The Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson is going on today. Registration begins at 9 a.m. You do not have to be pre-registered to join. The event is free and open to all ages. There will be stations on water safety before the actual lesson begins at promptly 11 a.m. The BVSP is joining with host facilities all over the world in hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Record. There will be a small picnic after the record setting event.
The Otterbein United Methodist Church is hosting a pool party Friday, June 15, starting at 6 p.m. This will be open to everyone and will be free. There will be hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and drinks, plus free swimming. Our Vacation Bible School will run that week and this is our last night.
Mark your calendar, the Otterbein Praise Band will playing on Sun., August 19th after the A'Maiz'ing Corn Festival Car Show, shortly after 4 p.m., tentatively in front of PNC or Love INC. Bring a lawn chair and unwind after a busy weekend.
Yard sales will be run in the Pittsfield area on June 15 and16; hours will vary per household.
Vacation Bible School
Youngsville First United Methodist Church, 225 East Main Street, Youngsville, is holding Vacation Bible School the week of June 18 - 22, every evening from 5:45 - 8:45 p.m. The group will be taking a fantasy underwater adventure with Ocho, the Octopus, and other sea creatures. The theme is Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God! Participants will experience Bible lessons, songs, crafts, recreation, and snacks. Any questions call Jane Balling at 814/563-4029.
Youngsville Marching Eagles are having a spaghetti dinner on Sun., June 24 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Cost is by donation.
The Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters are now selling gun raffle tickets for a custom made .30-06 hunting rifle. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased from any Booster member or by calling Tina at 814/563-4006. The drawing will be held during our annual Turkey Party at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Sat., November 17, 2012.
The BVSP has released the tentative schedule for the 2012 summer season.
Programs are being planned for Sports Camp, Arts and Crafts, Corn Hole Tournaments and the June 14 World's Largest Swimming Lesson. The pool will officially open on Sat., June 9. Wi-Fi will be available. The pool will offer swimercise classes, Swim lessons - session 1 start June 18, session 2 starts July 9, and session 3 starts July 23. Special events will include the annual Luau on June 21, a band on June 28, movie Finding Nemo on July 12, a band on July 26, movie Titanic on August 2, a canoe/kayak safety course on August 13-14, Community swim on August 16, and Thank you Tuesdays from June 12 through August 14. Pool will be closed on August 18 for the season. Before it is totally drained for the season, they will host the annual Doggie Swim on August 25.
New this year will be the addition of Yoga, Stretch and Splash, presented by Yoga instructor, Nadine Luvison Westover. A number of classes will be offered, Mommy and Me, Poolside Yoga, and Saturday Morning Stretch. Advance registration is required, register online at www.elements4yoga.com or call Nadine at 814/706-6121 for fees and times, half of all fees benefit the BVSP. Visit Friends of BVSP on Facebook or call 814/563-4604 the Borough Office (Pool direct is 814/563-9570) with any questions.
The Otterbein United Methodist Church will be holding the 2nd Annual Miles for Missions 5K Walk/Run on June 23 starting at the church in Pittsfield. The course is a flat trail on quiet country roads and is perfect for walkers and runners on all ages. T-shirts will be guaranteed to all pre-registered entrants. Some T-shirts will be available on the day of the race. Registration fee is $15 if received by June 14. Late registrations received after June 14th will be $18, by mail or at the race. For more information call the Otterbein UMC at 814/563-6666, Lisa Bush at 706-6067, or Paul Williams at 688-0092. Forms may also be downloaded at www.otterbefamily.com if you click on document downloads and select 2012 and Mission. Last year's proceeds helped to pay for a mission trip to Haiti. Funds raised this year will help with expenses for a stateside missions trip in the fall.
The Youngsville Bicentennial Committee will be hosting a Bicentennial Bingo at the Youngsville Fire Hall on June 30 from 4 - 8 p.m. to benefit the Bicentennial Celebration Weekend June 28-30 in 2013.
YPL Avon Fundraiser
Once again the Youngsville Public Library is joining with Avon to raise money for the library general expense fund. Local Avon representative, ReeAnn Devore, and Avon are channeling 40 percent of all prepaid Avon purchases from the next 3 Avon campaigns to the library. Avon books will be available from any YPL Board member or YPL Friends Board member, at the library table at Richard's Restaurant on July 10 and July 13, at the library booth at Pleasure's & Treasures on July 14, and at the circulation desk of the library anytime. Only orders placed through the library or ReeAnn Devore (563-9425 or firstname.lastname@example.org ) by Friday, July 20th, will quality for this fundraiser. Be sure to mention the library if you email or call in your order! Stock up on Avon products for yourself or buy ahead for gifts and support the library at the same time. All orders will be ready for pick-up at the library on Tues., July 31. Checks should be made payable to the Youngsville Public Library. The library will also be hosting an "Avon at the Library Party" on July 17, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to come enjoy the free refreshments, see samples of the latest Avon products and colors, win prizes and visit the library for the evening.
The Cornfest committee is reminding sponsors for the event to make sure they have made their sponsorship donations/pledges. Advertising needs to be done 30-60 days prior to the Cornfest on August 17-19. Make checks payable to R.O.Y., P.O. Box 330, Youngsville, Pa 16371. Money received after July 12th may not be able to list business name in all media locations. ROY appreciates your support and all proceeds benefit Youngsville projects, streetscape, hike/bike trail, and downtown revitalization.
On June 2, Johnson Transportation, LLC honored retiring Tom Snyder at a bus drivers breakfast. Snyder has been driving Y11 for Bob's Garage/Johnson Transportation, LLC and the Warren County School District for the past 34 years. He was presented with a certificate from Mike Kiehl, transportation director for the Warren County School District and a plaque, pin and t-shirt from John and Caroline Johnson, owners of Johnson Transportation, LLC. Johnson Transportation has been a contractor for the WCSD for the past 70+ years. The business started with Axel and Olga Johnson, then passed down to Robert and Lois Johnson, and then passed down to the current owners, John and Caroline Johnson. Tom was initially hired for his bus driving position by Lois Johnson, and Lois was present at the breakfast and helped to present Tom with his awards. The community thanks Tom for 34 years of safe driving.