Youngsville Life

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest

Events

The 11th Annual Corn Festival! “Awe shucks, This Festival is A’Maize’ingly Corny!” Revitalization of Youngsville Association (ROY) invites you to join us downtown for our two-day street festival. For info contact Troy Clawson (563-7047) or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Corn-Festival-in-Youngsville-PA-

Friday’s Events: Friday, Aug. 26 evening hours 6 p.m. to midnight; 6-8 PM Antique Tractor Drop Off at Youngsville VFD Main Parking Lot- Overnight Security Provided (Contact Jim Farr 563-7870); 6 to 9 PM Karaoke Contest with StrayKat Karaoke DJ; $10 Entry Fee, Top Prize $50 (Contact Rev. Rick Nelson 563-7861); 6 to 9 PM Corny Kids’ Corner at corner of College and Church streets; Inflatables, face painting, and other kid friendly activities; 6 to 9 PM Corn Maze Open – Tractor/wagon rides available to and from downtown to “Corn Maze” 9 to 11 PM Post game Tailgate party with “Ron Carrington & Touch of Gold; Come enjoy some great music after the game!; midnight AM Corn Fest Ends for the Night.

Saturday’s Events: Saturday August 27th; All Day, From 10:00 AM – 6PM; 8:00 AM ; Corn Fest Breakfast at First United Methodist Church; Pancakes, Sausage, Taters and OJ. Served by Love Inc. of the Brokenstraw Valley (Donations appreciated); 9:00 AM Vendor Setup; 10:00 AM; Vendors Open; 10:00-10:30 AM -Parade Line Up at Island Park; 11:00 AM Parade Begins – Float Theme: “Corny Characters”12:00-4:00 PM Corny Kids’ Corner at Corner of College and Church streets; 12:00 PM Chicken BBQ at Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department; 12:00-6:00 PM Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Open House; Tour the Station, Equipment and fill out an application!;12:00-6:00 PM; Antique Tractor Show at Youngsville VFD E. Main Street Driveway; 12:00-2:00 PM Live Music: “DangerBird”;12:00-6:00 PM Corn Maze Open – Tractor/wagon rides available to and from downtown to “Corn Maze” ; 12:30-1:30 PM Marty Loomis the Bubblegum DJ at The Corny Kids’ Corner; 2:30 PM; Youngsville Borough Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation; Main Stage Area- Mayor Jim Farr; 2:45 PM Helga Laibacher Award Presentation – Mayor Jim Farr and Corn Fest; Chairman Troy Clawson; 3:00 PM Kids water battle at Youngsville VFD;4:00-6:00PM; 2016 Corn Fest sendoff with: “Bill Beggs Cabana Beach Band”

Karaoke Applications may be pick-up today at the Evangelical United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; otherwise forms will be available at the stage tent at 5:30 prior to the event.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and through Saturday, a section of East Main Street will be closed. This may affect traffic attending the football game Friday night. IOOF Street will be open and Bates Street will be open. Church Street will be closed.

Eagle Touchdown Club

Eagle Touchdown Club needs your assistance. Youngsville High School football team needs the community support.

301 Club Tickets are still available for purchase. Tickets are $100 each. Drawings will be held at each of the originally scheduled varsity home football games (5). You get a chance to win $500 four times on each date. Then the final drawing is for $10,000. Buy your own ticket or share the cost with someone else… doesn’t matter…and you can win more than once, names go back in for the next drawing. Get some classmates of your friends or family. All tickets must be sold. First drawing is for Friday, Aug. 26.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church News

Baptism Sunday at the Youngsville Free Methodist is being rescheduled due to the high water in the Brokenstraw Creek. The date that is planned for Baptism Sunday will be Sept. 18.

The Free Methodist Youth group will gather on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.and continue throughout the school year. Every Thursday evening, if there is school we meet for Fuel; teens are welcome to join us.

The JoyFull Cafe’s Wednesday evening meals are taking a summer break. The Wednesday evening meals will be back starting Wednesday, Sept. 21. There will be a JoyFull Cafe Clean- up day on Sept. 7 from 9 am to? Lunch will be provided.

PowerHouse Kids Club will also be kicking off on Sept. 21. This is children’s program runs on a rotation schedule and the kids learn their lessons through crafts, acting, cooking, story- telling and games. Power House is for kids ages 4 through 5th grade and meets on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 pm through the school year.

Coming Events at

Youngsville First and

EUM United Methodist

Churches

On Sept. 4, The Conewango Clippers (former Barbershop Singers of Warren County) will perform at both churches during morning worship services. The Conewango Clippers presentation will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend at both churches.

Our Fall Mission Festival event will be from Sept. 30 – Oct 2 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Fun, food and education at the event will be Chuck Egbert representing MMS Aviation, Airport, and Mission and a Charity Organization.

Sarah Monticue is “Spreading the Gospel on Campus”. She work with “Disciples Makers”, come and hear Sara Monticue tell her story and what she doing and how she is impacting other students.

The China Outreach Ministries – Ben and Cathy have been ministering to the international students at Penn State, most of which are from mainland China. For Cathy the ministry is her full-time job, but for Ben who has a full-time job, he still finds time to help with evening English classes, Bible studies and weekend trips and parties.

Warren County Prison Ministry, Stacy Shaffer the chaplain for the Warren County Jail, will share his experiences and needs of the Warren County Jail. The Brackenridge, Pa., native said he can relate to the inmate population with an understanding that comes from experience.

The community is invited to come and join us on Friday evening, on Saturday or Sunday morning worship. A schedule of time and event will be published closer to the dates.

Everyone Needs A Hero

Hometown Heroes Banner Project committee meeting will be held on Sept.12 at 11:30 a.m. at borough building.

