Youngsville Area News In Brief

Chicken barbeque

The Knights of Columbus Council #13006 will hold its annual chicken barbeque on Sunday, Oct. 13, at St. Luke Catholic Church, Youngsville. Serving time is noon until sold out. Take- out is available. Cost is $8.50 per person and includes half a chicken, seasoned potatoes, homemade dessert, beverage and cole slaw. Ten percent benefits the House of Hope Women’s Shelter.

5K Zombie Run

5K Zombie Run to benefit the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Registration starts at 4; the Race starts at 5:30 and the cost is $20. This 5K course follows a path along a deserted carnival midway, grassy fields, thick forests, barns, and outbuildings.

You will be given a life belt before the race. This belt represents your existence. The zombies want to eat your brains and take your life. Once they have destroyed all life lines from your belt, your end has come.

Make it back with at least one life line remaining and you will survive. Lose all your life lines and the zombies win, meaning one more member of humanity has fallen.

T-Shirt is included with pre-registrations received prior to Oct. 12. They will also be sold the day of the event for $8. Registration forms can be picked up at Youngsville Borough, Tops, YHS, and YEMS. This event is sponsored by The Friends of BVSP and Youngsville Borough.

Leaf pickup

Starting Monday, Oct. 14, Monday- Railroad, E. Main, Davis, College, Orchard, Oak and Church. Tuesday- Woodard, Poplar, Ford, IOOF, Marsh, Bates and Pleasant. Wednesday- Brown Hill, Water, Mill, Highland, Second, W. Main, W. Main Ext., High, Broad, Beckenwood and Sonia. Thursday-3rd to 9th, Dillon, Division, N. Main, Yucha, McGraw, Spring, Hillside and LaVerne. Friday- Areas not completed on assigned days.

Rake leaves to the curb. Do not rake into the street and do not put stones in the leaves. Bundle sticks and branches and pile separately. Any questions, contact Youngsville Borough Office during business hours at 563-4604.

Historical Society

Haunted House & Horse-drawn Trolley Tours will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Visit the ghostly rooms at 210 Fourth Avenue in Warren and then take the horse-drawn trolley over the brick laid streets while being told mysterious tales. The horse-drawn trolley leaves on the half hour starting at 6 p.m. Trolley tickets are $7 per person. Tickets are sold first come, first served.

Haunted Museum

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 6 p.m., 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Prepare to be scared. Cost is $3 per person at the door. Bridge is open to Irvine on the National Forge Road and from Route 6.

95th birthday

At 95 years young, Frannie Zolko still knows how to party. She celebrated her “Birthday Week” surrounded by family and had no problem blowing out the candles.

Visiting chorus

The First United Methodist Church, 225 East Main Street, Youngsville, will host the Western Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist Ministers’ Chorus in sacred concert on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

The Western Pennsylvania Conference United Methodist Ministers’ Chorus is a group of United Methodist Ministers and their spouses from throughout the Conference. The original Ministers’ Chorus was started over 60 years ago, and has been singing regularly since then.

There were originally two separate choruses: a Ministers’ Male Chorus and a Women’s Ministers’ Chorus. In October, 2003, the two choruses merged to form the Western PA Conference United Methodist Ministers’ Chorus. The Chorus does eight concerts a year, and is under the direction of Rev. Stephen Morse and Rev. Arnie McFarland.

Those who come will have the unique opportunity of hearing a blend of men’s and women’s voices singing both separately and together. There is no charge for admission; however, a free-will offering will be received. Come out and enjoy an evening’ of beautiful, sacred music. If you have any questions, contact the First United Methodist Church at 814-563-4201.

Soup and pie


Saron Lutheran Church will hold a soup and pie lounch on Friday, Oct 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The zoups are potato mam and vegetable beef and various pies. However, no cream pies will be available. You can arrange for deliveries by calling 814-563-7850 prior to Oct. 23. The day of the event you can contact 814-563-7226 to schedule a delivery, however, a time cannot be guaranteed. The price is $6. Those interested can pick-up soup at the church located at 148 West Main Street, Youngsville.

