Youngsville Area News In Brief

Rummage Sale

There will be a rummage sale at the Irvine Presbyterian Church on National Forge Road in Irvine. Thursday, June 12, the hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 13, doors are open from 8 a.m. to noon. Friday is also 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. There will also be a Bake Sale.

Open house

There will be an open house and Flag dedication on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Masonic Lodge, Railroad Street, Youngsville. The open house will begin at 1 p.m. with representatives of North Star Lodge #241, Warren, Stillwater Lodge #547, and Joseph Warren Lodge #726, both of Youngsville, along with Youngsville Chapter #478 Order of The Eastern Star and many other Masonic Organizations. A light lunch will be provided free of charge.

The Flag Dedication will start at 2 p.m. There will be several speakers including Andrew G. Goss, Worshipful Master of Stillwater Lodge, Rep. Kathy Rapp and District Deputy Peter M. Kraus.

These activities are open to the public when information about these Fraternal Organizations and their service to their communities and their fellow man will be presented.

YHS Class 1966

YHS Class of 1966 will have breakfast at 9 a.m., Saturday at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville. To pre-register call Denny Mason 814-563-1655, e-mails Friends and family are welcome.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Senior Troop 30699 has done it again.

During their second annual Challenge and Change Program Event, “Front Porch Planters”, the girls successfully adopted out 100 cedar planter boxes filled with beautiful vegetable and flower plants on Saturday in Youngsville. The Challenge and Change Program is a national teen leadership program funded by the USDA. The program teaches girls about social entrepreneurship and how to take action in their own local communities. The girls in Girl Scout Senior Troop 30699 had identified the need for a locally sustaining way to get more households to eat more fresh vegetables to promote healthier eating habits and to encourage people to grow it themselves.

Why a planter box program? The girls found the planter box addressed these positive outcomes: promotes individual self-reliability, takes up less space, more inclined to eat what you grow, saves households money by growing your own, gain knowledge of gardening and agriculture, helps promote self-value because of caring for something. The girls have many more great ideas for expanding their project in the near future.

Master Gardeners and Youngsville Borough are delighted with the great partnerships the girls have made with the community too. This program is open to all girls in 6th – 11th grade who reside in the Youngsville/Brokenstraw/Pittsfield communities. Anyone wishing to become involved please contact Jenn Fox-Riggin at 723-4990 or

Super Reader program

Read for prizes, gift certificates, T-shirts, and more! Register for Youngsville Library’s 9th Annual Summer “Super-Reader” program, open to all students in Warren County from Kindergarten (completed) through 12th grade (completed). Sign up with a parent/sponsor during library business hours. You read independently (not at the library) and at your own pace. You can read your own books or books that you borrow from the library. Read as much as you want or as little as you want, but the more you read, the more chances you have to win prizes, fair passes, gift-cards, and more.

This year’s K-12 “Super-Reader” program runs through Wednesday, July 23. The sooner you register and receive your reading logs, the better your chances of completing all six reading log levels (S-U-P-E-R & Reader). Those who complete the highest level (Reader) will receive a bonus prize, a T-shirt, and 10 extra “raffle ticket chances” for chances to win “Super Reader” prizes. More details and a reading log are provided when you register at the Youngsville Library.

“Each year Youngsville Library is able to provide great prizes for our K-12 Super-Readers thanks to donations from area businesses and caring individuals,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Last year The Galley provided 20 gift certificates for personal pan pizzas and Youngsville Dairy Queen made sure that everyone who participated received a gift certificate for a free ice cream cone and trust me that equated to a lot of ice cream cones because our participation numbers keeps growing. Valley Bowling, Down Under, and the Youngsville Borough Council also provided gift certificates for raffle prizes last year. Funding for additional 2013 prizes were provided by Youngsville Pharmacy, Nelson Funeral Home, A.R. Beatty Diesel, Laugers Good Lawn, Attitudes by Roxie, Pete’s Beverage, Youngsville Hardware, Jim “The Car Mahan,” Van Houten Family Chiropractic, plus individual patrons too and both Bob’s Garage and Dr. Joseph Pikna, DMD sponsored last year’s T-shirts for top winners. These area businesses have kept our program alive because without their help we just couldn’t buy top-level prizes that appeal to all age groups. We are so very grateful for their continued loyalty and support.”

Story Hour

Youngsville Library’s Annual “Stories & Songs with Sara” Program is a story hour program for children ages 3-5 years. Children listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts. This program will be held at the library on Tuesdays: July 8, July 15, July 22, and July 29 from 1 to 2 pm.

Although pre-registration is encouraged to ensure that there are enough crafting supplies for all the participants, “walk-ins” are welcomed. Children are not required to sign-up for each of the four dates when registering.

