Sugar Grove Area News in Brief
SGES Open House
Sugar Grove Elementary School will be having an open house on Friday, May 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. All former and current students, teachers and support staff are invited to attend. Come and catch up with retired teachers and see your local school for one last time before we all move to the Eisenhower area.
The SGES Library will be open with a historical display as the Sugar Grove Elementary School marks its 50th and final year in our community. Many plans are already underway to have everything moved in to the new K-12 facility at Eisenhower for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
On June 20, 1962 construction started on the elementary school and on Sept. 7, 1963 the then “new” Sugar Grove Elementary School was dedicated. On the same day the new Lander Elementary School was also dedicated. Speaking at the presentation was Harold Landin. In his presentation at the dedication he stated, “The two new well constructed school buildings being presented here today are indicative of education’s promise of the future in the Northern Area.” Our building projects coordinator was long-time Sugar Grove resident Norge Luvison and Dr. Evertt Landin, another Sugar Grove resident, was the head of education planning and a consultant on the project. Harold Spink placed the cornerstone as a representative of the Northern Area Joint School System. That first year, SGES supervising principal was Harold Landin and SGES Elementary supervisor was Howard Thompson.
Actually, it was on Sept. 4, 1963 that students first occupied the school. Many students currently at SGES are attending the same SGES classrooms as their parents did. The open house committee has been working hard to contact all retired teachers and staff and invite them to attend.
At 7 p.m. there will also be a street dance in the front of the school with food vendors. Our friends from the Russell Elementary School who will be going to the new Eisenhower K-12 have also been invited to attend the dance. Bring a lawn chair and plan to stay for the fun.
The 19th Annual Sugar Grove Cruise In will be held Friday, May 23. The entry fee is $5 per vehicle which will go to benefit the Sugar Grove Food Pantry.
The host of this year’s event is the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. Major sponsors are the Bucket Cafe, D&L Enos Milling, Harley Davidson of Jamestown, Ed Shults of Warren, Warren Midtown Motors, The Outpost, Brian’s Motorsports and More, Lawson Brothers, Brian Horner Inc., Wilcox Brothers, and Jones Chevrolet.
The first 100 cars or motorcycles entered will receive a dash plaque sponsored this year by the Bucket Cafe. Cars can enter at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall. The Sugar Grove Fire Department will also be holding a Chicken BBQ and other vendors will be on hand. The fun starts at 4 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. rain or shine. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this event, call 489-3105.
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 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.
Mother’s Day Flowers
The Sugar Grove Fire Department will be holding a special sale of flowers for Mother’s Day.
May 10 will be order pickup day or delivery will be available inside the Sugar Grove Borough. Delivery is available to Warren, Jamestown, and Corry. For special pricing on those deliveries or for more information, call Amanda 730-3490 or Sue 489-7868. You can also check out the SGVFD Mother’s Day Flower Sale on Facebook.
The Sugar Grove Library Book Club met on Monday, April 28. Thank you to Debbie Penley, who led us in the study of People of the Book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks.
Moving ahead to May, Book Club will be meeting on May 19. The book selected is Time Warped by Claudia Hammond. Pick up a copy today and consider joining us at the library for Book Club.
The Chandlers Valley Community Center, a non-profit organization at 6250 Jackson Run Rd., will be having a flea market every third Saturday of the month beginning May 17 through Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. At this time, there are openings for vendors. A 10 x 10 space will be $10 and a 20 x 20 space will be $15.
Vendors will be seen clearly from traffic traveling both directions on Jackson Run Road. Vendors will be set up in the Chandlers Valley ball field. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or you would like more information on the event, contact Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.
The Chandlers Valley Community Center is looking for vendors for the upcoming fall Sportsmen’s Challenge. The challenge will take place on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will include the people pull, judged pie baking contest, pie auction, judged photo contest, children’s games and events, a Chinese auction, lawn mower obstacle course, corn hole tournament, sportsmen’s challenge, pre-1965 farm tractor cruise-in, craft vendors, food vendors, flea market, and more.
Anyone interested in joining us for any or all of these events or needing more information on becoming a vendor can contact Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.
Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758 is currently signing up players for its baseball team, ages 14 to 19. The team is for students who attend Eisenhower High School and also students living in the Eisenhower attendance area who attend a different high school, or live in the area and are home-schooled.
The team will compete in the Warren County league this summer, and the players will gain valuable in-game experience on all aspects of baseball. The schedule will be created in early May, with games slated to begin in early June. If you love the game of baseball , the competition it brings, playing with your friends and for your community, then we urge you to contact new coach, Jeff Young, at 730-9113.
Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove community are working to plan the second Annual Sugar Grove Library Hunger games happening Saturday, June 7. Individuals and teams need to register on or before May 16. The cost is $25 per person.
If you missed the Hunger Games event last year, it is a community street fair that involves good clean fun competitions and will provide nonperishable food items to fill the local food banks. This event will not only raise funds for the local library, it will assist in replenishing the area food banks. Local businesses are encouraged now to get in on the fun.
Contact the Sugar Grove Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 489-7872 to find out how you or your business can become a sponsor of the event. Vendor forms are now available at the library. There are spots for craft and food vendors to be at the event. There will be no alcohol, tobacco or gun sales. If you would like to volunteer to be on the set-up crew, take-down crew or scorekeeper you can also contact the library. We are in need of numerous volunteers to make this day a success.
This is an event like no other. Registration forms are now available at the Sugar Grove Library website, www.sgfreelibrary.org or you can obtain a registration from by stopping into the library. Last year there were events such as rock climbing, bungee running, archery, obstacle courses, races geocaching, laser tag, hoop shoots, baseball throws, and more. It all happens in the streets of Sugar Grove. There area also events for the younger crowd as well. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Clean Up Day
Clean-up day for Sugar Grove Township residents will be on Saturday, May 17. Garbage can be dropped off from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking Lot at the township building.
Library Card Class
Sugar Grove Free Library will hold its next monthly Creative Card Class on Monday, May 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. We will be celebrating spring by creating two versatile greeting cards. 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 email@example.com for more information, sign-up and small supplies needed list.
Ron Brewer will be in concert at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Jackson Run Road in Chandlers Valley on May 28. Concert will begin at 7 p.m. All are welcome to come and enjoy his gospel singing.
On Sunday, June 15 at 6 p.m. the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church will also be hosting a concert by Dan Shall.
The instrumental music programs at Eisenhower High School are currently selling tickets for their annual Truckload of Groceries raffle. Tickets are available from any concert band, marching band, jazz band or orchestra student.
The drawing will be held on May 24.