Sugar Grove Area News in Brief
By CANDIS RIEDER
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 school 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.
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 Russell Elementary School, who will also 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.
Sugar Grove Elementary School recently honored its sixth graders who qualified for the merit and honor roll. Parents were invited to see their students receive their certificate. The Nutrition Group was on hand to provide a breakfast for the parents and students. This will be the last honor roll breakfast for the SGES sixth graders before they graduate on to Eisenhower Middle High School.
The honored students this nine-week grading period were: Merit Honor Roll Thomas Baran, Dakota Chase, Lilly Darling, Logan Greene, Logan Jaquay, Michelle Kingsley, Catelyn Thompson and Mattison Wallin . Honor Roll Ashley Hall, Alexander Roberts, Destiny Snook, Emiley Wheeler.
Zoo Comes to SGES
On April 30, the Erie Zoo joined with The Nutrition Group to provide an educational day of animal fun and nutritional information for the students at the Sugar Grove Elementary School. The cafeteria staff provided a special zoo themed lunch along with lucky tray day where half of all the students who purchased a lunch were winners of zoo animal sunglasses or animal hats.
After lunch, friends of the Erie Zoo held an all-school assembly where students had the opportunity to meet zoo animals, learn about their unique features and characteristics, as well as their habitat and special diets. The Nutrition Group was on hand to share the importance of students making wise food choices each day. Our new Erie Zoo Friends, Frost the Owl, Gus the Skunk, Katrina the Snake, and Musha the Skink all require a special diet. The SGES students learned that many of the same fruits and vegetables eaten by animals at the Erie Zoo are also enjoyed by kids as well.
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.
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.
Clean-up day for Sugar 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.
The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. 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 in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend. Note that the United Methodist Church and the Mission Covenant Church will be taking a summer break from community lunches during June, July and August.
The Sugar Grove Library Book Club will be meeting on May 19. The book selected is Time Warped by Claudia Hammond. Pick up a copy and consider joining us at the library for Book Club.
The Chandlers Valley Community Center, a nonprofit 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 Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove Community is 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 email@example.com 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 Sugar Grove 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 geo cashing, 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.
Ron Brewer will be in concert at the Chandlers Valley United Methodist Church on Jackson Run Road, in Chandlers Valley, on May 28 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.
of Groceries Raffle
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.
The Chase Car Care located on Route 957 just outside of Sugar Grove will begin holding their flea markets. The first one will be held this weekend May 17 and 18. It is open to the public and runs on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like information on how to become a vendor for the flea market, contact Chase Car Care. Vendor spots are available for the event. Parking is free.
Sign up now for the Eisenhower Barnyard Classic Basketball 3 on 3 tournament. The event this year will be happening Saturday, June 28 on 10 permanent outdoor courts. For more information or to register your team, go to www.barnyardclassic.com.
EMHS Choir Concert
The Eisenhower Middle High School Choirs are preparing for the annual Spring Concert to be held in the Praise Fellowship sanctuary on Thursday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the free concert which will include Seventh Grade Chorus, Eighth Grade Chorus, Reflections, and Senior Choir, with musical guests Joyful Sounds Handbell Choir from First Lutheran Church, Warren.
The choirs are directed by Denise Pearson.
The Eisenhower Pride is a not-for-profit community group for all desired, autonomous support groups at Eisenhower K-12. It exists to provide resources that otherwise would be redundant or improbable within existing support groups.
To launch this newly formed group we will be holding a golf scramble, Chinese auction and chicken barbeque at Cable Hollow Golf Course on June 7.
The scramble will be a shotgun start beginning at 2 p.m. The chicken barbeque and Chinese auction will take place after the scramble at 6:30 p.m. Registration forms can be secured by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 757-5850. All teams must register by May 31. A seniors and ladies division will be available with five or more teams registering in these divisions. Cost of the dinner is $10 and reservations can be made by calling 757-5850 by May 3t. If you would like to donate to this event, contact the email or phone number above.