6th Annual

Canoe/Kayak

Poker Run

The 6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at Kinzua Dam boat launch.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a great day on the Allegheny River. This is not a race, it is a poker run to benefit the Youngsville Recreation Committee for improvements to the ballfields and other recreation needs of our community.

The course begins at the river boat launch of the Kinzua Dam and will end at Betts Park in Warren. One Poker card will be given at the registration table and then at three stops along the way. Refreshments will also be provided. At the end of the event, you will be given the last card with the opportunity to purchase two extra cards to increase your odds.

After the event, once all the cards have been validated, prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. We will be providing food as a “thank you” to all that came out to support us. There will also be a 50-50, giveaways and the chance to win a new kayak. Registration is from 9 am-11 am at the boat launch. Contact Steve Morris at 563-7788 or the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 with any questions.

Youngsville Public

Library’s Annual Book

and Bake Sale

Youngsville Public Library’s Annual Book & Bake “Sale fundraiser will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days. Thanks to a donation by Tops Market in Youngsville, hot dogs, water, and pop will also be sold from 11 am – 3 pm both days. This year there will be some new items added to the usual array of baked goods and “gently-used” books, DVDs, videos, etc. Popular items from the RADA cutlery collection will be available for “cash and carry” and for special order purchases during the book/bake sale. For those who are interested in purchasing RADA items but can’t make the 9th or 10th, the Friends of YPL will continue to take orders for RADA cutlery the following week during regular business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday). In addition to the many baked goods, there will be a “farmer’s-style” market featuring an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables and more (while supplies last).

“Each year we get a great outpouring of community support for this major fundraiser,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “The Library Board and I are so grateful for all the effort, planning, and enthusiasm that the Friends of the Youngsville Public Library put into this fundraiser each year. The Friends of YPL keep coming up with creative new ways to make each year bigger and better, which is why they are also including RADA cutlery this year. Last year Friends members donated their “extra” tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. to help raise money and they’re going to do it again this year too.”

Youngsville Public

Library’s 2nd Annual

Adult Reading Program

ends soon

Reminder to all those participating in YPL’s 2nd Annual Summer Reading program for adults that the last day to turn in your reading log is Friday, Aug. 26. Each participant can receive up to 14 “chances/tickets” to choose books from YPL’s almost-new selection of “ribbon books.”

“This is the second year for this program and we really have had a positive response,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Each year, the program starts June first, for the adults, and continues through August to allow for how crazy-busy summers can get. The adults just have to keep track of the book title, number of pages read, and whether each book is regular or large print. We do the rest at the circulation desk. Since the books can be their own or the library’s it’s a super-easy and fun way for our patrons to get the chance to win some books – plus this program provides a really good excuse to read when it’s too hot to do anything else in the summer.”

Second Harvest

Produce Express

Second Harvest Produce Express will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Pittsfield. Food give-out starts promptly at 3:30 pm. We will now be serving 100 families on a first come, first served basis. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Workers please arrive by 2 pm.

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, 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 . 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

Just a reminder to get your reservations in for the YHS Coming Home celebration on Oct. 1.at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

Send your reservations to Lou Ann Lauger, PO Box 235, Youngsville, PA 16371. Write your check out to the YHS Homecoming Committee. Enclose the names of those attending and the class year. Deadline is Sept.15.

Youngsville Life

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest

Events

The 11th Annual Corn Festival! “Awe shucks, This Festival is A’Maize’ingly Corny!” Revitalization of Youngsville Association (ROY) invites you to join us downtown for our two-day street festival. For info contact Troy Clawson (563-7047) or find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Corn-Festival-in-Youngsville-PA-

Friday’s Events: Friday, Aug. 26 evening hours 6 p.m. to midnight; 6-8 PM Antique Tractor Drop Off at Youngsville VFD Main Parking Lot- Overnight Security Provided (Contact Jim Farr 563-7870); 6 to 9 PM Karaoke Contest with StrayKat Karaoke DJ; $10 Entry Fee, Top Prize $50 (Contact Rev. Rick Nelson 563-7861); 6 to 9 PM Corny Kids’ Corner at corner of College and Church streets; Inflatables, face painting, and other kid friendly activities; 6 to 9 PM Corn Maze Open – Tractor/wagon rides available to and from downtown to “Corn Maze” 9 to 11 PM Post game Tailgate party with “Ron Carrington & Touch of Gold; Come enjoy some great music after the game!; midnight AM Corn Fest Ends for the Night.

Saturday’s Events: Saturday August 27th; All Day, From 10:00 AM – 6PM; 8:00 AM ; Corn Fest Breakfast at First United Methodist Church; Pancakes, Sausage, Taters and OJ. Served by Love Inc. of the Brokenstraw Valley (Donations appreciated); 9:00 AM Vendor Setup; 10:00 AM; Vendors Open; 10:00-10:30 AM -Parade Line Up at Island Park; 11:00 AM Parade Begins – Float Theme: “Corny Characters”12:00-4:00 PM Corny Kids’ Corner at Corner of College and Church streets; 12:00 PM Chicken BBQ at Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department; 12:00-6:00 PM Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Open House; Tour the Station, Equipment and fill out an application!;12:00-6:00 PM; Antique Tractor Show at Youngsville VFD E. Main Street Driveway; 12:00-2:00 PM Live Music: “DangerBird”;12:00-6:00 PM Corn Maze Open – Tractor/wagon rides available to and from downtown to “Corn Maze” ; 12:30-1:30 PM Marty Loomis the Bubblegum DJ at The Corny Kids’ Corner; 2:30 PM; Youngsville Borough Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation; Main Stage Area- Mayor Jim Farr; 2:45 PM Helga Laibacher Award Presentation – Mayor Jim Farr and Corn Fest; Chairman Troy Clawson; 3:00 PM Kids water battle at Youngsville VFD;4:00-6:00PM; 2016 Corn Fest sendoff with: “Bill Beggs Cabana Beach Band”

Karaoke Applications may be pick-up today at the Evangelical United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; otherwise forms will be available at the stage tent at 5:30 prior to the event.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and through Saturday, a section of East Main Street will be closed. This may affect traffic attending the football game Friday night. IOOF Street will be open and Bates Street will be open. Church Street will be closed.

