Youngsville Area News In Brief

Breakfast fundraiser

A breakfasgt fundraiser will be held Saturday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the JoyFul Cafe, 179 Davis Street (JoyFul Cafe is located at the Marsh Street entrance).

For a donation we will be serving eggs, toast, sausage gravy and biscuits, pancakes and drinks. The event supports the Youngsville Free Methodist Children and Youth programs. The public is invited.

Lenten services

The fifth week of the Lenten Services of Youngsville Area Ministerium that include Worship followed by a light luncheon will be held Pittsfield Otterbein United Methodist Church at noon on April 9 with Pastor Steve Gruver presiding at the Lenten Service. Members of the church will host the luncheon.

Fun Auction

It’s time for the annual Fun Auction at the Irvine Presbyterian Church. Join in the laughs Sunday from 1- 5 p.m. There will be all manner of donated goods and services to challenge your bidding skills. On the bidding list, you might find a home cooked meal, baby-sitting, leaf raking, hand-made wood items, hand-knit items, home-made goodies like fudge, pecan pies, bread or brandy, and much more. Snacks, hot sandwiches, and beverages will be sold.

The Irvine Church is one of the county’s historical treasures. The auction is one of the most important fundraisers for church maintenance and grounds improvements at that site.

1966 class breakfast

Youngsville High School 1966 Class breakfast will be held at Richard’s Restaurant, Youngsville, at 9 a.m. on April 12. To pre-register contact Denny Mason 814-563-1655, email Family and friends are welcome.

Corn Festival

Next planning meeting of the Corn Festival is Tuesday, April 15, at the Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad Street at 9 a.m. The public is invited. Corn Festival scheduled for Aug. 15, 16 and 17. For additional information contact ROY Chairman Ron Young at 563-4722.

Offices closed

Youngsville Borough Offices and services will be closed on Friday April 18th in observance of Good Friday.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Pittsfield Community Easter Egg hunt will be on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Field. In addition to prizes the Otter Express Puppets will perform following the hunt at the Pittsfield Community Center. Parking is available behind the community center.

The Pittsfield Community Playground is hoping to get the playground in this Spring. We are so close now. We have enough to purchase the playground; we still will need enough for the fence. There will be a Sub Sale on April 12 to benefit the playground. So come by and grab a sub at the Pittsfield Otterbein Church at noon before going back out to fish! The price for the subs will be $6 a piece, 2 for $10, or 5 for $20. The choices will be turkey and cheese, or ham and cheese. Orders can be placed by calling the church office at 563-3333 or even better email Angie at

Silent Auction

The Friends of Rouse will have its Annual Silent Auction on April 26 at the Youngsville Fire Hall. It is a basket raffle, bake sale. Lunch will be available for purchase.

You may take chances on a lottery tree, (3 winners), a family basket, and put your name in for a door prize. The doors open at 11 a.m., and the winners of the baskets will be announced at 12:30 pm.

You may buy tickets for the lottery tree from a Rouse Friends member or at Youngsville Pharmacy. Cost is 1 ticket for $1 or 8 tickets for $5 or the day of the auction. Contact Mary Lu Zock at 563-9310 for more information.

Spring clean-up

Spring Clean-up will be held on May 3 at the Borough building parking lot at 40 Railroad St. from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Minimum fees are $10 per car or $20 per truck. Identification is required.

Library news

Members of Senior Girl Scout Troop 30699 met and used resources at the Youngsville Public Library to complete the necessary credentials toward achieving a Novelist Badge. Just a few of the checkpoints that the Senior Scouts had to complete for the badge included: deconstruct a novel, write and edit at least 20 pages, discuss and create characters, and develop a plot. Culminating activities also included career exploration conducive to writing, such as editor, publisher, technical writer, theater critic, and young adult novelist. Troop leaders Marlene Jewell and Kris Renninger facilitated the process.

Cinco race forms

From its beginning, the Cinco Race and Walk Event has actively supported the five libraries located within Warren County. Each year all race proceeds are donated to the five libraries in Warren County and are collectively used toward the purchase of library materials- which, in turn, benefits all residents of Warren County. This year, registration forms, information, and displays can be found at each library in addition to their website The large display at Youngsville Library includes many photos of participants and well- wishers as well as registration forms.

The Cinco Races and Walks are a unique rural race that offers running races of 22.7-miles and running races and fun walks of 13.1-miles, 5-miles, 3.1-miles, and 1.5 miles.

“The Cinco Event is more than just a community race and not only because of their generosity to each of our libraries,” stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. “This community event is Cinco de Mayo-themed with a focus on fun for the whole family. They also offer events from bike safety, fly fishing and urban geocaching instruction to chair massages, arts activities, a magic show, storytelling, face painting and even free dashes for the kids to participate in while parents run or walk. They even have bull costumes for kids and adults to wear if you’d rather interact with the crowd! We are so grateful to the entire Cinco crew for undertaking this event each year and to everyone who registers and participates. As a county, our libraries really do benefit from this event.”

The Cinco Races & Walks will take place Saturday, May 3, at 4000 Market Street, behind the Warren Mall. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. You can pick up a registration form at your local library or register at,, or call 954-675-4684 with questions. Sponsors for this year’s Cinco include Tim Horton’s, Michelob Ultra, Warren General, PNC Bank, KwikFill, and

Spring sale

Saron Lutheran Church 148 W. Main Street will hold a rummage/bake sale on Friday May 02, 2014 and Saturday May 03, 2014 Fridays hours are 8 A.M. till 4 P.M. and Saturday 8 a.m. to oon. Friday will be a bake sale as well from 8 a.m. until sold out. Saturday offers $1 per bag.

Alumni Picnic

The YHS Alumni Picnic is an annual event held the second Tuesday of July. This year the picnic will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall on July 8 from noon to 4 p.m. All YHS graduates who have graduated 50 and plus years ago are invited. This year event is hosted by the class of 1962; and the class of 1963 is invited as honored guests. All graduates from 1962 and 1963 are especially encouraged to attend and experience this annual reunion along with all other YHS alumni. More detail information to follow in future publications; mark your calendars; e-mail classmates and plan to attend this event. Any questions you may call 814-563-9865.

Golf scramble

The Love INC 3rd Annual Golf Scramble will take place May 10 at Cable Hollow Golf Course Russell. Registration will be at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee time. The cost is $60 per person; 4 person team, $240.00.

Prizes are as follows: 1st Place team-$500. 2nd Place team-$250 3rd Place team-free round of golf. Food and refreshments will be available. If you would like to participate, contact Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley, Box 184 205 E. Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371;814-563-3394. Register by calling Love INC. at 563-3394 and/or Cable Hollow Golf Course 757-4765.

Camp Halo

Camp Halo is a Christian Camp located in Spring Creek. “This is our 4th summer for the camp, in this location,” stated director Barbara Pfeil. We run one-week camps From June 27 – Aug. 1. Camp Halo was started to be a safe place for kids who can’t afford to go to camp. They come here to get a change from their everyday life. Campers are selected from Warren and Corry areas to attend camp free of charge.

Retreats are for kids ages 6-15. They enjoy three full meals each day, fun, games, swimming and crafts. The camp has daily devotions and chapel time each day. Camp Halo is solely run on generous support from the communities, organizations and individuals.

Camp Halo is in need of clothing for children ages 7- 15 sizes 6- 16 boys and girls and some adult clothing. New undergarments are needed for boy and girls. Many food items, paper products and sleeping bags, single sheets, pillows, school clothes, shoes, socks, single bed blankets. For more information contact Diane Payne at the Restore 563-4849 or visit website at search Camp Halo. E-mail