Youngsville Area News in Brief

20/20 Children’s


Youngsville Free Methodist Church, located at 179 Davis St., invites all children from age 4 years to sixth grade to the “20-20” children’s program. The program runs from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Enter the church from the Marsh Avenue entrance.

The community is invited for supper to the Joy Full Cafe, which is held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the gym. There is no cost, simply join us for a meal and fellowship.

Youngsville Borough


The last day for pick-up of Christmas trees will be Friday, Jan. 24. Recyclables will be collected on Jan. 29.

Do you have cabin fever? A Sled Riding Party will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Pool Hill at end of Division Street. Hot cocoa and hot dogs will be served to the public. Come out and join the fun. The event starts at 1 p.m. No cancellation date scheduled if there is the lack of snow.

Food Panty Pick-up

Ecumenical Food Panty pick-up at the Youngsville E.U.M. Church on Saturday, Jan. 25. Prior registration is required. The Youngsville Ecumenical Food Pantry is supported by all Youngsville churches and other entities of the community.

A youth breakfast is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the E.U.M. Church for youth 13 to 18 attending school. The youth are invited to join fellowship and breakfast. E.U.M. also has a Youth Group that meets on Sunday at 3 p.m. Andilynne and Aaron Kalkbrenner direct the youth group. A Super Bowl event is being planned.

YHS Class of 1964

YHS Class of 1964 will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 for lunch at New Beginnings in Sugar Grove. Contact Fred Peters 563-9493 for more information.

District Singers

Warren County Christian School was represented at the District Choral Festival held at Oswayo Valley High School by Allyssa Kerr and Whitney Poindexter, who were accompanied by their director, Denise Kolcharno.


Post 658 helps many

During its philanthropic history, the Youngsville Hallgren-Wilcox Post 658 of the American Legion has donated more than $200,000 to help organizations in the Youngsville, Tidioute and Sugar Grove areas. More than 100 organizations have benefited.

Post 658 has 520 active members. To be a member you are required to have an honorable discharge from any military service.

The group’s 2014 budget has increased to benefit more recipients in the coming year. They budget for many organizations including Girl and Boy Scouts councils, library, Cancer Society, Special Olympics. They also include the Youngsville E.U.M. food pantry, Tidioute Food Pantry and the Sugar Grove Food Pantry.

The Post is excited about the Backpack program. “It is unfortunate we have a need in our community, but we are glad we can contribute to cost of the project” said Dave Van Houten.

Since June 5, 2010, an elite group of Legion members has served as an honor guard to present a military salute at any veteran’s interment. The guard has performed 82 services since 2010.

Pat Walters, the 2014 commanding officer of the Post, said several members of the honor guard are now deceased: Harold Peterson, Frank Schmitt, Frank Henry and Carl Hornstrom.

Walters said those who have served in the armed forces are “committed to Service, God and Country,” he explained. “We are not just a social club that serves refreshments. We want the public to know that we contribute to our community. I feel our statement should be ‘Service, God and Community’.”

The following organizations benefit of funds from Youngsville Hallgren-Wilcox Post 658: Special Olympics; Brokenstraw Fish and Game; Youngsville Public Library; Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool; Youngsville Borough Drug Awareness Program; Boy Scout Troop 31/Camp Olmsted; Youngsville Fire Department; Youngsville E.U.M. Food Pantry; Salvation Army Soup Kitchen; Youngsville High School Music Department; T.C.C.S. Music Department; Youngsville High School Scholarship Fund; Wounded Warriors; DAV Chapter 75; Soldiers and Sailors Home; Jr. Legion Baseball League; Chief Cornplanter camp; Youngsville Youth Team; Sharing and Caring Fund; Warren County School District (Business Week); Make-A-Wish; Y.E.M.S.; Girl Scouts troops; The Knights of Columbus; Eagles Touchdown Club; Wilder Museum of Warren County; Ragin’ Raisin Wresting; 4-H programs of Warren County; Kinzua Crush Softball; Sugar Grove Food Pantry; Youngsville Lionness; Don Mills Achievement Center; Family Services of Warren County; Valley Bowling Center, Jr. bowling program; Rouse Home; AMVETS Post 113; Toys for Tots; Walmart (Gift Certificates); Youngsville High School band; Congregational Life Food Pantry.

Many individuals and Post 658 also fund many events for the veterans for the Rouse and the DAV Transportation for Veterans.