40th Class Reunion
A planning meeting for the 40th Reunion of Youngsville High School Class of 1970 will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Downunder Steak and Seafood dining room, 7 East Main Street, Youngsville. Any former 1970 graduates are invited to attend to help plan for the reunion which will be held in conjunction with YHS Alumni Association's Homecoming weekend celebration on September 24 and 25, 2010. Any questions can be directed to Jill Lyszaz Petty 814-688-4175 or Kathie Giordon Irwin 814-489-3535.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
The American Legion Auxiliary, Halgren-Wilcox Unit #658 of Youngsville hosted a reception for American Legion Essay contest winners on Sunday, March 14. Over 100 essays were received. 14 students were awarded prizes and certificates. The First place winners will move on to the next level with the potential of reaching the National level. The winners are: Third and fourth grade, 1st place Paige Mineweaser, 2nd place Sara Rowland, 3rd place Aaron Morris; Fifth and Sixth grade, 1st place Madison Fehlman, 2nd place Nathan Coan, 3rd place Merrisa Haney; Seventh and Eighth grade, 1st place Samantha Tome, 2nd place Bryan Maynard, 3rd place Katie Chuzie; Ninth and Tenth grade, 1st place Katelyn Maille, 2nd place Gregg Yost; Eleventh and Twelfth grade, 1st place Devon Gruver, 2nd place Kelly Cindrich, 3rd place Dakota Olson.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
“Kid’s Basket” raffle
From now until the March 30 drawing, young patrons will receive a free raffle ticket for the Friends of the Youngsville Library’s Kid-Basket. The basket has spring-themed toys, a stuffed animal, books, and chocolate. Each time a young patron comes in to check out a book at the library he/she will receive a free raffle ticket. Raffle Tickets for the Adult Spring Raffle Items are still available at the Library, Heaven Scent, and the Youngsville Pharmacy. The Spring Raffle items are (1) a standing Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rabbit, plus chocolate and (2) A Basket filled with spring goodies, chocolate, and includes a fresh floral arrangement courtesy of Heaven Scent. The Adult Raffle items are on display in the Youngsville Pharmacy window. Drawing on March 30th.
Peggy Nelson has worked as the borough secretary since March 24, 1980. Jack Abplanalp who is still on borough council was on the committee that interviewed Peggy for the borough secretary position; he was the person who made the motion to appoint her to the position. The Mayor at that time was Don Abraham.
Peggy has seen many changes in 30 years. When she first started, all record keeping, check writing, and budgeting was done by hand on accounting sheets and typewriters. The entire borough office staff used only one phone line, and at that time all emergency fire and police calls were answered and dispatched by the borough office staff, as were ambulance transport calls. That made for some very busy days for Peggy and the part-time borough clerk. Peggy also served as Police Matron to help with the transporting of female prisoners.
Today, Peggy serves on the Youngsville Library board as secretary and Friends of the Library Board as secretary. She also served as the General Solicitation Chairman for the fund raising campaign for the new library building. She also is a Certified Tax Collector for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is the Tax Collector for Sugar Grove Township, an elected position; and Treasurer for the Warren County Tax Collectors' Association.
Nelson has worked with 6 different mayors, 5 borough managers, 3 borough foremen, 3 solicitors, 6 clerks and 3 police chiefs; and has served as acting borough manager 3 different times. Two borough employees who Mrs. Nelson has worked with since she started are Earl Wilcox and John Armstrong. Earl celebrated 30 years with the borough in 2007; John will have 30 years in this September.
Residents can join in celebrating Nelson's 30th anniversary with The Borough of Youngsville at an open house in her honor on Wednesday, March 24, from noon to 4 at the borough office at 37 Railroad Street, next to the post office.
St. Francis Church on East Main Street, Youngsville, is hosting its monthly community dinner on Tuesday, April 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu is scalloped potatoes and ham, green beans and dessert. This is a dinner free to everyone in the community put on by the St. Francis Outreach Program. Donations are accepted. Takeouts, if available, after 5:45 p.m. Church member Barbara Vorse said, "We invite you to join us for Sunday service starting at 9."
A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held Saturday, March 20, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Otterbein United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield, PA 16340 The price is a donation. All proceeds go to the otter Express Puppet Ministry, A ministry of Otterbein United Methodist Church. For information, call 814-563-3333.
The Evangelical United Methodist Church member & friends will support the Daffodils Days to the benefit of the American Cancer Society on March 19 at the Quality/ Tops Market at 28 Railroad Street from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. The St. Luke Ladies will be at Quality/ Tops Market from 10a.m.-4p.m. Saturday, March 20. Bunches of Daffodils (10 in a bunch) will be on sale for $10. For more information, please contact Stella Walton 563-4038 or Mary Ann Devore at 563-9873
Troop 8 Boy Scouts are having their annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 10, from 4 until 7 p.m at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren on the corner of Market St. and 3rd Avenue. Dine in or take out. Tickets are $6 and children under 10 are $4.
Youngsville residents are asked to put March's recycling, newspapers, magazines, catalogs and phone books, in covered containers and place them at the curbside by 7 am Wednesday, March 31.
Youngsville Borough has announced that Spring Clean Up will be held April 10 in the Borough Building parking lot, 40 Railroad Street, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Minimum fees are $10.00 per carload and $20 per truckload.
ID is required. No tires, batteries, paint cans, propane tanks, or other hazardous materials will be accepted.
After you are done cleaning out the attic, basement and garage, the whole community will come together to clean up Youngsville's streets. Coming Saturday, April 24 through Friday, April 30 a clean-up effort in town is again being sponsored by ROY. It is slated to kick off on a Saturday and continue throughout the entire week. Scout groups, church groups, and other service organizations are invited to pitch in. To sign up to clean a particular area or a portion of a street, call Joanne at 563-4286. Otherwise, we will meet at 9:00 am at Allegheny Artistry, 106 East Main and continue cleaning down the street. Bring your own tools, wheelbarrows and buckets. The clean-up is intended to generate a sense of pride and unity among residents and business owners. The rain date is the next Saturday, May 1.
Relay for Life
Coming in June the Revitalization Of Youngsville is asking people to join the team to walk and help raise money for Cancer Research. To be part of Youngsville's team, call Barb Luce at 563-4936