Eagle Touchdown Club

Eagle Touchdown Club needs your assistance. Youngsville High School football team needs the community support.

301 Club Tickets are still available for purchase. Tickets are $100 each. Drawings will be held at each of the originally scheduled varsity home football games (5). You get a chance to win $500 four times on each date. Then the final drawing is for $10,000. Buy your own ticket or share the cost with someone else… doesn’t matter…and you can win more than once, names go back in for the next drawing. Get some classmates of your friends or family. All tickets must be sold. First drawing is for Friday, Aug. 26.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church News

Baptism Sunday at the Youngsville Free Methodist is being rescheduled due to the high water in the Brokenstraw Creek. The date that is planned for Baptism Sunday will be Sept. 18.

The Free Methodist Youth group will gather on Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.and continue throughout the school year. Every Thursday evening, if there is school we meet for Fuel; teens are welcome to join us.

The JoyFull Cafe’s Wednesday evening meals are taking a summer break. The Wednesday evening meals will be back starting Wednesday, Sept. 21. There will be a JoyFull Cafe Clean- up day on Sept. 7 from 9 am to? Lunch will be provided.

PowerHouse Kids Club will also be kicking off on Sept. 21. This is children’s program runs on a rotation schedule and the kids learn their lessons through crafts, acting, cooking, story- telling and games. Power House is for kids ages 4 through 5th grade and meets on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 pm through the school year.

Coming Events at

Youngsville First and

EUM United Methodist

Churches

On Sept. 4, The Conewango Clippers (former Barbershop Singers of Warren County) will perform at both churches during morning worship services. The Conewango Clippers presentation will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend at both churches.

Our Fall Mission Festival event will be from Sept. 30 – Oct 2 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Fun, food and education at the event will be Chuck Egbert representing MMS Aviation, Airport, and Mission and a Charity Organization.

Sarah Monticue is “Spreading the Gospel on Campus”. She work with “Disciples Makers”, come and hear Sara Monticue tell her story and what she doing and how she is impacting other students.

The China Outreach Ministries – Ben and Cathy have been ministering to the international students at Penn State, most of which are from mainland China. For Cathy the ministry is her full-time job, but for Ben who has a full-time job, he still finds time to help with evening English classes, Bible studies and weekend trips and parties.

Warren County Prison Ministry, Stacy Shaffer the chaplain for the Warren County Jail, will share his experiences and needs of the Warren County Jail. The Brackenridge, Pa., native said he can relate to the inmate population with an understanding that comes from experience.

The community is invited to come and join us on Friday evening, on Saturday or Sunday morning worship. A schedule of time and event will be published closer to the dates.

Everyone Needs A Hero

Hometown Heroes Banner Project committee meeting will be held on Sept.12 at 11:30 a.m. at borough building.

6th Annual

Canoe/Kayak

Poker Run

The 6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at Kinzua Dam boat launch.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a great day on the Allegheny River. This is not a race, it is a poker run to benefit the Youngsville Recreation Committee for improvements to the ballfields and other recreation needs of our community.

The course begins at the river boat launch of the Kinzua Dam and will end at Betts Park in Warren. One Poker card will be given at the registration table and then at three stops along the way. Refreshments will also be provided. At the end of the event, you will be given the last card with the opportunity to purchase two extra cards to increase your odds.

After the event, once all the cards have been validated, prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. We will be providing food as a “thank you” to all that came out to support us. There will also be a 50-50, giveaways and the chance to win a new kayak. Registration is from 9 am-11 am at the boat launch. Contact Steve Morris at 563-7788 or the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 with any questions.

Youngsville Public

Library’s Annual Book

and Bake Sale

Youngsville Public Library’s Annual Book & Bake “Sale fundraiser will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days. Thanks to a donation by Tops Market in Youngsville, hot dogs, water, and pop will also be sold from 11 am – 3 pm both days. This year there will be some new items added to the usual array of baked goods and “gently-used” books, DVDs, videos, etc. Popular items from the RADA cutlery collection will be available for “cash and carry” and for special order purchases during the book/bake sale. For those who are interested in purchasing RADA items but can’t make the 9th or 10th, the Friends of YPL will continue to take orders for RADA cutlery the following week during regular business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday). In addition to the many baked goods, there will be a “farmer’s-style” market featuring an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables and more (while supplies last).

“Each year we get a great outpouring of community support for this major fundraiser,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “The Library Board and I are so grateful for all the effort, planning, and enthusiasm that the Friends of the Youngsville Public Library put into this fundraiser each year. The Friends of YPL keep coming up with creative new ways to make each year bigger and better, which is why they are also including RADA cutlery this year. Last year Friends members donated their “extra” tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. to help raise money and they’re going to do it again this year too.”

Youngsville Public

Library’s 2nd Annual

Adult Reading Program

ends soon

Reminder to all those participating in YPL’s 2nd Annual Summer Reading program for adults that the last day to turn in your reading log is Friday, Aug. 26. Each participant can receive up to 14 “chances/tickets” to choose books from YPL’s almost-new selection of “ribbon books.”

“This is the second year for this program and we really have had a positive response,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “Each year, the program starts June first, for the adults, and continues through August to allow for how crazy-busy summers can get. The adults just have to keep track of the book title, number of pages read, and whether each book is regular or large print. We do the rest at the circulation desk. Since the books can be their own or the library’s it’s a super-easy and fun way for our patrons to get the chance to win some books – plus this program provides a really good excuse to read when it’s too hot to do anything else in the summer.”

