Photo submitted to Times Observer Each year Hooktown Holidays supporters provide three scholarships to qualifying senior students in the Warren County School District; two for academic schools and one for a trade school. The Hooktown Holidays Scholarships are $1,000 each. An additional $500 is added after a 3.0 GPA is achieved the first semester. Upon achieving the Dean’s List, a one-time addition of $250 is awarded, totaling $1,750. Hooktown Holidays board members recently awarded scholarships for 2018. From left are Hooktown Holidays founder Terry Pearson: Warren County Career Center Student Taryn Phillips; Hooktown Holidays Board Member, Ethel DelBalso; Eisenhower High School Student Naomi Haight; Hooktown Holidays President Jeff Mckown. Ms. Phillips will be attending Jamestown Community college to study Nursing. Ms. Haight will study Biology (Pre-Med) at North Park University. Not pictured is Warren Area High School Student Amanda Johnson, who will attend Clarion University to study K-12 Special Education specializing in dyslexia.

Class breakfast

The Warren High School Class of 1952 is going to Perkins Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19. All classmates, spouses and partners are invited.


The Youngsville class of 1961 will gather for its monthly get-together on Wednesday, June 13, at 9 a.m. at Richard’s Restaurant in Youngsville.Guests are welcome

Bible-inspired drama workshops

Family Life’s Youtheatre program is holding a drama workshop for kids ages 8-15 at Youngsville Free Methodist from July 9-13.

With the help of trained drama instructors, students will explore their artistic talents in acting, singing and dancing, learn important Bible lessons, and make great friends in an encouraging environment.

This summer, students will perform “Danny & The Shacks” – a musical production for friends and family held on the last day of the workshop. Admission is free.

The show recounts the adventures of the prophet Daniel — ‘Danny’ as he’s called in this 21st century version of the story. Danny and his friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, are in a band, “Danny & the Shacks.” They embark on a roller-coaster-thrill-ride of experiences as they encounter King Neb, his golden statue, some crazy Babylonians, the fiery furnace, and of course, the infamous lion’s den.

Youngsville Free Methodist is located at 179 Davis Street in Youngsville. Sessions are every morning of the workshop week, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Registration is $99/student and $85 for each additional sibling. Call 1-800-927-9083 or visit to register. A limit of 60 students, ages 8-15, are accepted for the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis at each location.

Fire police to meet

Warren County Fire Services will meet Thursday, June 14, at Scandia Fire Hall. Dinner is at 7 p.m. with meeting to follow.

Outdoor Club

On Sunday, July 1, the Allegheny Outdoor Club will hold a planning meeting, hike, and picnic to schedule events for July, August, and September at the home of Debra & John Young at 1588 Townline Road, Russell. The short hike will start at 2 p.m. The planning meeting will start after the hike and it will be followed by a dish-to-pass picnic,with hot dogs and beverages provided. If you would like to lead an event but cannot attend, e-mail your event to For more information call Debra Young at (814) 730-8388.

Historical Society summer activities

Here are upcoming Warren County Historical Society ( summer activities:

“We Gather Together” Flower Show: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, June 21, 22, & 23, 2018, 1-5 p.m. Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, PA 16329. A National Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show presented by the Warren Garden Club. $5 admission. $1 for students. Members free.

Chicken BBQ: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 5-7 p.m., at the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, PA 16329. Tickets available at the Warren County Historical Society, 210 4th Ave., Warren, PA 16365, and at the Wilder Museum. $10 in advance. $12 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Wilder Museum.

Irvine-Newbold Estate Tour: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 6 p.m. Meet at the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, PA 16329. $5 per person. Proper footwear required.

Historical Society Golf Tournament: Monday, August 13, 8:30 a.m. Cable Hollow Golf Course, 405 Norberg Rd., Russell, PA 16345. Benefits the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA 16365.

Art Show: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 6-8 p.m. Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine, PA 16329. Features local artists Keith and Joanne Oviatt.

Allegheny River fesT: Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Crescent Park, Warren. Vendors may register at

Caregivers’ Support Group meeting

The next meeting of the Caregivers’ Support Group will be held at noon, Monday, June 18. This group of current and former caregivers is interested in supporting others by sharing personal experiences, resources, and helpful tips. Those persons who attend to the health care needs or well-being of another person, and those interested in information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are welcome. The meeting is open to the public.

The Support Group Library will be available for those interested in borrowing materials.

Information will be available about the upcoming events to support the Alzheimer’s Assn. including the 2018 Warren Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease on September 29, and the Longest Day tag days at Walmart entrances during the weekend of June 22-24, and educational programs scheduled in the Warren Area. Meetings are held at the Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Parlor, 501 PA Ave. E., Warren.

Use the elevator entrance from the parking lot to the first floor. Bring a bag lunch and beverage, if desired. For more information, contact Karen at 723-9440 or Linda at 726-1199.

Halls Of Ivy

Edinboro University’s spring 2018 Dean’s List included the following from Warren County:

Jacob A Linkerhof, Pittsfield;

Megan L Hitchcock Russell;

Madison K Loutzenhiser, Russell

Meghan L Loutzenhiser, Russell

Jacob T McCool, Russell

Austin J Horner, Sugar Grove

Desiree K McChesney, Tidioute

Mariah A Allen, Warren

Janelle N Balas, Warren

Tristan A Brumagin, Warren

Megan A Butina, Warren

Britany N Darr, Warren

Mitchell S Dorunda, Warren

Brandon T Eschborn, Warren

Emma K Kridler, Warren

Michaela M Lind, Warren

Alyssa A Strandburg, Warren

Nathen B Carr, Youngsville

Leigh J Fehlman, Youngsville

Piper L Olsen, Youngsville

Josiah J Olson, Youngsville

Matthew F Brundage, Columbus

Zane W Thomas, Columbus

Alexander L Sanford, Spring Creek

Elizabeth A Steffens, Spring Creek

John Michael Brenner, Spring Creek

Retirees picnic

A Retired Warren State Employees picnic will be held Thursday, June 21, at Wildcat park. Retirees are asked to meet before noon, with lunch at noon. Bring a dish to pass with serving spoon, your own table service, and your drink. Coffee will be provided. Donation cans will be avaliable at the pavilion to defray rental and gate fee at the park.

For questions, call L. Campbell at (814) 945-7883.

PARSE meeting

The Barton-Schuler chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet on Thursday, June 14, at Perkins Restaurant on Ludlow Street in Warren This month, PARSE will meet at 11:30 a.m. rather than 11 a.m. Jennifer Suppa of the YMCA will be the guest speaker. Lunch will follow the meeting.

Call Pat Slattery, chapter president, at (814) 726-0728 for further information.

Polka Sunday

The Slovenian Polka Boosters will be dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at The Maple Inn on Rt. 46 in Crosby, with Eddie Rodick, Twinsburg, Ohio, performing. There will be music for all types of dancing, and the public is invited. For information, call John or Pat Moore at 837-9218.