Youngsville Area News in Brief

Annual Book Sale

and Bake Sale

What do St. Luke Church, Bob’s Garage, and Dr. Pikna, DMD and reading have in common? Why, the Youngsville Public Library’s K-12 Super- Readers, of course. Thanks to their generous sponsorship and continued commitment to all the young readers in our community, T-shirts were able to be provided to all the “Super Readers” who reached the top reading level in Youngsville Library’s 8th Annual Summer Super Reader program.

“This year we had the highest number of over-all participants ever, well over 85 kids” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “That also means that this year we had the most ‘Super Readers’ who achieved the top reading level. Since the program began, a T-shirt has been offered as an incentive prize to all participants who complete all six reading levels thereby reaching ‘Super Reader’ status. The Board and I can’t express enough thanks and appreciation for Bob’s Garage, Dr. Pikna, and St. Luke Church for pledging to be this year’s T-shirt sponsors -especially since we have such high numbers of ‘Super Readers’. Kids really do look forward to receiving a T-shirt for all their effort and hard work and we’re grateful that the kids were able to receive them this year, too.”

This year’s top “Super-Readers” in Kindergarten-3rd grade each read over 45 books in a six weeks, 4th-8th grade readers each read over 1,300 pages, 9th-12th grade readers each read over 1,500 pages, and “Extreme” readers each read over 3,200 pages.

Top “Super Readers” who qualified for T-shirts were: Madison Carnahan, Michael Carnahan, Breahna Nicoletti, Dominic Nicoletti, Justin Hahn, Josiah Camp, Haven May, Carson Chase, Brandon Forslund, Alex Hill, Seth Jensen, Sahara Lehman, Katharine Smith, Joe Yost, Aaron Bennett, Jasmine Wojtkiewicz, Jonathan Woltkiewicz, Becca Emple, Katie Downs, Autumn Hoffner, Starla Hoffner, Brandon Bennett, Kristy Bennett, Rebecca Bennett, Jordan Bennett, Annika Chase, Reagan Chase, Nick Cox, Garrett Jensen, Alyla Mercado, Nyko Mercado, Isaac Smith, Kendra Shaffer, Brian Yost, Jonathan Hahn, Lydia Gregory, Jacob Williams, Claire Daniels, Bree Jewell, Collin Stover, Curtis Hoffner, Amanda Bennett, Abby Downs, and Katie Jesson.

This Friday and Saturday the Friends of the Youngsville Library will have their Annual “Gently Used” Book Sale and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is one of two major fundraisers for the library. The library will be operational during that time and patrons will also have full access to all public internet computers. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., hotdogs, pop, water, and strawberry shortcake will be available as well. For a donation of $3, you can receive a hotdog, drink, and strawberry shortcake for dessert and help out the library, too. A very special thank you the Youngsville Tops for sponsoring the hot dogs for this portion of the fundraiser. Youngsville Public Library Annual Book Sale will take place on Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, hot dogs, pop and water available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Gently Used” book videos, DVD & more!

Wild Wind Festival

The annual Wild Wind Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 7-8 at the Warren County Fair Grounds, Pittsfield, starting at 10 a.m. each day. The 34th anniversary of nationally-recognized, award-winning festival, featuring 150 juried artisans, musical entertainment, food, demonstrations, children’s activities, exotic animal zoo, Bird of Prey exhibit, pony rides, farmer’s market. It will be held rain or shine as most exhibitors are under cover in the animal barns.

Town Hall

Budget Workshop

Youngsville Borough will hold a town hall budget workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the borough building. The purpose of the meeting is the community is invited and encouraged to attend the budget workshop to give input regarding the borough’s 2014 budget.

Youngsville Borough


Youngsville Borough meeting will be held on Sept. 9 at the borough building.

Paint like the Masters

Recently, a group of ladies gathered at Allegheny Artistry for a fun evening of wine, snacks, and painting. They brought their own choice of wine. An assortment of snacks and necessary painting supplies were provided by instructor Joanne Oviatt. The class was the first in the series called “Paint like the Masters”.

This painting session focused on the history and style of Van Gogh. After looking at photos of his sunflower paintings, the participants practiced drawing sunflowers from different angles. Then, the ladies tried some of Van Gogh’s stroke techniques and color combinations. Although all of the artists painted sunflowers, each painting turned out differently.