Second Harvest

Produce Express

Second Harvest Produce Express will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Pittsfield. Food give-out starts promptly at 3:30 pm. We will now be serving 100 families on a first come, first served basis. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Workers please arrive by 2 pm.

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, 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 . 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

Just a reminder to get your reservations in for the YHS Coming Home celebration on Oct. 1.at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

Send your reservations to Lou Ann Lauger, PO Box 235, Youngsville, PA 16371. Write your check out to the YHS Homecoming Committee. Enclose the names of those attending and the class year. Deadline is Sept.15.

Youngsville Life

Upcoming Events at Youngsville First and EUM United Methodist churches

On Aug. 21, guest speaker Director of Camp Halo Barb Phiel and her husband will tell of the 2016 summer experience at Camp Halo. They will also share their vision for 2017 summer camp. The Camp Halo presentation will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend at both churches.

Our Fall Mission Festival will be from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Fun, food and education; presenting at the event will be Chuck Egbert representing MMS Aviation (airport, mission, charity organization). Egbert is the son of Mary-Ann Kuzim and the late Charles Egbert.

Sarah Monticue is the granddaughter of James and Marilyn Miller, spreading the gospel on campus. She work with Disciples Makers, come and hear Sara tell her story and what she doing and how she is impacting other students.

The China Outreach Ministries – Ben and Cathy have been ministering to the international students at Penn State, most of which are from Mainland China. For Cathy the ministry is her full-time job, but for Ben who has a full-time job, he still finds time to help with evening English classes, Bible studies and weekend trips and parties. Cathy is an “American Friend” to many of the wives of the Chinese graduate Students. She teaches them English and eventually shares the gospel with the whole family, many of whom have never heard God’s word before. Relationships have been established with hundreds of men and women through the sightseeing trips, picnics and holiday celebrations the Bidelspach’s have each year.

Warren County Prison Ministry, Stacy Shaffer the chaplain for the Warren County Jail, will share his experiences and needs of the Warren County Jail. The Brackenridge, Pa., native said he can relate to the inmate population with an understanding that comes from experience.

Shaffer is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and Operation Just Cause in Panama. During Operation Just Cause, he was wounded and eventually found himself in a life of drug addiction and crime.

At one point, Shaffer spent five years in prison for assault and battery on a police officer with a vehicle. His struggles later landed him in Warren County where he met John Nelson and other jail ministry volunteers.

“They help me get my feet underneath me through Christ,” he said. “Lives can change,” he said. “It can be done. I am proof it can be done. People can change and will change as productive citizens through Christ.”

He noted that as the chaplain he recognizes and respects the beliefs of non-Christian inmates and mentors them through emotional support and by being an example of the possibility of change.

Shaffer attended Trinity College and Seminary where he studied theology. In addition, he attended several biblical studies programs including Emmaus Bible College and Source of Light Ministries. Shaffer also attended programs through Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship and Rock of Ages Prison Ministry. Shaffer resides in Barnes with his wife and two daughters.

The community is invited to come and join us on Friday evening, on Saturday or Sunday morning worship. A schedule of time and event will be published closer to the dates.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church News

Baptism Sunday at the Youngsville Free Methodist is being rescheduled due to the high water in the Brokenstraw Creek. The date that is planned for Baptism Sunday will be Sept. 18.

The Free Methodist Youth group will gather on Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and continue throughout the school year. Every Thursday evening, if there is school we meet for Fuel, teens are welcome to join us.

The JoyFull Cafe’s Wednesday evening meals are taking a summer break. The Wednesday evening meals will be back starting Wednesday, Sept. 21. There will be a JoyFull Cafe Clean- up day on Sept. 7 from 9am to ?. Lunch will be provided.

Powerhouse Kids Club will also be kicking off on Sept. 21. This is children’s program runs on a rotation schedule and the kids learn their lessons through crafts, acting, cooking, storytelling and games. Power House is for kids ages 4 through 5th grade and meets on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. through the school year.

Missionaries Coming

to St. Luke Church

Representatives from the Friends of Kenyan Orphans will be visiting and speaking with parishioners during the Masses this coming weekend. The Friends of Kenyan Orphans have built St. Clare’s Girls Centre for orphaned and abandoned girls in Meru, Kenya, East Africa.

The Friends of Kenyan Orphans is a mission outreach with the goal of rescuing, supporting and educating girls who, otherwise would be dead or would be sold into sexual slavery.

The missionaries will be at St. Luke Church on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information visit www.friendsofkenyanorphans.org

A Get-together for

Barbara Kane Travis

Friends of Barbara Kane Travis will gather Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Legion. The gathering will be an opportunity to visit with Barb and other friends. Barb is very ill and a collection will be taken for Barb to use for medical expenses. Or you may send or drop off donations at the American Legion Post 658, 10 North Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371. Address to Cheryl VanHouten for Barbara Kane Travis medical expenses. For additional information, email billiejean@stny.rr.com or contact Cheryl VanHouten at 489-7723.

Grand Valley United

Methodist Church

Movie Night

Grand Valley United Methodist Church will be holding a family movie night on Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the church.

The movie Miracles from Heaven, based on the true story of the Beam Family, is about their young daughter who has a rare, incurable disease but after a freak accident an extraordinary miracle happens that leaves medical specialist mystified and her family and community inspired.

Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided for those who attend. Everyone is invited.

Pittsfield

Homecoming Day

Come and join us at Pittsfield’s Homecoming Day on Saturday, Aug. 20; Pittsfield will hold its Homecoming Luncheon at the Pittsfield Community Hall. Lunch will begin promptly at 12:30. Bring a dish to share, your own table service. Come and renew old acquaintances and maybe meet some new friends. For additional information, contact Dot Hannold at 563- 9430.

