Youngsville Area News In Brief

A welcome luncheon for Pastor Ricky Nelson and family will be held at the United Methodist Churches of Youngsville July 21 following the 11 a.m. service. Youngsville EUM and Youngsville First Church members and friends are invited to attend. Please bring your own table service and a dish to share. Any questions contact EUM Church at 563-4351 and /or Youngsville First Church at 563-4201.


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.

Pool Events

Too hot too cook? Take a picnic lunch to the Youngsville Brokenstraw Pool on Thursday, May 18, and enjoy the Band “Hunger of Humanity.” The High School Band will perform from 6:30 P.M.-8:30P.M. Items available for raffle to raise funds for Breast Cancer are available in the building. Youngsville Brokenstraw Pool is open from 1 P.M. – 5:30-P.M. Swimming exercise class 5:15 P.M. – 6:15P.M. Evening hours 6:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M. Call the Youngsville Boro Office for information 563-4604.

Bicentennial items

The Youngsville Borough Office has a few Bicentennial items for sale. Call the office for information 563-4604.

R.O.Y. progress

The sidewalk on Railroad St. is being repaired as part of the Youngsville Revitalization. Phase 2 will be the replacement of East Main Street’s aged sewer & water lines of the Youngsville redevelopment project.

Kayak/ Canoe

Poker Run

The 3rd Annual Kayak/Canoe Poker Run will be held on Aug. 24 along the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam to Betts Park. Registration forms are available at the Youngsville Borough Office. A t-shirt will be given to the first 100 registrants who register before Aug. 1. Cost $20 for early registration, $25 after Aug. 1 and day of event registration. Fee is per person. The fee includes food, rest stop refreshments, and giveaways. There will be 50/50 giveaways and the chance to win a new kayak. Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Cards must be turned in by 4:30 p.m. to be validated. No refunds for cancellation or no shows.

Some helpful tips: It’s a long day on the river; no alcohol is permitted on the river, bring snacks with you. Organizers will provide water and hot dogs at the rest stop for an extra snack. Bring extra dry clothes and shoes to leave in your car for afterwards, sturdy water shoes recommended, don’t forget lifejackets, and sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and bug spray.

Checks payable to: Youngsville Borough, 40 Railroad St. Youngsville, Pa 16371, contact person: Steve Morris 814-563-7788.

Golf tournament

The Youngsville Wrestling Boosters will host their Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser Event on Saturday, July 27. This year the event will be held at Blueberry Golf Course in Russell beginning at 8 a.m. Pre- registration for each team is required. Individual registration Fee is $65 and additional events will be held throughout the morning on the course. To register your team, sponsor the event, make a donation, or for more information, please call 563-1606.

Sign-up for wrestling

Anyone entering 7th through 12th grade, for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, who is interested in wrestling for the first time, please contact Coach Scott Ishman at 563-1606.

Yard Sales

The Annual YABA Community Yard Sales will be held July 19-21, all day, every day of the event. Thursday and Sunday are optional sale days. There will be garage/yard sales all over Youngsville and well as in the downtown area. Items for ROY to sell may be dropped off at the Artistry Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ROY sale will be held Thursday, July 18, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m. until noon. Anyone who can help work, please contact Helga at 563-4959.

Helga has not been feeling well, so volunteering an hour or two during the sale will be appreciated very much. All of the proceeds go to support community events or projects. If it is hot, most of the sale stuff will be in the ROY store portion of the Bizarre Bazaar with fans going. New volunteers are welcomed as some of us oldies are getting burned out. The ROY booth will be located in front of Allegheny Artistry. If you have items you would like to donate, they may be dropped off at the Artistry starting on Wednesday, July 18 (no clothes, please!). Pick-up can be arranged if necessary. Call 563-4959.

CornFest ‘Basket’

This year’s CornFest “Basket” can be viewed in the Allegheny Artistry window. Tickets are $1 each or 3 for $2. The “basket” contains over $400 in merchandise. This year’s theme is “Your Local Businesses”. All items were donated by Youngsville businesses. Tickets are available at the Allegheny Artistry, Youngsville Pharmacy or from a ROY member.

Wilder talk

You’re invited to come listen to “Henry Rouse” talk about his life and contribution to Warren County at Warren County Tales on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m.. Listen as “Henry Rouse” talks of his life as a student, teacher and oilman by the firelight on the lawn at the Wilder Museum of Warren County History 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine . The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary snacks will be provided by Golden Living Kinzua and Asera Care Hospice. The program will be held in the Conference Room in event of rain. For more information please call (814) 723-1795 or (814) 563-7773 or online at www.warrencountyhistory like us on Facebook. Just off of Route 6 at Ellwood National Forge Exit, north of Youngsville & south of Warren Wilder Museum seasonal hours of operation: Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 1 to 5 PM or (814)563-7773

YHS Class of ’64

YHS Class of ’64 will meet Tuesday, July 23, at 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the Youngsville American Legion.

For information contact Fred Peters 563-9493.

YHS Alumni

The YHS Alumni committee again is asking area residents and businesses to plan ahead with displaying ‘Paint the Town Red’ during the Homecoming weekend, September 19 – 21, Supporting the mighty Eagles and celebrating Youngsville High School’s Homecoming the committee will be lining the parade route with balloons to the traditional bonfire at Mike Shine Field. All alumni are invited to join in the ‘March Down Memory Main’ as the past tradition was a Snake Dance lead by the football players, cheerleaders, spectators and the grand YHS Marching Band.

Other weekend events include the tour of YHS, Homecoming football game, alumni breakfast, open house for alumni at Abplanalp’s Dairy Bar, cruise-in poker run, followed by a dinner/ dance honoring Jack and Florence Abplanalp for the unforgettable high school memories at their local teenage hang out. Interested alumni/public wishing to participate in the cruise in – poker run at Abplanalp’s’ Dairy Bar contact Rick at

All YHS alumni are invited to join in the Homecoming celebrations. Class tables can be reserved with advance tickets for the dinner/dance. The Class of 1963 will be holding their 50th Class Reunion. Classmates can contact Kitty at 726-0883. Also celebrating are the classmates of 1968 planning their 45th reunion. Contact Sue at 563-7903.

Advanced dinner reservations are needed. Dance tickets will be available at the door, but tickets in advance are suggested. The dance is open to the public. For tickets and information contact 563-4060 or 489-3535.