Retire Educators at Luncheon: (Front Row: Left to Right – Ellie Dunn; Deb Young; Marilyn Miller; Grace Backstrom; Kay Dolan; Celia Gross; Norma Bankoske; Evelyn Stufflebeam; Middle Row: Left to Right – Bonnie Robbins; Rose Huffman; Diane Bennett; Gail Cowan; Bobbi Hessley; Bill Grolemund; Delores Berry; George Rosenfelder; Back Row: Left to Right – Pat Franklin; Judy Confer; Pam Hummel; Sharon Persing; Mickey Bartosek; Tony Fera)
On Oct. 13 people gathered in front of St. Luke Catholic Church, Youngsville, for prayers for the unborn, healthcare workers, parents lawmakers and the Church. What followed was the blessing of a stone but no tomb, a monument but no body because their bodies were lost by nature or destroyed by man. Funded by the Knights of Columbus, Youngsville Council, it is their prayer and that of others that anyone who is contemplating abortion will see the monument and choose life, the natural choice. Pictured are State Representative Kathy Rapp, guest speaker, Father John Neff, Pastor of St. Luke Catholic Church, Grand Knight Darrell Harlan, Youngsville Council, District Deputy Michael Stec, Past Grand Knight Gene Sanden and Steve Warner, Warren Council.
Berea Lutheran Church Soup Luncheon is today, Thurs., Oct. 18 at noon. Soup, bread, butter, dessert and a beverage. Donations appreciated but not required.
There will be a meeting at 9 a.m. at today at Mugs in Youngsville to plan the upcoming Hometown Christmas, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m.
There will be the traditional parade, ornament making, tree decorating, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves, food, craft, and business vendors. First United Methodist will once again have free hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and Ellie Dunn will be making ornaments with the kids. Santa will be at the Youngsville Public Library. Looking for volunteers and committee members to help make this a special holiday event.
The Youngsville Girls' Basketball Boosters have cancelled the pre-game dinners.
Youngsville First United Methodist Church will be serving Chili and cornbread, fruit, and dessert at the Rouse Manor luncheon on Oct. 22.
New MOPS chapter
MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) now has a chapter in Youngsville, sponsored by the First United Methodist Church. The group, led by Catrina Leamon, meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. at the church at 225 East Main Street. MOPS meetings allow time for the mothers to discuss topics relevant to raising pre-schoolers, as well as time for some Bible study sessions. Refreshments are provided and there is child care available. The group is open to anyone who has a pre-schooler and would like some time to relax, discuss, and learn with other mothers. The next meeting will be held Oct. 25. Just stop in, or for more information call the church office at 563-4201, Tuesday thru Thursday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Class of '64
YHS Class of '64 will meet Tues,, Oct. 23, at 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the Youngsville American Legion. Contact Fred Peters for more details, 563-9493.
Church soup lunch
Congregational Life Committee of Saron Lutheran Church is having a soup and pie luncheon on Fri., Oct. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soups available will be vegetable beef and ham and potato. There will be a choice with a variety of pies. Donation is $6. Take outs are available by calling either 563-7850 prior to Oct. 26 or on Fri., Oct. 26 please call 563-7662. For your convenience there is an elevator lift for handicapped people.
The Youngsville Fireman's Auxiliary will be sponsoring the annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show on Sat., Nov. 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Youngsville Fire Hall. Free admission. Over 85 vendor tables for your holiday gift shopping, food will be available, and a Chinese Auction. For more information, contact Karen Bires at 563-4042.
The Bicentennial committee will raffle 3 Christmas baskets, 2 adult and 1 child's treasure chest. The raffle tickets are available for a donation of 1 for $1, 3 for $2 or 10 for $5. The baskets will be on display at the Youngsville Pharmacy starting the first of November, tickets are available at the pharmacy or from a committee member or call 563-7807. The drawing will be held at the pharmacy on Dec. 22 at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Bicentennial celebration, June 28, 29 and 30, 2013. On Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., the Bicentennial committee will hold a meeting for all the businesses, civic organization, and churches at the borough building. At this meeting we would like to discuss everyone's ideas for the celebration next year. All of the town's people are invited. Remember it is your bicentennial.
On Friday, Sept. 21, Youngsville Elementary/Middle School hosted its 2nd Annual Retired Educator Luncheon for former educators of the Pittsfield and Youngsville school community. Twenty-two retired educators accepted the invitation to come back to the school and visit with prior colleagues and current faculty and staff of Youngsville. This celebration was dedicated to all the retired educators of the Pittsfield and Youngsville school communities for their years of educating our children. The current faculty and staff of Youngsville Elementary/Middle School thank these educators and those who could not attend for their many years of commitment to the Warren County School District. This celebration will continue each year with hope of a greater turn-out each and every year.
Featured runners pictured (left to right) are: Kayla Bubbenmoyer, Mallory Eastman, Kimmie Lindstrom, Tiffany Haney, Lydia Swartzbaugh, Nathen Carr, Collin Lehnen, Michael Stover, and Samantha Tome.
More than 300 people attended the Fourth Degree Installation and banquet of the Knights of Columbus held on October 14th at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Erie. Speakers spoke about religious freedom and what it means to be a Catholic in our society today. Pictured are Bruce Williams, parishioner of St. Luke Catholic Church, Youngsville, Father John Neff, Pastor, St. Luke Church, Mark Baur, parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Warren, Father Richard Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph Church and Rick Casey, parishioner of St. Luke Church.
Youngsville Police Department held an Anti-Bullying Campaign at YEMS school on Tuesday afternoon. They met with Kindergarten through 8th grades.