Island Park

Music Series

Two Saturdays left for the Island Park Music Series in Youngsville. It is Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Youngsville’s Island Park located on Ford Street. The music is free to the public and we encourage you to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Thanks to the Youngsville Recreation Committee, Youngsville Borough and Youngsville American Legion Post 658 that sponsored the event for the Youngsville Community. The line- up for this week is: Aug. 19, Bluegrass Music.

Cornfest Meeting

The final meeting prior to the Cornfest will be held on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Borough Building. All persons, volunteers are welcome to come. Any questions contact Troy Clawson at 563-7047.

Warren County Tales at Wilder Museum

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Warren County Tales, originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25, has been canceled.

Everyone Needs A Hero

The deadline for the first round of the Hometown Heroes Banner Project has been extended to the next committee meeting Sept. 12. Several people have indicated that they need more time to gather photos and information from out of town relatives etc. The committee will consider all applications at that time.

If you have an email account and need an application and Overview document, email your request to knjoviatt@verizon.net. Otherwise, you can pick up hard copies at the Youngsville Borough Office or at Youngsville Public Library. Provide the best photo possible. All photos will be scanned and returned.

The timeline for this project is to have banners ready and hung by Memorial Day 2017. A banner honoring your family member makes a great gift for any special occasion. Just let us know if it is to be a secret or if you want a card that can be given to the honoree announcing the gift.

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest Events

“Things to Do on Friday:” At the Corny Kids’ Corner kids have fun! “Dance with friends at Marty’s Bubblegum Machine;” “Have your Face Painting with fetching design;” “Throw a “Bean Bag at the Principal” and cover him with water at the dunking chair;” “Get a Hole in one at the Corn-hole boards; Have your picture taken with a Super Heroes and a Princesses;”” “Sing a Song at the Karaoke Contest;”- The entry fee is $10; win a prize!” “Sample and taste the food available in town” “Visit and have fun with friends and family!” “Shop and find unique items!” “”Eat Corn” “Visit the Corn Maze” Don’t forget to buy your corncob tickets at Lawson’s all American Diner”

“Things to do on Saturday” “Enjoy Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church;” Go the Parade;” “The parade starts at 11 a.m.;” “Go see the Antique tractors on display at the Fire Department parking lot;” “Enjoy chicken BBQ at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department;” “or watch demonstrations” “be in a water battle” “listen to music;” “win the corncob race;” “repeat Friday’s list;” “no Karaoke contest on Saturday” “Enjoy the last big event in Youngsville before Labor Day.” You are invited to come and meet the people who support community in many ways and meet your Youngsville neighbors!”

Corn-ny Cats Looking for Donations

Corn-ny 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.

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 7th Annual Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are having their 7th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Jackson Valley Golf Course, 6927 Jackson Run Rd., Warren. 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 688-8497.

6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run

The 6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at Kinzua Dam boat launch.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a great day on the beautiful Allegheny River. This is not a race, it is a poker run to benefit the Youngsville Recreation Committee for improvements to the ballfields and other recreation needs of our community.

The course begins at the river boat launch of the Kinzua Dam and will end at Betts Park in Warren. One poker card will be given at the registration table and then at three stops along the way. Refreshments will also be provided. At the end of the event, you will be given the last card with the opportunity to purchase two extra cards to increase your odds.

After the event, once all the cards have been validated, prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. We will be providing food as a “Thank You” to all that came out to support us. There will also be a 50-50, giveaways and the chance to win a new kayak. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the boat launch. Contact Steve Morris at 563-7788 or the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 with any questions.

Youngsville Eagle’s Touchdown Club Youth Tackle Football League

For the 4th, 5th and 6th graders from the Youngsville and Tidioute surrounding areas. All practice sessions will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Davis Street field from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Games will be played on Saturdays at 10 a.m. All interested should show up at the Davis street field as soon as possible. Cost to participate is $40. Make checks payable to Youngsville Eagles Touchdown Club. Any questions call Jimmy Dunn 563-7928 or e-mail jimdunn223@gmail.com

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Youngsville. Spouses and other classes are welcome. Join us for a get-together. For more information contact Karen Barnett at 664-7380.

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

Youngsville Life

Upcoming Events at Youngsville First and EUM United Methodist churches

On Aug. 21, guest speaker Director of Camp Halo Barb Phiel and her husband will tell of the 2016 summer experience at Camp Halo. They will also share their vision for 2017 summer camp. The Camp Halo presentation will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend at both churches.

Our Fall Mission Festival will be from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at the Evangelical United Methodist Church. Fun, food and education; presenting at the event will be Chuck Egbert representing MMS Aviation (airport, mission, charity organization). Egbert is the son of Mary-Ann Kuzim and the late Charles Egbert.

Sarah Monticue is the granddaughter of James and Marilyn Miller, spreading the gospel on campus. She work with Disciples Makers, come and hear Sara tell her story and what she doing and how she is impacting other students.

The China Outreach Ministries – Ben and Cathy have been ministering to the international students at Penn State, most of which are from Mainland China. For Cathy the ministry is her full-time job, but for Ben who has a full-time job, he still finds time to help with evening English classes, Bible studies and weekend trips and parties. Cathy is an “American Friend” to many of the wives of the Chinese graduate Students. She teaches them English and eventually shares the gospel with the whole family, many of whom have never heard God’s word before. Relationships have been established with hundreds of men and women through the sightseeing trips, picnics and holiday celebrations the Bidelspach’s have each year.

Warren County Prison Ministry, Stacy Shaffer the chaplain for the Warren County Jail, will share his experiences and needs of the Warren County Jail. The Brackenridge, Pa., native said he can relate to the inmate population with an understanding that comes from experience.

