Youngsville Life

Upcoming Events at Youngsville First and EUM United Methodist Churches

Saturday, July 30, Food Distribution 11 A.M. Prior registration is must; Saturday, August 6, 8 A.M.- Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be at Richard’s Restaurant; August 9-August 13- Evangelical United Methodist Church and others at Fair Booth; Contact-Helen Chambers, 563-7879, if you are interested to help. Missionary Speaker Beverley Hutchinson from Burkina Faco West Africa, at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. Worship Service at Evangelical United Methodist Church

Love INC. Outreach Ministry

Love INC would like also share a new group forming called “Mom’s Time.” The Mother’s group will be meeting at the Free Methodist Church Thursdays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Babysitting is available. This a time for Moms to meet and share and fellowship; for more information, call the Love INC office at 563-3394. Love INC will also hold a Pancake Breakfast at the Cornfest Festival at the First United Methodist Church, stop in and enjoy breakfast.

The Best Chicken BBQ

at Wilder Museum

“The Best Chicken BBQ You Will Ever Have!” will be held on Thursday, July 28, 5 PM-7 PM at Wilder Museum of Warren County History located at 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine. The meal includes barbecued chicken, macaroni salad, beans, and a roll. There will be “Live Music” and 50/50 raffle! The meal will be “Dine In or Carry Out. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. You may purchase tickets at the Wilder Museum and the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren. All proceeds benefit the Wilder Museum. Dinners are limited- buy tickets ASAP!

Community Service

Award

It’s that time of year once again, to find that “Special Person” to receive the Community Service Award. To nominate that person, write or e-mail a paragraph or two about them and why you feel they should receive this award. Look for someone that does above and beyond the required task to improve our Youngsville Community. Send the information to Youngsville Borough e-mail Jolean Ishman jishman youngsvilleboro.org. or submit a computer copy to the Youngsville Borough Office. To check to if your “Special Person” has received the award in the past, contact Jolean Ishman at the Borough Office or call 563-4604.

301 Tickets

still Available

301 Club Tickets need to be purchased by August 1 in order to be entered into the drawing for the free ticket. Purchase your ticket from the person who sold it to you last year. If you haven’t picked up your tickets to sell yet, do so at the Borough office to give everyone a fair chance of winning ticket 301. All 301 tickets need to be disbursed and sold prior to the first home football game on August 26. Presale tickets need to be returned prior to August 1 to be eligible to win the free ticket. Contact Jolean Ishman at the Borough Office or call 563-4604.

Rouse SummerFest

The Rouse SummerFest will be held on August 20 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm. The Rouse is proud to host Ye Olde SummerFest and Fireworks – a community event! Join us for a variety of free activities from 10am to 9pm including: All music is free to watch! Our bands that are playing are: Celtic Creek Band 10am-1pm; Ye Olde Song Fest 1-2pm; The Pittsburgh Irish 2-5pm; Ron Carrington 6:45 – 8pm; Adamoignis 6pm & 8:15pm and Fireworks at 9pm.

All Day Family Activities and Events (free unless marked): Bounce Castles, Life Size Chess, Life Size Checkers, Fun House Mirrors, Dragon Slayer Game Metal Forging – Morning event Petting Zoo & Pony Rides 1-4pm Market Place: tarot cards, Knot Tying, Wooden Roses, Paparazzi Jewelry, Bath and Body items, Rada Cutlery, Handbags, Arrowheads, Origami Owl & More. Items For Sale: Foam Swords, SummerFest Shirts & Ale House. There will be Food Available for Purchase: Local Church- Strawberry Shortcake; Rouse Employee Council- Pickles, Drinks, Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork, Corn; Micceli’s Food Truck – Philly Cheese Steak, Hamburgers, Fries, Ribs, Lemonade; Sweet Sarah’s – Kettle Corn and Friends of Rouse – Baked Goods & Chicken BBQ.

For more information call Reyd Martin at 563-6475 or Kerstin Wyman at 563-4024.

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest will be Popping in August

Youngsville’s annual Corn Festival, Friday August 26th and 27th, is a free community event that gathers friends and families together in downtown Youngsville. Strangers are welcome too! CornFest entertainment includes music and dancing in the street, many assorted vendors and a children’s area with inflatables and many other kid friendly activities. At the Corny Kids’ Corner there will be Marty’s Bubblegum Machine, Face Painting, a dunking chair, cornhole boards and an opportunity to have your picture taken with Super Heroes and Princesses. There will be plenty of delicious foods available such as pulled pork sandwiches, barbecued chicken, and chili and of course fresh corn on the cob! You can also stop by any of the local shops and restaurants in downtown Youngsville. There will be music provided by Ron Carrington and Touch of Gold, DangerBird and Bill Beggs Cabana Beach Band.

