The committee for the 2012 Alumni Homecoming is asking Youngsville residents to help 'Paint the Town Red', with ribbons and balloons on porches, trees, cars, anywhere visible to make people take notice to the spirit Youngsville embraces. Local businesses will be supporting homecoming weekend with 'alumni specials'.
Help at library
Some Cummins employees volunteered to help with the set-up for Youngsville Library’s Annual Book Sale Fundraiser. Cummins pays its employees when they participate in their “Every Employee, Every Community” Volunteer Program. This is the second year that YPL has requested volunteers from Cummins. The Book Sale continues through Oct.19. For a $3 donation, you can fill an entire grocery bag with books. New books are always being added. Shown on the left (front to back): Mary Seybert, Phil Bosko, Scott Ishman, Adam Dyer on the right (front to back) Larry Dunkle, Jen Robinson, Todd Seybert.
Remember Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. Alumni Parade followed by a Bonfire at the YHS.
There will be a trail hike at the Kinzua Dam rock quarry on Friday, Sept. 14. Those interested in participating should plan on meeting at the American Legion in Youngsville at 9 a.m. to car pool to the area. You may contact Denny Mason at 563-1655 for more information or Rick Blakeslee at email@example.com. At 5:30 p.m. Friday a tour of YHS and at 7 p.m. homecoming football game.
Saturday, Sept. 15, Alumni Breakfast at Richard's Restaurant at 9 a.m. All alumni and guests are welcome and will order from the menu. The Alumni Dinner at the YVFD will start at 5:30 until 7 p.m., BYOB. Attend the Alumni Dance for $10 per person 8 p.m. to midnight with band "Necessary Experience". A great time to mingle with other alumni and faculty from YHS. This celebration is open to the public. Call 563-4060 for more information.
ROY will be holding a Sidewalk Sale in conjunction with Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Sept., 14 from 9 a.m. until close. Store items will be 10 percent off and there will also be hot dogs, brats, and sauerkraut for sale.
The Youngsville Girls' Basketball Boosters will be hosting pre-game dinners every Friday before the home football games. These dinners will be held at St. Francis Episcopal Church parish hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is by donation. Come and support the girls basketball boosters.
Those attending the dinners may leave their car at the church during the game if they would like to. The dinner menu is as follows: Sept. 14 is BBQ ham sandwiches, Oct 5 is goulash, Oct 19 is chicken and biscuits, and Nov. 2 is chili. Each dinner will be served with at least one side and a drink.
Class of '72
YHS Class of '72's 40th class reunion will be held during the alumni weekend at the Youngsville Fire Hall, Saturday Sept. 15. Call Shelley Stec at 563-7235 for more information.
"What is the meaning of life?" "What happens when we die?" "How can I deal with guilt?" If you would like to explore questions like these, we'd like to help you!
The Youngsville Evangelical United Methodist Church invites you to join us Sunday evenings beginning Sept. 16. We'll even start with dinner at 6 p.m. We'll also have a Men's Study working through former Indianapolis Colts' coach Tony Dungy's book Quiet Strength; a Women's Group studying Beth Moore's To Live is Christ, and a small group focusing on Marriage & Parenting. Child care is also provided.
For more information, call the church office at 563-4351 or 563-4955. If you have to leave a message, don't worry we'll call you back.
Saron Lutheran Church will be serving lunch and fellowship time at the Rouse Manor Apartments on Monday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu for lunch this month is hamburger or hot dog, macaroni salad, baked beans, and dessert.
Berea Lutheran Church resumes the monthly soup luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 20 at noon. Pastor Fischer will be making chicken noodle soup, with bread, drink, and dessert provided as well. Donations are gladly accepted, but not required.
On Fri., Sept. 21, all retired educators from Youngsville Elementary and Pittsfield Elementary are invited to attend the second Annual Retired Teacher Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come join your past colleagues and present educators as we celebrate all your efforts in educating the students in our area! This invitation is for all teachers, administrators, support staff who have retired from Youngsville or Pittsfield Elementary. If you have any questions, contact Eric Mineweaser, principal, at 563-7207.
The Youngsville First United Methodist Church will be serving lunch at the Rouse Manor on Monday, Sept. 24 at noon. The menu this month will be ham loaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, fruit and dessert.
Youngsville Recreation Committee is raffling off a new 9'8'' sit-in, Emotion kayak to help support baseball field improvements in Youngsville. Tickets are on sale now at the Youngsville Borough office and Wiggers Stove and Canoe Sales on Route 6 for $1/ticket. The drawing will be held Sept. 29. Kayak provided courtesy of Wiggers and the Youngsville Borough Recreation Commission.
Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are selling tickets for a chance to win an HP laptop computer. Interested in taking a chance, call 563-1606.
Super Reader Program
What did you do over summer vacation? If you were in grades K-12 and joined the Youngsville Library's Seventh Annual Summer Super Reader Program you read for grab-bag prizes, raffle-chance prizes, and even a T-shirt (all sponsored by area businesses).
Students that read over 45 books (K-3), over 1,300 pages (4th-8th), over 1,500 pages (9th-12th) or over 3,200 pages (extreme challenge) within a six-week time frame could receive a Super Reader T-shirt sponsored by Saint Luke Church, Bob's Garage, and Dr. Pikna, DMD. T-shirt winners included: Amanda Bennett, Jordan Bennett, Jasmine Wojtklewicz, Katie Jessen, Grady Wilkes-Shaw, Alexis Slocum, Starla Hoffner, Olivia Anderson, Brandan Bennett, Dakota Hewitt, Keara Torrelli, Jaylynn Moore, Eric Ames, Katie Down, Derek Lucks, Autumn Hoffner, Matt Pilapil, Nathan Lucks, Joe Yost, Seth Jensen, Garrett Jensen, Haven May, Isaac Smith, Rori Case, Mason Case, and Katharine Smith.