Library business hours are Monday and Tuesday, noon – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, noon to 4p.m. For more information call 563-7670.

Corn Festival

Finding kid-friendly activities that will also keep mom and dad happy is not always an easy task. The 9th annual “A’maize’ing” Corn Festival in downtown Youngsville on Aug. 15, 16, and 17 will delight children while allowing parents to have a good time, too.

Aug. 15th, Friday night, plans to be a great party. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and go until 10:30 p.m. Hang out with new neighborly friends and listen to Acoustics with Drew & Mike, and with a special guest, Cassy Powley, while eating homemade chili and Ccornbread from the First United Methodist Church or dine on delicious corny foods from downtown vendors, and Youngsville’s taverns and restaurants. Then, sing karaoke with Pitch Black; DJ Logan Black.

Saturday is a full day of fun that begins with an “A’maize’ing” Breakfast, for a small fee, served by the people from the Youngsville United Methodist Church, 225 East Main Street, from 8:30 to10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. an “A’maize’ing” Parade processes down the main street through downtown.

This year the children’s part of the festival promises to be the best ever. The Youngsville United Methodist Church offered to help out with most of the children’s games. Children will gather to play, create, explore and learn. The child play area is on Church Street across from Fire Hall Drive and near the usual location of the Vendor Food Court. Children can experience a bounce house, clowns, face painting, and the traditional petting zoo. The Otterbein puppets perform 3 shows on Saturday at the Youngsville First United Methodist fellowship hall. St. Luke Catholic Church will sell hot buttery corn-on-the-cob fresh from the farmer’s field.

Other highlights on Saturday are hometown music at the following times: noon-2 pm: Music by Paul, Joan & Friends; 3-5 p.m.: Kokomo Time Band; 5:30-6:30 pm: Dirty Llamas Band and 7:30-9:30 pm: The Bugle Boy Swing Band. Saturday climaxes at dusk with fireworks provided at the Rouse Estate, Youngsville.

Sunday morning Youngsville’s annual car show kicks off from Island Park, Ford Street. Classic cars of all varieties will be on display throughout the day. The annual event, organized by ROY Car Show enthusiast Paula Confer and other volunteers, get car owners and enthusiasts out of their garages and into the sunshine for a day filled with timeless cars and good times.

Sunday afternoon is the 50-50 Corn Cob Creek race. In a nutshell, a Corn Cob Creek Race is a race with Corn Cobs. Numbered Corn Cobs are sold to contestants on all three days of the festival. Then, on Sunday the Cobs are dropped upstream into the current of Brokenstraw Creek. The first Corn Cob to float across the finish line is the winner, which means the person who purchased it splits the pot with the Revitalization Cause. The victor need not be present to win.

On all days of the festival, participants may challenge themselves in a maze of corn. Cost of entrance into the maze is $3 for single or $10 for family of 4 or more.

The Corn Festival is a community-wide celebration of Youngsville’s heritage and pride. Revitalization Of Youngsville volunteers from all over Warren County work together in partnership with the Borough of Youngsville to renovate and fix up Youngsville to create a welcoming downtown. The theme of CORN for the annual festival was decided on because the acronym stands for Celebrate Our Revitalization Now.

The event will be held rain or shine. Entry to the festival is free of charge. For more information about the festival, call Ron Young 814. 563-4722. For revitalization information, email

East Main Street in Youngsville will be closed to traffic from the intersection of North, West, and East Main Streets to Bates Street. It will be filled with a variety of entertainment, top-notch artists and down-home vendors, with hands-on activities for the children. So, bring your lawn chairs or use the provided bales-of-hay and settle-in for a relaxing day of small town comradely.

Garland VBS

The Garland Presbyterian Church will hold its Vacation Bible School on June 20-21 from 11 a.m-3 p.m. Program will be on June 22 at the 9 a.m. Service.

Mortgage burning

At the January 2004 Annual Meeting the congregation of Saron Lutheran Church approved the construction of an addition to their church building to make it completely handicap accessible. In May of that year the congregation took out a $100,000 ten-year mortgage to pay for the addition. The addition provides a ground level entrance of the east side of the church where a small elevator allows wheelchair access up to the sanctuary level and down to the basement Fellowship Hall. Also included in the design is a Handicap Restroom. The May 2014 payment fulfilled the mortgage requirements and the congregation is thankful to celebrate the burning the mortgage.

Love INC picnic

The Love INC Board of Directors will host a Volunteer Recognition picnic at 1-3 p.m. at the Free Methodist pavilion on Davis St. in Youngsville on June 22. All current Love INC. Volunteers and families are invited to the picnic. Please call 814-563-3394; Love INC. office of the Name of Volunteer number of family members attending the picnic.