Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer From left, siblings Maddie and Layton Ricketts visited the Youngsville Public Library last Friday, with their grandmother Pam Hummel, during National Library Week. Both are creating and decorating a miniature Easter basket to take home. A variety of free “Open House” activities were offered at YPL in celebration of National Library Week.

Brokenstraw Valley Golf Scramble

Sign up to play and enjoy the fun!! This is a great day of fun and provides funds for us to continue serving God and our partner churches through the mission of Love INC. Some say it’s the best in the area. Great prizes, good food and fun with your friends! Registration @8a.m. Tee time is 9a.m. $60per person/ $240per 4 person teams, golf cart included.

Go to our Page www.Love INC of Brokenstraw Valley, chick on events: Golf Scramble and the forms are available to print Please also like our event on Facebook and invite your friends .This is biggest fundraiser for the year to help those in our community with a Hand-up and not a Hand -out. Thank you for your support.

YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund

The YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund will award scholarships to Youngsville High School Seniors who plan to continue their education in a post-secondary setting, whether a two-or four year college or university, or technical college.

Letters that were sent enclosed the application and instructions for application were sent to the homes of all Seniors’ in January 2017. Completed applications must be delivered to the YHS Guidance Office no later than MAY 2, 2017. The application is also available in the Guidance Office, or on the WCSD website at www.wcsdpa.org.

The YHS Alumni Scholarship:

Fund Trustees have been awarding scholarships to YHS Seniors every year since 1986. Donations to the YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund may be sent to P.O. Box 73, Youngsville, PA 16371.

St Luke’s Rummage Sale

It’s time for the St Luke’s Rummage Sale, it will be held on Thursday, May 4TH 9 TO 5; Friday, May 5TH; 9 TO 5; Saturday, May 6Th- 9 to noon – $1 a bag. The Church is located at 420 North Main Street Youngsville, PA. 16371

YHS Marching Band Fundraiser

YHS Marching Band Fundraiser is being held on Sunday, April 23rd Spaghetti Dinner from 12:30 pm-3pm at Free Methodist Church on Davies Street in Youngsville- cost by donation. All funds collected will help with the cost of YHS Marching Band 2018 Ireland Trip. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Warren County Christian School Open House

Warren County Christian School will be having an Open House on Friday, April 21 from 5-7pm. If you are interested in providing your child with a Christ-based Christian education, WCCS is the place for you! Stop by for a tour of the school, visit with teachers and pick up an application. Applications for grades K-12 are now being accepted for the 2017-18 school year.

Youngsville Frist United Methodist Church Preschool

Youngsville Frist United Methodist Church Preschool has openings for 2017-2018 school years. Classes include for children ages 3-5 years. They have a Certified Staff and are a long -standing Christian organization. They help the children with Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development, they also teach progressive Kindergarten Preparedness for Kindergarten. The Goal of Youngsville Frist United Methodist Church Preschool is “Greatness happens on Purpose.” Give your child “greatness” an YFUM Preschool. It has been serving the Youngsville Community for 44 years. Come and visit us to receive an application or to visit the classroom call Youngsville Frist United Methodist Church at 563-4201, leave a message, someone will return your call.

Movie Night at Otterbein United Methodist Church

The Mission Team from the Otterbein United Methodist Church will be hosting a Movie Night on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield, PA. The movie “Gods Not Dead 2” will begin at 7:00pm. Lemonade and popcorn will be provided. This is open to the public at no charge. Please join us! If you need more information please contact Sue at the church, 563-3333.

Youngsville Free Methodist Church Happenings

On Friday April 21, 7:00 pm to Saturday April 22 at 4:30 pm The Cost is $20.00 Infuzion® aims to connect people to life in Jesus Christ through creative experiences, events, and expressions.

The event will be full of fun games, hang out times, breakout sessions and an awesome time with Jay Trainer and the Infuzion Team! Jay Trainer is a passionate follower of Christ, a husband, a daddy, an evangelist focused on students, and a ministry resourcing partner. He is the founder and coach of Infuzion, an itinerant youth ministry team. Jay currently travels with Infuzion around the United States and Canada, advocating excellence in organizations, individuals, and the people they serve.(for more info check out their website at info@infuzion.org) or contact the Youngsville Free Methodist Church at 179 Davis Street, Youngsville, PA or call 563-9009

YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble

The 24th annual YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at Cable Hollow Golf Course.

The four-person team event begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The team entry fee of $220.00 includes greens fees, cart rental, lunch, prizes and a donation to the Scholarship Fund. This year the Scholarship Fund will be awarding scholarships totaling over $10,000 to several graduating seniors of the YHS Class of 2017.

Contact Tim Sandberg at 723-7087 for further information. Individual donations may be made to support the Golf Scramble/Scholarship Fund to P.O. Box 73, Youngsville, PA 16371.

