Youngsville Area News In Brief

Nut rolls for

fund raising

The Religious Education students at St. Luke Catholic Church are raising funds for Food for the Poor. The funds will be used to build a house for the poor in the Caribbean. To that end, orders are being taken for Annie Yucha’s famous nut roll. The nut roll is also sold at the St. Luke Polish Fair booth at the Warren County Fair. The cost of the large nut roll is only $10.00. Over 75 have been ordered so far. If interested contact Mary Ann Devore at 563-9873. Orders will be ready by Easter.

Rouse Senior Fellowship

The Rouse Senior lunches are furnished every third Monday of each month at noon by the congregation at Saron. The dinner is planned a month in advance and someone from the congregation makes the food. Helpers report to the back door of the Manor at 11:30 a.m. on March 18th.

Saron Lenten

soup supper

A Lenten soup supper will be held every Tuesday during Lent at 5:45 p.m. at the Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville. The Maundy Thursday tureen dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. with a service to follow.

Berea soup luncheon

The monthly soup luncheon a Berea will be held on Thursday, March 21st at noon. The soup will be Stuffed Pepper with homemade bread and cornbread.

The Maundy Thursday dinner and service at Saron will be an ecumenical service with the Evangelical United Methodist and First United Methodist joining Saron for the dinner and service.

Love Your Library

Basket Extravaganza

The Friends of the Youngsville Library’s Third Annual “Love Your Library” Basket Extravaganza fundraising event is going on now through March 18th. For a $5 donation, participants will receive 10 tickets to be used toward the 8 uniquely themed baskets which are on display at the library.

The baskets will be given away in a “Chinese auction” manner and the names of the 8 winners will be drawn on March 18th. All the “Basket Extravaganza” ticket donations will directly benefit the Youngsville Public Library. “This has become the second major fundraiser for the Library after the September Book Sale. For this year the Friends of the Library created 8 uniquely themed baskets.

Each basket has a minimum value of $75 but most baskets are valued far above that,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “What makes this fundraising event so great is that there is a wide variety of high-quality baskets for people with all areas of interest. Also people have the opportunity to decide which basket or baskets interest them and can distribute their tickets accordingly.

So if you’re lucky enough to win, you win something you wanted. We are also very grateful to all the businesses that have either donated specific items or gift certificates or as is the case of West Penn Oil Co. Inc. sponsored an entire basket. Without the help of Richards, Mugs Cafe, Dick’s service center, Weidner’s Deli, The Black Cat, The Galley, Youngsville Agway, Pete’s Beverage, Outlet City, Youngsville Barnhart Davis, PVI, West Penn Oil Co., Inc., Tammy’s Hairitage, and Sue’s Beauty Salon the Friends wouldn’t have been able to offer so many items per basket. Josie Gerardi and Pete Trask are donating homemade goodies and Peggy Olson donated a large, hand-crocheted afghan. Baskets themes include “Gift Card Tree”, “Lottery Tree”, “Garden Basket w/stepping stone”, “Kitchen Basket”, “A Cheese, crackers, & ‘beverage’ Basket”, “Great for Guys”, “Ladies Basket”, and “Dinner & a Movie Basket” that has a $40 Applebee’s card, $20 Dipson theater card, and a DVD.” Tickets are available at the Youngsville Library during business hours and from members of the Friends or Library Board. Business hours are Monday-Tuesday, noon to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Call 563-7670 for additional information.

YHS alumni

Attention all YHS alumni: YHS alumni interested in planning their class reunion contact YHS Alumni Committee. The planning will be done for your reunion. The annual 2013 Alumni Homecoming events planned start Thursday, September 19, with the Homecoming Parade; Friday, YHS Tour, Homecoming football game with gathering at the alumni tent; Saturday, breakfast at Richards, Saturday evening dinner-dance. The 5 p.m. social / dinner (and/or) dance will be held at Youngsville Fire Hall. Tables will be reserved for classes and there is a separate room available if classes prefer to have a private area to congregate. Interested classmates or questions please contact 563-4060 or email

Contest winners

The American Legion Auxiliary unit 658 announced the winners of the 2013 essay contest. Title was: ” What Freedom I Enjoy The Most”, all First place winners will be sent to county council level.

3rd & 4th

1st – Kamryn Weissinger

2nd-Ethan Kesterholt

3rd-Joey Mack

5th & 6th

1st-Pierce Landis

2nd-Gage Hendrickson

3rd-Sarah Rose

7th & 8th

1st- Madeline Cratty

There was no 2nd or 3rd place winners

9th & 10th

1st-Karissa Cratty

2nd-Kennedy Cratty

3rd-Bobby Bower

11th & 12th

1st-Andy Lalwani

2nd-Katelyn Maille

There was no 3rd place winner