Shaffer is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and Operation Just Cause in Panama. During Operation Just Cause, he was wounded and eventually found himself in a life of drug addiction and crime.

At one point, Shaffer spent five years in prison for assault and battery on a police officer with a vehicle. His struggles later landed him in Warren County where he met John Nelson and other jail ministry volunteers.

“They help me get my feet underneath me through Christ,” he said. “Lives can change,” he said. “It can be done. I am proof it can be done. People can change and will change as productive citizens through Christ.”

He noted that as the chaplain he recognizes and respects the beliefs of non-Christian inmates and mentors them through emotional support and by being an example of the possibility of change.

Shaffer attended Trinity College and Seminary where he studied theology. In addition, he attended several biblical studies programs including Emmaus Bible College and Source of Light Ministries. Shaffer also attended programs through Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship and Rock of Ages Prison Ministry. Shaffer resides in Barnes with his wife and two daughters.

The community is invited to come and join us on Friday evening, on Saturday or Sunday morning worship. A schedule of time and event will be published closer to the dates.

Youngsville Free

Methodist Church News

Baptism Sunday at the Youngsville Free Methodist is being rescheduled due to the high water in the Brokenstraw Creek. The date that is planned for Baptism Sunday will be Sept. 18.

The Free Methodist Youth group will gather on Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and continue throughout the school year. Every Thursday evening, if there is school we meet for Fuel, teens are welcome to join us.

The JoyFull Cafe’s Wednesday evening meals are taking a summer break. The Wednesday evening meals will be back starting Wednesday, Sept. 21. There will be a JoyFull Cafe Clean- up day on Sept. 7 from 9am to ?. Lunch will be provided.

Powerhouse Kids Club will also be kicking off on Sept. 21. This is children’s program runs on a rotation schedule and the kids learn their lessons through crafts, acting, cooking, storytelling and games. Power House is for kids ages 4 through 5th grade and meets on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. through the school year.

Missionaries Coming

to St. Luke Church

Representatives from the Friends of Kenyan Orphans will be visiting and speaking with parishioners during the Masses this coming weekend. The Friends of Kenyan Orphans have built St. Clare’s Girls Centre for orphaned and abandoned girls in Meru, Kenya, East Africa.

The Friends of Kenyan Orphans is a mission outreach with the goal of rescuing, supporting and educating girls who, otherwise would be dead or would be sold into sexual slavery.

The missionaries will be at St. Luke Church on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information visit www.friendsofkenyanorphans.org

A Get-together for

Barbara Kane Travis

Friends of Barbara Kane Travis will gather Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Legion. The gathering will be an opportunity to visit with Barb and other friends. Barb is very ill and a collection will be taken for Barb to use for medical expenses. Or you may send or drop off donations at the American Legion Post 658, 10 North Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371. Address to Cheryl VanHouten for Barbara Kane Travis medical expenses. For additional information, email billiejean@stny.rr.com or contact Cheryl VanHouten at 489-7723.

Grand Valley United

Methodist Church

Movie Night

Grand Valley United Methodist Church will be holding a family movie night on Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the church.

The movie Miracles from Heaven, based on the true story of the Beam Family, is about their young daughter who has a rare, incurable disease but after a freak accident an extraordinary miracle happens that leaves medical specialist mystified and her family and community inspired.

Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided for those who attend. Everyone is invited.

Pittsfield

Homecoming Day

Come and join us at Pittsfield’s Homecoming Day on Saturday, Aug. 20; Pittsfield will hold its Homecoming Luncheon at the Pittsfield Community Hall. Lunch will begin promptly at 12:30. Bring a dish to share, your own table service. Come and renew old acquaintances and maybe meet some new friends. For additional information, contact Dot Hannold at 563- 9430.

Island Park

Music Series

Two Saturdays left for the Island Park Music Series in Youngsville. It is Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Youngsville’s Island Park located on Ford Street. The music is free to the public and we encourage you to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Thanks to the Youngsville Recreation Committee, Youngsville Borough and Youngsville American Legion Post 658 that sponsored the event for the Youngsville Community. The line- up for this week is: Aug. 19, Bluegrass Music.

Cornfest Meeting

The final meeting prior to the Cornfest will be held on Aug. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Borough Building. All persons, volunteers are welcome to come. Any questions contact Troy Clawson at 563-7047.

Warren County Tales at Wilder Museum

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Warren County Tales, originally scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25, has been canceled.

Everyone Needs A Hero

The deadline for the first round of the Hometown Heroes Banner Project has been extended to the next committee meeting Sept. 12. Several people have indicated that they need more time to gather photos and information from out of town relatives etc. The committee will consider all applications at that time.

If you have an email account and need an application and Overview document, email your request to knjoviatt@verizon.net. Otherwise, you can pick up hard copies at the Youngsville Borough Office or at Youngsville Public Library. Provide the best photo possible. All photos will be scanned and returned.

The timeline for this project is to have banners ready and hung by Memorial Day 2017. A banner honoring your family member makes a great gift for any special occasion. Just let us know if it is to be a secret or if you want a card that can be given to the honoree announcing the gift.

