Sugar Grove News in Brief

The Warren County School District will be on Christmas break from Monday, Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. School will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Red Kettle Campaign

Thank you to all the Sugar Grove Community who came out to give to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign throughout the holiday season.

Volunteers from all the area churches were on hand each weekend and the week of Christmas to man the kettle and ring the bell. The kettle was located outside of the Town and Country Food Center.

The Red Kettle Campaign helps raise donations for those who need it most by providing toys for kids, coats for the homeless, food for the hungry, and countless other programs.

Food Pantry

The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, located at 210 Jamestown St., is the host site for the northern part of Warren County for this program.

Second Harvest is the major supplier of food to charitable agencies throughout northwestern Pennsylvania. They obtain products from the organization’s warehouse and distribute them to individuals and families facing hard times in 11 counties.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry held on Saturday, Dec. 21 provided food donations to 232 families. Those receiving donations this month were representing 350 adults, 231 children, 87 seniors, for a total of 668 people. The project took a total of over 75 volunteers to help off load, sort and then distribute 11,539 pounds of food in the four-hour period. Even Santa stopped by to visit with all those who were working and have a special time with the children.

Thank you to all who gave of their time to help complete this project for the Christmas season.