Photo submitted to Times Observer Youngsville High School graduates from as far back as the 1940s attended the recent 50-plus anniversary reunion. The event is a family reunion style get-together. The class of 1966 was the host and the members of the class of 1967 were the honored guests. There were 14 graduates from the 1940s, 30 from the 50s, and 49 from the 60s. The 2019 event will be held on July 9. The 1940s graduates in attendance were, in no particular order: Ken Johnson, Jeanne Johnson, Lois Johnson, Mary Lehman, Frank Tittio, Ben Randinelli, Ruth Randinelli, Marian Aberg, Dorothy Hannold, Paul Hannold, Dolly Hooven, Pat Johnson Kibbey Berry, Mae Arnold, and Earl Arnold.

Grand Valley VFD party

The Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 50th Anniversary Party from noon to fireworks on Saturday at 12864 Route 27.

The department was first formed in 1968, meeting in the barber shop next to the post office until the department purchased the old school house.

Members were first trained as EMTs in 1972 and an ambulance service was added.

There are currently 35 active members, eight EMTs, one EMT-P, 18 firefighters, 12 fire police, and 16 with emergency vehicle operation training.

The party will feature auctions, music, fireworks, games, bounce houses, a chicken barbecue, raffles, pony rides, and an emergency helicopter.

Recital held

Recently, Mrs. Jane Balling presented her piano students in a recital in her Youngsville home before an audience of friends and family members.

The students performed classical, Christian, popular, Broadway, humorous, folk and traditional music.

To begin the program, Rebecca Bennett performed ‘Sonata in A Theme and Variations I’ by Mozard. Following were piano solos performed by Aaron Bennett, Nick Wiler, Allison Taylor, Sophie Bennett, Madilyn Jordan, Gretchen Wiler, Peyton Kellogg, Melissa Bennett, Jonah Bennett, Katelyn Bennett, Kristy Bennett and Rebecca Bennett. Unable to participate were Anthony Wiler and Sarah Rose.

Classes to lunch

The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Cable Hollow Golf Club at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8.


The Warren High School Class of 1951 will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Eagles Club.

Mealy benefit

A benefit for Denise VanDeWark Mealy, due to health issues, will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Celeron American Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. Jamestown, N.Y.

Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite (with a fee), or Tiffany Parmenter, Ashlyn Mealy, Dave Lepley, or sold at the door. At the event, there will be 50/50 raffles and a basket raffle, among others. There is music and a DJ, as well as a karaoke contest. A chicken dinner, with salad, will be provided, as well as door prizes.

For more information about Denise, go to

Chapman State Park programs

Here are Chapman State Park programs from Aug. 10-12 (

Friday, 8/10/18, 7-8 p.m.

“SALAMANDER SAFARI” – Find out about salamanders of Pennsylvania; where they live, what they eat, what makes them so unique, and where to find them. We will catch and identify salamanders and newts. Wear shoes you can get wet. Amphitheater

Friday, 8/10/18, 8:30-9:30 p.m.

“MOVIE NIGHT: BLACK BEAR CUBS”– Enjoy volume 2 as you watch the family life of American Black Bears and get a sneak peek into the secret lives of cubs with their mothers. This bear documentary has won 7 international film awards. Amphitheater (Pavilion 4 in case of rain)

Saturday, 8/11/18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“BAT DAY”– Learn about various bat species, echolocation, bat diseases and much more during

this fun-filled day all about bats. Hands-on activities will include bat box building, exploring a makeshift cave, a bat craft corner and much more. All activities are free and open to the public. Pavilion #3

Sunday, 8/12/18 10 a.m.

CHAPEL SERVICE-NON DENOMINATIONAL. Amphitheater (Pavilion 4 in case of rain)

Free books

From a donation from the Ed Gerg Allstate Agency, Free Books for Kids Town will be giving away free books at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, as part of Pleasant Days.

Library summer reading program

Reminder for children who signed up for the Libraries Rock reading component at the Warren Public Library: Please return your reading logs and claim your prizes between now and Wednesday, Aug. 8, by 8 p.m. in the Children’s Department.

If there is no staff available in Children’s Department, please go to the Circulation desk.

Remember, this is not a competition. If you read one book, 10 books or 50 books, bring your reading logs in. In addition to prizes, children who turn in reading logs will have their names published in the Times Observer.