Pulled Pork Dinner at the Otterbein UMC Fellowship Hall on Thursday,
June 23rd, 4:30 p.m. until sold out. Donations benefit the 2011 Haiti Mission Trip.
Summer Super Reader and prize winner Matt Pilapil is shown holding a $15 Wal-Mart gift card, sponsored by Dr. VanHouten, Chiropractic and 2 Fair Passes, sponsored by Lauger’s Good Lawn. Thanks to the continued support of area businesses Youngsville Library is able to offer similar prizes for this year’s program.
New for the 2011's Corn Festival will be a Scarecrow Decorating Contest for children ages 6 to 14. Registration forms are available in the Youngsville Borough Newsletter, online at www.youngsvillepa.org and at the Borough Office. Forms should be returned by Aug. 5.
Each Scarecrow will be placed in a furnished-numbered bale of straw. Use of cornstalks, clothing, tools, vegetables. and other corny decorations are encouraged.
All bales will be placed on East Main Street and must be removed by the designer(s) by 6pm on Sunday, Aug. 21. Only 12 scarecrows will be accepted for the contest, so sign up early, and all 12 will receive a place appropriate award. If you have any questions, please contact Naomi at 814/563-3286.
Local businesses are answering Youngsville Library's plea for help in funding incentive prizes for the 6th Annual Summer Super-Reader program for area kids in grades Kindergarten 12th grade.
This is the second year that many area businesses have generously come together in support of our Summer Super-Reader program.
Thanks to the their help the Youngsville Library can continue this program and be able to offer incentive raffle-prizes for our student readers in this year's program," said Library Director, Kristy Wallace.
"Down Under, Youngsville Dairy Queen, The Galley, Huey's, and Valley Bowling have all donated gift certificates for reading prizes.
Also some additional gift cards, Fair passes, and prizes have now been purchased with donations already received by: AR Beatty Diesel, Attitudes by Roxie, Edgewood Motel, Jim "The Car Mahan", Laugers Good Lawn, Linda Phillips Insurance, Pete's Beverage, North West Savings Bank, Ralston Computers, Rick Dies Auto, Star Grafix, Ted's Auto Repair, VanHouten Chiropractic, West End Auto parts, Betts Industries, Whirley Industries, Wiggers Pellet & Gas Stove, Youngsville Hardware, and Youngsville Pharmacy. Dr Joseph Pikna has already pledged to help co-sponsor the cost of T-shirts, which means that we are a quarter of the way there for being able to continue to provide T-shirts to all those who make top "Reader" status on their reading logs.
"Because we have such a wide range of students reading for raffle prizes we also have a wide range of desirable raffle/incentive prizes that we need to offer. The cost of offering Fair passes, gift cards, and prizes that tween and teens consider worthwhile to read for truly adds up. Each year previously, YPL has averaged $600 just for grab-bag prizes and raffle prizes--which tells you a lot about the magnitude of this reading program, how many area kids actually participate, and how far-reaching it truly is," stated Wallace. "Every little bit helps because our budget can no longer fund this program. That's why we are so grateful to all the businesses who have already donated this year and we're equally looking forward to hearing from all the additional businesses who have expressed interest in helping with general prizes as well as any businesses who are interested in helping with the T-shirt sponsorship. It is truly encouraging and heartwarming when our community comes together like this for the sake of the kids in our area, you just can't help but get inspired by the generosity of our area businesses!"
It's not too late to join Youngsville's Summer Reader Program. All students K-12 can register to participate in the Summer Super Reader Program at the Library during regular business hours. Bring a parent when registering. M & Tues Noon-7:30, W 10-5, and F Noon- 4. 563-7670 with questions