Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

CANDIS RIEDER

Correspondent

Valentine’s Day

at the SGVFD

The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department still has flowers for your Valentine for sale today. Stop by the firehall or contact Amanda at 730-3490 or Sue at 489-7868 to guarantee your order. There are roses and carnations still available. They will be boxed beautifully and ready for your sweetheart. Thank you for supporting your local fire department.

Donations from the

Girls’ Basketball Team

The Eisenhower High School Girls’ Basketball Team recently donated to the Warren Cancer Center. The team raised money by selling their popular fan shirts at the beginning of the 2014 basketball season which proudly displays the Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon on them in support of all those we know who have battled this disease.

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Library Book Club meeting had a special guest on Monday evening. The author for the January book, Lenore Skomal from Erie spent the evening with members at the library. It was a truly interesting evening at Book Club. We spent time learning about her character development and writing style. It was truly a memorable evening for us at the Book Club. February’s book selection will be , Bones of the Barbary Coast, by Daniel Hecht. This is the third of the Cree Black thrillers and is about a home in California under which a human skeleton is discovered after the 1906 earthquake. Get a copy of the book and join us at the February Book Club meeting which will be held on Monday, February 24th at 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Free Library. This should be another special book club as the author, Daniel Hecht has agreed to Skype and join in the discussion.

Benefit for

Dubs Morningstar

Friends of Duane “Dubs” Morningstar will be holding a benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church Gymnasium on Saturday February 22nd from 4 7 p.m. We want to pull together as a community to help defray some of the medical expenses the family is experiencing throughout his battle with colon cancer. The cost of dinner is a donation of your choice. There will be Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad, Dessert and Beverage.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing and some unique gifts to raffle in a Chinese style auction. If you would like to help or donate to the Chinese Auction, contact Kim Holt or Sherry Lawson. Thank you to the Mission Covenant Church, Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church, New Beginnings and the families of Paula Morningstar’s bible study group for all their help in making this fundraiser successful.

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 Community lunches. Each month lunch is held on the 1st Friday of the month at the Mission Covenant Church at the corner of Matthews Run and Jackson Run Road. On the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church located at the corner of Race Street and Jamestown Street in the center of town. On the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

WCSD Schedule

Planning ahead there will be no school for any employees or students on Monday, Feb. 17th.

Kindergarten

registration

Tuesday, Feb. 18, will be the day to register for 2014-15 Kindergarten at the Sugar Grove Elementary School. Students will be registering to attend the new K-12 facility at Eisenhower. Registration times are from 8:30-10:45 a.m. or 1 2:30 p.m. Please bring to the school office the following items when you come to register: Student’s Birth certificate, Immunization records, proof of residency by means of a utility bill, credit card bill, deed, mortgage, lease agreement, or driver’s license. Each student being registered will have the opportunity to meet Kindergarten teachers and also complete a vision screening.

Registration packets can be obtained at the school office or at the Warren County School District Administration offices. Schools ask that your registration packet be completed prior to arrival on registration day. Everyone should allow at least 1 hour for the registration process. If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 489-7851.

Registration will also be held at the Russell Elementary School on February 11th.

Card Class

Sugar Grove Free Library will hold its next monthly Creative Card Class on Monday, February 10th from 6 8 p.m. We will be creating two spring themed versatile all-occasion cards. Cost for the class is $8.00. Save the date to join us for some creative fun no “experience necessary“. Please contact SGFL at 489-7872 or via email at sgfreelibrary@gmail.com for more information, sign-up and small supplies needed list.

WCSD Spelling Bee

The Sugar Grove Elementary School and Eisenhower Middle High School were represented at the Warren County School District by the top spellers of Zane Alexander 5th grade Sugar Grove Elementary, Bailey Brucker 8th grade Eisenhower High School, and Alternate spellers Jared Younger 7th grade Eisenhower High School and Aubrey Younger 6th grade Sugar Grove Elementary School.

Food Pantry

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry and the volunteers of the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church distributed 25,644 pounds of food and supplies to 172 families on Saturday, Feb. 8. Thank you to all the volunteers who gave of their time and energy to work in the cold to distribute the donations. The next distribution will be on April 12th.

World Day of Prayer

The 2014 World Day of Prayer Service for the Sugar Grove community will be on Friday, March 7, at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church.

Murder Under

the Big Top

The Knight Time Players will once again be presenting a Drama Dinner Theater. This year’s selection is titled “Murder Under The Big Top,” and it will be presented at the Praise Fellowship Church in Russell. This will be the fourth year the Knight Time players have presented a dinner theater. The dates for the events will be Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Tickets are available in the EMHS school office 757-8878 or you can email, Mary.passinger@gmail.com. Come and enjoy the drama and a great dinner.