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest Events

“Things to Do on Friday:” At the Corny Kids’ Corner kids have fun! “Dance with friends at Marty’s Bubblegum Machine;” “Have your Face Painting with fetching design;” “Throw a “Bean Bag at the Principal” and cover him with water at the dunking chair;” “Get a Hole in one at the Corn-hole boards; Have your picture taken with a Super Heroes and a Princesses;”” “Sing a Song at the Karaoke Contest;”- The entry fee is $10; win a prize!” “Sample and taste the food available in town” “Visit and have fun with friends and family!” “Shop and find unique items!” “”Eat Corn” “Visit the Corn Maze” Don’t forget to buy your corncob tickets at Lawson’s all American Diner”

“Things to do on Saturday” “Enjoy Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church;” Go the Parade;” “The parade starts at 11 a.m.;” “Go see the Antique tractors on display at the Fire Department parking lot;” “Enjoy chicken BBQ at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department;” “or watch demonstrations” “be in a water battle” “listen to music;” “win the corncob race;” “repeat Friday’s list;” “no Karaoke contest on Saturday” “Enjoy the last big event in Youngsville before Labor Day.” You are invited to come and meet the people who support community in many ways and meet your Youngsville neighbors!”

Corn-ny Cats Looking for Donations

Corn-ny 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.

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 7th Annual Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are having their 7th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Jackson Valley Golf Course, 6927 Jackson Run Rd., Warren. 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 688-8497.

6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run

The 6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 9 a.m. at Kinzua Dam boat launch.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a great day on the beautiful Allegheny River. This is not a race, it is a poker run to benefit the Youngsville Recreation Committee for improvements to the ballfields and other recreation needs of our community.

The course begins at the river boat launch of the Kinzua Dam and will end at Betts Park in Warren. One poker card will be given at the registration table and then at three stops along the way. Refreshments will also be provided. At the end of the event, you will be given the last card with the opportunity to purchase two extra cards to increase your odds.

After the event, once all the cards have been validated, prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. We will be providing food as a “Thank You” to all that came out to support us. There will also be a 50-50, giveaways and the chance to win a new kayak. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the boat launch. Contact Steve Morris at 563-7788 or the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 with any questions.

Youngsville Eagle’s Touchdown Club Youth Tackle Football League

For the 4th, 5th and 6th graders from the Youngsville and Tidioute surrounding areas. All practice sessions will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Davis Street field from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Games will be played on Saturdays at 10 a.m. All interested should show up at the Davis street field as soon as possible. Cost to participate is $40. Make checks payable to Youngsville Eagles Touchdown Club. Any questions call Jimmy Dunn 563-7928 or e-mail jimdunn223@gmail.com

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 12:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Youngsville. Spouses and other classes are welcome. Join us for a get-together. For more information contact Karen Barnett at 664-7380.

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

Youngsville Life

Youngsville First and EUM United Methodist Churches

Missionary Speaker Beverly Hutchison from Burkina Faco, West Africa, will share her experience as a missionary at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. She has served many years in Africa.

Burkina Faso, which is densely populated with more than 17 million people and ranked by the United Nations as one of the world’s least-developed countries, shares borders with six countries: Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and C?te d’Ivoire.

The country gained independence from France in 1960 and would suffer from five military coups in the first few decades that followed. It was known as Upper Volta until 1984, when it was renamed Burkina Faso, meaning “land of upright/honest people.” Come and join us at one of the services to learn about Beverly Hutchison’s life in Africa.

On Aug. 21, guest speaker Director of Camp Halo Barb Phiel and her husband will tell of the 2016 summer experience at Camp Halo. They will also share their vision for 2017 Summer Camp. The Camp Halo presentation will be at the 9:30 a.m. worship service at Youngsville First UM and 11 a.m. worship service at Evangelical United Methodist Church. All are welcome to attend at both churches.

Free Methodist

Church News

An all Church Picnic & Baptism Sunday will be held on Aug. 14 at Youngsville Free Methodist Church Pavilion Baptism and Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. and Church Picnic will begin at 11:30. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided by the church for this meal. Guests are asked to plan to bring a dish to share for the picnic. Bring dishes according to name: A-G: salads; H-K: fruit and Jell-O L-R: desserts S-Z: side dishes. We are looking forward to a good time and a Ceremony of the Spiritual renewal and rebirth.

Grand Valley United Methodist Church Movie Night

The Grand Valley United Methodist Church will be holding a family movie night on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the church.

The movie Miracles from Heaven, based on the true story of the Beam Family, is about their young daughter who has a rare, incurable disease but after a freak accident an extraordinary miracle happens that leaves medical specialist mystified and her family and community inspired.

Pizza, popcorn, and drinks will be provided for those who attend. Everyone is invited and we look forward to a night of family fun.

Cornfest Public Meeting

Cornfest Public Meeting will be held at Youngsville Borough 40 Railroad St, Youngsville, on Monday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public.

Whether you’re looking for information, have ideas, wish to volunteer some of your time or just meet the Committee members, and come join us!

Pittsfield

Homecoming Day

There is still time to join Pittsfield Home coming Day on Saturday, Aug. 20. Pittsfield will hold its Home Coming Luncheon at the Pittsfield Community Hall. Lunch will begin promptly at 12:30. Bring a dish to share, your own table service. Come and renew old acquaintances and maybe meet some new friends. For additional information, contact Dot Hannold at 563- 9430.

The Island Park

Music Series

Only a three weeks left for the Island Park Music Series in Youngsville. It is Saturday evening from 6-8 pm at Youngsville’s Island Park located on Ford Street. The music is free to the public and we encourage you to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. The Youngsville Recreation Committee, The Youngsville Borough and the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 are sponsoring this event for the Youngsville Community.

The line- up for this week is: Aug. 11 – RnD Welling- Soft Rock and Country.

Warren County Tales

at Wilder Museum

On Thursday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m., join us at the Wilder Museum of Warren County History. Wilder Museum is located at 51 Erie Avenue, Irvine. Bring a lawn chair and listen to storyteller Dave Wargo as he narrates tales of notable historic figures who set foot in Warren County. This event is free and opens to the public. Refreshments will be provided by Golden LivingCenter and AseraCare Hospice. For more information, call 723-1795, visit www.warrenhistory.org, or find the Warren County Historical Society on Facebook.

