Photo submitted to Times Observer The 2017 class of Eagle Scouts include, from left, Sebastian Mathers; Dalton Abrams; Liam Nidiffer; J.D. Shaw; Michael Ciprich Jr.; Jacob Stover; and Ryan Zavinski. Class members not pictured include Dominick Giannini; Jared Hamilton; John Hummel; Dakota Gourley; and Garrett Wilcox. The Benevolent Protective Order of Elks Warren Lodge No. 223 recently held its 66th annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner for the 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts. The scouts and their families were treated to dinner and this year’s featured speaker was Eagle Scout Ryan Knopf. He spoke about how becoming and being an Eagle Scout has had many positive influence on his life. Each Eagle Scout was presented with a certificate along with an American Flag from the Elks Club and a lapel pin, patch and a challenge coin from the Chief Cornplanter Council for recognition of their achievement.

Heroes to meet

The Heroes support group for parents of children with disabilities will meet on Thursday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Jefferson Defrees Family Center’s Jefferson Room. The meeting is child-friendly with child-centered activities. Emily Wachter, Behavior Specialist Consultant, will speak on the topic of diet and its affects on mood and behavior. The topic is geared toward diet’s impact on both adults and children. The Heroes support group can be found on Facebook for more information.

Class to lunch

The Youngsville High School classes of 1964 and 1965 luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m. at Huey’s in Youngsville. Spouses and all other classes are welcome. Please join us and catch up with old friends. For further information, please contact Karen Barnett (814) 664-7380.

Genealogists to meet

The Warren County Genealogical Society will meet on Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the 1st Lutheran Church. The speaker for the evening will be Josh Cotton, local historical writer. There will also be an opportunity for guests and members to seek research assistance and to share success stories with the group. Bob Duffy will provide refreshments. The society welcomes anyone interested in family history and research. Please call 723-8026 for additional information.

Tidioute VFW news

VFW Post 8803 is busy getting readying for Memorial Day. The Post will be placing flags at cemeteries on Thursday, May 24, beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers are welcome.

The Memorial Day Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, 2018. Parade route: Main Street-up Scott Street-Cross onto Second Street and enter the Cemetery

A luncheon will follow for members and their guests.

Doors will open after our men and women in uniform have returned from the parade and are given a few minutes to collect themselves.