Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

Barnyard Classic

Next week is Barnyard Weekend. The annual Eisenhower 3 on 3 Basketball Barnyard Classic will be held on June 28. The tournament will be held on the 10 permanent outdoor courts at Eisenhower High School and every effort will be made to hold the tournament in its entirety on Saturday only.

Registration begins on Saturday, June 28 at 7:45 a.m. All teams must be registered 30 minutes prior to their first game. Games will start at 9 a.m. More information and directions on how to register can be found at All proceeds from the event benefit the Eisenhower Lady Knights Basketball Team.

Spectators need to come out for a day of great basketball, fun, and food. Although there is construction happening throughout the facility, the lower parking lot will be transformed into the basketball tournament just as in previous years so plan to join us once again for the Barnyard Classic.

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. to 3 p.m. For information on being a vendor, 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 roads in Chandlers Valley. Proceeds will go to benefit the Chandlers Valley Community.

Community Lunches

The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. 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. On the third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

Hunger Games

The Sugar Grove Library board of directors has announced the postponement of the second Annual Hunger Games due to scheduling conflicts. A new date will be announced once it is decided upon.

Contact the Sugar Grove Free Library at or 489-7872 with any questions.

Book Club

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

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. 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.

Sale Days

The community will once again be holding its annual Sugar Grove Sale Days event on Saturday, July 26. If you would like to rent a spot for your sale you can do so at the United Methodist Church parking lot or the Sugar Grove Fire Hall.

Nyla Luvison

5K Run/Walk

The 12th Annual Nyla Luvison 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. The starting point for the race will be the Sugar Grove Fire Hall on School Street. Runners, note this year’s start time is 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $20 after the early registration deadline of June 19. Registration will be held from 8 to 9:15 a.m. at the Sugar Grove Fire Hall. The age divisions for the race will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-65, and 66 plus. T-shirts are guaranteed to first 150 entrants. Awards will be given for the first male and female overall, top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

The Children’s Fun Run is free and will be held at the conclusion of the 5K. All little participants get something for their efforts.

Proceeds from the event are equally divided between the Cancer Care Center at Warren General Hospital and the Eisenhower High School cross country teams. A BBQ chicken dinner will be available at the fire hall on race day. A race entry form can be found at the webpage.

Flea Market

The Chase Car Care located on Route 957 just outside of Sugar Grove is holding a Flea market Saturday, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like information on how to become a vendor for the Flea Market you can contact Chase Car Care. Vendor spots are available for the event. There are plenty of lots available in the gravel parking lot. Parking is free. This weekend will include a Cruise In and Elvis impersonator.