Youngsville Area News In Brief



‘Charles Wesley’

at Y’ville UM

The Youngsville First United Methodist Church will host “Charles Wesley” aka Larry Homitsky during the morning worship service June 9 at 9 a.m. Mr. Homitsky is well known for his impersonations of both Charles and John Wesley.

While John Wesley was most eminent in the founding of Methodism in England in the 1700’s, Charles Wesley was a most outstanding poet and writer of Bible-centered hymns. Most protestant hymnals contain many of his 7,000 hymns, one of which is “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”, that we all sing at Christmas.

Visitors are welcome to attend this service to enjoy Morning Worship led by “Charles Wesley”, followed by a time of fellowship. The congregation will gather at the front of the church to welcome “Charles” as he arrives on his horse.

Outreach dinner

The monthly outreach dinner at St. Francis Episcopal Church will be Tuesday, June 11th, from 4pm to 6pm. Our picnic menu will be sweet Italian sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions, pasta salad, and an ice cream bar. Donations appreciated.

Love INC volunteer

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of the Brokenstraw Valley board of directors has thanked Norma Dey for her dedication and service during the past 4 years. Norma was instrumental in the development of the affiliation and served on the board the past two years. Norma was the secretary & led the personal committee in the hiring of our new Executive Director. She will be missed as a leader and a friend as she retires.

Otterbein VBS

From Monday, June 17, to Friday, June 21, from 6-8:30 p.m. preschoolers to 6th grade, the Pittsfield Otterbein UM Church will hold Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School. Participans will sing, dance, learn about God’s love, and make new friends. For more information, contact: Angie Bojaczko, Children’s Director, at Pittsfield Otterbein UMC. Phone 436-7379

Y’ville UM Bible School

Youngsville First United Methodist Church 2013 Vacation Bible School will be held June 24 – 28 each evening from 6 to 8:45 p.m. The closing program will be Friday, June 28, at 8:30 P.M. All children ages 3 through those who have finished Grade 6 are welcome.

The theme is everywhere fun fair: where God’s world comes together. This is a Bible-based interactive program that gives children a chance to discover God’s love. God’s love welcomes all people and the lessons guide children to love and serve God and be neighbors to all.

The Bible lessons will be about Sarah and Abraham, a generous widow, the Good Samaritan, Zacchaeus, and God’s welcoming love to everyone. There will be a featured country in each lesson including Japan, Zimbabwe, United Kingdom, Australia, and Mexico.

Included in each evening will be Bible time, discovery time, crafts, music, recreation, and, of course, snacks related to the lesson. Questions: contact Jane Balling 814 563-4029.Jane Balling 563-4029

Volleyball Boosters

The Youngsville Volleyball Team will have a car wash on Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NAPA in Youngsville. Also, they will have a bake sale; everything is by donation.

Baccalaureate Service

The Youngsville High School, The Class of 2013, Baccalaureate Service was held on Sunday.

The YHS Orchestra performed and was accompanied by Shelly Teska on the piano and the Director Cynthia Scheid. The

Speakers were Rev. John Gerber, Dr. Darrell Jaskolka, principal, Rev. Seth McClymonds, Rev. Kathy Thompson and Rev. Rick Hamrick. The Senior Chior also sang and was directed by Christina Montgomery.

Head Start Spring

program and graduates

The Youngsville Head Start held its Spring Program on Tuesday, May 28. The program was held at the Youngsville High School Auditorium with many family members and friends attending. The children performed and sang “Tiny Tim”, “Five Little Fish” “Ravioli” with special guest Mackenzie Pence performing and finished with “Down on Grandpa’s Farm”. The following students graduated Head Start and will begin Kindergarten next Fall: Dylan B.;

Mia B; Conner G; Hailey G; Alex H.; Joseph K.; Rachael L.; Conner M.; Graeme M.; Hailey P.; Loupeeta S.; Hailey V.; and Shayna Y. The following students will be returning to Head Start in the Fall: Sierra B.; Prezley C.; Derrick C.; Abby C.: Justin K.; Anna O. and Cody P. The staff congratulates each student and wishes them a great and safe summer.

Story hour

Youngsville Library’s “Stories & Songs with Sara” Program is a story hour program for children ages 3-6 years. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts. This program will be held at the library on Tuesdays: June 11, June 18, and June 25 from 1 – 2 p.m. and again on Wednesday, July 10, also 1 -2 p.m.

Although pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that there are enough crafting supplies for all the participants, “walk-ins” are welcomed. Children are not required to sign-up for each of the four dates when registering. Library business hours are Monday and Tuesday, noon – 7:30 p.m ., Wednesday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and Friday, noon-4 p.m.



Registration is open for Youngsville Library’s 8th Annual Summer “Super Reader” Program, open to all students from Kindergarten (completed) through 12th grade (completed). Sign up with a parent/adult sponsor during library business hours. You read independently (not at the library) and at your own pace. You can read your own books or books that you borrow from the library. Read as much as you want or as little as you want, but the more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes, fair passes, gift-cards, and more.

This year’s K-12 “Super Reader” program runs from Monday, June 10, – Wednesday, July 17. The sooner you register and receive your reading logs, the better your chances of completing all six reading log levels (S-U-P-E-R & Reader). Those who complete the highest lever (Reader) will receive a bonus prize, a T-shirt, and 10 extra “raffle ticket chances” for chances to win “Super Reader” prizes such as Dairy Queen and Wal-Mart gift cards, Super Soaker, candy, and fair passes. More details and a reading log are provided when you register at the Youngsville Library. Questions: 563-7670 (Mon. & Tue. Noon- 7:30; Wed. 10-5; Fri. Noon-4)

BVSP programs

Blair Learn to Swim Program will be held with three classes daily at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $20 per child per session.

Session I will run June 17- June 28; sign Up – June 10-14, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., June 15 and 16, 2013:12 p.m.-1 p.m. Session II – July 8 – July 19, sign Up – July 1-5, 5 p.m.-6p.m., July 6 and 7, 12 p.m.-1p.m.; Session III – July 22- August 1, Sign Up – July 15-19: 5 p.m.-6 p.m., July 20 and 21, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.


Swimmer-cise at BVSP is starting Monday, June 10. The classes will be held Monday through Thursday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The cost for residents of Youngsville Borough, Brokenstraw and Pittsfield Townships is $45 and for non-residents the cost is $55 for the season. Single classes are $6 each. For Season Pass contact the Youngsville Borough office at 563-4604.