Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

Art Show

Sugar Grove resident and artist Dan Clement will be having an art show at Warren Public Library through Jan. 31. The show will be on the third floor of the library in the Wetmore Gallery. Stop by and view more than 30 of Dan’s paintings.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. They need additional volunteers to drive participants to the donation site and to assist with registering donors. Volunteers are scheduled to work a few hours at each event a few times per year as available. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Terrie Ericson at 814-688-4622.

Scrabble Tournament

The Sugar Grove Free Library will be holding a Scrabble Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the library. Admission for participants will be $10 and proceeds will benefit our local library. Anyone interested in participating can stop in the library for a registration form.

Official scrabble rules that are included with every Scrabble Game will be followed. There will be four 30-minute rounds and there will be two-minute limit per turns. Scores from all rounds will be added together to determine our winners. If you are a lover of Scrabble, then this is a day for you. Come on down to the library and join in the fun.

Red Kettle

Campaign Totals

The Sugar Grove Community raised a total of $1,784.89 during the holiday season for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. Thank you to the five area churches who provided all the volunteers to ring the bell and also thank you to those who gave to the donations containers placed at Kwik Fill Red Apple.


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Community Lunches

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 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.

Book Club

The January choice for the Sugar Grove Free Library Book Club is selected by Marjean Hawkins is a book by Lenore Skomal called “Third Willow”. Lenore Skomal is an author from Erie. The library has arranged for her to participate in book discussion by Skype or in person, if the weather is nice. Copies of the book are currently available at the library. The meeting will be Jan. 27. Call the library if you have any questions on participating in the SGFL book club.

District Chorus

Eisenhower Middle High School will be represented by Anthony Monde, Sharon Harrington, Michael Spencer, Allan Jackson, Ricky Zortman, and Shelby Willis at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Chorus event happening this weekend at Oswayo Valley Hugh School. The students will join others throughout the area to form a combined choir and perform a public concert Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Card Class

Sugar Grove Free Library will hold its next monthly Creative Card Class on Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. We will be creating a Valentine/wedding card and a birthday card. Cost for the class is $8. Save the date to join us for some creative fun – no “experience necessary”. Contact the library at 489-7872 or via email at for more information, sign-up and small supplies needed list.

Welcome EHS

Band Alumni

In February, Warren County will welcome back the retired EHS Band Director Harris Lanzel. Harris will be traveling here from Florida to direct our area District Band event in the Youngsville area. On Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. Youngsville Band Director Cindy Scheid will be hosting a surprise reception for Harris at Youngsville Elementary Middle School in the library. All former band students of Harris Lanzel’s are invited to attend.