Youngsville Area News In Brief

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton of the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference will partake at the Morning Worship service at Youngsville First United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 am.

Serving as spiritual leader to nearly 850 United Methodist congregations, Bishop Bickerton is committed to the need for ministry beyond the church walls. This is evidenced by his work with Volunteers-in-Mission teams in Pennsylvania, as well as in countries abroad.

Also taking part in the service will be Kane District Superintendent Thomas Strandburg of the Western Pennsylvania Conference, as well as the Rev. Ricky Nelson, pastor of First United Methodist Church and Evangelical Methodist Church, whose congregation will also attend the service of worship, Holy Communion and sharing.

Following the service, there will be a light lunch and a time of fellowship. This gathering is a bicentennial event of First Church, as they continue in their year-long celebration of “200 years serving Christ”. All visitors are welcome to attend this special service.

Children’s Activities

at two local Churches

20/20 Club (Focus on Christ). You are invited to a FREE Club. This program is for children Age 4 thru 6th Grade Wednesday evenings 6-7 PM at Youngsville Free Methodist Church. New club begins onWednesday, Sept.18, 2013. 20/20 Club is our exciting children’s program! Each week consists of a Bible lesson along with games, songs, crafts and special activities to encourage the children to walk with Christ while having fun together.

Call the church if you have any questions at 563-9009. Opening night is Wednesday, Sept 18, 6 p.m. in the pavilion on Davis Street, where there will be registration and an evening of fun and games for the children.

You can pre-register by calling the church or email with the following information: Student’s name, Parent Contact, Address, Phone Number, Age, Birthday, Grade (Fall 2013), and Food Allergies.

Kids Living For Christ, KLFC is at Youngsville First United Methodist Church. It is a Sunday evening children’s group for ages 3 through Grade 6 and will have its first meeting this year on Sunday. First UMC is located at 225 East Main Street across from the Fire Department. KLFC is open to anyone who wants to join.

KLFC has Bible lessons in vacation Bible school style, videos, songs, crafts, games, snacks. The group has fun with some lessons by having members perform impromptu skits.

For more information call (814)563-4029.

Spaghetti dinner

Saron Lutheran Church, W. Main St., Youngsville, will have a spaghetti and meatball dinner on Sunday, starting at 5 p.m. The menu consists of spaghetti and meatballs, Italian bread, salad, ice cream for dessert and beverage for $6 with kids under 6 eating free. The proceeds from the dinner go towards World Vision and Lutheran World Relief. For more information call 563-7850.

Friends of BVSP BBQ

The Friends of the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool will hold a chicken barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 22, starting at 11 a.m. in the Youngsville American Legion’s parking lot/pavilion. Dinners cost $9 and all proceeds will benefit the BVSP.

WCCS new staff

Warren County Christian School has announced two new staff and one staff making an addition to her position. Denise Kolcharno has assumed the position of kindergarten teacher and Jamie Williams has joined the staff to teach Spanish and Bible while Andrew Schultz is assuming the job of 4/5/6th grade teacher.

Dice Run

The Youngsville American Legion invites all riders of motorcycles and any license road legal vehicles to participate at the American Legions Riders Dice Run on Sunday. Non-members and the general public are invited to ride.

The approximately 100-mile ride will benefit Youngsville American Legion Rider 658 Programs.

The Legion Club Breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m.; Registrations, 10:30- 11:30 a.m. and complimentary coffee and donuts. Registration includes sub or pizza and soft drink. Registration donation is $15 per bike and $10 per passenger. Each passenger must be 18 or older. Minimum prize payouts are 1st place $75, 2nd place $50; 3rd place $25. Departure and arrival is at Youngsville American Legion Post 658 at 10 North Main Street, Youngsville. Ride will take place rain or shine.


Celebrating Youngsville Alumni Homecoming, Youngsville residents will be ‘Painting the Town Red’ starting Sept.15 with ribbons, red shirts and balloons on porches, trees, cars, anywhere visible to make people take notice to the spirit Youngsville embraces.

Local businesses will be supporting by displaying posters ‘Welcome Alumni’,offering Alumni Homecoming specials and decorating with Eagle colors.

The schedule for the 2013 YHS Alumni Homecoming starts with the Homecoming Parade, Thursday, Sept.19 at 6:30p.m. by gathering at the American Legion parking lot, Highland Avenue at 6 p.m., ‘Marching down Main’ following the Band, Cheerleaders, Football teams, and Floats to the traditional Pep Rally/Bonfire behind YHS. Alumni and friends are invited to attend as we cheer our mighty Eagle football team to victory.

Friday, Sept. 20, 5:30 is a tour of YHS (side entrance), 7 p.m. Homecoming Football game at Mike Shine Field. Stop at the Alumni tent to update your contact information.

Saturday, Sept. 21, Alumni Breakfast at Richard’s Restaurant at 9 a.m. All alumni and guests are welcome and will order from the menu.

Saturday an Open House at Abplanalps Dairy Barn from 1-3. There will also be a Cruise-In from 1-3. YHS alumni, retirees, friends and neighbors may hang out with their old motor vehicles. A Poker Run will follow touring within the area. For questions email Rick:

The Alumni Dinner will be held at the YVFD from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. honoring Jack and Florence Abplanalp with doors opening at 5. This is a great time to visit, share stories with Jack and Florence Abplanalp and mingle with other alumni and faculty from YHS. Reservations are needed with the cost of $10 per person by calling 563-4060.

Following the dinner is a dance from 8 to midnight with music provided by the band, “Necessary Experience.” Cost is $10. It is open to the public.

Upcoming events

Sept.14, 2013 Annual Friends of Rouse Estate Golf Scramble, Cable Hollow Golf Course

Sept.19, 2013- YHS Homecoming Parade 6p.m. Hometown Parade, Bonfire

Sept.20, 2013 YHS Homecoming Football Game Mike Shine Field at High School

Sept.21, 2013 Love Inc. Golf Scramble at Cable Hollow Golf Course

Sept.21 YHS Alumni Reunion 9 a.m. Breakfast at Richard Family Restaurant;

5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. YHS Homecoming Dinner- Fire Hall & 8-Midnight Dance Youngsville Fire Hall

YHS Athletes’ Sport Schedule

Sept. 19, Thursday; Football JH Boys, @ 4PM at Maplewood High School, Away Game; Volleyball VJ Girls, Home Game @6PM at Maplewood High School, Away Game

Sept 20, Friday; Night Football, V Boys, Home Game -7PM vs. Maplewood High School Homecoming Game

Sept. 23, Monday; Football JV Boys; @ 4PM at Maplewood High School, Away Game

Sept. 24, Tuesday; Cross Country V Boys/Girls @ 4PM Home Event with HC/NE; Volleyball VJ Girls@ 6PM at Eisenhower High School, Away Game

Sept. 26, Thursday; Basketball JH Girls @ 4PM at Tidioute Community Charter School, Away Game ; Cross Country JH Boys/Girls @4PM- Postponed to 10/15/2013 at Oil City High School, Away Event; Cross Country V Boys/Girls@4:30PM-Postponed to 10/15/2013 at Oil City High School, Away Event; Volleyball VJ Girls@ 6PM at Cambridge Springs High School, Away Game

Sept. 27, Friday; Basketball JH Girls@4PM at Maplewood High School, Away Game; Football V Boys @7PM Mercyhurst Prep High School, Home Game

Sept. 28, Saturday; Volleyball VJ Girls @ 9AM Tournament at Sheffield High School, Away Game ; Football JV Boys @ 11AM Mercyhurst Prep High School at Erie Veterans’ Memorial Stadium, Away Game