Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer The senior class of Warren County Christian School in Youngsville will be hosting a themed Spaghetti/Lasagna dinner on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 4-8 p.m. Come by and enjoy the costumes, decorations and great food. The cost is a donation and all proceeds will be used for a class mission trip next spring. Reservations are not necessary for small parties. For more information, call the school at 563-4457. From left are Josh Jones and Bekah Erderm.

Collecting Hat, Gloves or Mittens for Children

This fall we will again be assisting the Knights of Columbus in the Coat Ministry in the Youngsville, Eisenhower and Tidioute areas. Bring any hat or mittens to the Love, INC office. Coat distribution will begin in October. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Craft Show Fundraiser

Do you have crafts around the house? Do you love to create crafts? Please bring them to Love, INC office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for sale at the November 18 Craft Show at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

Attention: Looking for volunteers to be at the table on the day of the craft show. Call 563-3394 today.

Attention: Correction of Day

Memorial Dinner

On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville will be hosting a special “Harvest Dinner Benefit” to honor the memory Connie Hoffman.

Connie was Saron’s organist/pianist and also the vice president of the Library Board.

Turkey and other “Thanksgiving fixings” will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. or while supplies last. The dinner is open to the public and the cost is “by donation.” All are welcome to attend. All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the Youngsville Public Library in memory of Connie Hoffman, Library Board member.

Winter Wonderland Craft Show

The Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Youngsville Fire Hall, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free with 108 craft tables, and food is available.

Also, there is a Chinese Auction will take place toward the end of the day.

For information, call 563-4042 or 730-2385

Volunteers Needed

A committee is being form to keep an old-fashioned hometown Christmas in Youngsville on Dec. 2 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a parade to bring Santa into town, trolley rides with caroling, games and activities for the kids, entertainment, vendors and an old-fashioned sing-a-long, followed by lighting of the town Christmas tree. If you or someone else you know may be interested in helping with this event, contact Judy Kuzminski at 688-8514.

Homecoming Dance

The YHS Homecoming Dance on November 4th from 7-10 p.m. at YHS

The theme this year: “A Night in Paris”

Homecoming tickets are on sale during lunches. Tickets are $5 per person pre-sale, or $7 at the door.

Revival Services at Wesleyan Methodist Church of Pittsfield

Revival Services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 5. Services will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night will start at 7 p.m. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The guest speaker is Reverend Seth Troy and his wife from Canton, Ohio.

Maintenance and Missions Fundraiser

The Irvine Presbyterian Church is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds for Maintenance and Missions. The event will be held on November 12 from 1-3 p.m. Take-outs are available. The cost is a donation. Funds will help local and global Missions projects.

Youngsville Public Library News

Most recent library Premier Members:

Newly implemented this year is the Youngsville Public Library’s “Premier Member” program. The YPL Premier Member program is a way for our Board, Friends of YPL, and staff to acknowledge and thank members of the public who annually choose to make a non-specified, general donation of $25 or more to the Youngsville Public Library anytime within an Annual mid-May to mid-May timeframe. This year’s Premier membership timeframe is now through May 22, 2018. Any general, non-specific, donation of $25 or more will automatically qualify a single donor for the Premier Member program and will automatically qualify him/her for special perks throughout the year too.

YPL Premier Members will automatically receive the following: (1) their name in the paper, on the Premier wall display at YPL, & on our website, (2) up to $5 in fine-forgiveness in late fees (for YPL owned materials only), (3) early access to our Annual September Book & Bake “Sale, (4) automatically entered into monthly drawing for complimentary items such as (a) practically-new Ribbon Books, (b) melted-glass bottle dÈcor, and (c) nostalgia notecards, and (5) even more perks to come! The Premier Membership cards will be kept on file at the YPL Circulation desk unless you specify otherwise.

The Youngsville Public Library Board, Friends of YPL, and staff would like to welcome and thank the most recent additions to our current list of YPL Premier Members: Pat Nelson, Peggy Nelson, John McCanna, Rose McCanna, and John Zeleznik. The monthly Premier Member raffle winners for October (Diane Christie and Joni Owens) may stop by YPL during regular business hours to choose their complimentary raffle prize: Monday & Tuesday- Noon-7:30, Wednesday 10 -5, & Friday Noon-4. A general, non-specified, donation of $25 or more made now through May 22, 2018–during business hours or by mail–will automatically qualify a single donor for this year’s annual Premier Member status. Please contact YPL during business hours with questions about this newly implemented program at 814-563-7670 or drop in at the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad Street, Youngsville, PA 16371.

Become a Library Angel:

Become a Library Angel and help the Youngsville Library. From now through Friday, December 22nd the Youngsville Public Library has a special tree on display near the Circulation Desk. The Library Angel Tree is filled with a variety of ornaments listing basic items (& their costs/donation denomination) that are vital to the survival of the library, everything from custodial supply items to energy-saving lightbulbs to office supplies, acid-free historical collection materials and more (just to name a few).Community members are encouraged to take an ornament from the tree and make a donation at the circulation desk. You will receive a Library Angel ornament to place back on the tree for each Angel-donation that is made. You also have the option to make a donation to honor of someone or in memoriam.

“This annual fundraising event was actually started by the Friends of the Youngsville Library in 2009 in response to the wave of cuts in State and county commissioner support,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace, “and the Angel Tree has become yet another way for our library to try to counteract a portion of the over $11,000 loss in income that we have been experiencing on a yearly basis since 2009. We can’t express enough how truly grateful we are to every one of our ‘Angels’ who support us every year and patronize our wonderful library.”

Library’s Stories & Santa on December 2nd

The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library will be hosting/sponsoring their annual “Stories & Santa” event during Youngsville’s Hometown Christmas on Saturday, December 2nd from 4 to 6 p.m. Kids who stop by to visit with Santa Claus will receive a candy cane, goody-bag, a gently-used book, and coloring page. Santa will be located in the building next to the Galley.

Medicare Open Enrollment help at Library:

If you need help navigating Medicare Plan Comparisons and Medicare part D before the Open Enrollment deadline, be sure to schedule a one-on-one session at the Youngsville Public Library for Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Youngsville Public Library is partnering with Experience, Inc. (Area on Aging) by providing a site of private one-on-one sessions with trained personnel regarding Medicare and Medicare D plans. It doesn’t matter if you are a new enrollee or if you already have a plan and just want to be sure you’re taking advantage of the best options for you; you are still eligible for free help.

Session availability is limited and is on a first come-first served basis, so be sure to call right away to reserve a timeslot at Youngsville Library by contacting Elaine Krill at (814) 723-3763 extension 123 (Area on Aging). If you are directed to voice mail, please leave your name and phone number so that Elaine can get in touch with you.

You will need to bring the following items with you to your appointment: 91) your Medicare card, (2) a list of your prescription drugs, (3) dosages(s) for each drug, and (4) how often each drug is taken. If you also need to switch Advantage Plans, please bring your current Advantage Plan information as well. To schedule a timeslot of November 15th, call Elain krill at (841) 723-3763 extension 123, for general questions contact Youngsville Public Library 563-7670, located at 100 Broad Street.