dinner and some shopping, Enjoy all the pretty lights and displays from Sheffield to Warren, if you would like to join us give us a call 968-5667.

We have sent out over 50 Christmas cards to ‘Holiday mail for Heroes’ to the troops overseas, our shut-ins and to all shops who have helped support us this past year.

For our birthday luncheon on Thursday we planned to have the pre-school children but sorry to say they had to cancel, so we can have a sing-along of Christmas tunes.

We have ‘adopted’ a family for Christmas and all their gifts will be shown on Thursday before being wrapped. Come and enjoy the festivities at the Center, there is always something going on.

A very Merry Christmas to all.

Trips:

Lancaster ‘ for the presentation of ‘Moses’ on May 5-7.

New Orleans Oct. 4-12

Hawaii flight out of Buffalo to Honolulu, no passport needed Nov. 1-8

Brochures available

Ecumenical Backpack

Program

The Sheffield Area Ecumenical Food Pantry along with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Warren County School District are working together to feed school children on the weekends. The pilot program has began at the Allegheny Valley Elementary School and is currently serving 36 children receiving food for the weekends.

The cost for a year for these children is $5,400 and the program has received $3,545 toward a goal of $7,500. Eligible students who sign up will receive eight items of food to take home on Fridays for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is $150 per child per year.

The Sheffield Area Food Pantry has gone out on faith to sponsor 50 children for one year for $7,500. The goal is to make this program available to all eligible children who sign up, possibly 120 children for $18,000. Over 60 percent of the students at Allegheny Valley Elementary School are eligible for reduced or free lunches and this backpack program.

Monetary donations small and large are welcomed. Send donations to Sheffield Food Pantry, PO Box 721, Sheffield, PA 16347. Make checks out to Sheffield Food Pantry and write Backpack on memo line.

The Sheffield Area Ecumenical Food Pantry believes through this area’s generosity that this program can be added to the existing food program. The churches that make up the Ecumenical Food Pantry are Bethany Lutheran, Grace Bible, St. Michael’s Byzantine, St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic, Cherry Grove Community, Sheffield, Barnes, Tiona, and Clarendon United Methodist churches and Victory Baptist Church of Clarendon.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

at Clarendon VFD

Come and meet Santa and Mrs.Claus on Dec. 22 at the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department from 2 to 3 p.m. Children from the Clarendon area are invited.

Christmas Eve

at Cherry Grove

Community Church

Cherry Grove Community Church is having a special addition to its Christmas Eve Service this year. A live Nativity outside in the pavilion next to the church is planned. The nativity scene will be on display beginning at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. During this time there will also be refreshments inside the church.

Then at 8 p.m. we will be having our Candlelight Service with special music performed by our kids. Come and see Joseph, Mary, the shepherds, angels and wise men as well as some cute critters as we do our best to re-create for you that night in which our Savior was born. All are welcome and we hope to see you there.

Allegheny Valley

Elementary School

AVES packed 13 boxes with goodies for men and women stationed on military bases and ships overseas. The boxes included nonperishable items such as foods, snacks, gum, and candy, as well as small games like cards and dice. Students decorated holiday cards to go in the packages.

AVES faculty and staff thank all the families who sent in items for the troops as well as the Sheffield VFW Post for paying for the shipping of the packages and Clarendon VFW Ladies Auxilary for the donation of extra food and snacks.

SAMSHS Music

Concert

On Monday, Dec. 9t Sheffield Area Middle High School held its holiday music concert. Performances were given by the Concert Band, the Middle Level Choir, the High School Choir, and in a combined group with both choirs. Students performed under the direction of Sarah Korchak.

Sheffield Sport

Boosters

New Year’s Eve Stache Bash is being held at the Sheffield Lion’s Den. Ring in 2014 from 6:30-??. Shake the winter blues and come out and enjoy a buffet style dinner at 7 p.m. with BBQ chicken, Beef on Wick and many summer picnic sides. It’s BYOB with a champagne (which is being provided) toast at midnight. The cost is $15/single or $25/couple. Call Stan Orinko at 688-4194 for tickets; all proceeds go to the Sheffield Sports Boosters.

Sheffield Township

Supervisors

During the recent meeting of the Sheffield Township Supervisors on Monday, Dec. 2, Supervisor Bulicz asked if the agreement was sent to Howe Township for the fire service. The Treasurer informed him that it was and they have requested an annual report from the Fire Department, which is what they usually ask for before signing and payment is made. Bulicz stated to check with Bill Dilley, fire chief, to make sure that this gets done.

The supervisors requested the secretary send a memo to the Chief of Police justifying his job by turning in his monthly police reports and the fact that they have not received a police report since August.

Township Engineer Al Vanderpoel’s retirement party was Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Pennhills Golf Club in Bradford. Supervisor Labesky and Supervisor McMillen represented Sheffield Township.

The Warren County School District forwards a bill to us for the new transformer at the Sports Complex from Penelec for $536.17. This bill has been paid to the WCSD per their request out of the Sports Complex fund.

Supervisor McMillen asked where things stand with the property on Chapel Lane belonging to Marzaks. The secretary stated that she will check with the Authority as to whether or not they have connected to the sewage and go from there.

Supervisor Labesky stated that a memorial needs to be sent to the Library in memory of Bert Lyle for all his years he served as a tree commission member. With a motion by Supervisor Bulicz, seconded by Supervisor Labesky and duly carried a donation will be given to the library for them to purchase a book in Bert’s memory.

The Secretary was asked to contact the Authority in regards to the condition of Oak Street where they cut the road. They are to fill this area in.

Preconstruction meeting was held on Dec. 4 at Township Office concerning the construction of the Henry’s Mills Bridge. In attendance were PennDOT officials, contractor L.C. Whitford, Company, E & M Engineers Sheffield Township. The tentative starting date of the project is Jan. 6, 2014 and the completion date is Oct. 1. The next meeting of the supervisors is Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Hospitality Center.

Coming Events

in Sheffield

Today noon SVFD Christmas Auction doors open

Dec 17 Kindergarten 2nd Grade Christmas Concert at SAMSHS at 6 p.m.

Dec 22 – Santa and Mrs.Claus at Clarendon VFD from 2-3 p.m.

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Stache Bash at the Lions Club 6:30 – ?

March 16 – Cherry Grove VFD Chili Festival

2014

Nov 1-8 Sheffield Senior Center trip to Hawaii