Youngsville Area News in Brief

Youngsville Borough

Holiday Notice

Youngsville Borough office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The public works personnel will be off for their floating holiday on Monday, Dec. 2. Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday. There will be no recyclables pick-up for December. Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday. The office will be open.

Library thanks

recent “Angels”

From now until Friday, Dec. 23 the Youngsville Library has a special tree on display near the Circulation Desk.

The Library Angel Tree is filled with ornaments listing basic items (and their cost) that are vital to the survival of the library, everything from stamps to DVDs to copy paper and even general donations toward every day operating expenses. Community members are encouraged to take an ornament from the tree and make a donation at the circulation desk. You will receive a Library Angel ornament to place back on the tree for each Angel-donation that is made. You also have the option to make a donation to honor someone or in memoriam.

“This annual fundraising event was started by the library Friends in 2009 in response to the wave of cuts in state and county support,” said library Director, Kristy Wallace, “and has become yet another way for our library to try to counteract a portion of the over $11,000 loss in income that we have been experiencing on a yearly basis. We are truly grateful for all our ‘Angels’ who support us every year.”

To become a Library Angel just stop by the Youngsville Library during business hours or you can mail a general Library Angel donation to Youngsville Public library c/o Library Angel Program, 100 Broad St., Youngsville, PA 16371. Be sure to include the name you would like to be placed on the Angel (and if it is in memoriam or in honor of an individual).

A special thank-you to our most recent Library Angels: General donations: Donald Owens; Toward Gas Bill: Elsa Manelick; Copy Paper: Gail Cowan; Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Elaine West; Stamps: Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; MaryLu Zock; Children’s DVD: In Honor Of Lucas Natale, made by June Natale; Nicole Cowan; Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Florence Jackson; DVDs: In Honor Of Mary Rapp, made by Chuck Rapp; Donald Owens; Office Supplies: Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Magazines: In Honor Of Family & Friends, made by Bud & Sue Kibbey; Zock Family; Callie & Bob Green, Catherine Hazeltine; Newspapers: Rose McCanna; Light bulbs: Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Book collection: In Memory of John Kent, made by Barb Kent; In Memory Of Charles & Helen Samuelson, made by Zock Family; In Honor Of Friends & Family, made by Hazeltine Family; In Honor Of Mary Rapp, made by Chuck Rapp.

Youngsville Christmas

Coloring Contest

The winners of the Christmas coloring contest will be announced during the Hometown Christmas. Pick up you coloring entry sheets at the borough office, 40 Railroad St.

Youngsville Home

Decorating Contest

The Youngsville Home Decorating Contest judging will be done on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Contact the borough office by Dec. 6 at 563-4604 to let us know you would like your home to be included in the judging. The categories are Most Traditional, Most Festive, Most Unique, and Best of Show. There will be prizes for first place in each category.

Head Start sees

Juggler Ian Ashbaugh

Mrs. Ramona’s Head Start class visited Mugs Restaurant to see Pharmacist/ Juggler Ian Ashbaugh. The Y.E.M.S. Head Start Class was studying a unit on different types of balls and how they are used every day. Ashbaugh demonstrated the art of juggling with 3 balls at a time and one special clear ball that he did many throws with into the air. The children enjoyed the performance and were treated to cups of hot chocolate and the show. The children thanked Mr. Ashbaugh before returning to school.

Turkey Party benefits

Basketball Boosters

YHS basketball boosters will be having a turkey party on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the fire hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. raffle starts at 7. Free admission and have to be 18 or older to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Youngsville Touchdown

Club Fundraiser

The Youngsville Touchdown club is selling $5 tickets for a Liberty Colonial Gun Safe. The safe is from Bower’s Liberty Safes and holds up to 25 guns. All proceeds will benefit the Youngsville junior high and varsity football players and cheerleaders. If 500 tickets are sold, Dick Bower will pay $500 towards the cost of the safe. Tickets can be purchased at Watson’s, Bower’s Liberty Safe’s or Facebook Youngsville Touchdown Club. The drawing will be held Nov. 30 at the YHS Basketball Turkey Party at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Only 800 tickets were made.

Healing Services


St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will be offering services of prayer for healing each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Church. Worship and prayer will be led by the Rev. Larry Scofield and the Rev. Sue Scofield together with a team from the church membership.

Anyone, from any denomination or faith background, who desires God’s help, is welcome. The church is located at 343 E. Main St. in Youngsville.

Truck Load

Christmas Auction

On Dec. 8, a Truck Load Auction with special Christmas gift items and wholesale food at the Garland Community Center, 204 Extension Rd., Garland. Doors will open at noon, auction begins at 1 p.m. Auctioneer Vennie Hotchkiss, Apprentice Auctioneer Donald McKuh. All new merchandise and non-perishable food will be available at this auction. For more info call Cheryl, 563-4374.

Winter Concert at

Youngsville High School

A Winter Concert will be held on Dec. 5 at the Youngsville High School auditorium at 7 p.m. The Junior and Senior Choirs will perform at this concert. The Magical Choir also will also provide festive holiday music. Come and enjoy the evening with family as a prelude for the coming holidays. The concert is free to the public.

Ladies Holiday

Luncheon Planned

A Ladies Holiday Bunch will be held on Dec. 7 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church on 18 Second St.,, Youngsville from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Ladies invited. If you are attending, call the church office at 563-4351 and inform the office, how many will be coming. Reservations would be taken until Dec. 3. A donation would be appreciated. This is to benefit the Women’s Ministry at the EUM Church.

Victorian Christmas

Open House

Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren, will celebrate a Victorian Christmas on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Come and experience the spectacularly decorated house, listen to live music featuring the YHS orchestra, and view a new doll exhibit and a loom demonstration. Guests may take a horse-drawn trolley ride through downtown Warren, while listening to stories of old. Cost is $5 a ticket; first come first served. For more information, call 723-1795, visit, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.

Arrow Leadership

Institute Seminar

On Nov. 10-13 five Youngsville High School students went to Penn State to the Arrow Leadership Institute. Mallory Eastman, Emily McChesney, Samuel Bubbenmoyer, Aaron Hoover, and Zach Sanford, who are all members of The Front Line at YHS, learned leadership skills. The institute teaches the students to embrace their leadership qualities. This year 21 schools across Pennsylvania were involved in the leadership institute. They have to put together a project to benefit their high school community. As they work on their project ideas, they also interact with new friends from all over Pennsylvania.

They attend a workshop for diversity. They team build, plan with a professional, share their talents at a talent contest, tour Penn State main campus and learn. The Front Line has been successful at YHS for five years, and they operate a mentor program. The program helps the middle school (8th grade) transition to the high school. The Front Line Mentors work to make the high school a friendlier place for the freshmen. They realize what it was like to transition from middle school to high school and they try to help relieve some of the fears of their mentees.