Sugar Grove Area News In Brief



Cruise In

The 19th Annual Sugar Grove Cruise In was held May 23rd. Thank you to all who came out to support the event. Proceeds from the event went to the Sugar Grove Pantry at the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church. Major Sponsors of this years Cruise In were The Bucket Caf, D&L Enos Milling, Harley Davidson of Jamestown, Ed Schults of Warren, Warren Midtown Motors, The Outpost, Brian’s Motorsports and More, Lawson Brothers, Brian Horner Inc, Wilcox Brothers, and Jones Chevrolet. More than 125 cars were entered into the event.

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. Please 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.

Flea Market

The Chandlers Valley Community Center, a nonprofit organization, at 6250 Jackson Run Road will be having a Flea Market every third Saturday of the month 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, you can contact Marlene Falconer at 489-3760.

Hunger Games

The Sugar Grove Library and the Sugar Grove Community is working to plan the 2nd Annual Sugar Grove Library Hunger games happening Saturday, June 7th. Individuals and teams need to register on or before May 16th. 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 (814) 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 score keeper 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, 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. Watch for more information as the 2nd Annual Hunger Games event gets closer. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.

Barnyard Classic

Sign up now for the Eisenhower Barnyard Classic Basketball 3 on 3 tournament. The event this year will be happening Saturday, June 28th on 10 permanent outdoor courts. For more information or to register your team go to

Book Club

The Sugar Grove Library Book Club June book is Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell. The group will meet June 30. Stop at the Library and pick up a copy today then join in the Sugar Grove Book Club.

Memorial Day event

On Memorial Day the Sugar Grove Community came together to honor our service men and women. AMVETS Post #50 and American Legion Post #758 held this joint service in the Sugar Grove Town Park beginning at 11 a.m. Guest speaker was former National Commander Gary Fry. Immediately following the Memorial Day Service AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post #50 in Sugar Grove held the “Ducks for Bucks” race. Proceeds from the race benefit Veterans projects such as PAWS, Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, St. Jude’s Hospital, John Tracey Clinic to name a few. The 2014 duck race winners were 1st place-Karen Schenck, 2nd place Tracey Williams, 3rd place Jason Edwards, 4th place Dave Edwards, 5th place – Kris Ericson and the last duck in was held by Amy Pudder.

WCSD schedule

Reminder the last day of classes for the Warren County School District will be Tuesday, June 10th. This will be a full day of school.

Sportsmen’s Challenge

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. 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, the popular 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.

Summer Camp

The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Summer Day Camp Program is now taking registrations for the coming 2014 summer. The Day Camp offers different options – full-time, part-time, or drop-in day care services or weekly camp enrollment. The Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church has been granted a license by the State of Pennsylvania for day care services. The Summer Day Camp facilities, program, and staff meet all state regulations for a licensed day care and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, handicap, ancestry, national origin, age, or sex.

The camp is now certified in New York State and can take subsidized children from Chautauqua County. Assistance to defray the daily fees of the Summer Day Camp Program is available through the Subsidized Child Day Care Program in Pennsylvania. Contact the Economic Opportunities Council of Warren County at 726-1361.

The facility will be open Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., from June through August. If you would like more information on the Summer Day Program or on the Subsidization Program, please call the church office at 489-3105.

Pavilion and

bake sale

The Mission Covenant Luncheon Ladies will be having their annual Pavilion Sale and Bake Sale on June 6 and 7 at the Mission Covenant Church from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. You will find all types of treasures at the pavilion sale and loads of goodies to purchase at the bake sale. The proceeds will go to assist with the renovations of the new Mission Covenant kitchen currently under construction.

Flea Market at

the Ball Field

The Flea Market at the Chandlers Valley Ball Field will be happening on June 21 from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. For information on being a vendor, please contact 489-3760. There will be food for sale for all the hungry shoppers and plenty of bargains to buy. The ball field is located on the corner of Jackson Run and Brown Hill Road in Chandlers Valley. Proceeds will go to benefit the Chandlers Valley Community.

Groceries raffle

The instrumental music programs at Eisenhower recently held their annual Truckload of Groceries raffle. Here are the winners:Truckload of Groceries: Ron Porter , Television: Bryce Nelson , $50 Lowe’s Gift Card: Linda Campbell , $25 Amazon Gift Card: Thom Russell , $25 Walmart Gift Card: Mike Mullen , $25 Kwik Fill Gift Card: Marcia Zeybel and $10 Tim Hortons Gift Card: Lori Dyke. Thank you to all who participated.

EMHS Baseball

Congratulations to the EMHS Knights Baseball Team on their D-10 Class A Championship victory over Union City. The Knights defeated Union City 4-3. Great job.