Louise Dyer, is shown here with one side of her dual arrangement entered in the Bi-Annual Flower Show presented by the Wildflower Garden Club of Leeper, held at the Sawmill Center in Cooks Forest this past Saturday. Louise won first place and designers choice award on this entry, as well as an award of design excellence on the arrangement. She and Lou Ann Lauger of Youngsville, who are both associated with the Erie Area Judges Council, also judged portions of the show.
On the Feast of St. John the Baptist, Father Brandon Kleckner visited St. Luke Catholic Church and celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving for the parishioners. For the past three years Youngsville Council #13006, Knights of Columbus and other members of the parish supported Father Kleckner in his preparation for his ordination to the priesthood. Following Mass last Sunday, a reception was held in his honor. As a gift from the parish, he will be receiving a priest’s stole. Pictured are Darrell Harlan, Grand Knight, Father Kleckner, and Pat Black, Pastoral Council President.
The Youngsville Bicentennial Committee will be hosting a Bicentennial Bingo at the
Youngsville Fire Hall on Sat., June 30th from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. to benefit the Bicentennial Celebration Weekend June 28-30th in 2013. The next meeting is today, June 28, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at the borough building, everyone is invited to attend.
Magic of Oz
The Children's Theater Camp will be held from July 9 through the 14th at the Free Methodist Church in Youngsville. The play this year is The Magic of Oz and will be performed on Sat. July 14 at 2:00 p.m. For more information contact Barb at 814/563-4936.
BVSP was a host facility for the Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson on June 14, 2012. Although we are still waiting for the official results from the headquarters in Orlando, FL, the event was a success for our local pool. BVSP needed 25 participants to be able to be a part of the record and we had 74. We thank Bob's Garage, Johnson Transportation, and Wal-Mart for hosting the picnic for us. Appreciation goes to the Eagle mascot for entertaining the kids, Scott Rose and the 911 center for bringing the ambulance for the kids to tour, Colin's Hope for donating the water safety packets and allowing us to share Colin Holst's story and spread the news on water safety and that swimming lessons save lives. Thank you to Curt Hollabough for making the t-shirts, Youngsville Borough, Lee Bryan, the amazing staff of BVSP and Jayda Haight for organizing the event. Before the start of the official swimming lesson, the staff of BVSP did a mock water rescue and showed everyone in attendance their emergency action plan. Thanks again to everyone involved.
Reminder - Bring your swim suit and dance shoes and enjoy the music for the upcoming bands. Jack the Dog is performing on July 19 and Touch of Old on August 26 form 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
At the last meeting for the August 17-19 Corn Festival, the committee reviewed the schedule of events and prepared a budget for the ROY Board to be approve at the July 10 meeting at the YPL at 9 a.m. Changes to the usual event were highlighted. The parade route will go East to West, from the old Wiggers to Dick's Service Station, and the Corn Maze will be on North Main Street with rides from the area of Dick's Service Station. Anyone interested in the newly introduced Antique Tractor display to be held on Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. should contact Anita at 814/563-4475. The committee is sorry to say there will not be a Motorcycle Cruise-In on Saturday as tradition has had it; there is a Dice Run coordinated by the YPL/American Legion that same day.
The advertising deadline is July 12th for businesses to have their listings in all ads for Cornfest. Sponsorships and donations are greatly appreciated and needed to help make the Corn Festival a popular event for families and the community. Vendor and Parade forms should be submitted as soon as possible. All monies and forms are to mailed to: ROY, P.O. Box 330, Youngsville, Pa 16371.
Ten $1,000.00 scholarships were awarded by Bonnie Anderson, trustee of the Youngsville High School Alumni Scholarship Fund during graduation ceremonies on June 8. The ten recipients are: Kayla R. Bullock, daughter of Melissa and Robert Bullock; Rebekah J. Camp, daughter of Rachel and Walter Camp; Bryce V. Glotz, son of Lenore and Donald Glotz; Taylor M. Josephson, daughter of Tracey and Mark Josephson; Zackery J.J. Rice, son of Kristine and Daniel Shellhouse; Alexis L. Robinault, daughter of Stacey and Michael Robinault; Savanna N. Schoedel, daughter of Michele and John Schoedel; Heather C. Stanton, daughter of Kelly Chiodo and Robert Stanton; Shannon A. Williams, daughter of Terry and Daniel Williams; and Victoria H. Wesolowski, daughter of Cheri and John Wesolowski. The selection of the award winners was made by a committee of school administrators and teachers who are appointed by the Principal. Since its inception in 1985, 98 scholarships have been awarded to graduating YHS seniors totaling over $81,000.00. The YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Contributions and memorials can be sent to: YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 73, Youngsville, PA 16371.
The Youngsville Public Library is in the process of digitalizing and organizing the Charles Engstrom collection which consists of local photos and memorabilia. Heading up this project are Bonnie Anderson and Len Thompson. "Bonnie Anderson has been working behind the scenes to organize the entire Charles Engstrom Collection that is located at our library," stated Youngsville Library Director Kristy Wallace.
"Recently, with the help of Len Thompson, we have been able to digitalize all the photos in the Engstrom Collection. Our next goal is to increase our collection. So we would like to encourage anyone who has vintage historical photos that pertain to Youngsville, Pittsfield, Garland, Irvine, and Grand Valley areas, etc. to bring them to the YHS Luncheon on Tuesday, July 10th. For now, we are primarily interested in buildings, landmarks, and community events. We will then coordinate with Len for a scanning session." Wallace requested. With each photo, please attach your name, address, and phone number in addition to any information about the photo. If you will not be able to pick up the photo at the library, please bring a self-addressed stamped envelope so we can return them to you. If you will not be attending the luncheon, you can still drop off photos at the Library during business hours: Mon.-Tues. Noon-7:30 p.m., Wed. 10-5, and Fri. Noon-4. Call 814/563-7670 if you have any questions.