Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer PNC Bank donated a $10,660 grant to support the Phase II part of the redevelopment of Youngsville’s East Main Street. These funds will help replace sidewalks and upgrade lighting to provide a safer environment for families and children, according to Revitalization Of Youngsville (ROY) Grant Coordinator Nancy Holmberg. Shown accepting the contribution on behalf of the Youngsville Community is, from left, ROY members Joanne Oviatt, Borough Council Troy Clawson, presenting the donation is PNC Financial Advisor Josh Engels, Nancy Roberti Holmberg, Youngsville Branch Northwest Savings Bank Manager Marina Burch, and new Youngsville Borough Mayor Scott Nelson. The award was accepted during the ROY Business Association Christmas Party Meet and Greet, which was held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Huey’s Place, Youngsville. Music was provided by Bob Holt. Game facilitators were John Shaughnesy and Barb Luce. Businesses and organizations who attended were Art Attack too! Ralston Computer Services, Beatty Diesel, First United Methodist Church, Downunder, Brokenstraw Valley Winery, Darcy’s Hair Boutique, Genuine Jerky, Holmberg Hair Salon, Huey’s Place, Nelson Funeral Home, PNC Bank, Northwest Bank, Tammy’s Hairitage, TMC Tax Experience, Rouse Estate, and Rouse Children’s Center. PNC Bank joins a growing list of corporations, organizations and individuals supporting the Youngsville community in its revitalization efforts.

Evangelical and First United Methodist Church Advent Events

The last of the five Sunday’s of December at the Youngsville First and EUM Sermon series will be the same as the 4th Sunday of Advent — Because of Christmas, by Max Lucado “Because of Bethlehem.”

Last chance to hear those “Christmas Bells” by Youngsville First Bell Choir. It will be performing on December 24th at Youngsville First at the 9:30 a.m. service. The Sunday of Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at Youngsville First at 7 p.m. and EUM at 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24th.

On December 31, 2017 at 10 a.m., a concert will take place at the Evangelical United Methodist Church on 18 Second St, Youngsville. This is also a charge worship service for Youngsville First and Evangelical United Methodist Church, the public is invited to attend the celebration of the New Year’s Eve.

Dan Schall is from Zelienople. Through his music and testimony, he conveys his love for Jesus Christ and his concern for his fellow man’s eternity. His ministry focuses on encouragement and God’s love for man.

Scheduled Events at Youngsville Free Methodist Church

December 27: Cafe is closed.

Children and Youth Group Schedule: PowerHouse Kids (children ages pre- K-6th grade; Christmas Party on December 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm. There will be NO PowerHouse on December 20 or December 27. Fuel Youth Group (teens in 6th grade-post high; There will be NO Fuel on December 28

Buffet Breakfast on Christmas Day

On Christmas morning, December 25, you are invited to join us for a free Buffet Breakfast at Saint Francis Church on 343 East Main Street, Youngsville. Breakfast will be held from 8 to 9 a.m., followed by a Worship Service at 9 a.m. Father Matthew Scott will feature “Christmas in the Trenches.” All are welcome.

Youngsville Borough Office and Services

Youngsville Borough Office and Services will be closed on Monday for the Christmas Holiday; Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday. Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be Wednesday.

Youngsville Public Library News

Library Angels:

Now through Friday, December 22nd, you can become a “Library Angel” and help the Youngsville Public Library. 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. There are many items that you wouldn’t necessarily think about that a library needs to provide year-round service to the public. 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.

A special thank you to our most recent Library Angels: Audio CD Book: In Honor Of Herb & Jo Trask from Anneliese & Curtis Bailey; Towards building insurance costs: In Memory of Jim Dunn from Carolyn & Andy Yurick; DVD from Kid’s wish-list: (a) In Honor of Herb & Jo Trask from Anneliese & Curt Bailey, (b) In Memory of Andrew Blauser from Duane & Sandy Benedict; Towards Electric Bill: In Memory of Jim Dunn from Ellie Dunn; Towards Kid/youth programming: In Honor of their 8 grandchildren from Time & Stephanie Maze; Magazine subscriptions (3): From the Zock Family; Newspaper costs: In Memory of Jim Dunn from Steve & Paula Dunn; Office supplies: Lynn Meyers; Towards security system monitoring costs: In Memory of Jim Dunn from Jimmy Dunn; Stamps: (a) In Memory of Lynne McCarthy from Heather Hutchings, (b) In Honor of her grandchildren from Ellen Ledermann, (c) Lynn Meyers, and (d) Sara Robinson; and Wish-list Book: In Honor of Herb & Jo Trask from Anneliese & Curt Bailey.

YPL’s regular business hours are Monday & Tuesday Noon-7:30 pm, Wednesday 10-5 pm, and Friday Noon-4 or you can mail your Angel Tree donation to Youngsville Library c/o Angel Tree 100 Broad Street Youngsville, PA 16371, please be sure to specify who the donation is from and if it is a memorial or in honor of donation.

Holiday hours at Youngsville Public Library

Reminder that over the holidays the Youngsville Public Library will be closed from Christmas to New Year’s Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd from Noon-7:30 pm. All materials may be returned in the library drop-box (open 24-7) during this time.

Fundraising for the Youngsville High School Marching Band/ Youngsville Eagles Instrumental Boosters

“Truckload of Groceries” Tickets are 1 -$3/ 2/$5 The drawing will be held at the YHS Winter Concert on February 20th, 2018. See a Band member to obtain tickets.

Brokenstraw Valley Winery Fundraiser

Brokenstraw Valley Winery will donate $1to the YEIB for every bottle of wine sold during the month of January.

Youngsville Eagles Instrumental Boosters is having benefit “Casino Bus Run” on March 3, 2018 to Seneca Allegany Casino. Cost is $30 per seat, casino comps/ 425 slots/ $5 food.

Bus leaves YHS High Parking lot 8a.m. and Betts Field at 8:30 a.m.- will arrive at Casino 10a.m.-3p.m. Door Prizes, Pull tabs, 50/50 on the bus ride. Reserve seats early only 56 seats available; call Natalie Lucks 814-706-5220or text for reservation. Seats must be paid in advanced by February 23, 2018, first come basis.

All Fundraisers will benefit the Youngsville High School Marching Band for funds that they need to raise for the 2018 Ireland Trip to play in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin Ireland.