Many things need many volunteers to make a successful event! I if you are willing to help out in any way such as stacking bales of straw or street parole, help to place disposal containers, contact Troy Clawson or Gwen Hebner on Facebook and tell them what you are able to do to support this event. Tickets for the Corn Cob Race are on sale at Lawson’s All American Diner. This is the only place “tickets will be at this time.” Get them early and get manyCost $2 each or 3 for $5. Any questions contact Naomi at 563-3286.

If you are adventurous come to the A-Maize-ingly Corn Maze, discover the trail into the Maze and see if you can find your way out! This is a favorite attraction of many in past year. Challenge yourself or friends to be the Fastest time or the slowest! You will be a-maze-ing to complete the Maze and not lose you way.

Friday night August 26th, the festivities kick off at 6:00pm with a Karaoke Contest with StrayKat Karaoke DJ. Entry forms are available on the CornFest Facebook page. The entry fee is $10 with 1st place prize of $50, 2nd place prize of $25 and 3rd place prize of $10. Enter and show Youngsville that you really know how to karaoke! Judges include Linda Clark Peterson, a retired music teacher John Shaughnesy, a member of Warren Players and Anna Bielawski, the current music teacher at YEMS/YHS. It will be a great time for everyone.

The committee is accepting applications for the Antique Tractors. On Friday night August 26th; Antique Tractors will be accepted at the Youngsville Fire Hall for Saturdays’ Antique Tractors Show. This is free to enter; tractors can be unloaded from 6 p.m. – to 8 p.m. Overnight security will be provided on site. Contact Troy Clawson for information at 563-7047.

On Saturday August 27, come and support a great organization with a CornFest breakfast @ First United Methodist Church. It will include pancakes, sausage and taters with coffee or OJ. The breakfast will be kindly served by Love Inc. of the Brokenstraw Valley. Donations are greatly appreciated!

One of the fan favorites is of course the CornFest parade. It will begin at Island Park and proceed down Main Street. This year’s float theme is “Corny Characters”. Any organization big or small, local or national is welcome and encouraged to enter a float. The parade lineup starts at 10am and will be located at Island Park. The parade starts at 11am, so be ready to be “A-maized”. Please contact Lynn Martin at 730-1344 for details or to enter your float.

Saturday at noon, the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department (YVFD) kicks off their open house with a chicken BBQ. YVFD will have members and equipment available for kids and adults alike to ask questions or watch demonstrations. There will also be a kids’ water battle, which is always a hit! There will also be an educational demonstration pertaining to the emergency weather siren. Residents will learn what to do in the case of a tornado and what the tornado siren sounds like. Come on out and get to know your volunteers and see what they do to protect our community. Volunteers are always needed, so feel free to pick up an application while you are there. To stay informed or for vender or contest forms go to Facebook: Corn Festival in Youngsville PA or contact Troy Clawson Cornfest Chairperson or any of the numbers listed in the article to receive information. There may be more surprise to come, start saving those corncob for the race and watch for more announcements to come!

Cornny Cats Looking for Donations

Cornny Cats are on the prowl in Youngsville, collecting contributions for the Saint Francis Pet Pantry, The cats are collecting now through the Cornfest parade when they will celebrate and ride on the Cornny Cat float! If you would like to ride on the float or collect/donate to the per pantry contact Nancy at 563-9491 for details! Top Cats collecting for the pantry will win a Crazy Cat Cake from DQ!!!!

Free Adult Programming at Youngsville Public Library

Youngsville Public Library regularly offers free monthly programming for adults. Here are just a few programs currently offered: (1) Now – August 26th is Youngsville Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading program- adults can read their own books or library books for a chance to win “ribbon books”. (2)Book Club- The “Happy Bookers” Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month from 2-3 pm, walk-ins always welcome, and (3) Tuesday, August 22nd How to access Free EBooks with your E-Reader device, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (please call to reserve a seat). Questions- contact Youngsville Public Library during business hours Monday & Tuesday Noon- 7:30 pm, Wednesday 10-5pm, & Friday Noon-4 pm. 563-7670.

Everyone Needs A Hero

Youngsville’s Hometown Heroes Project began May 30. You still have time to honor a friend or family member that honorably served our country in either time of war or peace. This is a wonderful way for adults to teach their children about the important part local men and women played in maintaining our freedom. If you have a family hero that is hard to buy for a gift-giving, consider purchasing a banner to honor their service. It can be a secret until the unveiling on Memorial Day 2017, or the committee can supply you with a card announcing the gift to come. Pick-up your information sheet and Photo application form from the Youngsville Borough Office, Northwest Bank, Youngsville Public Library, or the American Legion. Directions and address are on the form. Photos sometimes take a while to find. Don’t delay!

