Youngsville Area News in Brief

Boro Holiday Notice

The Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed on Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday.

Scrap Metal Collection

Scrap Metal Days for Youngsville baseball and softball teams on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Davis Street Baseball Field. They will be collecting batteries, appliances, wire, hot water tanks, but no electronics.

Contact Nicole Marino at 688-0957 for more information.

Saron Lente

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 p.m. with a service to follow.

Berea Soup Luncheon

The monthly soup luncheon a Berea will be held today, Thursday, March 21, 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.

Ice Cream Social

YEMS Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle is Tuesday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. with pre-sale tickets available through any student or at YEMS for 2-$1, 5-$2, 15-$5 and they have iPod tickets are $2 each.

Class of ’64

YHS class of ’64 lunch will be Tuesday, March 26 at the Youngsville American Legion at 12:30.

For more information, contact Fred Peters 563-9493.

Touchdown Club

Meeting

The meeting scheduled for March 18 was cancelled due to weather and has been rescheduled for Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. We have several things we will be discussing and hope that everyone will be able to join us.

New Location

Ready for Services

Youngsville Free Methodist Church invites you to join them on Sunday, March 31 for Easter Service at 10:30 a.m. at their new location, 179 Davis St.

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 $10. Over 75 have been ordered so far.

If interested, contact Mary Ann Devore at 563-9873. Orders will be ready by Easter.

YHS Scholarships

The Youngsville High School Alumni Scholarship application is now available in the YHS Guidance Office. Applications may also be accessed through the district website at “http://www.wcsdpa.org”>www.wcsdpa.org under the Youngsville High School, Guidance Office tabs.

This award is open to all YHS seniors who plan to continue their education in a post-secondary setting, whether a two- or four-year college or university or in any other technical or business program.

Seniors are encouraged to apply for the money that has been offered by the Alumni Association. The due date for this application to be returned to the guidance office is May 2.

Art Competition

for April 20 event

The entry form for the second annual Fine Art and Vino Venue Art Competition at the Youngsville Fire Hall presented by ROY (the Revitalization Of Youngsville) and sponsored by PNC Financial Investments-VP Rob Maring, can be found on the website at www.artandvinovenue.blogspot.com. Click on the Fine Art Competition page.

Further information can be obtained by calling Joanne Oviatt at 563-4286.

Amateur Wine Contest

An Amateur Wine Contest will be held with the Youngsville Fine Art and Vino Venue. It is open to all amateur winemakers age 21 and over. The entry fee is $5/bottle and you may enter as many bottles as you wish.

Bottles must be labeled with the following: name, category, and wine ingredient (grape, fruit, berry, etc.) Categories include: Dry Red; Sweet Red; Dry Blush; Sweet Blush; Dry White; Sweet White; Non Grape-Fruit and/or Berry.

Medals will be awarded for each category along with a Best of Show.

Entry forms/payment are due no later than April 1. Bottles may be dropped off at Allegheny Artistry no later than April 18. Entry forms along with complete rules and regulations can be found at www.artandvinovenue.blogspot.com or call Ellen, 563-7391 with questions.

Benefit For the Pool

Friends of Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool, Inc. will hold a fundraising dance at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, April 6. Ron Carrington and “Touch of Gold” will be playing from 8 until 11 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Snacks will be provided and doors open at 7 p.m. Call Bill at 563-7829, Nicole at 563-7960, Chris at 563-3122 or Kris at 563-2817 to get your tickets reserved.

Amateur Comedy Night

Saturday, April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. the Garland Community Center will host an Amateur Comedy Night. Free Admission to the event. Comedians wanted and need to sign up now.

Call Cheryl at 563-4374. Cash prizes, audience judges, Vote for your favorite comedian by placing a donation in their can. The comedian with the most donations wins. No children or teens permitted unless accompanied by a parent/guardian. Food and refreshments will be available.

Youngsville Library

Basket Winners

The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library thanks everyone who participated in the Third Annual “Love Your Library” Basket Extravaganza Fundraiser that was held from Valentine’s Day through St. Patrick’s Day.

