Youngsville Area News in Brief

BSVP Events

Session II will begin on July 7 and run to July 18. Session III will begin on July 21 and run to Aug. 1. There will be two classes offered in each of those sessions. There are two session: 9:30 to 10:15 and 10:30 to 11:15. Note this is the corrected information.

The pool is closed July 4 for the holiday. Sign-ups for the Guard Start program will be held through July 3 as well. The program is a Junior lifeguard class that teaches you how to become a lifeguard. There are lots of fun things happening up at the BVSP so come on up and enjoy your local pool!

Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool will be hosting Christmas in July on July 17. Call 563-9570 for information. All are welcome to enjoy a swim and fun.

Alumni Picnic

The Alumni Picnic Event for YHS grads from 1963 and older is next Tuesday, July 8, noon to 4 p.m. It is the annual alumni tureen luncheon will be held at Youngsville Fire Hall. Bring a dish to share and come prepared to renew old friendships and make some new ones. This event is for those who graduated 50 and over years ago. For more information, call 563-9865.

Wilder Museum of

Warren County Events

On Thursday, July 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. a Chicken BBQ and local musicians will perform at the Wilder Museum. Chicken BBQ tickets are available at $10 presale and-$12 at the door. Dinners include chicken BBQ, macaroni salad, baked beans and a roll.

Enjoy your BBQ while listening to local musicians on the front lawn or carry out. The Wilder Museum will be open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.. The Wilder Museum of Warren County is located at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine.

Attention YHS Alumni

Save the dates of Sept. 25-27 for the YHS Alumni Homecoming weekend.

Thursday evening starts the weekend with the Homecoming Parade, Friday YHS tour followed by the YHS Homecoming football game, Saturday morning alumni breakfast at Richards, finishing Saturday night with dinner and dancing to the mix of rock n roll tunes by the band TRIXX. This is the time to visit with teachers, retired teachers, coaches, community members, and classmates. Class reunion committee chairmen may contact 664-9445 for help with planning their class reunion and for detailed event information.

The YHS Class of 1969 will be holding its 45th Class Reunion during Homecoming weekend. Classmates are to contact 664-9445 for information or attend the next reunion meeting on July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Youngsville American Legion.

‘Books Are Fun’

Book Fair

A “Books Are Fun” book fair will be held at the Rouse Home on Wednesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Quality books at discount prices. Many children’s books and toys as well as how to books, cookbooks, decorations and much more will be for sale. Ten percent of profits go to the Rouse Activity fund to provide quality programs and entertainment for the residents. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Rouse SummerFest

Rouse SummerFest celebration will be held on July 12, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Rouse Estate campus.

Join Rouse as we celebrate summer! Our second annual community SummerFest event will feature the following: Craft an d Vendor Fair, 10 a.m. (Includes food vendors); Children’s Area with Bounce House, games, pony rides, petting zoo, wagon rides and more, 10 a.m. live music: Russ Keyser, 11 a.m.; Larry Lewicki Polka Band, 1:30 p.m.; Ron Carrington “Touch of Gold,” 4:30 p.m. A Chicken BBQ, noon to 7 p.m. (or until sold out. Advance tickets will be available. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Rouse.)

Hot Air Balloon rides, 6 to 8 p.m. (wind and weather pending). There is no admission fee for SummerFest. (Hot air balloon rides will have a nominal fee.) The event will take place rain or shine! For more information, call 563-6465 or email

Come support the Wilder Museum at the Rouse SummerFest.

T he Wilder Museum will be selling hot dogs, snacks, pop, and some special items from the museum gift shop. All proceeds will benefit the Wilder Museum of Warren County.

Church Service

and Estate Picnic

A church service and estate picnic is taking place on July 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rouse Home.

The residents and clients, family members and employees are invited to enjoy an outdoor church service, followed by our Estate-wide picnic!

The church service will begin at 11 a.m. under the large, outdoor tent. It will feature music by Psalm 150. The Estate-wide picnic will immediately follow at noon.

If you are planning to attend, be sure to RSVP. We cannot guarantee seating without a reservation. Invitations with RSVP information will be mailed out soon.

Child’s Pedal Race

Car Raffle

A child’s pedal race car raffle tickets are now available at the Youngsville Borough office. The drawing will be held on Aug. 23; tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The proceeds will benefit the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool. The car was donated by Roger Luvison and Sons

YABA Sale Day

There will be community-wide garage sales on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 17-19 in downtown Youngsville and the surrounding area.

Local businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals are invited to hold garage sales, yard sales, bake sales or rummage sales, any sale of your choice, either at your place or downtown on the sidewalk. Businesses are asked to have specials this weekend.

The YABA Association, working with R.O. Y. (Revitalization Of Youngsville Committee, Borough of Youngsville) goal is to promote local businesses, and bring people to the Youngsville community to see what Youngsville has to offer. YABA stands for Youngsville Area Business Association.

Vacation Bible School

The Youngsville First United Methodist Church and Evangelical United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School children and staff raised $130.21 for “No More Malaria” All funds are sent to the mission.

Malaria,, recognizable by early symptoms of fever, vomiting, and headache, is transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, and can result in anemia, coma, and death if left untreated. Although malaria, a disease of poverty, is preventable, every year it kills 700,000 people, mostly children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. United Methodists are part of a worldwide effort to eradicate this disease by the year 2015.

The children of the combined Bible School were challenge by Pastor Rick Nelson to increase the attendance from 30 children on Monday to 50 children by Friday night. The reward was to slime the pastor and he was slimed by the children. All the children enjoyed the event.

Cruis’n at the Cornfest

Cruise in to downtown Youngsville and to Youngsville’s Island Park on Sunday, Aug. 17 and view over 130 classic and custom cars in all their finery. Whether you are an avid fan or one of the participants, there will be plenty to see and do. A favorite event with the locals is the Power Wheels division, which children six years and under may enter.

Music will fill Youngsville’s downtown street with gospel bands on the main stage Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.. And, there will be a D.J. at Island Park playing music and keeping everyone informed of the goings-on, the starting of the Parade of Power Wheels and the classic and custom car judging. Food vendors will serve corny foods downtown and Vics Chicks will be serving chicken BBQ at the park. Also, at the park will be Frosty Jacks selling ice cream. In the downtown, The Galley Restaurant will be serving frozen yogurt near the downtown vendors.

Car registration begins at 9 a.m. and motorcycles are welcomed at noon. Cars are then parked waiting for the spectators who come to gawk and vote for their favorites.

Festival-goers will find a challenge at the A “maize” ing Corn Maze at the north end of town. The maze will be open on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.

At 3 p.m., on the bridge, watch the Corn Cob Creek Race down the Brokenstraw Creek. A 50-50 cash prize will be announced to the winning corn cob owner at 4 p.m. Sunday.

So cruise in and spend the day in Youngsville as they celebrate all things corny! According to the ROY organizers, it is a perfect chance for shop talk with car owners and enthusiasts. To pre-register for the cruise-in, call Paula, 436-5535; for vendor information, call Cherri at 563-9235.

Bear Beware

A Youngsville Borough resident reported a large black bear in the upper Eight Street area. This is an area where many children follow a path to the Youngsville Pool. The Youngsville sanitation crew suggested placing garbage out the morning of pick-up in covered container. The bear is visiting the area at dusk looking for food. If you see the bear or feel threaten, do not run.

I f you see the bear at the pool area, call the Pennsylvania Game Commission at 432-3187. Someone is available at this number from 7 a.m. to midnight.