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 7th Annual Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are having their 7th Annual Golf Scramble Saturday, August 20, at Jackson Valley Golf Course, 6927 Jackson Run Rd., Warren. Start time 2:00 P.M. Registration fee is $65 per person which includes golf, golf cart, coffee, donuts, door prizes, hot dogs on course and dinner at the end of the tournament. To register for the Golf Scramble, contact Tammy Spear at 688-8497by August 6.

YHS Alumni Homecoming New Date

YHS Alumni Homecoming has changed! It’s happening same date/Saturday, yearly. After suggestions, considerations, and discussions a vote was taken at the 2015 Alumni Dinner Dance to set a yearly date of the first Saturday in October. This year’s YHS Alumni Coming Home Event is Saturday, October 1.

Being a set date, YHS Alumni will find it convenient to plan ahead on coming home to visit their classmates, attend class reunions and Alma Mater. Class Reunions attending this year are classes of 1966, 1971 and 1976.

YHS Alumni Coming Home Events start Saturday morning with the Alumni breakfast, 9:00a.m., at Richard’s Restaurant. In the evening is the Alumni Dinner Dance held at the Youngsville Fire hall. The dinner buffet is from 5:30 – 7:00p.m followed by an 8:00 dance featuring the band, ‘TRIXX’, playing everyone’s favorite oldies.

Dinner Dance reservations are required for $20 person with the deadline of September 15. The dance cost is $10 per person with doors opening at 8:00 p.m and the public are invited.

For reservations or information contact Kathie Irwin 489-3535 – kirwin5@msn.com, Sam Walters 563-4791 – bswalters@verizon.net, or Lou Ann Lauger 8563-3566 – llauger53@gmail.com.

Youngsville Life

Blueberry Festival 2016

A Blueberry Festival will be held on July 16-17 at Island Park, Youngsville. Time is daily from noon – 8 p.m.

During the Blueberry Festival, bring your best crockpot dish for the Crockpot Cook-Off. You must be registered by Friday, July 15. A $5 entry fee – tasting/judging from 1 to 4:30 p.m. People’s Choice awarded at 5 pm $5 donation for a tasting plate and ballot. Rules: The winner will receive 25 percent of the total fees in the form of a gift, 50 percent of the total fees in the form of cash. The remaining 25 percent of the total fees will be put towards future WCCBI events. You must provide a list of ingredients with your registration; do not need to list amounts but all ingredients must be listed.

You must have an accurate list of ingredients posted with your dish for the public to see. Again, amounts are not necessary, but ingredients are. This is to eliminate the issues of allergies and intolerances. Your dish must be prepared in a crockpot. You may saute, grill or brown ingredients but the finished product must be “cooked” and served from a crockpot. You are responsible to bring your own serving utensils. All individuals serving food must wear gloves.

Your dish must be ready to serve by 1 pm. You will be expected to serve until 4:30 pm, unless you run out of food early. If this does happen, we will make an announcement. When your food is gone, your judging is done. More food will help your chances of winning. Samples should be about two to three ounces and plan on 50 to 100 guests so a full standard crockpot should hold plenty of samples. Each person, couple or team may enter one dish. There must be at least one person 18-plus named on the registration form. You must provide any additional items your dish needs; (salt, pepper, sugar etc.) Your dish will not be prepared on site. You must bring your dish prepared and ready to heat and serve. Plates, bowls, eating utensils and napkins will be provided.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 16: 8-noon vendor set-up; Noon- 8 p.m. vendors shows, food stands open crafters, yard sales and carnival food. Spaces are available, no deadline for spaces. Contact Gwen Hebner at 730-1782; Noon -5: motorcycle show, $10 Registration 75 percent payout; 1-4:30 Blueberry Bake-off Tasting/Judging, bust be registered by 12:45; 2:00 Cornhole Tournament; must be registered by 1:45 p.m. To play; 6 p.m-8 p.m. Build a Buddy will be at the show both days. Bring the little ones out for Marty’s Bubblegum Machine on Saturday and make a bear to take home! Touch of Gold Band, compliments of the Youngsville Recreation Island Park Summer Series.

Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 7: 8-noon vendor set-up; noon- 7 p.m. Vendors and food open; noon- 2 p.m. Extreme Couponing Class for Beginners with Patricia Healy, $10 per person RSVP required. Bring a chair, notebook and pen at YABA Days. Noon-5 p.m. – Cruise-In Car Show, $10 registration, 75 percent payout; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Crockpot Cook-Off $5 donation for tasting and ballot; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Black Widow Band free show. Any questions contact: Contact Gwen Hebner at 730-1782.

Volunteer Appreciation

Picnic for Love INC.

Volunteers

We will be holding our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church Pavilion located at 179 Davis St. Youngsville. Join us for a fun afternoon and meet our new executive director. We will bring you up to speed about what is happening at Love INC. We will provide the food and drink you bring your family. RSVP to our office so we know how much food to prepare, 563-3394.

YABA Sale Days Saint

Francis Social Hall

YABA Sale Days Indoor tables are available for selling your items during YABA Sale Days, July 14-16 in Saint Francis social hall, suggested donation to the Pet Pantry is $10 a day or $25 for all three days. You will be in charge of your own tables and sales. Doors will open at 8 am each day closing at 4 pm. Spaces are going fast, to reserve a table contact Nancy at 563-9491. These tables are open to the public and will be at a great location rain or shine.

Women’s Ministry

Team Yard Sale

at YABA Days

Evangelical United Methodist Church Women’s Ministry Team will hold a Yard Sale in the Dunham Pavilion off the 3rd Street parking lot. It will be held on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church VBS

Vacation Bible School will be happening July 25-29 for kids pre-k to sixth grade. VBS is from 5:30 to 8 with a family meal being served at 5 pm. Register early (by July 18) to be entered into a drawing for DQ gift card. Registration forms may be picked up at the church or downloaded at the website. Any questions call the office at 563-9009.

Pittsfield Wesleyan

Methodist Vacation

Bible School

Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Church on Rt. 27 is having its Vacation Bible School on July 25-29 from 6-8 pm. The VBS program will be on Sunday morning July 31 at 11 a.m. All children 3-13 are invited. Steve and Amy Kunselman are doing the theme: “Flying Higher.”

The Best Chicken BBQ

at Wilder Museum

“The Best Chicken BBQ You Will Ever Have!” will be held on Thursday, July 28, 5-7 p.m. at Wilder Museum of the Warren County Historical Society located at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine.

The meal includes barbecued chicken, macaroni salad, beans, and a roll. There will be “live music” and 50/50 raffle. The meal will be dine in or carry out. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. You may purchase tickets at the Wilder Museum and the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren. All proceeds benefit the Wilder Museum. Dinners are limited- buy tickets ASAP.

Community Service

Award

It’s that time of year once again, to find that “Special Person” to receive the Community Service Award. To nominate that person, write or e-mail a paragraph or two about them and why you feel they should receive this award. Look for someone that does above and beyond the required task to improve our Youngsville community. Send the information to Youngsville Borough e-mail Jolean Ishman at jishmanyoungsvilleboro.org. or submit a computer copy to the Youngsville Borough Office. To check to if your “Special Person” has received the award in the past, contact Ishman at the borough office or call 563-4604.

A Special Gift

for Your Hero

Youngsville’s Hometown Heroes Project began May 30. This phase is scheduled to end July 30. You still have time to honor a friend or family member that honorably served our country in either time of war or peace. This is a wonderful way for adults to teach their children about the important part local men and women played in maintaining our freedom. If you have a family hero that is hard to buy for a gift-giving, consider purchasing a banner to honor their service. It can be a secret until the unveiling on Memorial Day 2017, or the committee can supply you with a card announcing the gift to come.

Pick-up your information sheet and photo application form from the Youngsville Borough Office, Northwest Bank, Youngsville Public Library, or the American Legion. Directions and address are on the form.

Alumni Homecoming

New Date

YHS Alumni Homecoming has changed. It’s happening same date/Saturday, yearly. After suggestions, considerations, and discussions a vote was taken at the 2015 Alumni Dinner Dance to set a yearly date of the first Saturday in October. This year’s YHS Alumni Coming Home Event is Saturday, Oct. 1.

Being a set date, YHS Alumni will find it convenient to plan ahead on coming home to visit their classmates, attend class reunions and alma mater. Class reunions attending this year are classes of 1966, 1971 and 1976.

YHS Alumni Coming Home events start Saturday morning with the alumni breakfast, 9 a.m., at Richard’s Restaurant. In the evening is the Alumni Dinner Dance held at the Youngsville Fire hall. The dinner buffet is from 5:30 – 7 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. dance featuring the band, ‘TRIXX’, playing everyone’s favorite oldies.

Dinner Dance reservations are required for $20 person with the deadline of Sept. 15. The dance cost is $10 per person with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the public are invited.

