Youngsville Area News in Brief

By STELLA WALTON

Correspondent

Road closure extended

The following road closure has been extended until May 31: Railroad Street will be closed from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. for water line replacement and road milling. Call the borough office with any questions, 563-4604.

Holiday changes

The recycle date has been changed to Wednesday, May 22 for the month of May. June’s recycling date will be the fourth Wednesday.

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday the borough office will be closed Monday May 27. Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday, May 28 and Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday, May 29.

Youngsville TV Corp.

Annual Meeting set

The Youngsville Television Corporation’s annual board of directors meeting to be held at the office located at 3 W. Main St., Youngsville, on Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. All members are invited to attend.

Car Wash planned

Youngsville Free Methodist Church is raising funds for Mexico Mission Team 2013 by holding a car wash Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at WACOPSE (credit union) located at 117 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Warren.

Bicentennial

Decorations

Do you have an old-fashioned dress………a spinning wheel…….some old tools? Businesses please help us decorate to celebrate Youngsville’s 200th birthday by placing displays in your windows to commemorate the bicentennial.

Youngsville Hardware will have red, white, and blue bunting available for sale for businesses and residents who wish to participate also. Since the celebration will be held June 28-30, let’s decorate the town for the entire month of June.

Update on Emily

This is an update on seven-year-old Emily Melish and her bracelet project. Emily is the little girl who was born with Spina Bifida, scoliosis, a severely constricted left leg and a spirit that inspires everyone around her.

In April she underwent her 17th surgery via the Shriner’s Hospital system. That surgery was to replace the rod in her back with a longer one that can be lengthened as she grows. She is recovering nicely.

The Shriners pay the total cost for all the children who come to them with orthopedic, clef pallet, cerebral palsy, or severe burn issues. Last July, Emily came up with the idea to make and sell beaded bracelets. She wanted to give back to the Shriners so they could help more children like her. Since that time, the idea has taken wings. Everyone wants to help her. With a little help from her friends, over $13,000 has been donated to the Erie unit of the Shriner’s Hospital.

Three of those helpers are from Youngsville Elementary Middle School. When Anika and Reagan Chase heard Emily’s story at church, they wanted to help by making some bracelets and selling them to friends at school.

They enlisted the help of their friend Kinsey Olewine and presented their plan to teachers and principal for suggestions and approval. They reached their first goal quickly so they kept moving the goal up until they reached their self-set deadline. The girls didn’t stop there as they planned a presentation ceremony at church to present $350 to Mr. and Mrs. Oviatt, who represent the project in the Warren Area.

Their teacher and principle attended. Mrs. Oviatt said, “It is a great day when we can celebrate our children and an even greater day when they inspire us with their caring, compassion, and call to action.”

Bicentennial

Celebration at Church

A “Fun Musical Program” was held Sunday afternoon, April 21, at the Youngsville First United Methodist Church. This event was part of the year-long bicentennial celebration being held to commemorate their 200 years serving Christ.

Rev. Lyston and Marilyn Knappenberger, former pastor and wife, provided names of members of the first bell choir. Their son, Kent, directed the participants using the original bells for their first number. Kent also provided accompaniment with the harp for the second number.

Other returning members who took part in the program were Nanette Knappenberger (Kent’s wife, not a former member) and Gerri Miller Lyter, vocal soloists. The individuals of the bell choir included Grace Miller Backstrom, Deanne Culbertson Gaton, Nanette Knappenberger, Gerri Miller Lyter, Robin Culbertson Rain, Kristin Manelick Truesdate, Karen Jewell Yourchisin, and Elsa Manelick. Unable to attend due to health issues were Melanie Chapel Brush and Pam Ward Hummel.

The Han family (former pastor) from Albion shared with numbers on the cello and violin, played by Kyu Hyek and Kyu Hyung, respectively. Their mother, Eun Young, was the pianist.

The closing music, “The Lord’s Prayer”, was provided on a CD by Don Walters, who composed and directed the piece. He was also in attendance.

Pastor Seth McClymonds Jr. led the congregation in the singing of hymns between numbers. A time of fellowship followed the time of fellowship.

Mother’s Day Tea

at the Rouse Suites

On Friday, May 10, the Rouse Suites held a Mother’s Day Tea. The ladies enjoyed muffins, creme puffs, coffee, and hot tea. Great conversation was had by all residents’ and their guests. As the ladies’ and their guests left, each received a carnation in honor of Mother’s Day. There were a total of 40 people in attendance.

VBS scheduled

On Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pittsfield Otterbein United Methodist Church invites you to Kingdom Rock VBS. Come have a great time singing, dancing, learning how God loves you, and making new friends. We are hoping to end our time, as last year, with free swimming and a picnic at the Brokenstraw Pool.

Rummage Sale

Berea Lutheran Church Rummage Sale, Junction of Routes 6 and 958.

Thursday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

$1 a bag on Saturday.

Clothing and many miscellaneous items available.

Change of time

for meeting

of YHS class of ’64

YHS class of ’64 will meet Thursday, May 23 for a class breakfast at the Youngsville American Legion at 9 a.m. This replaces the usual Tuesday lunch for May.

Questions, contact Fred Peters 563-9493.

Mother’s Day

at St. Luke Church

Mother’s Day saw over 70 people attend the annual Mother’s Day brunch sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 13006.

Mothers were presented gifts of flowers and, with their families treated to a full-course breakfast served by the men of the parish. Following brunch a program on the House of Hope was given by Dianne Sherman, director, along with testimony by women on the need for this type of housing for those women recently released from prison or rehabilitation.

After the program, Father John Neff, pastor of St. Luke, presented a donation of $400 from the Catholic Community of Youngsville to Sherman to support this outreach program.

Annual Yard Sale

Evangelical United Methodist Church’s annual Yard Sale sponsored by Women’s Ministry will be held on May 17 and May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Second Street in Youngsville. The sale will be in the pavilion, near the parking lot in the back of the church.