All donations will directly benefit the Youngsville Public Library. “The Basket Extravaganza is a major fundraiser for the library,” said Library Directory Kristy Wallace. “That is why the Friends organization is so conscientious about creating a variety of high-quality baskets to choose from and also why the Friends and Board are so grateful to everyone who donated to this Basket Event including individuals and businesses who donated actual items for baskets.”

Local businesses that donated items for the baskets were Dick’s Service Center, Richard’s Restaurant, Mugs Cafe, Weidner’s Deli, The Black Cat, The Galley, Youngsville Agway, Outlet City, Pete’s Beverage, Youngsville Barnhart Davis, PVI, Sue’s Beauty Salon, Tammy’s Hairitage, and West Penn Oil Co for sponsoring an entire basket as well as Pete Trask and Josie Gerardi for making homemade bread and jellies, respectively. Thank you to Valley Bowling for hosting the baskets for a week and to Richard’s Restaurant for allowing the Friends to promote the Basket Extravaganza event there.

Basket winners were: (a) Gift Card Basket Sue Broswell, (b) Lottery Tree Shirley Simones, (c) Garden Basket Cheri Bair, (d) Kitchen Basket- Lynda Church, (e) Cheese, crackers, and beverages Basket- Marcia Zeybel, (f) Great for Guys Basket Marge Peters, (g) Dinner at Applebee’s, Dipson Movie Passes and a DVD Randy Scalise, and (h) Lady’s Basket Tabitha Stuart. This year there was also a “bonus draw” from the names of all the remaining participants’ tickets as a way to give a “bonus thank you” prize. The Bonus Prize winner, Dave Jones, won a $25 Kwik fill Gas Card. Winners may pick up their baskets at Youngsville Library during regular business hours.

Bicentennial

Celebration

June 28, 29 and 30 will be the Youngsville Bicentennial Celebration.

Friday night is the play ” A Beautiful Prospect” at the Youngsville High School at 7 p.m., if you would like to be a part of this, call Barb Luce at 563-4936. We are also planning a scavenger hunt around Youngsville the time to be announced later.

Saturday is the celebration on the Island Park grounds, old fashioned games for children and adults, demonstrators, food vendors, an apple pie baking contest, beard contest, best period costume and music. The parade is at11 a.m.; if you would like to participate in the parade call the borough office and leave your name and phone number. We are having to historical walks around town in the afternoon and the fireworks at the Rouse Home that night. Sunday is a community picnic at 1 p.m. with music to follow after.

The committee is looking for memorabilia from Youngsville’s history, if you have anything that you would lend the committee for a display in the Island Park Building, call Patty Farr at 563-7870. We are also looking for volunteers to help out the day of the celebration. The next meeting of the committee is April 6 at 9 a.m. at the borough building.

ROY and Warren Gives

Revitalization Of Youngsville Association (ROY) members met with the Community Foundation of Warren County recently to discuss the Community Foundation’s latest program. The Revitalization Of Youngsville, a nonprofit organization, is a self-help community group that voluntarily works to improve the heart of the community, downtown Youngsville, and therefore benefits current and future generations by fixing the worn-out downtown roadways, sidewalks, storm sewers and living conditions, making it conducive to and supportive of economic development and contributing to a family-friendly community.

Community volunteer Nancy Holmberg said, “Money raised will be used to fix outdated and deteriorating infrastructure, therefore transforming the Borough of Youngsville into a more vibrant and active community. We are asking that on May 8 as many people as possible pledge support for the community developments by logging onto www.warrengives.org and choose the Revitalization Of Youngsville Community Fund link.”

Warren Gives is a 12-hour online donation event sponsored by the Community Foundation of Warren County. Their website www.warrengives.orgwill be open for donors to give to their favorite charities on May 8 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.. Donations may be made online with Visa or MasterCard. At the end of the day, the foundation will tally the donations and match a percentage of the total donations received by each organization.