For reservations or information contact Kathie Irwin 489-3535 – kirwin5@msn.com, Sam Walters 563-4791 – bswalters@verizon.net, Lou Ann Lauger 563-3566 – llauger53@gmail.com

Wrestling Boosters

Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are having its 7th Annual Golf Scramble Saturday, Aug. 20, at Jackson Valley golf course, 6927 Jackson Run Rd. Start time 2 p.m. Registration fee is $65 per person which includes golf, golf cart, coffee, donuts, door prizes, hot dogs on course and dinner at the end of the tournament. To register for the golf scramble, contact Tammy Spear at 688-8497by Aug. 6.

Youngsville Life

Blueberry Festival 2016

A Blueberry Festival will be held on July 16-17 at Island Park, Youngsville. Time is daily from noon – 8 p.m.

During the Blueberry Festival, bring your best crockpot dish for the Crockpot Cook-Off. You must be registered by Friday, July 15. A $5 entry fee – tasting/judging from 1 to 4:30 p.m. People’s Choice awarded at 5 pm $5 donation for a tasting plate and ballot. Rules: The winner will receive 25 percent of the total fees in the form of a gift, 50 percent of the total fees in the form of cash. The remaining 25 percent of the total fees will be put towards future WCCBI events. You must provide a list of ingredients with your registration; do not need to list amounts but all ingredients must be listed.

You must have an accurate list of ingredients posted with your dish for the public to see. Again, amounts are not necessary, but ingredients are. This is to eliminate the issues of allergies and intolerances. Your dish must be prepared in a crockpot. You may saute, grill or brown ingredients but the finished product must be “cooked” and served from a crockpot. You are responsible to bring your own serving utensils. All individuals serving food must wear gloves.

Your dish must be ready to serve by 1 pm. You will be expected to serve until 4:30 pm, unless you run out of food early. If this does happen, we will make an announcement. When your food is gone, your judging is done. More food will help your chances of winning. Samples should be about two to three ounces and plan on 50 to 100 guests so a full standard crockpot should hold plenty of samples. Each person, couple or team may enter one dish. There must be at least one person 18-plus named on the registration form. You must provide any additional items your dish needs; (salt, pepper, sugar etc.) Your dish will not be prepared on site. You must bring your dish prepared and ready to heat and serve. Plates, bowls, eating utensils and napkins will be provided.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, July 16: 8-noon vendor set-up; Noon- 8 p.m. vendors shows, food stands open crafters, yard sales and carnival food. Spaces are available, no deadline for spaces. Contact Gwen Hebner at 730-1782; Noon -5: motorcycle show, $10 Registration 75 percent payout; 1-4:30 Blueberry Bake-off Tasting/Judging, bust be registered by 12:45; 2:00 Cornhole Tournament; must be registered by 1:45 p.m. To play; 6 p.m-8 p.m. Build a Buddy will be at the show both days. Bring the little ones out for Marty’s Bubblegum Machine on Saturday and make a bear to take home! Touch of Gold Band, compliments of the Youngsville Recreation Island Park Summer Series.

Schedule of Events for Sunday, July 7: 8-noon vendor set-up; noon- 7 p.m. Vendors and food open; noon- 2 p.m. Extreme Couponing Class for Beginners with Patricia Healy, $10 per person RSVP required. Bring a chair, notebook and pen at YABA Days. Noon-5 p.m. – Cruise-In Car Show, $10 registration, 75 percent payout; 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Crockpot Cook-Off $5 donation for tasting and ballot; 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Black Widow Band free show. Any questions contact: Contact Gwen Hebner at 730-1782.

Volunteer Appreciation

Picnic for Love INC.

Volunteers

We will be holding our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church Pavilion located at 179 Davis St. Youngsville. Join us for a fun afternoon and meet our new executive director. We will bring you up to speed about what is happening at Love INC. We will provide the food and drink you bring your family. RSVP to our office so we know how much food to prepare, 563-3394.

YABA Sale Days Saint

Francis Social Hall

YABA Sale Days Indoor tables are available for selling your items during YABA Sale Days, July 14-16 in Saint Francis social hall, suggested donation to the Pet Pantry is $10 a day or $25 for all three days. You will be in charge of your own tables and sales. Doors will open at 8 am each day closing at 4 pm. Spaces are going fast, to reserve a table contact Nancy at 563-9491. These tables are open to the public and will be at a great location rain or shine.

