Photo by Anita Cohan
The new office of Love INC will be open at 205 East Main Street in Downtown Youngsville. Opening ceremony with key exchange was held on Thursday, Sept. 29th. Pictured are Mary Ann Kuzmin, Cathy Brown (building owner), Shelley Holcomb, Jill Bennett.
Photo by Anita Cohan
Recently returning from a mission trip to Cap Haitian, Haiti, this group from Otterbein United Methodist Church in Pittsfield thanks the church and community for making the trip with One Mission Society possible. Working in schools, a health clinic, and ministry office challenged us to make a difference. Pictured in front row are Judy Lewis, Bradley Reed, Jenna Bower, Lori Lewis. Back row are Michelle Holcomb, Bonnie McCune, Mary Ann Kuzmin, Jillian Burns, Don Thomas, Paul Williams. Not available for picture was Emma Walton.
Photo by Anita Cohan
The Public Hanging, held on Sept. 17, event’s second place award was accepted by Sue Perrin, on left, for Kristy Wallace, picture entitled, ‘Where have all the Libraries gone?’ Third place was awarded to Barb Luce for her embroidered quilt.
Northwest Savings Bank & the Youngsville Police Department will be holding child fingerprinting day on Fri., Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Youngsville Northwest Savings Bank office. This is a free service to the community & they will also be serving refreshments.
The Youngsville Wrestling Boosters will have a booth at the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Sheffield Oct. 7 to 9. They will be selling pizza, drinks and ice cream. Come enjoy the festival and stop by the Wrestling Booth for some refreshing food.
Northern Exposure - The Ultimate High School Marching Band Competition Experience. The Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters will be host to a number of marching bands from all over western Pennsylvania on Sat., Oct. 8, at War Memorial Field in Warren. The gates open at 4 p.m. The Boosters would like to wish the Youngsville Football team, the Youngsville Band, and the Eisenhower Band the best of luck for a successful weekend.
St. Luke rummage sale
The Women of St. Luke's Alter Rosary Society will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale at the St. Luke Catholic Church at 420 North Main Street in Youngsville. The dates and times are Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6th and 7th from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. which will be $1.00 Bag Day. Proceed benefit charity, call 814-563-4219 for more information.
and bake sale
Saron Lutheran Church will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday is $1 per bag for all who attend. A bake sale will be held on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. until everything is gone. Come and get sweet rolls, breads, and more. Proceeds from the sale will help with church expenses.
Fall bus excursion
Only 8 seats are available for the Fall Excursion to Ellicottville's Fall Festival, the Hamburg Casino, and Final Fear Haunting or McKinley Mall, on Saturday, Oct. 8th leaving from the Warren County Visitors Bureau on Route 6 in Starbrick at 8:45 a.m. Bus Trip cost $20; Final Fear is $18 if attending, participants responsible for all other expenses. Please have photo ID for casino. Call Anita at 814-563-4475 or Lynn at 814-563-9025 for reservations and more information.
The monthly community dinner will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu will be beef on weck sandwiches cooked by Mugs Restaurant, with salad and dessert. This is a free dinner to anyone in the community. Donations are accepted. Take outs are available after 5:45.
Haunting in Irvine
The Haunted Museum at the Wilder Museum will be open on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information call 814/723-1795
Trunk or Treat
The Youngsville Free Methodist Church will once again be hosting "Trunk or Treat" during Youngsville Trick or Treat hours. Anyone interested in decorating their car (and themselves!) can call the Church Office at 814/563-9009 to reserve a spot. Make sure to include the Joy Hall on East Main Street when you're planning your route.
ROY committee chair
Revitalization of Youngsville is looking for a Golf Scramble Committee Chairperson for the 2012 event. ROY is also looking for a 2012 Secretary and VP for the Asset Enhancement committee, dealing with the business development in the area.
Please contact Anita at 814/563-4475 if interested.
Box tops collections
Youngsville Elementary/Middle School will be collecting Box Tops throughout the course of the 2011-2012 school year. Community members are encouraged to collect Box Tops and submit them to the main office. Principal Eric Mineweaser states, "Each Box Top collected will provide .10 cents to our school. All money collected from the Box Tops will go directly to programs and supplies that benefit our students." Sign up at www.boxtops4education.com and earn chances to win thousands of extra coupons. Once you have registered you can see the list of products carrying Box Tops, shop online at specific stores to earn extra Box Tops, and track the amount Youngsville has collected to date.
Products with Box Tops coupons are not just found on food stock items. You can now collect these coupons on products like Boise, Brita, Marks-a-lot, Hi-Liter, Ziploc, Hefty plates and cups, Cottenelle, Kleenex, Scott, and VIVA paper towels. Avery dividers, label pads, labels, office cards, pocket tabs, and sticky notes now carry a coupon on their packaging.
Bonus Box Tops are an easy way for one to make a big difference. Each month, you'll find special promotions and sweepstakes where you can enter for a chance to win thousands of Bonus Box Tops. Check back often for the latest bonus opportunities. The more people who enter, the greater your school's chance of winning.
Here are a few ways you can help your school: Count and bundle Box Tops at the big submission times, in October and February. Put a Box Tops collection bin at your workplace, place of worship, health club, or other places you regularly spend time. Get friends and family members to contribute by collecting Box Tops and signing up for Box Tops online.
Last year American's Schools earned $59 million from Box Tops.
Otterbein UMC Bash
There will be an Elementary Bash on Oct. 28th from 6-8 p.m. for all elementary children at the Pittsfield Otterbein UMC. Parents are welcome too! The event is free. We will have free popcorn and drinks, games, prizes and a live band. Other snacks will be available to purchase with proceeds going to our playground fund.
The YEMS Halloween parade and parties will take place on Monday, Oct. 31. The parade will start at approximately 1 p.m. Parties will follow.
Love INC Opens
Many of you are saying, "What happened to Love INC.?" Well, Love In the Name of Christ of the Brokenstraw Valley is continuing to move forward to bring a ministry of churches together who jointly will help in providing food, clothing, furniture, and much more to those who may need some support and help in the Brokenstraw Valley. The group is an extension of the National Love Inc affiliations working together to provide a hand up to the community.
The covered ranges north to Sugar Grove, south to Tidioute, east to Irvine, and west to Grand Valley. Currently there are ten area churches committed to this mission.
Love INC is in the process of opening an operations office at 205 East Main Street in Youngsville, in the former Northwest Savings office. However the ministry itself is not yet open to serve. The Board of Directors is comprised of Chairman Michelle Holcomb, Vice Chair Jill Bennett, Secretary Norma Dey, Treasurer Barb Holmes, Don Thomas, and Herb West. On Oct. 11 they are attending a planning session/retreat at Olmstead Manor in Ludlow. Plans will be finalized for the first annual meeting, to be held Nov. 11 at Otterbein Church in Pittsfield.
Anyone interested in the ministry of Love INC is invited to attend the annual meeting. More information on that will be forthcoming.
The winner of the Public Hanging Basket Raffle was Sharon Flasher, not Lasher.