Youngsville Area News Briefs

STELLA WALTON

Correspondent

Spaghetti/Lasagna

Senior Dinner

The Warren County Christian School Senior Class of 2014 would like to invite you to their “Venice, Italy” themed Spaghetti/Lasagna dinner. The dinner is Nov. 9 from 4-8 p.m. RSVP by calling 563-4457 but not necessary. Take outs available. The cost is a donation to help support their mission trip to Mexico.

“A Walk on the

Wilder Side”

Saturday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Wilder Museum located at 51 Erie Avenue in Irvine, get a closer look at the DeFrees antique gun collection with the guidance of curators Rodger Shattuck and Skip Trumbull.

Learn more about caring for antique guns from Bob Green. Jeff Pierson will be on site with his nitroglycerin display that demonstrates its use for well shooting in the oil industry. Enjoy learning more about the Seneca Nation from volunteer tour guide Alex Watkins. Education Curator Jude Harter will be portraying Henry Rouse.

Subs, German potato salad and refreshments provided with a minimum donation of $20. All proceeds benefit the Wilder Museum of Warren County History.

Wilder Museum

This Saturday from noon-3 p.m. at the Wilder Museum of Warren County History, 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine, is the one-day-only Scout Appreciation Day. Scouts in uniform get exclusive access to tours, exhibits, a self-defense demonstration, and more while fulfilling badge requirements.

Turkey party

and gun raffle

A turkey party and gun raffle will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Free food and beverages will be available to attendees. Doors open at 6 p.m.; wheel starts spinning at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Youngsville Instrumental Boosters.

YVFD Event

Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by Youngsville Fireman’s Auxiliary, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at the Youngsville Fire Hall from 10AM-4PM. There will be 107 Tables – Food Available, a Chinese Auction, Free admission. For info call 563-4042.

34th Annual

Hometown Christmas

The holiday spirit is alive and well in downtown Youngsville. On Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Youngsville Community will host its 34th Annual Hometown Christmas. Residents and visitors will gather to sing Christmas carols, participate in a tree lighting ceremony and be entertained by activities, enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hot chocolate, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, music, food, a visit from Santa Claus and so much more.

“This event is truly a gift for our whole community. It is a whole group effort.” said Lisa Hagberg, Borough of Youngsville manager, who is chairing the Hometown Christmas event this year. “It is a Community Christmas Event open to anyone, with something for all to enjoy.”

So far, tentative activities planned for the evening include the Warren County Youth Connection performing their Christmas Show under the direction of Jennifer Koebley, YHS Art Club helping children craft gifts under the direction of Becky Yeager, the YHS Madrigals performing under the direction of Anna Bielawski, the YHS Choral Director, and The Conewango Clippers Barbershop Chorus will harmonize in the center of town. Again this year, the United Methodist Church, at the corner of Main and Church Streets, will have their warming station and serve free hot drinks and cookies, along with ornament decorating for the children. Shops in the downtown, such as the Allegheny Artistry, are holding open houses, which include Mrs. Claus reading children’s books, and more.

Area restaurants and taverns invite family and friends to stop in for food and drinks. Plus, there is food in the streets with vendors from Love INC, Masons, Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool Friends and others.

At 6 p.m. the Christmas parade starts from Kozy Korner Laundry Mat Parking lot, 11 North Main Street, and goes down East Main Street towards Church Street. To join in the Christmas Parade, call the borough office 563-4604 or as the parade is lining-up assembly in the parking lot. So far, it includes floats, hand designed puppets manned by Youngsville High School Students, holiday costume characters, and festive music. There is a special live appearance of Santa Claus at the parade’s conclusion. It is a great time to visit with friends.

The winners of the Christmas coloring contest and the Home Decorating Contest will be announced.

The Hometown Christmas is made up of all volunteers dedicated to promoting activities that inspire people to show their unique holiday spirit while enhancing the friendship and heritage of the community.? Jolean Ishman, Borough Secretary is the co-chair of this event. For further information and to offer your help call the Borough office at 563-4604. Hometown Christmas will take place whether it rains or snows. The next Christmas Committee meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. borough office, 40 Railroad Street. Everyone is welcome.

Youngsville

decorating contest

Youngsville community members will judge a home decorating contest on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The categories will be announced soon. If you would like to have your house be part of the Youngsville competition, call the Borough of Youngsville Office at 563-4604.

Truck load auction

On Nov. 24, a Truck Load Auction with special Christmas Gift Items and Wholesale Food and new merchandise, non-perishable food, will be held at Garland Community Center, 204 Extension Road, Garland. Doors will open at noon. Auction begins at 1 p.m. Auctioneer Vennie Hotchkiss AU005078, Apprentice Auctioneer Donald McKuhn AA019338 will be calling. For more Info call Cheryl at 563-4374.

Restore has

winter clothing

Restore the store on the corner of IOOF and Main Street in Youngsville has a large variety of gently used clothing available for winter. Many coats and jeans and sweaters along with other items. Come in and browse and the staff will assist you if needed. The cost of each item is .50 each. The Restore hours are Monday 10a.m. – 6p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.-2p.m.; Wednesday 1p.m. – 5p.m.; Thursday 12 noon-4p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10a.m.-2p.m. The proceeds of the store benefit the Branch Fellowship and Love Inc. Ministries.