Women’s Ministry

Team Yard Sale

at YABA Days

Evangelical United Methodist Church Women’s Ministry Team will hold a Yard Sale in the Dunham Pavilion off the 3rd Street parking lot. It will be held on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church VBS

Vacation Bible School will be happening July 25-29 for kids pre-k to sixth grade. VBS is from 5:30 to 8 with a family meal being served at 5 pm. Register early (by July 18) to be entered into a drawing for DQ gift card. Registration forms may be picked up at the church or downloaded at the website. Any questions call the office at 563-9009.

Pittsfield Wesleyan

Methodist Vacation

Bible School

Pittsfield Wesleyan Methodist Church on Rt. 27 is having its Vacation Bible School on July 25-29 from 6-8 pm. The VBS program will be on Sunday morning July 31 at 11 a.m. All children 3-13 are invited. Steve and Amy Kunselman are doing the theme: “Flying Higher.”

The Best Chicken BBQ

at Wilder Museum

“The Best Chicken BBQ You Will Ever Have!” will be held on Thursday, July 28, 5-7 p.m. at Wilder Museum of the Warren County Historical Society located at 51 Erie Ave., Irvine.

The meal includes barbecued chicken, macaroni salad, beans, and a roll. There will be “live music” and 50/50 raffle. The meal will be dine in or carry out. Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door. You may purchase tickets at the Wilder Museum and the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., Warren. All proceeds benefit the Wilder Museum. Dinners are limited- buy tickets ASAP.

Community Service

Award

It’s that time of year once again, to find that “Special Person” to receive the Community Service Award. To nominate that person, write or e-mail a paragraph or two about them and why you feel they should receive this award. Look for someone that does above and beyond the required task to improve our Youngsville community. Send the information to Youngsville Borough e-mail Jolean Ishman at jishmanyoungsvilleboro.org. or submit a computer copy to the Youngsville Borough Office. To check to if your “Special Person” has received the award in the past, contact Ishman at the borough office or call 563-4604.

A Special Gift

for Your Hero

Youngsville’s Hometown Heroes Project began May 30. This phase is scheduled to end July 30. You still have time to honor a friend or family member that honorably served our country in either time of war or peace. This is a wonderful way for adults to teach their children about the important part local men and women played in maintaining our freedom. If you have a family hero that is hard to buy for a gift-giving, consider purchasing a banner to honor their service. It can be a secret until the unveiling on Memorial Day 2017, or the committee can supply you with a card announcing the gift to come.

Pick-up your information sheet and photo application form from the Youngsville Borough Office, Northwest Bank, Youngsville Public Library, or the American Legion. Directions and address are on the form.

Alumni Homecoming

New Date

YHS Alumni Homecoming has changed. It’s happening same date/Saturday, yearly. After suggestions, considerations, and discussions a vote was taken at the 2015 Alumni Dinner Dance to set a yearly date of the first Saturday in October. This year’s YHS Alumni Coming Home Event is Saturday, Oct. 1.

Being a set date, YHS Alumni will find it convenient to plan ahead on coming home to visit their classmates, attend class reunions and alma mater. Class reunions attending this year are classes of 1966, 1971 and 1976.

YHS Alumni Coming Home events start Saturday morning with the alumni breakfast, 9 a.m., at Richard’s Restaurant. In the evening is the Alumni Dinner Dance held at the Youngsville Fire hall. The dinner buffet is from 5:30 – 7 p.m. followed by an 8 p.m. dance featuring the band, ‘TRIXX’, playing everyone’s favorite oldies.

Dinner Dance reservations are required for $20 person with the deadline of Sept. 15. The dance cost is $10 per person with doors opening at 8 p.m. and the public are invited.

For reservations or information contact Kathie Irwin 489-3535 – kirwin5@msn.com, Sam Walters 563-4791 – bswalters@verizon.net, Lou Ann Lauger 563-3566 – llauger53@gmail.com

Wrestling Boosters

Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are having its 7th Annual Golf Scramble Saturday, Aug. 20, at Jackson Valley golf course, 6927 Jackson Run Rd. Start time 2 p.m. Registration fee is $65 per person which includes golf, golf cart, coffee, donuts, door prizes, hot dogs on course and dinner at the end of the tournament. To register for the golf scramble, contact Tammy Spear at 688-8497by Aug. 6.

Youngsville Life

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 7th Annual Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters our having their 7th Annual Golf Scramble Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Jackson Valley Golf Course 6927 Jackson Run Rd Warren, PA 16365 start time 2:00 P.M. Registration fee is $65.00 per person which includes golf, golf cart, coffee, donuts, door prizes, hot dogs on course and dinner at the end of the tournament. To register for the Golf Scramble, please contact Tammy Spear at 814-688-8497by August 6, 2016.

