Youngsville Area News in Brief
Passes on Sale
Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool season passes went on sale on May 1. The discount period will be through May 30. Passes can be purchased at the Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad St.
You may call 563-4604 with any questions.
Neighbor Day Picnic
The Youngsville Recreation Committee Neighbor Day celebration was a huge success. We had a great time Saturday at Island Park! The purpose was to promote neighbor relationships and celebrate the people who we share our space with. It was a global initiative created by “Good” and we were one of 219 cities in 20 countries celebrating Neighbor Day.
Friends of Rouse
We would like to thank everyone who donated something or participated in our spring silent auction. It was a huge success because of everyone’s efforts. Also, a big thank you to Gloria Dugan, who opened the kitchen for us and donated money.
Popcorn can be purchased at the Rouse Home, even though they are under construction. The receptionist will be happy to help you.
A correction of the date for the seventh Annual Friends of Rouse September Swing Golf Scramble is on Saturday, Sept. 14. It has been listed as Sept. 15. For information, contact 563-6433.
The Annual Women’s Spring Fling will be held on May 4 at Youngsville Fire Department,
The Spring Fling will start at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m.
Some the vendors will include Beauti- Control, Tastefully Simple, Fifth Ave Cakes, Pampered Chef and many more. The event is free to the public. Food will be available to purchase from the YVFD Ladies Auxiliary.
Thursday, May 2
4 p.m. Boys Var/J.V. Baseball Home vs. Maplewood High School
4 p.m. Girls Var/J.V. Softball Home vs. Maplewood High School
4 p.m. Boys/Girls Varsity Track at Corry High School
Friday, May 3
4 p.m. Boys Var/J.V. Baseball at Fairview High School varsity only – no JV game
Saturday, May 4
9 a.m. Boys/Girls Varsity Track at North East Invitational
The imaginative “Paper World” created by David Smith is on display at the Youngsville Public Library from now until Friday, May 10.
David recycles cereal boxes, water bottle caps, and other materials to create his own models of planes, tanks, cars, or whatever else he fancies. What is particularly amazing is that even though David is legally blind he creates these items without the use of any pre-fab model kits.
Due to use of an intricate magnification system, David makes sure that each of his creations still has tremendous detail. Stop in during business hours to see the display: Monday and Tuesday, noon to 7:30 p.m; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday noon to 4 p.m.
Library part of
Youngsville Public Library has been chosen by the Warren Community Foundation to participate in the WarrenGives fundraising campaign scheduled for May 8. WarrenGives is a 12-hour online donation event hosted by the Community Foundation of Warren County. On Wednesday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. the WarrenGives website will be open for donors to give electronically at www.warrengives.org.
Youngsville Public Library will be open special hours on Wednesday, May 8 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and members of the Friends of the Youngsville Library will be stationed at three public computers with internet access to assist donors throughout the day.
“This is a really unique fundraising opportunity for our library,” said Library Friends President Evelyn Stufflebeam. “What is especially great is that in addition to the money directly donated to the Youngsville Library on May 8th, the (Warren Community) Foundation will also give a percentage match. Also, by staying open for extended hours on Wednesday and offering computer assistance, the Board and Friends hope to both increase donation participation for our library and to target patrons who either do not have computer access at home or are not computer savvy.”
For any questions, call the library 563-7670.
and ROY’s Funding
In ongoing efforts to raise funds to benefit the community of Youngsville, the Revitalization Of Youngsville Association, with help, has worked hard from 2004. It has been challenging to locate money needed to replace aging water and sewer lines. This last month, Youngsville has been offered an incredible opportunity to generate the funds needed. Yet, it will take your support. If 800 people contribute $25 each then it will mean $20,000 can go toward new sewer and water lines on East Main Street. Plus the Community Foundation of Warren County has promised to add to our donations.
Youngsville was founded by Matthew Young in 1813 and incorporated in 1850. Then, between 1900 and 1920, water pipes were laid. Around 1936, during the Depression, sewer lines were laid. As our community aged so did the things that keep our people safe. Our infrastructure has been declining now for 100 years.
Earl Wilcox, Youngsville’s Public Works foreman of 35 years, said “The lines are old. They haven’t been replaced since I’ve been here. The water comes from the reservoir on York Hill and one-third of the town’s water runs through its center.”
“Most pipes are made of old cast iron which are brittle and easily broken. Our community is unable to replace the old pipes due to the expense of constant repair. Our goal is to purchase pipes designed with the newest technology: ductile iron. This stronger more flexible material will eliminate the need for constant repair and save thousands of dollars in annual repairs and water leakage,” Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg said. “We don’t want to be working under crisis management. We want to fix it before we have it break.”
We are asking you, for the greater good, to donate so that Youngsville gets this match. Donate online at WarrenGives.org on May 8; search for Revitalization Of Youngsville Community Fund, click the donate button and use a Mastercard or Visa and follow directions to make a secure donation.
Evangelical United Methodist Women’s Ministry
Ruth Ann Varrato, Kane District lay speaker shared “You Are God’s Masterpiece” with Evangelical United Methodist Women at their “Spring Fling” lunch and craft workshop at Olmstead Manor in Ludlow. This event was hosted by the Women’s Ministry Team.
Help Wanted for the
Play tryouts for “A Beautiful Prospect” will be held on Monday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the borough office. We need all ages and many of the parts are nonspeaking.
On Saturday May 4, a Kids Carnival will be held at the Community Center, 1204 Ext. Rd. Garland.
Time: noon to 5 p.m.. This old-fashioned Kids Carnival is fun for the whole family. Face painting and games galore for 50 cents each. Test your skills at the coin toss, ring toss, duck pond and much more.
Kids play until they win! Parents bring your camera, these are memories you’ll want to save.