Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

Garage Sale Day

The Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an indoor garage sale on Saturday, Feb. 22. If the warm temperatures are making you long for a summer garage sale day then head on down to the fire hall tomorrow and shop at the indoor garage sale. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 2 p.m.

There are still a couple of spots open if you want to set up a sale. If you are interested, call Linda York today at 489-7750 to make arrangements.

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, Feb. 22 from 4 to 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.

SGES Math-A-Thon

Sugar Grove Elementary School recently held its annual Math-A-Thon to benefit research at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Everyone who participated did a great job. Sugar Grove Elementary School raised a total of $1,929.30 this year.

Mrs. Head’s class raised $191.60, Mrs. Burns’ class raised $131.85, Mrs. Lindell’s class raised $298.50, Mrs. Trubic’s class raised $375, Mrs. Wallen’s class raised $157.50, Mrs. Harrington’s class raised $206, Mrs. Nagurney’s class raised $156 and congratulations to Mrs. VanOrd’s class which had the highest total and raised $405. Thank you for all your hard work.

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, came and spent the evening with us 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, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Free Library. This should be another special book club as the author has agreed to Skype and join us for our discussion.


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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 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.

WCSD Schedule

Planning ahead there will be no school for any employees or students on Monday, March 10. This is an energy day.

World Day of Prayer

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

Murder Under

the Big Top

Eisenhower Knight-time Players will present their fourth annual dinner theatre on Thursday and Friday, March 14-15. Due to continued construction at EHMS, the dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Praise Fellowship Church in Russell.

This year’s performance, “Murder Under the Big Top” is a murder mystery written by the director, Mary Passinger. Audience members will have a chance to question suspects and guess who the killer is.

The dinner portion will consist of carnival food, including sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions, meatball subs, or beef on wick sandwiches. In addition guests may choose curly fries with or without cheese or one of the Knight-time Players’ famous baked potatoes with toppings. The feast will be finished off by a choice of funnel cakes or apple dumplings. Dinners include salad, entrees, dessert, and drinks, as well as popcorn and peanuts.

Tickets are available through the main office of EHMS (757-8878), from any cast member or by emailing Tickets are limited and will not be available at the door. Be sure to buy your ticket early. Only $15 for the entire evening.