YHS Alumni

Homecoming

YHS Alumni Homecoming has changed! It’s happening same date/Saturday, yearly. After suggestions, considerations, and discussions a vote was taken at the 2015 Alumni Dinner Dance to set a YEARLY date of the first Saturday in October. This year’s YHS Alumni Coming Home Event is Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Being a set date, YHS Alumni will find it convenient to plan ahead on coming home to visit their classmates, attend class reunions and Alma Mater. Class Reunions attending this year are classes of 1966, 1971 and 1976.

YHS Alumni Coming Home Events start Saturday morning with the Alumni breakfast, 9:00a.m., at Richard’s Restaurant. In the evening is the Alumni Dinner Dance held at the Youngsville Fire hall. The dinner buffet is from 5:30 – 7:00p.m followed by an 8:00 dance featuring the band, ‘TRIXX’, playing everyone’s favorite oldies.

Dinner Dance reservations are required for $20.00 person with the deadline of September 15, 2016. The dance cost is $10.00 per person with doors opening at 8:00p.m and the public are invited.

For reservations or information contact Kathie Irwin 814-489-3535 – kirwin5@msn.com, Sam Walters 814- 563-4791 – bswalters@verizon.net, Lou Ann Lauger 814-563-3566 – llauger53@gmail.com

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic for Love INC. Volunteers

We will be holding our Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on July 24, 2016 from Noon – 5:00 at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church Pavilion located at 179 Davis St. Youngsville. Please join us for a fun afternoon and meet our new Executive Director. We will bring you up to speed about what is happening at Love INC. We will provide the food & drink you bring your family. Please RSVP to our office so we know how much food to prepare. 814-563-3394

Blueberry Festival 2016

A Blueberry Festival will be held on July 16 – July 17 at Island Park, Youngsville PA. Times being held is daily from noon – 8pm (??) During the Blueberry Festival, bring your best crockpot dish for the Crockpot Cook Off!! You MUST be registered BY FRIDAY JULY 15 A $5 entry fee -Tasting/Judging from 1:00pm-4:30pm People’s Choice awarded at 5:00pm $5 donation for a tasting plate and ballot. RULES: The winner will receive 25% of the total fees in the form of a gift, 50% of the total fees in the form of cash. The remaining 25% of the total fees will be put towards the future WCCB events. You MUST provide a list of ingredients with your registration. I do not need amounts but all ingredients MUST be listed.

You MUST have an accurate list of ingredients posted with your dish for the public to see. Again, amounts are not necessary, but ingredients are. This is to eliminate the issues of allergies and intolerances. Your dish MUST be prepared IN A CROCKPOT. You may saut, grill or brown ingredients but the finished product must be “cooked” and served from a crockpot. You are responsible to bring your own serving utensils. ALL individuals serving food MUST wear gloves.

Your dish MUST be ready to serve by 1:00pm. You will be expected to serve until 4:30pm, unless you run out of food early. If this does happen, we will make an announcement. Please understand that when your food is gone, your judging is done. More food will help your chances of winning. With that being said, samples should be about 2-3oz and plan on 50-100 guests so a full standard crockpot should hold PLENTY of samples. Each person, couple or team may enter ONE dish. There must be at least one person 18+ named on the registration form. You must provide any additional items your dish needs. (Salt, pepper, sugar etc.) Your dish will not be prepared on site. You must bring your dish prepared and ready to heat & serve. Plates, bowls, eating utensils and napkins will be provided.

Schedule of Events: Saturday, July 16, 2016: 8-noon Vender Set-Up; Noon- 8p.m. Venders shows, Food Stands open Crafters, Yard Sales, Carnival Food and BBQ. Spaces are available, no deadline for spaces. Contact Gwen Hebner at 814-730-1782; Noon -5: Motorcycle Show, $10 Registration 75% payout; 1-4:30 Blueberry Bake-off Tasting/Judging, Must be Registered by 12:45; 2:00 CornholeTourament; Must be registered by 1:45p.m. to play; 6p.m-8p.m. Touch of Gold Band, Compliments’ of the Youngsville Recreation Island Park Summer Series- Schedule of Events: Sunday, July 7, 2016: 8-Noon Vender Set-up; Noon- 7p.m. Venders and Food Open; Noon- 2p.m. Extreme Couponing Class for Beginners with Patricia Healy, $10 per person RSVP REQUIRED. Please bring a chair, notebook & pen at YABA Days.Noon-5p.m. – Cruise-In Car Show, $10 Registration .75% payout; 1p.m. – 4:30p.m. Crockpot Cook-Off $5 donation for Tasting and Ballot; 3p.m.-7p.m Black Widow Band Free Show Any Questions contact: Contact Gwen Hebner at 814-730-1782

Youngsville Free Methodist Church VBS

Vacation Bible School will be happening July 25th to 29th for kids’ pre-k to 6th grade. VBS is from 5:30 to 8 with a family meal being served at 5pm. Register early (by July 18th) to be entered into a drawing for DQ a gift card! For registration forms may pick-up at the church or downloaded at the website. Any questions call the office at 563-9009.

