Youngsville Area News In Brief

Good Friday

You are invited to participate in the Youngsville Good Friday procession of the cross on April 18 at noon at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis Street.

The procession will begin with a short prayer service outside the church and then process in silence to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church there will again be a short prayer service outside. The group will process through the borough stopping at each church, First United Methodist Church, St. Luke, Evangelical United Methodist and Saron Lutheran, having a brief prayer service at each and ending with the service at Saron Lutheran.

Participants are asked to bring and carry crosses during the processional (size is up to each person but should be large enough to see when carried but small enough to easily carry. Each participating church is asked to bring a large cross if possible that can be carried by folks from your congregations.

You are invited to join the entire procession but if you would have difficulty walking you are encouraged to meet the procession at your church to join in the prayer service and keep the procession in prayer for the duration. It is suggested that you gather at noon to begin praying and you will be sure not to miss the procession when it arrives at your church.

Egg Hunt

The Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., Youngsville will be having an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at 1 p.m.

Egg Hunt

The Pittsfield Community Easter Egg hunt will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Friendship Field.The Otter Express Puppets will be performing 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 12th 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 Forgot to pre-order? Stop in anyway, we will be sure to make extras.

Spring Sale

Saron Lutheran Church 148 W. Main Street, will hold a Rummage / Bake sale on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3. Friday’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon. A bake sale will be held Friday at 8 a.m.

Silent Auction

Annual Friends of Rouse Annual Silent Auction will be held Saturday, April 26, at the Youngsville Firehall. Doors open at 11 a.m. and winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase. A Lottery Tree raffle, Bake Sale and many theme baskets and specialty items will be available at this event.

Shrine Stag

Warren County Shrine Stag Oyster Party will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall on East Main Street Youngsville, PA. A three-gun raffle will be held at this event: A Henry “Golden Boy” .22 caliber; Savage Axis (Bolt Action) .223 caliber, Scope-Cam Synthetic detach Box Mag.; Weatherby Shotgun 12 gauge pump, 28-inch, Bri-Vent Rib (3) chokes. Gun tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Advance admission tickets are $30, or $35 at the door. All Shrine members and non-members are welcome to attend.Contact Clarence Briggs 814-730-6097; Jerry Knox 814-688-5320 or Earl Arnold 814-730-0766 and leave message. Proceeds to benefit the Warren County Shrine Club.

Spring Clean-up

Spring Clean-up will be held on May 3 at the Borough building parking lot at 40 Railroad St. from 8 a.m. to noon. Minimum fees are $10/car, $20/truck, ID required.

BVSP and Rec

Commission benefit

The Friends of the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool and the Youngsville Recreation Commission will sponsor “A Night at the Races” on Friday, May 2, at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Wager on videotaped horse racing. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Don your best Kentucky Derby attire and win a prize. All betting wagers are $2 minimum. Payouts will be determined by the number of winning tickets. Payouts will go to win, place and show. Doors will open at 6 p.m. You must be 21 years of age to attend.

Library and


The Youngsville Public Library is one of the organizations chosen by the Community Foundation of Warren County to participate in the WarrenGives fundraising campaign scheduled for May 14th. On Wednesday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the WarrenGives website will be open for donors to give donations electronically to various charities of their choosing at

The Youngsville Public Library will be open special hours on Wednesday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and members of the Friends of the Youngsville Library and Board members will be stationed at a designated, internet accessible, public computer to assist donors throughout the day.

“This is a really unique fundraising opportunity for our library,” stated YPL Friends President Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam. “What is especially great is that in addition to the money directly donated to the Youngsville Library on May 14th, the Community Foundation will also give a percentage match. Last year the percent match was roughly 20 percent, so when a patron donated $25 the amount received by our library was actually $30 because the Community Foundation generously donated additional money for each donation made.”

“By staying open for extended hours on the 14th and offering one-on-one assistance to the WarrenGives website, the Board and Friends hope to both increase donation participation for Youngsville Library and to target patrons who do not have an email account, don’t have computer access at home or are not computer savvy,” explained Library Director, Kristy Wallace. “Last year we also had some patrons who wanted to make a monetary donation during the WarrenGives Event but either weren’t able to afford the minimum online donation amount of $25.00 or didn’t feel comfortable making an online payment, even though WarrenGives is a secured site. To accommodate those patrons, we had a special WarrenGives donation jar on our circulation desk because every donation, no matter what denomination, is always greatly appreciated, needed, and valued. At our patrons’ request, we will have a WarrenGives donation jar on-site again.”

You do not need to schedule an appointment to get assistance using the WarrenGives website at Youngsville library on Wednesday, May 14; just stop in anytime from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Contact the library with questions 563-7670. Regular library business hours: Monday and Tuesday from noon to 7:30 p.m., Wed 10-5, and Fri Noon-4 pm.

Fun Walk,

Fun Bike Ride

On May 10 there will be a fun walk / fun bike ride hosted by the family of Logan McDonald to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It will be held at Youngsville Elementary/Middle School with a start time of 10 a.m. Team Logan Lovers is also selling chances for a basket of Pampered Chef items valued at over $400.00. Contact Lori Dyke at 814-489-3675 with any questions.

WCCS senior class

mission Mexico

The Warren County Christian Senior class is heading to Mexico with the Miracle Mountain team to do day camps and construction in Rio Chic, Juarez and Babicora, Mexico working with the Pima Indians. The seniors are planning on handing out shoes to the children they meet. Emily Wenger, Kailtin Weidner and Kyra Keeler will be accompanied by their class advisor Bethany Kelley.

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 to August 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 for kids ages 6-15 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

Wrestling Club

The Little Eagles Wrestling Club will hold a golf scramble Saturday, June 7, at Creekside Golf Course in Spring Creek to raise funds for new practice mats. This is a 4-man scramble, $50 per golfer. Golfers will receive a scramble t-shirt, beverages, hot dogs, and chances at prizes. For more information, contact the group at This is limited to the first 9 teams or 36 registered golfers. Registrations are due by May 16.

ROY update

Sen. Patrick Toomey’s Northwest Regional Manager Sheila Sterrett and Grant Coordinator Theresa Walsh met with representatives from the Revitalization Of Youngsville Association (ROY) and the Borough of Youngsville (BOY) recently to discuss Youngsville’s second phase of downtown infrastructure improvements. They looked over the near-complete Railroad Street and viewed the plans and offered suggestions as Youngsville prepares to begin East Main Street.

Present at the meeting besides Toomey’s staff were ROY Vice President for Design Joanne Oviatt, Youngsville Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg, ROY President Kari Degnan, Borough Council Members Troy Clawson and Collette Nelson, ROY members Nancy Holmberg, Marge Himber, Neil Himber, and Youngsville Mayor Jim Farr.

Their visit underscored the Revitalization Of Youngsville’s attempts to improve the economy. “Our focus is to help our young families who deserve to live in a community that is not deteriorating around them. The ROY group has come a long way in revitalizing our small town,” said revitalization supporter Nancy Roberti Holmberg.