Everyone Needs A Hero

The deadline for the first round of the Hometown Heroes Banner Project has been extended to the next committee meeting September 12. Several people have indicated that they need more time to gather photos and information from out of town relatives etc. The committee will consider all applications at that time. If you have an email account and need an application and Overview document, email your request to knjoviatt@verizon.net. Otherwise, you can pick up hard copies at the Youngsville Borough Office or at the Youngsville Public Library. Please provide the best photo possible. All photos will be scanned and returned. Many but not all photo problems can be fixed utilizing a variety of computer programs, but it takes some time. The timeline for this project is to have banners ready and hung by Memorial Day 2017. A banner honoring your family member makes a great gift for any special occasion. Just let us know if it is to be a secret or if you want a card that can be given to the honoree announcing the gift.

YHS Class

of 1962 Luncheon

The YHS Class of 1962 will meet at noon on Saturday Aug. 13 at Huey’s Place for lunch on the deck, weather permitting or in the dining room if not. Classmates, spouses and friends of the class are invited and welcome.

A-Maize-ingly Cornfest

Events

“Things to Do on Friday:” At the Corny Kids’ Corner “Dance with friends at Marty’s Bubblegum Machine;” “Have your Face Painting with fetching design;” “Throw a “Bean Bag at the Principal” and cover him with water at the dunking chair;” “Get a Hole in one at the Corn-hole boards; Have your picture taken with a Super Heroes and a Princesses;”” “Sing a Song at the Karaoke Contest;”- The entry fee is $10; win a prize!” “Sample and taste the food available in town” “Visit and have fun with friends and family!” “Shop and find unique items!” “”Eat Corn” “Visit the Corn Maze” Don’t forget to buy your corncob tickets at Lawson’s all American Diner”

“Things to do on Saturday” “Enjoy Breakfast at the First United Methodist Church;” Go the Parade;” “The parade starts at 11am;” “Go see the Antique tractors on display at the Fire Department parking lot;” “Enjoy chicken BBQ at the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department;” “or watch demonstrations” “be in a water battle” “listen to music;” “win the corncob race;” “repeat Friday’s list;” “no Karaoke contest on Saturday” “Enjoy the last big event in Youngsville before Labor Day.” You are invited to come and meet the people who support community in many ways and meet your Youngsville neighbors!”

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.

“Thank You”

to the Sponsors

Thanks to the generous donations by local businesses and community members, Youngsville Public Library’s 11th Annual “Summer Super-Reader” program was able to continue to award incentive gift certificates and prizes to readers from Kindergarten-12th grade. The six-week program is designed to encourage kids to read for grab-bag prizes, raffle-ticket chances for larger incentive prizes (like fair passes, gift cards, slip-n-slides, etc.), and a t-shirt.

“Without the sponsorships and donations from local businesses and community members the Library would not be able to continue to offer this worthwhile and educationally sound program,” stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. “It is sad to think that we’ve reached a point where a reading program has to be considered a luxury item, but our library just doesn’t have the means to allocate the funds needed from our operational budget to purchase the reading incentive prizes anymore. That is why the Board members and I are so very appreciative of all the businesses and individuals who continue to support us annually and also thankful to those “new-comers” who have come forward to help us too.”

“Don’t underestimate the motivational power of the incentive prizes that our sponsors support,” Wallace added. “Within a six-week time period this year’s Kindergarten through 2nd grade participants read 509 books and our 4th- 12th grade participants read 53,136 pages- which equates to 1,517.61 hours. In other words you’d have to read for 24 hours non-stop for 63 days to read as much as just the 4th-12th graders did this year.”

Be sure to stop in and thank each of the following businesses for supporting this K-12 reading program and most importantly encouraging the youth in our community to keep reading over the summer: AR Beatty, Attitudes by Roxie, Bob’s Garage, The Galley Restaurant, Jim “The Car” Mahn, Nelson Funeral Home & Crematorium, Valley Bowling, Dr. VanHouten Family Chiropractic, Winans Insurance Agency, Youngsville Borough, Youngsville Hardware, Youngsville Pharmacy, and Youngsville Dairy Queen who makes sure that each child who completes a reading benchmark receives a DQ coupon for one free ice cream cone. This year’s T-shirt sponsors are: Carnahan Construction, Dr. Pikna, DMD, and Friends of the Youngsville Library members.

Community members who sponsored incentive prizes include: Barb Brown, Celia and Bill Gross, Sue and Bud Kibbey, Connie Lucia, Peggy Olson, Joni Owens, Rosann Paul, Barb Sorvelli, Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam, Kristy and Roger Wallace, and Youngsville Library Board Members.

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 7th Annual Golf Scramble

Youngsville Wrestling Boosters are 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, contact Tammy Spear at 814-688-8497.

Annual Canoe/Kayak

Poker Run

The 6th Annual Canoe/Kayak Poker Run will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 9 AM at Kinzua Dam boat launch.

Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to join us for a great day on the beautiful Allegheny River. This is NOT a race, it is a poker run to benefit the Youngsville Recreation Committee for improvements to the ballfields and other recreation needs of our community.

The course begins at the river boat launch of the Kinzua Dam and will end at Betts Park in Warren. 1 Poker card will be given at the registration table and then at 3 stops along the way. Refreshments will also be provided. At the end of the event, you will be given the last card with the opportunity to purchase 2 extra cards to increase your odds.

After the event, once all the cards have been validated, prizes will be awarded at 5:00 p.m. We will be providing food as a “Thank You” to all that came out to support us! There will also be a 50-50, giveaways and the chance to win a new Kayak. Registration is from 9am-11am at the boat launch. Contact Steve Morris at 563-7788 or the Youngsville Borough Office at 563-4604 with any questions.

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 $20.00 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.