Youngsville Area News in Brief

Legion Post 658

Essay Award

Commander Richard Morgan had the honor of presenting an award to a young lady, Katie Chuzie, from Youngsville for her participation in the American Legion essay contest. The subject of the essay was “What is Our Nation’s Responsibility to Our Wounded Veterans?”.

This young lady won first place at the District level, then first place at the Tri-District level, and ended up getting second place at the Western Section level..

Morgan presented a check for 500 to Chuzie at the last meeting of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658. She read her essay for the members before she was given her award and received a standing ovation.

British Tea Afternoon

and Characters

Char Eggleston, adjunct professor, University of Pitt at Bradford and Youngsville High School Language Arts Department chair, 9-12, AP and CP English 12, Honors 11, CP English 11 students recently held an “English Tea” as part of their class project. The students were required to do a report and answer questions about the person. The class did research of an English character, author, famous person or celebrity and dressed as the character.

Rummage Sale

There will be a rummage sale this Thursday and Friday at the Irvine Presbyterian Church on National Forge Road in Irvine. Thursday, the hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Friday it will be open from 8 to noon. Friday is dollar a bag day. There will be clothes and accessories for men, women, and children along with household items big and small plus many miscellaneous items. While you’re there, have a snack or eat lunch outdoors surrounded by rhododendrons and other spring flowers.

Mission Breakfast

The Youngsville Free Methodist church will be having a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, June 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

This month’s menu is homemade breakfast casseroles along with all you can eat pancakes. Come join us for breakfast and support missions!

Alumni Reunion

meeting Class of 1969

An Alumni Reunion Committee meeting Class of 1969 will meet June 10 at the Youngsville Hallgren-Wilcox American Legion Post 658. Any classmate of 1969 is invited to attend to assist with planning for the event.

Vacation Bible School

at United Methodist


Pittsfield Otterbein United Methodist Church VBS will be June 16-20. Time will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is located on 258 Dalrymple St., Pittsfield . For more information, call 563-3333.

Youngsville First U.M.C. and Evangelical U.M.C. invites all children to get ready to grab a hammer, find a paint brush, and put on your creative thinking cap at the Workshop of Wonders: Imagine & Build with God! Discover how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God! The fun begins June 23 and ends June 27 from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Youngsville First U.M.C., 225 East Main Street, Youngsville,.

To be a part of all the excitement at the Workshop of Wonders VBS, call Barb Nelson at 563-7861 or visit the church’s website at Youngsville UMC or register at the door.

YHS Alumni Picnic

YHS Class of 1962 will host the annual alumni picnic on July 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Youngsville Firehall for graduating classes that are 50 years and older. The YHS Class of 1963 is invited as guests. Cold cuts and beverages will be furnished. Bring a dish to share. For more info, call 563-9865.

Attention YHS Alumni

The YHS Alumni Homecoming committee will once again be holding the annual Alumni Homecoming weekend. This event is held during the weekend of YHS Homecoming football game, Sept. 27.

Events start on Thursday, Sept. 25 with the tradition Homecoming Parade; Friday, Sept. 26, YHS Tour, Homecoming Football Game; Saturday, Sept. 27, Alumni breakfast at Richards and Saturday night dinner and dance to good old rock n roll.

All YHS Alumni are encouraged to attend. If planning a class reunion we can help. Call 563-4060, 489-3535, for the details. Young and old can attend.

The class of 1969 is looking for classmates. Call 664-9445 for information.

Cornfest Craft

Vendors Needed

The Cornfest committee is now accepting applications for craft vendors for the Amaiz-ing Cornfest, to be held Aug. 15-17 in downtown Youngsville. The vendor fee is $40 for the weekend. Information booths are also welcome. Questions? Call 563-9235 or e-mail

Participate in Healthy


The month of May Youngsville Elementary Middle School students participated in two events to promote healthier lifestyles.

Walk to School Event – A couple of sprinkles didn’t slow down this group of youngsters who, along with Mrs. Darling and Mrs. Linkerhof (physical education teachers at YEMS), woke up a little bit earlier to walk to school together. Walking to school promotes healthy habits, neighborhood safety, and a sense of community.

Bike to School Event – Students from Youngsville Elementary Middle School, along with Mrs. Darling and Mrs. Linkerhof and Police Chief Todd Mineweaser and Officer Ben Leach from the Youngsville Police Department participated with students. Youngsville Police have added bike patrol to the police department and Officer Ben Leach recently participated in training. Bicycle officers get some serious on-the-job exercise! Unencumbered mobility is just one of the many advantages of police on bikes. This mobility, combined with quietness and small size allows for surprise apprehension of unwary criminals. They allow police greater contact with citizens and are an excellent match with community-based policing protocols.

Girls’ Victorian

Ice Cream Social

A Girls’ Victorian Ice Cream Social at Warren County Historical Society located at 210 Fourth Ave., Warren. The Ice Social will be held on Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Girls ages 8-12 are invited to an afternoon of unique fun. Arrange flowers, play croquet, learn the “Language of the Fans,” try on vintage gowns, and enjoy a bowl of ice cream. Cost is $7 per guest. Permission slips required.

For more information, call 723-1795, visit, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.

Warren County Tales

Warren County Tales will be told on Thursday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. at Wilder Museum of Warren County History, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Bring a lawn chair and listen to storyteller Dave Wargo as he narrates tales from Warren County’s past. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided by Golden LivingCenter and AseraCare Hospice.

For more information, call the Warren County Historical Society at 723-1795,visit, or like the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.