"A major part of the Super Reader Program is the opportunity for students to win raffle prizes that are sponsored by local businesses," said Library Director Kristy Wallace. "If it wasn't for the generosity of local businesses and individual patrons donating money and gift certificates for this program, the library just wouldn't be able to continue to offer awesome incentive prizes to encourage kids to keep reading over the summer. We are so grateful to all the businesses that support our library every year, especially when there are so many programs and organizations that ask for their help throughout the year. We just couldn't run this reading program without them."
This year over 1,073 books and over 40,400 pages were read by all the Super Reader participants and thanks to Carrie Peterson from Youngsville Dairy Queen, each person who participated earned a coupon for a free ice cream cone.
The following prizes were also awarded: (a) 20 Galley personal pizza certificates: Bryan Yost, Autumn Hoffner, Rori Case, Isaac Smith, Katherine Smith, Rebecca Bennett (2), Starla Hoffner, Noah VanHouten, Kristy Bennett, Abagail Downs, mason Case, Amanda Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Jake Williams, Katie Jesson, Madi Mineweaser, Alex Hill, Emily Hutchings, & Olivia Anderson. (b) Brokenstraw Pool Passes: Dakota Hewitt, Jasmine Wojtkiewicz, Rori Case, Jaylynn Moore, and Matt Pilapil. (c) Huey's (1 med topping pizza): Joe Yost, Mitchell Downs; (c) Clearview Inn ($5 gift cert.) Isaac Smith, Matt Sowa, Ben Sowa, Jasmine Wojtkewicz; (d) Down Under ($5 gift cert) Katie Downs, Jasmine Wojokewicz (2), Bryan Yost (2) Ben Sowa (2) Seth Jensen, Abagail Downs, Mitchell Downs;
(e) Valley Bowling ($5 gift cert): Kendra Shaffer, Eric Ames, Keara Torrelli, Derek Lucks. (e) Fair Passes sponsored by Ted's Auto, AR Beatty, West End Auto, Pete's Beverage, Lauger's Good Lawn, Jim the Car Mahan, and Linda Phillips Insurance Agency: Katie Jesson, Mitchell Down, Abagail Downs, Olivia Anderson, Jaylynn Moore, Katie Downs, Alexis Slocum, Josiah Camp, Joe Yost, Haven May, Mason Case, Starla Hoffner, Matt Pilapil, Dilyn Moore, Keara Torrelli, Ben Sowa; (f) Movie Passes ($10 ea) sponsored by Rick Dies, Rosann Paul, Connie Lucia: Garrett Jensen, Alex Hill, Noah VanHouten, Carly Morton; (g) Wal-Mart Cards ($15 ea) sponsored by Youngsville Pharmacy, Kristy Wallace, Connie Lucia: Jake Williams, Jordan Bennett, Kara Haight;
(h) DQ gift cards ($5 ea) sponsored by Rosann Paul, Youngsville Pharmacy, Kristy Wallace: Amanda Bennett, Katharine Smith, Dakota Hewitt, Autumn Hoffner; (i) individual prizes: Super Slider- Derek Lucks, sponsored by Kristy Wallace; Playdough Scoops and Treats- Seth Jensen sponsored by Attitude's by Roxy; Awesome Edible Zombie Kit-Waylon Moore, sponsored by Youngsville Hardware; Glow Chalk- Dilyn Moore, sponsored by Ralston Computers; Hungry Hippo and candy-Josiah Camp, sponsored by Attitudes by Roxie; Remote Jeep-Nathan Lucks, sponsored by VanHouten Family Chiropractic; Pinata and Candy- Breahna Nicoletti, sponsored by VanHouten Family Chiropractic; 10,000 Jewelry/Bead Set- Haven May, sponsored by Barb Sorvelli (@ Jim the Car Mahan); Freeze Pops and Candy-Rebecca Bennett, sponsored by Barb Sorvelli (@ Jim the Car Mahan); Bob the Builder DVD set-Brandan Bennett, donated by Roger Wallace; Nerf Super Soaker- Grady Wiles-Shaw, sponsored by Ralston Computers and Cameron Phillips, Dominic Nicoletti, both soakers sponsored by Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Board Books- Presley Case, donated by Edgewood Motel.
Golf Scramble Set
A golf scramble will be held Sept. 22 at Cable Hollow Golf Course. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with tee off at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Love In the Name of Christ of the Brokenstraw Valley. Team cost is $60 per person or $240 per four-person team. Your entry includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments prior to and during the event, lunch and awards after the event, on-course games/contests, and a special gift for all participants.
Call the Love INC business office at 563-3394 to register.
Love in the Name of Christ is a non-profit, donor support organization that partners with churches to help those in need in the Brokenstraw Valley. The call center opened in early May and we received nine calls that first month. Our volunteers have logged over 550 service hours; working in our business office, managing our help line, and/or assisting the various ministries that are part of Love INC.
The churches who partner with Love INC form Gap Ministries which provide a resource or service to meet ongoing needs that are not being met by agencies or government. Currently partner churches of Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley "fill in the gaps" with furniture, clothing, food, baby items, paper products, personal care items, linens, household repairs, and transportation to appointments.
Those in need of assistance can call 563-3398 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Once needs are verified by the agency, area church members are then mobilized to meet that need. For more information on Love INC, or to make a donation call the business office at 563-3394.