By ANITA COHAN
Drug Take Back II
Youngsville Borough Police Department will again participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the borough building on Railroad St.
Last year the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected more than 120 tons of unwanted prescription medications. The goal of the program is to remove potentially dangerous medications from homes. Chief Todd Mineweaser said, "This gets as many unused and expired or unwanted medicines out of the homes. This will prevent thieves and burglars from getting them. In other words to prevent home invasions and burglaries. It also helps with our environment. Less pills being flushed is safer for our water and environment. And it's free!"
Last year, Youngsville collected over 25 pounds and is looking at collecting more this year. Also, you can visit the DEA website to find a collection site near you at www.dea.gov, if out of the area. Syringes will not be accepted at the take back location, just pills, liquids, and creams are accepted.
Youngsville Free Methodist Chicken BBQ on Saturday, April 30. Serving from 1 p.m. until sold out. Pastor Rick encourages everyone to come and support the church and enjoy a BBQ chicken.
Rouse Annual Auction
Friends of the Rouse Estate invite you to attend the annual auction on Saturday, April 30, at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. with the auction starting at 11 a.m. Event coordinators plan on 30 to 50 baskets for the silent auction. Most baskets will be stuffed with around $50 worth of goodies. The Youngsville Pharmacy is selling chances on the 'Money' Trees, $1 each or 10 for $5. The Mother's Day and Father's Day baskets are also on display.
Lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit Rouse residents. For further information, contact Mary Lou at 563-9310.
5K Run/Fun Walk
The inaugural Logan Lover's Cystic Fibrosis 5K Run/Fun Walk will be held on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. Registration is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church on E. Main Street. A donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be accepted as race entry.
Post-race activities include a kiddy race, door prizes, food, and a Chinese auction. Any participant 12 years and under needs to be accompanied by an adult. Awards will be given by male/female age groups. All proceeds go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You can pre-register by calling Lori Dyke at 489-3675.
the Wilder Women
A Vintage Fashion Show will be held on Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave. in Irvine. The Party with the Wilder Women will be a fundraiser for the Wilder Museum.
Reservations are required. They will be serving cheese, chocolate, and wine, while viewing of the rarely seen textiles from the historical society's collection. This is a fundraiser for the Wilder Museum. Donations support the continuing efforts to keep this Warren County jewel open to the public. For reservations, call the Historical Society at 723-1795.
Youngsville TV Corp will no longer have the Home Shopping Network (HSN) as of May 1. As of that date, QVC will be on Channel 46 instead of Channel 67.
The committee would like to note that the date for the Election Day Spaghetti Dinner has been corrected to Tuesday, May 17, starting at 4 p.m. at Joy Hall. The next organizational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 4, at the Rouse Suites Community Room at 6:30 p.m. to coordinate the spaghetti dinner and work on plans for the September activities.
St. Luke Catholic Church , 420 N. Main St., will host a rummage sale, conducted by the Altar Rosary Society, on Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Saturday being $1 a bag day. The new schedule was designed to help working people have a chance to buy.
Brokenstraw Clean Up
Brokenstraw Township will hold a Spring Clean Up Day on Saturday, May 7, at the township yard, 770 Rouse Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No wet paint in cans, tires, propane tanks or other hazardous materials. Someone will be there to take old batteries, they will donate the money from them to the Humane Society.
Minimum fees are $5 per car and $10 per truck. ID requested.
ROY Sidewalk Sales
The Revitalization of Youngsville will have a Sidewalk Sale on Friday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Allegheny Artistry. Proceeds from the sales will help with ROY event expenses for 2011.
You may also contribute toward the sale, anything but clothing. Drop off your good usable items at the Allegheny Artistry Wednesday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., now through May12. If you would like a ROY member to pick-up your items, call Helga at 563-4959 or Cherri at 563-9235.
Alumni Golf Scramble
The 18th annual YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, May 14, at Cable Hollow Golf Course. The four-person team event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. The $200 per team entry fee includes greens fee, cart rental, lunch, prizes and a donation to the scholarship fund.
This year the fund will be awarding scholarships totaling $8,000 to several graduating seniors. Contact Tim Sandberg at 723-7087 for further information about the tournament.
The Youngsville Public Library is busy making plans for its summer programs "Super Summer Readers" and "Summer Story Hour".
The Super Summer Reader program (grades K-12) usually runs for six weeks after school is out, with benchmark prizes for the readers and t-shirts for those young people who succeed in completing their reading tasks.
The Summer Story Hour has always been a weekly story and craft hour, for ages 2-8, one day a week in July.
Because of the recent state funding cutbacks to the library, both programs are looking for individual, commercial or church sponsors to help defray the costs of these community outreach programs. Although community outreach programs are state requirements for public libraries, the state does not provide for money to subsidize them.
The library is hoping a group or business will step forward to buy t-shirts for the readers or donate money for reading prizes for the Super Summer Readers program. The library is also looking for sponsors for craft materials and give-away books for the Summer Story Hour participants. Usually each young person is given a storybook to take home for the July program.
If any individual or group is interested in helping, contact Kristy Wallace at the library, 563-7670.