Saron Lutheran ChurchAnnual Rummage Sale

Saron’s Semi-Annual Rummage Sale will be held the weekend of May 4, 5, and 6 – Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, and Saturday – $1.00 per bag – beginning at 8 am until noon. There will also be our BAKE SALE beginning on Thursday morning until gone. Hope to see you there!

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon

YHS Classes of 1964 and 1965 Luncheon will be held Tuesday April 25th at 12:30 PM at the American Legion in Youngsville.

Spouses and all other classes are welcome. Please join us. For further information, please contact Karen Barnett (814) 664-7380.

Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool Season Passes Sale

Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool season passes go on sale May 1st at the Youngsville Borough Office a $10 discount on season passes purchased May 1st. Thru May 31st call the borough office for more information 563-4604.

2nd Harvest Produce Express

The 2nd Harvest Produce Express will be at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple St, Pittsfield, PA on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Food pick-up will begin promptly at 3:30pm. We will be serving 100 families on a first come, first served basis. No pre-registration needed. Volunteer workers please arrive by 2:00pm. “This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”

Miracle Mountain Ranch News

The Lord is doing so many great things at Miracle Mountain Ranch! We look forward to hosting our spring retreats like Horse Lover’s, Father-Daughter, Media & Photography Summit and others. The Christ-centered ministry that happens through these events is exciting to be a part of. Please keep us in your prayers as we get ready for Summer Camp 2017!

Upcoming Events and Retreats: Father-Daughter Retreat – May 5-7, 2017; Horse Lover’s – May 12-14, 2017; Media & Photography Summit – May 12-14, 2017; Warren Gives – May 17, 2017; Father-Son Canoe Trip – May 26-28, 2017.Sign up for summer camp before May 11th and get a free t-shirt. Read about other details and discounts here www.mmrm.org. Convention Stops – Come see us at Cincinnati, Ohio April 20-22; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; June 2-3; Richmond, Virginia June 8-10.

School of Discipleship- We are still accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year. If you or someone you know is interested in this college-level discipleship program, visit the School of Discipleship webpage to request more information or an application.

Summer Camp: Horse Camps – Specialized camps for youth crazy about horses; Adventure Camps – A little bit of everything great about camp; Wilderness Camps – Spend some time out in the woods. Summer Camp Update: Praise the Lord for 430 youth who are already signed up for Summer Camp 2017 (up from last year at the same time)! Hurry up and grab your spot in the camp of your choice. www.mmrm.org or any the camps listed above.

Wanted Items List: Wheelchair; Refrigerator for Nurse’s Station; 4’/6’/8′ fiberglass step-ladders; 4-wheeler; Gator/side-by-side; Powered pole saw; Legos, large or small; Travel-sized hygiene items. If you can donate any these items please contact Miracle Mountain Ranch, 101 Rodeo Drive, Spring Creek, PA 16436 or call Phone: (814) 664-7673 e- mail Miracle Mountain Ranch via mail100.suw13.rsgsv.net

Scholarship Program: Send a Kid to Camp! There are many families who cannot afford to send their children to camp. Would you consider giving a gift to the cause? You can learn more and donate by visiting our Big Goal page on www.mmrm.org

Youngsville Borough On-Line Survey Strategic Planning continues:

Based upon the public feedback from the Youngsville Borough on-line survey, the Borough Strategic Planning Committee will be focusing on these seven areas: (1) Economic Prosperity, (2) Aesthetically Inviting neighborhoods and downtown area, (3) Safety, (4) Affordability, (5) Community Pride, (6) Infrastructure concerns, and (7) Recreational Opportunities. Within each of the seven focus areas are several ideas and items that can have a positive impact on the community but it is impossible to accomplish them all especially within a 3-5 year time span. This is why you need to continue to voice your opinion.

If you haven’t already done so, please remember that there are only two more days (today & tomorrow from 8am-4pm) to go to the Borough office and vote on what you believe to be the top three critical items in each category. The more feedback received from community members at large, the most accurate the prioritization process will be. The items and ideas that are listed beneath each of the seven focus areas will help the Strategic Planning Committee and the Borough Council to capitalize on the many assets that Youngsville already has and will help them to move toward an even better community in the future.

“We’ve set this up to be a very quick and easy voting process because it is so important,” stated Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg. “Just come into the Borough and choose which three items you think the Borough should prioritize and focus on during our next planning stages.”

Hagberg continued, “The next meeting date is Thursday, May 4th from 5-7 pm. At this meeting focus groups will begin to formulate specific plans based upon the voting feedback. The focus groups will also begin to work on the steps it will take to achieve specific goals over the next 3 to 5 years and determine how those goals will be achieved with the resources that the Borough has and/or how to access additional resources as needed. These meetings are always open to the general public and light refreshments will be served.”

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