Youngsville Area News In Brief

Mrs. Ramona’s Head Start class at Y.E.M.S. took a trip to the North Pole to visit with Santa before his busiest night of the year. Each of the children decorated a cookie, and had their face painted by several of Santa’s trusty elves. Mrs. Claus enchanted the children by reading several favorite Christmas stories to them. The highlight of course, was getting to have a little one on one time with Santa himself to let him know what they would like him to bring to them on Christmas morning. A wonderful time was had by all.

Christmas Pageant

Youngsville First United Methodist Church invites everyone in the community to its annual Christmas Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6:15 p.m. The pageant will be held in the church sanctuary.

Library hours

There will be special modified hours at Youngsville Library over the holiday. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 24th through Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 the library will be closed. Regular business hours will resume on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. All materials that are due may still be placed in the Youngsville Library drop box at any time. Regular business hours are Monday & Tuesday, Noon-7:30 pm, Wednesday 10am – 5 pm, and Friday, Noon- 4pm.

Library Angels

The Youngsville Board Trustees and members of the Friends of Youngsville Library would like to thank our most recent “Library Angels” for taking an ornament from our Angel Tree and making a donation to help our library counter state budget cuts and meet our general (and annual) operational needs. The final days for the Youngsville Library Angel tree will be Friday, Dec. 20th from Noon- 4 pm and Monday, Dec. 23, from noon-7:30 pm.

Thank you to our most recent angels: Stamps: In Honor Of Martha Shannon, made by Diane Shannon; In Honor of Malin & Coen Harrison, made by Bonnie Anderson; Carol Proctor; Betty Sanford; Madelynn Johnson; Light bulbs: In Honor Of Errol & Helen Ozer, made by Bonnie Anderson; Allyson Johnson; Child’s DVD: The Henry’s; Adult DVD: The Henry’s; Copier Paper: In Memory Of Paul Shannon, made by Diane Shannon; Utility bill: In Memory of Ethel Olson, made by Peggy Olson; General Donation: Betty Sanford; Gail Cowan; Book donation: In Memory of Irene & John Zock, made by the Zock Family .

Borough office

Youngsville Borough Office and services will be closing at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and closed on Christmas. There will be no recycling in Dec.. The next recycling day will be . Youngsville Borough Office and services will be closing Tuesday, Dec. 31, at noon and closed on New Year’s Day.

Christmas Eve

The Youngsville Free Methodist Church on Davis St. will celebrate the birth of Christ at 8 pm on Christmas Eve.

The Youngsville First United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m.

The Evangelical United Methodist will hold its Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 11 p.m. The public is invited to join attend these services.

Live Nativity

The Pittsfield Wesleyan Church will host a “Live Nativity” at the church on Dec. 19th & 20th. The church is at the point on route 27, Pittsfield. There will be free cookies and hot chocolate.

Hat and glove


The Youngsville First United Methodist Church Preschool has collected hats and gloves for donations for the December monthly Outreach project. The YFUMC Preschool participates in a monthly Outreach project to teach the children to do for others.

The YFUMC Preschool Christmas programs will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19, for the 4 and 5-year-olds class, which will be held in the sanctuary. The 3 and 4-year olds class program will be held in the classroom on Friday at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 20.


Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley has announced budget counseling sessions starting in January 2014. The sessions will run a period of 6 weeks from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis Street, Youngsville. The six sessions: Jan. 14, 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, and 18. The cost will be $20 for all 6 sessions. If you complete all 6 sessions, you will receive a certificate, praise and a refund.