Youngsville Area News In Brief

Love Inc.

February is Love Month for Love Inc. Each Sunday of the month is promoted as Love Sundays. Representatives of Love Inc. and the churches encourage members to share their talents and gifts with the community. Forms are available to fill-out if one is interested in helping others. Forms are available at the office or any Love Inc. volunteer Talent tithe slips into the office by March 17. Volunteer training is scheduled for March 26 at 10:30 am. An evening class will be scheduled if needed. Monetary support is appreciated any time of the year. If you like to make a donation to honor someone or in memory of: please send them to the Love Inc. office at P.O. Box 184, Youngsville, PA 16371. You may also make a monthly or yearly pledge to support Love Inc. of the Brokenstraw Valley.

Plans for the 2014 Golf Scramble began last week at our first committee meeting. Several CMCs indicated they would help with planning and carrying out the event so we will need all who can possibly make it to show up at the following meetings; March 4, April 8, April 22, and May 5.

Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley has received the following $25 Donation in honor of: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cutshall, 33280 Rt. 6, Pittsfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shinn, 21 Pleasant Drive Youngsville, by Mr. and Mrs. James L. Miller 139 Marsh Avenue, Youngsville.

Class of 1966

Youngsville High School Class 1966 will meet for breakfast at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 15. To preregister call Denny Mason, 814-563-1655 email dnybvy@aol.com. Members and friends are welcome to attend.

Soup and Pie Lunch

Saron Lutheran Church will have a “Take Out Only” Soup and Pie Lunch on Friday, March 7. Soups will be homemade vegetable or ham and potato. Pies available are: apple, berry, cherry, pecan, or pumpkin. The cost is a donation of $6. If you are coming to pick up your soup you should be at the church between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call 563-7850 no later than Thursday, March 6, or on Friday, March 7, please call the church at 563-7662.

Silver Leaf Award

The Youngsville American Legion Auxiliary Unit held a “Tea Time” for the Scout Cadets Troop 30699 at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Community Room at the American Legion. Jennifer Fox-Riggin, manager, Membership and Community Development of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania presented the Awards.

The Scout Cadets Troop 30699 hosted the Front Porch Planter project event in June 2013, held at Youngsville Agway with assistance from Master Gardeners. The Front Porch Planter project is designed to helped community members gain interest in gardening, grow and eat their own vegetables and promote healthy lifestyles.

The Silver Award is the highest award earned by Cadette Girl Scouts. This Award acknowledges achievements in leadership development, with community based actions (outside of Girl Scouts) having a sustainable element and incorporating personal growth. The Project Advisor, while not required, is key to moving the project from good to great. This project involves girl led, outcome based, sustainable leadership projects based in the girls community. A project is considered leadership when the girls address the “Root Cause” of an issue they are passionate about and which incorporates “with” the community (not service based) “for” the community. A “suggested minimum” of 50 hours with emphasis on quality of the project not quantity of hours. Girls will be working in groups of 2-4, while still demonstrating their unique leadership role.

The Scout Cadets Troop 30699 also participated to their promotion of the “Crossing Over the Bridge” ceremony at this event.

Tax forms

You can pick up Federal and State Tax forms and booklets at Youngsville Public Library during their business hours. YPL also has the Rent Rebate form/booklet and some specialized Federal forms, such as Earned Income Credit, Itemized Deductions, and Self-Employment Tax forms. Business hours are Monday and Tuesday from noon-7:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, noon- 4 p.m.

Library raffle baskets

Valley Bowling will be showcasing the Friends of the Youngsville Library’s seven raffle “baskets” from Friday, Feb. 28 to Friday, March 7. You can also purchase raffle chances at Valley Bowling during this time. For a $5 donation you receive a sheet of 10 tickets/chances, or one ticket for a $1.00 donation.

“We can’t thank everyone at Valley Bowling enough for supporting our library,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Not only have the Johnson’s encouraged us to display our ‘Love Your Library’ raffle baskets at Valley Bowling since we started this fundraiser four years ago, they also provide gift certificates as prizes for our K-12 Summer Super-Reader program each year too. Valley Bowling has always been supportive of our library. We truly appreciate their generosity.”

Tickets are still available at the library now through Friday, March 14th and the drawing will be Monday, March 16th. This is Youngsville Library’s second major fundraiser next to their Annual Book and Bake Sale in September.

Breakfast fundraiser

A breakfast fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist in the JoyFul Cafe. The menu includes: All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, toast, ham, bacon and drinks. The cost is a donation and everyone is welcome.

The Church is located at 179 Davis Street, Youngsville. All Donations benefit the YFM Youth Ministries.

Card shower

A get-well card shower for Youngsville residents Jane Balling and Sylvia Crippen, who are patients at UPMC Hamot Hospital, 201 State Street, Erie, PA. 16550, is underway. Jane Balling room is 716 and Sylvia Crippen is in ICU.

Volleyball tryouts

Any girl who will be going into the 9th grade for the 2014-2015 school year who is interested in playing volleyball their freshman year may contact Jodi Cratty at 563-3315 or Jodi.cratty@yahoo.com. Fundraising will start in May.

Lenten services

The first Lenten Services of Youngsville Area Ministerium that include worship and a light luncheon will be held at noon at the Evangelical United Methodist Church 18 Second St, Youngsville. Parking in the rear of the church by Third Street. EUM Church is handicap accessible.

Ash Wednesday Evening service will be held at EUM Church, with the “Blessing of Ashes” at 7 p.m. on March 5.