Head Start

Head Start at the Youngsville High School has busy month planned. Today, the group is walking to Tops to find fruits and vegetables in the store that are different colors. Oct. 15 at 10:15 they are walking to the Youngsville Fire Station for a program by some of the firefighters. A “Fall Festival” with the children and the children’s families are invited to do activities, create and sing. It will be Friday, Oct. 18 outside behind the high school, from 12:30-1:30. They will sing fall and Halloween songs for the families, as well. Oct. 22 all the Warren County Head Start classes will be going to Port Farms. Oct. 29 is “National Oatmeal Day” and the children in class will make baked oatmeal.

VFD Turkey Party

The Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Turkey Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at the firehall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Free admission, food and refreshments. Hams, turkeys, steaksand guns will be chanced off. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

The Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by Youngsville Fireman’s Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Nov. 23, at the firehall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 107 tables, and food will be available. There will also be a Chinese auction. Admission is free. For information call 563-4042.


YHS Alumni Committee would like to thank area businesses, community, Youngsville Borough, Youngsville Firehall, YHS Alumni, YHS and Jack and Florence Abplanalp for a successful Homecoming weekend. Over 250 attended.

Red and White balloons lined the Homecoming parade route down Main St with a large crowd of Eagle supporters watching the Mighty Youngsville Eagles, the Grand YHS Marching Band and increased parade participants march to the Mike Shine Field for the annual Pep Rally.

The Homecoming Football was well attended by alumni cheering the Eagles to victory. On Saturday was a record breaking attendance at the Alumni Breakfast held at Richard’s Restaurant filling the dining room with YHS Alumni.

The Saturday afternoon Open House at Abplanalps was a huge success. Very little has change at the local hang out. The restaurant was filled with alumni visiting with Jack and Florence and reliving the memories of the popular hang-out sharing stories of all the ‘Happy Days’ spent at Abplanalps Dairy Bar. Pictures were taken, rock n roll music was playing and Alumni served ice cream and cookies celebrating the years of memories. ‘Unbelievable this place hasn’t changed’ was heard among many comments made during the 2 hour visit. Many sat in their favorite soda bar seat and asked to order their favorite food from the past menus displayed throughout the tables. Following the Open House a Poker Run was held to the Wilder Museum with many attending and visiting the many memorabilia items of the Brokenstraw Valley area.

The Alumni Homecoming Dinner Dance was well attended with over 140 dinner reservations, two Class reunions and many from the public joining in at the dance. Jack and Florence were showed with flowers, visits, shared stories and ‘Thanked’ for the many memories of their contribution to the community and teenage students in the Youngsville area. A visitors book were given to the Abplanalps along with a Memory book with hand written alumni memories. All agreed it was a ‘Great Time’ to grow up.

YHS sport schedule

10/10, Thursday, VJ Girls Volleyball; 6:00PM@ Rocky Grove High School, Away Game

10/11, Friday Night Football; V Boys @ 7:00PM/Seneca High School Pink Out, Home Game

10/12, Saturday, VJ Girls Volleyball @ 9:00AM Kane @Kane Varsity Tourney, Away Game

10/12, Saturday; JV Boys Football @ 10:00AM at Seneca High School, Away Game

10/15, Tuesday; JH Boys/Girls Cross Country @ 4:00PM/Oil City High School, Home Event

10/15, Tuesday; V Boys/Girls Cross Country @ 4:30PM/Oil City High School, Home Event

10/15, Tuesday; VJ Girls Volleyball VJ @ 6:00PM at Maplewood High School, Away Game

10/16, Wednesday; JH Girls Basketball @ 4:00PM at Eisenhower High School, Away Game

10/16, Wednesday; JH Boys Football at 5:00PM/Cochranton High School, Home Game

10/17, Thursday; VJ Girls Volleyball @ 6:00PM/Eisenhower High School, Home Game

10/18, Friday; V Boys Football @ 7:00PM at Cochranton High School, Away Game