Youngsville Area News in Brief

YHS Class of ’64

YHS Class of ’64 will meet Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at New Beginnings in Sugar Grove for its monthly get together.

Volleyball Tryouts

Any girl who will be going into the ninth grade for the 2014-2015 school year who is interested in playing volleyball their freshman year should contact Jodi Cratty at 563-3315 or Jodi.cratty@yahoo.com. Fundraising will be starting up in May.

Corn Festival Planning

There will be a Corn Festival planning meeting on Tuesday, March 18 in the conference room of the Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad St. The 6:30 p.m. meeting is open to the public. Ron Young, this year’s Corn Festival chairman, said, “Everyone will have an opportunity to offer questions and opinions to make Youngsville’s next annual Corn Festival the best that it can be.”

The Revitalization of Youngsville’s Annual Corn Festival is a community party on the Main Street in Youngsville’s downtown that is held on the third weekend of August every year. This year the date falls on Aug. 16 and 17. There are a number of family activities, especially for children, planned at little to no cost to the community. The festival will feature wagon rides, games, music and food. Youngsville citizens welcome all our friends and neighbors.

Anyone who would like further information may call Corn Festival Chairman Young at 563-4722.

YHS Alumni

Homecoming Weekend

The YHS Alumni Homecoming Weekend celebration dates are set for Sept.25-27.

Details will follow. Share this information to former classmates, family, and friends, groups planning reunions, etc. For more information, contact Kathie Irwin: kirwin5@msn.com. or phone: 814-489-3535.

Breakfast Fundraiser

A breakfast fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 1 from 7:30 to10:30 a.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist in the JoyFul Cafe. Come and enjoy good food in a friendly atmosphere. The menu includes all you can eat pancakes, eggs, toast, ham, bacon and drinks. The cost is a donation and everyone is welcome! Don’t miss out on what will become one of the community’s most popular events.

Now serving breakfast the first Saturday of every month: March 1; April 5 and May 3. The church is located at 179 Davis St. All donations benefit the YFM Youth Ministries.

Easter Play Try-outs at

Youngsville First UMC

Join Pastor Rick this Lenten season in presenting an Easter play to raise funds for missions. The cast to decide which mission project will benefit from the donations.

Auditions/organizational meeting Saturday, Feb. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at Youngsville Evangelical UMC The play to be performed Saturday, April 12 at the church. For additional information, phone 563-4351 church office and leave message or email (rick@nelsonrb.net) Pastor Rick. Parts for five males and six females and one role could be either male or female. Persons in the area that may be interested do not need be members of Evangelical UM or of First UM churches.

Opportunity to

Exercise/Get Fit

Island Park Community Building is offering an opportunity to Exercise/Get Fit.

The Facilitator is Dana Lendvay. Activities that are available Group Cycling: Monday, Feb. 17, 12:30 1 pm or 6:30 7 pm; Thursday, Feb. 20, 12:30 1 pm; Friday, Feb. 21, 12:30 1 pm; Monday, Feb. 24, 12 12:30 pm; Tuesday, Feb. 25, 12 12:30 pm; Wednesday, Feb. 26, 12:30 1 pm or 6:30 7 pm; Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30 1 pm; Friday, Feb. 28, 12:30 1 pm.

Beginners Interval Training Body Resistance Aerobic Exercise: Monday, Feb. 17, 12 12:30 pm or 6 6:30 pm; Tuesday, Feb. 18, 12 12:30 pm; Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12 12:30 pm; Thursday, Feb. 20, 12 12:30 pm; Friday, February 21, 12 12:30 pm.

Introduction to Basic Zumba Dance Steps: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6 6:30 pm.

Youngsville Borough will ask you to sign a waiver before you begin working out at our facility. If you plan to take part in the interval training you will need to provide your own yoga mat.

Love Your Library”

Raffle

The Friends of the Youngsville Library’s fourth annual “Love Your Library” Raffle Basket Extravaganza fundraising event is going on now through March 14. For a $5 donation, participants will receive 10 tickets to be used toward any of seven uniquely themed “baskets”.

The “baskets” are on display at the library.

“What makes this fundraising event so special is that there is a wide variety of high-quality baskets for people with all areas of interest to choose from. Each basket has a minimum value of $75, but most baskets are valued at much more than that,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Also, people have the opportunity to decide which basket or baskets interest them and can distribute their tickets accordingly. So if you’re lucky enough to win, you actually win something that you wanted.”

The Annual Raffle Extravaganza has become the second major fundraiser for the library, after the September Book and Bake Sale.

Basket themes include: (1) “Gift Card Tree”, (2) “Lottery Tree”, (3) “An indoor-outdoor, cascading wall water fountain feature”, (4) Triple Crock-pot unit (buffet style) with cookbooks, (5) “A Great for Guys” basket sponsored entirely by Youngsville NAPA and Pete’s Beverage, (6) “An insulated picnic backpack with service for 4, cheese, crackers, and adult beverages, and (7) “Dinner and a Movie” that contains a $40 Applebee’s gift certificate, a $20 Dipson movie gift card, and two additional DVDs for home use and candy.

“We are especially grateful for all the businesses that have either donated specific items, such as Pete’s Beverage and Youngsville NAPA, or who have donated gift certificates for the ‘Gift Card Tree’ basket. Those businesses include: Kwik Fill, Tops Market, Youngsville Home & Garden, Mugs Cafe, Weidner’s Deli & Genuine Jerky, The Galley, Darcy’s Hair Boutique, and Outlet City/Simple Dicks,” stated Friends President Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam. “Without the help of local and area businesses we wouldn’t be able to offer so many items per basket.”

Tickets are available at the Youngsville Public Library during business hours, from members of the Friends of the Library, and Library Board members. Ten tickets for a $5 donation or one ticket for a $1 donation. Library business hours are Monday and Tuesday noon-7:30; Wednesday 10-5; and Friday noon-4 pm.

Historical Society

Annual Meeting

Warren County Historical Society is holding annual meeting on Tuesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Warren County Courthouse. Jare’ Cardinal, director of the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, will present “Coming to Cattaraugus: Asher Wright and the Thomas Indian School.”

The annual meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Warren County Historical Society 23-1795, visit www.warrenhistory.org, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.