Briefs…

Rouse donations

The Rouse Estate Memorial Fund, which supports many resident activities, received contributions during the month of November and December in memory/honor of the following:

Lorraine Olson

Basil Pokosh

Ruth Bloom

Sally Darling

Carl Russo

Hazel Bull

William Balck

Ardith Savitz

Roger Hall

Larry Wolfgang

To make a donation, send check payable to Rouse Memorial Fund or Friends of the Rouse Estate, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371.

Youngsville Library Angels

Here are Youngsville Library’s most recent “Library Angels,” who donated to its annual fundraiser. Each year, YPL’s Angel tree is filled with a variety of ornaments listing basic items that are vital to the survival of the library.

For wish-list books: (a) In Memory of Huie Carpenter from Kitty Carpenter, (b) Herb & Jo Trask;

Towards Building Insurance Costs: Herb & Jo Trask;

General DVD’s: (a) In memory of Terry Barton from Kathy Barton, (b) Herb & Jo Trask;

Towards Gas Bill: (a) In Memory of Edward Steffans from Nancy Steffans, (b) Herb & Jo Trask;

Towards Electric bill: Herb & Jo Trask;

Towards Historical Collection maintenance: In Honor of Jim Morrison from Sue & Bud Kibbey;

Towards Interlibrary Loan postage costs: Herb & Jo Trask;

Energy-saving lightbulbs: (a) Stella Walton, (b) Donna & Rusty Murphy;

Towards magazine costs: In Memory of Marya Yurick from Celia Gross;

Towards newspaper costs: In Memory of Mayola Sanford from Betty & Les Sanford;

Fax-machine paper: In Honor of Herb & Jo Trask from Pete & Wilma Trask;

Towards software updates: anonymous donor;

and for YHS annual Yearbook purchase: In Honor of Friends & Family from Sue & Bud Kibbey.

Holiday hours at Youngsville Library

Youngsville Public Library’s regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2, from noon to 7:30 p.m. The library drop-box is open 24/7 throughout the year.

Vet questions

A department service officer from the American Legion will answer questions from veterans and dependants regarding VA and Pennsylvania veterans benefits from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at State Rep. Kathy Rapp’s office, 404 Market St., Warren. No appointments are needed, but proof of veteran status is required. Any questions about the event may be directed to the Erie American Legion, 800-274-8387 ext. 2037.

Scouts program

Venture Crew 73 will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Warren.

Venturing is a co-ed program for people ages 14 through 20 who are looking for experiences in leadership, vocations, and hobbies. It is a program of the Boy Scouts of America.

Crew 73 has participated in kayaking, camping, fishing, hiking, and communications. Its focus has been on amateur radio and the crew has run communications for local events including bicycle and foot races, the Tango, dog sled races, and others. The group has a radio station at Camp Olmstead.

In addition to the open house, additional information is available by contacting crew73.kb3bsa@gmail.com or by attending a meeting. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the 911 Center in Youngsville.

Community Foundation scholarships

All scholarship checks for the second semester were mailed to schools early in December. If a student account does not reflect the scholarship, contact the school to see if payment was received. If confirmation is required, contact the Community Foundation so they can follow up on their receipt of the payment. First semester grades are required for students who wish to renew their scholarships, along with completion of a renewal application. Renewal instructions will be e-mailed in January to students who currently receive a Foundation scholarship.

More information about the updated online scholarship application will be distributed through the Warren County School District when the new application is launched later in January. After the first year of accepting only online applications, the Community Foundation is making some changes to streamline the process, making it easier for students (and parents), to complete the application.

The new and renewal applications will be available at cfowc.org.

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