Youngsville Area News In Brief



Book Fair

A “Books Are Fun” book fair will be held at the Rouse Home on Thursday July 11 from 10:00-3:30. Quality Books at discount prices. Many children’s books & toys as well as how to books, cookbooks, decorations & much more will be for sale. Ten percent of profits go to the Rouse Activity fund to provide quality programs & entertainment for the residents. The public is welcome & encouraged to attend. Stop in & do some shopping to benefit a good cause!

YHS Alumni Picnic

The YHS annual alumni picnic is still going to be held at 1noon on Tuesday, July 9, however, instead of being held at the Youngsville High School, it will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Bring a dish to pass. Meat and beverages and tableware will be provided.

Rouse celebration

On Tuesday the Suites at Rouse held a “Red, White, and Blue” picnic. All residents and staff enjoyed hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, and watermelon out on the front patio. Strawberry shortcake was served for dessert.

Entertainment was provided by Russ Keyser.

Community dinner

A community dinner will be held at St. Francis on July 9. The menu will be baked chicken, side dish and dessert from 4-6 p.m.

Receives award

On June 24, Caroline Johnson, owner of Johnson Transportation, and Connie Hale, bus driver and secretary for Johnson Transportation, attended the 33rd annual convention and trade show for the Pennsylvania School Bus Association in State College,. At the banquet, Johnson Transportation was honored with the Platinum Bus Award signifying that they have been in the school bus industry for 75 years and it has been with the same family throughout that time.

Johnson Transportation received a banner, an engraved crystal bowl, and a diamond school bus pin.

Johnson Transportation has been a family owned and operated business since 1924.

Bike Trail

“A meeting of people interested in the Youngsville Bike Trail will be held at the Youngsville Borough building at 7 p.m., July 11. All persons willing to join in the final phase of making this attractive addition to Youngsville a reality are encouraged to attend. The supporters have the funding, the plans, the paperwork is done, and need some hands. Any questions, call: Neil Himber, 563-9236

Contests results

The Bicentennial Celebration list of non-centurions Phyllis Henry rode in the parade, Frances Rhodes, Helen Taraska, June Carroll, Edna Caldwell, Cynthia Brindis, John Shanshala, Marian Jackson, Martha Shannon and Ken Lind.

Costumes Winners are the following: representing 1800’s- Alice VanGuilder; 1960’s Evan Maisker and Karissa Cratty- John Mack and Kennedy Cratty. Pie Contest: 1st Place Barb Heater, 2nd Paula Cindrick; longest beard Eugene Knightlinger.Winners of scavenger hunt; sister and brothers, Barb Litton, Greg Sanford and Mike Sanford.

Farewell dinner

A farewell dinner was held at Youngsville First United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 23, for Rev. Seth McClymonds, Jr. and his family and Rev. John Gerber. Rev. McClymonds has been appointed to Warren Covenant United Methodist Church and Assistant Pastor for Warren Grace United Methodist Church.

Rev. John Gerber and Rev. Anette Gerber have been appointed to the Erie- Meadville District.

A Journey of Hope

Luella Krieger, one of Western Pennsylvania Conference’s general evangelists, will be presenting “The Underground Railroad – A Journey to Hope” on Sunday afternoon, July 28, at 3:30 P.M. in the Youngsville First United Methodist Church sanctuary as part of the church’s bicentennial celebration. Luella, and her husband Jim, sold their home in 2002 when Jim’s secular job ended. They moved into a fifth wheel trailer and said, “Here we are, send us.” God has sent them to various places throughout the United States. They bring God’s word to life dramatically through sharing their creation of “Visitors from the Past.”

Luella Kreiger’s ancestral home of Sugar Grove was deeply involved in the Underground Railroad. Luella takes on the role of Martha Miller who is a member of the “Ladies Fugitive Aid Society.” As a part of the Underground Railroad, she has made her home a “station.” You will find the presentation “A Journey to Hope” both educational and inspiring through the stories portrayed.

Luella recently portrayed Mary of Magdala at Wesley Woods during the UMW’s Day Apart; and portrayed Susanna Wesley at Annual Conference, providing the Golden Slipper awards.