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Youngsville marching band

The Youngsville Marching Eagles will be performing their winter concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the YHS auditorium; they will be performing at the Jamestown Jackals basketball game on Feb. 24 at halftime and then they will be performing with the other Warren County School District bands at the Bands in the Round sometime in March (to be announced).

Finally, the band will be traveling to Ireland in March to perform at the request of the Lord Mayor of Dublin in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. While in Ireland, the band will also perform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and compete in an International Marching Band Competition in Limerick. While in Ireland the band will have the opportunity to travel to Blarney Castle and several other historic sites.

The band will have a Go Fund Me account for anyone wanting to make donations, or donations can be made payable and mailed to YEIB (Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters), PO Box 68, Youngsville, PA 16340; attention: Natalie Lucks, treasurer.

Fundraisers include:

— A Casino Bus Run March 3 at Seneca Allegany Casino. Cost is $30 per seat. The bus leaves Youngsville High School at 8 a.m. and Betts Park at 8:30 a.m. for the event at the casino from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be door prizes, pull tickets, and a 5/50 on the bus.

To reserve a seat, contact Natalie Lucks at 706-5220 (or text). You must be paid in advance by Feb. 23. Seats are on a first come basis (56 seats).

All proceeds go to the Marching Eagles for the Ireland trip.

–The Brokenstraw Valley Winery is holding a fundraiser in which it will donate $1 to YEIB for every bottle of wine sold in February for the Ireland trip.

— Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 for the YEIB Truckload of Groceries Fundraiser. The drawing will be held at the winter concert Feb. 20. Tickets can be purchased from a band member and all proceeds go toward the Ireland trip.

Volleyball benefit breakfast

A Warren Area High School and Beaty Warren Middle School volleyball benefit breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at Warren American Legion, 412 Pennsylvania Ave. W. There will be a breakfast and basket raffle. Everyone is welcome. The breakfast is for a donation to the program.

Pre-purchase raffle tickets ($1 per chance, $2 for three tickets and $5 for 10 tickets) from any player or at Bella Capelli salon, Liberty Street Plaza. Baskets are on display from Feb. 16-24.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County received contributions during the month of January, enhancing the care we give to our patients, their families, and the community we serve. Donations were received in memory of Gerald Abbott, Crystal Anderson, Lillian Anderson, Judy Berdine, Theodore F. Bogdan, Jim Bonnell, Karen Bonnell, Dennis J. Brown, Joyce Camigliano, Betty Chambers, Margaret Dallenbach, Theodore “Ted” Donaldson Jr, Laura A. Dunkle, John D. “Jack” Griffin, Sue Griffin, Raymond “Kayo” Groves, Robert Hoden, H. Douglas Jones, Georgene Kornreich, Opal Kosinski, JoAnn Kosthorst, Carla Lewis, Don Lewis, Louis Lind, Sandra “Sandy” Lyle, Anne Mallinson, Al Mineweaser, Thomas P. O’Brien, Lloyd J. Paul, Tom Raker, James Rose, “Annie” Selan, Diana Smith, Dorrain Smith, Gail N. Smith, Milford Towne, Anna Ward, Louise Watson.

Piano work at The John & Orpha Blair Hospice House was donated in memory of Connie Hoffman.

In addition a donation was made in honor of Father James Gutting

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Your donations support our comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Service, and our extensive Bereavement Services.

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