“Paint like Georgia” (O’Keefe) will be offered next in the series tentatively scheduled for the evening of Sept. 24. Call 563-4286 for more information.

Card Shower

for Former Resident

Frances Zolko, a former longtime resident of Youngsville, will be celebrating her 95th birthday on Sept. 18. Her family would like to shower her with cards from her many friends in the Youngsville area. Her address is: Forestview at Springhill, Room D11, 2301 Edinboro Road, Erie, PA 16509.

Centurions Plus

Celebrate Birthdays

Hazel Bull celebrated her 101st birthday on Aug. 18, and on Sept. 1 Violette McAmbley celebrated her 102nd birthday.

Outreach Dinners at St. Francis Episcopal Church

The outreach dinners at St. Francis Episcopal church have been cancelled until further notice. We thank everyone in the community who has supported the dinners.

Brokenstraw Township

Tax Collector Hours

The 2013 taxes will be mailed on July 31, should be received on Aug. 1. Hours at the Brokenstraw Township Building are the following: Sept. 18- 9 a.m. -noon & 6 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 21- 9 a.m.- noon; Sept 26 – 9 a.m.-1noon & 6 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 27 -9 a.m.- noon & 6 to 8 p.m.; Sept. 28 – 9 a.m.- noon; Sept. 30- 9 a.m – noon & 6 to 8 p.m. All others payments by appointments only.


Appreciation Day

Northwest Savings Bank celebrated the downtown development with a customer appreciation day on Friday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Couple Celebrated

65th Anniversary

Ken and Jeanne Johnson of 163 Marsh Ave. thank all those who helped them celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday Aug. 25.

Alumni Homecoming

Dinner Dance

YHS Alumni Homecoming dinner reservations have been extended to Sept. 10. Mail reservations to Lou Ann Lauger, PO Box 235, Youngsville, PA 16371. It will be held on Sept. 21.

Remember those ‘can’t wait’ dances right after the basketball games? Remember the cheers as the mighty Eagles basketball players arrived? Following the dinner will be a dance with music by ‘Necessary Experience’ playing your favorite rock n roll tunes. Groups attending may reserve a table by calling 563-4060.

Come visit with the YHS classes of 1968, 1963, returning alumni, teachers, and community members. Before the music begins, YHS Class of 1969 will hold an organizational meeting making plans for their 45th reunion. All interested classmates may attend.

Love Inc.

New Board Members

Love Inc. announces two new board members, Margaret Rosequist and Brad Thompson.

7th Annual Friends

of Rouse Golf Scramble

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the Friends of Rouse will host its 7th Annual September Swing Golf Scramble. All proceeds from this one-day tournament, sponsored by Highmark, will benefit the residents, clients and children served by Rouse at each of its four facilities (Rouse Home, Suites at Rouse, Bridges Adult Day Service and Rouse Children’s Center).

Registration for the September Swing, held at Cable Hollow Golf Course in Russell, will begin at 8 a.m. Participants may choose from either a men’s or a mixed division. A shotgun start will take place at 9 a.m.

The cost to participate is $60 per golfer, which covers greens fees, a cart, lunch at the turn, supper and awards.

For more information, contact Phil DeFabio at 563-6433. You can also visit us online at

Upcoming Events at Youngsville High School

09/06/13 Friday Football V Boys A 7 PM Iroquois High School

09/09/13 Monday Basketball 8 Girls H 4 PM Beaty Middle School

09/09/13 Monday Basketball JH Girls H 4 PM Beaty Middle School

09/09/13 Monday Basketball 7 Girls H 5 PM Beaty Middle School

09/09/13 Monday Football JV Boys H 5 PM Iroquois High School

09/10/13 Tuesday Cross Country V Boys/Girls H 4 PM Home XC vs Warren and Seneca

09/10/13 Tuesday Volleyball VJ Girls A 6 PM Cochranton High School

09/11/13 Wednesday Basketball JH Girls H 5 PM Sheffield Area MHS

09/11/13 Wednesday Football JH Boys H 5 PMCambridge Springs High

09/12/13 Thursday Volleyball JV Girls A 6 PM Union City High School

09/12/13 Thursday Volleyball VJ Girls A 6 PM Union City High School

09/12/13 Thursday Volleyball V Girls A 7:30 PM Union City High School

09/13/13 Friday Football V Boys A 7 PM Cambridge Springs High