Sugar Grove Area News in Brief

Chicken BBQ

AMVETS Post 50 in Sugar Grove will be hosting a chicken BBQ on Sunday, Aug. 10 beginning at noon. Proceeds benefit veterans projects.

The Flock at

Warren County Fair

The Christian Band, “The Flock” from the Sugar Grove Free Methodist Church will be playing tonight at the Warren County Fair from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the gazebo. Come on down and enjoy during the dinner hour.

EMHS Ready to Go

You might still see construction happening on the outside of the Eisenhower Middle High School, but inside the office staff and Principal Kelly Martin have been working hard getting all the plans in place for the start of another school year.

The Middle Level Cookout will be happening Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the EMHS parking lot. All middle level students are welcome to attend.

After Aug. 18 the Student Home Access Center will be available for viewing. Our EMHS counselors will be available to assist anyone with needed schedule changes.

Christopher Demorest, senior high counselor, will be available Aug. 20 for anyone in Grade 12 with the last name starting with A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 he will be available for anyone in Grade 11 with the last name starting with A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 will be Grade 10 A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 Grade 9 students A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Coleen Golab, EMHS junior high counselor, will be available to assist anyone with schedule changes on Aug. 22 for Grade 8, A through L, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 Grade 7 A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 Grade 6 A through L from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and M through Z from 12:30 to 3 p.m. There are no appointments necessary it is just first come first serve.

The school teacher in-service days will be held on Aug. 27-29, and Sept. 2. Sept. 1 is Labor Day and the first day of school will be Wednesday, Sept. 3.

In looking ahead to our September activities our EMHS Bonfire will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 beginning at 6 p.m. The EMHS Open House will be Thursday, Sept. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and our Homecoming football game will be held Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. The EMHS Homecoming dance will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Town Meeting


Sugar Grove Borough Council is inviting the community to a town meeting at the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department building on Aug. 18 at 7 pm. The council would like community input on the future of the Sugar Grove Elementary School facility.

Sportsmen’s Challenge Chandlers Valley Festival

On Aug. 23, Chandlers Valley will be holding its 3rd Annual Valley Outdoor Festival.

In 1898, the Chandlers Valley Literary Society Meeting that was held in Chandlers Valley Schoolhouse read the following history for their minutes. They stated that the very first settlers in the valley were Messers Peelman and Murphy, who came about 1807 and built a log cabin just below Valley Cemetery. A few years later John Chandler came to the area. Charles Chandler was the first settler on the farm. Other members of the Chandler family located here and the village was named Chandlers Valley.

We in the community celebrate our history and come together each year for an event that celebrates our local area. This year’s Valley Outdoor Festival will be held at the Chandlers Valley Baseball Field on Jackson Run Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to take part in any or all of the festival events.

Some of the most exciting activities will be the Sportsmens Challenge which is a series of judged sporting events such as bow and arrow, target shooting, canoeing and more. The popular People Pull is an event designed to have two-man teams attempt to pull a sled packed with weighted sandbags. Grab your partner now and get ready for the fun competition. There will also be a Lawn Mower Obstacle Course and yes, your lawn mower must have the mower deck attached while you compete.

New for this year will be the Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament. There will be different age groups and games will begin at 11 a.m. Registration will take place for all events at 10 a.m. on the day of the festival with the exception of the cornhole tournament. To register for the cornhole tournament, call Rudy at 814-596-6386 or Jody at 814-682-3082.

During the festival there will be children’s activities, a Pre-1965 Tractor Cruise-In, a judged photo contest, a favorite pie judging contest and the pie auction. Admission to the fun day is free and food vendors, craft vendors and music will be happening on site.

For more information on the festival or to become a vendor for the event, log on to or look for us on Facebook.


Reading Program

The Sugar Grove Free Library hosted this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Fizz! Boom! Read!” with great books, fun prizes and activities. Children and teens who completed six hours of reading receive prizes and an entry into the grand prize drawing.

Last day to turn in Reading Logs was Thursday, Aug. 7. The grand prize drawing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2:30 p.m. followed by the Lights! Camera! Action! presentation. Participants must be present to win.

Lottsville Heritage Day

The community of Lottsville will host its Annual Heritage Day Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 13. We have many interesting things to share with you on the history of Lottsville.

In 2015, the community will celebrate its 200th anniversary. We hope you mark your calendar a year in advance and plan to attend the second Saturday in September 2015.

Currently, we are gearing up for this year’s celebration. Something new is the launching of Chinese lanterns in memory of a loved one. We ask that you pay a fee of $5 prior to the end of the day. Each individual will be announced as the lantern takes flight. Bring a dish to share with the crowd, table service will be provided. There will also be a Chinese auction and bringing an auction item is suggested to help in assisting the support of this event. We look forward to your presence at this annual event. This year’s booklet for the event will be mailed within a week and if you would like included in this mailing, contact Ruth Ann DeVore 489-3408 or Don Martin 489-3262 to be included in the 2015 mailing.

Community Lunches

The Community Lunches in the area continue to be well attended. All lunches begin at 11:30 a.m. The United Methodist Church and the Mission Covenant Church are taking a summer break from community lunches during August. On the third Wednesday of the month at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church located in Chandlers Valley. Everyone is invited to attend.

Flea Market

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 through Sept. 20. The fun will begin at 8 a.m. and will run until 3 p.m. 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.