YAC 2016: Youth Adventure Camp

Emily Dudenhoffer, Mia Rafalski, Hillary Hollis, Ashtin Hollis, Rebekah Hogg, Lauren Crowther, Gina Magda, Jacob Hogg, and Joe Siliano; 9 teens from our youth group went to YAC this year and had an awesome week! Camp is one of the favorite summer activities for both teens and leaders! Contact Sarah Brown for next year’s details if you have any questions or interest!

Youth Adventure camp is for teens coming out of 6th grade through the summer after high school graduation. It is a week full of games, actives on high ropes and low ropes courses and a day a rappelling and rock climbing at Rim Rock. The week is packed full of fun activities and evening worship! Camp is located at Penn York Campground in Ulysses, PA, just on the other side of Coudersport.

The YMT (Youth Ministry Team) is always looking for adults willing to be cabin leaders or staff – if anyone is interested for next year please speak to Sarah Brown or respond to the email. Check out the website for more details at yaconline.com

YABA Sale Days Saint Francis Social Hall

YABA Sale Days Indoor tables are available for selling your items during YABA Sale Days, July 14,15 & 16 in Saint Francis social hall, suggested donation to the Pet Pantry is $10 a day or $25 for all three days. You will be in charge of your own tables and sales. Doors will open at 8am each day closing at 4pm. Spaces are going fast, to reserve a table contact Nancy at 563-9491. These tables are open to the public and will be at a great location rain or shine!

Women’s Ministry Team Yard Sale at YABA Days

Evangelical United Methodist Church Women’s Ministry Team will hold a Yard Sale in the Dunham Pavilion off the 3rd Street Parking Lot. It will be held on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th from 9 a.m. to 4p.m.

A Special Gift for Your Hero

Youngsville’s Hometown Heroes Project began May 30th. This phase is scheduled to end July 30th. You still have time to honor a friend or family member that honorably served our country in either time of war or peace. This is a wonderful way for adults to teach their children about the important part local men and women played in maintaining our freedom. If you have a family hero that is hard to buy for a gift-giving, consider purchasing a banner to honor their service. It can be a secret until the unveiling on Memorial Day 2017, or the committee can supply you with a card announcing the gift to come. Pick-up your information sheet and Photo application form from the Youngsville Borough Office, North West Bank, Youngsville Public Library, or the American Legion. Directions and address are on the form. Photos sometimes take a while to find. Don’t delay!

Youngsville High School Alumni Luncheon

You are invited if you graduated least 50 years ago, to this luncheon on July 12, 2016. The event will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall from Noon- 4p.m. The host this year is the YHS Class of 1964 and the Honored Class is 1965. Please mark your calendars to attend this enjoyable event. All we ask that you bring a dish to share. Meat & Cheese trays, beverages, plates and silverware will be provided.

The YHS Alumni Association would appreciate any donations to fund future luncheons and the Scholarship Fund. Donations will be accepted at the Luncheon or if you cannot attend and would like to donate, send the donation to Linda Wiler Lindstrom, 256 Andrews Run Rd. Pittsfield, PA 16340. For any questions or for more information, please call (814) 563-9853. If you like copies of last year Class photos, please order at the event.

Brokenstraw Valley Collection at the Annual YHS Alumni Luncheon

Items from the Youngsville Public Library’s Brokenstraw Valley Historical Collection will be on display at the Annual YHS Alumni noon Luncheon at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Tuesday, July 12th. Local historian Jim Morrison will be speaking about the library’s collection and other YHS related topics. Board member Sue Kibbey and Friends of Youngsville Public Library members Darla Herrnberger and Jane Hamblin will also be attending and distributing various pamphlets and book marks about upcoming library events, activities, and programs.

“Those who attend the Alumni Luncheon will have a great opportunity to see some of the newly added and organized local historical information that we have in our Brokenstraw Valley Collection,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Although our volunteers have been busy compiling binders on all sorts of subjects in and around Brokenstraw Valley, the materials that they’re going to take to the luncheon are primarily YHS related. Topics will range from yearbooks to May Queen Memorabilia to various school activities, sports, and much more.”