Youngsville Life

Mums fundraiser

“Mum’s the word” for the Youngsville Public Library’s fundraiser going on now through September 30. YPLibrary is working with Nick Brunecz from J & B Country Gardens Greenhouse located at 652 Turnpike Cemetery Road, Sugar Grove. When you buy a mum at J & B Country Gardens and present a special Youngsville Library “coupon,” Youngsville Library will receive $2 of your purchase price per coupon. One coupon is needed per mum, but there is no limit on the number of coupons per person. For example, if you purchased four mums and had four coupons with you, Youngsville Library would receive $8.

“Nick used to own the Agway in Youngsville and he is really so community-minded and supportive of area organizations,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “It is my understanding that his latest greenhouse business is actually named in honor of his parents Jack and Barbara Brunecz. We actually have one of the gorgeous eight-inch potted mums on display at the library and he literally has hundreds of mums and a variety of colors to choose from.”

Coupons can be printed directly from the Youngsville Public Library website ( or can be picked up at the library during regular business hours.

Legion BBQ

The Youngsville American Legion is having a chicken BBQ from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The BBQ is open to the public. Organized by the Sons of the American Legion, the BBQ is featuring “Sal’s Chicken” with baked beans, cole slaw, and a roll. Cost is $10 per meal. Beverages can be purchased separately.

Art show at Wilder

The opening of the “Oviatts’ Art Show” will be at the Wilder Museum Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. There is free admission to the Wilder Museum for the opening only and 25 percent of the sales from this art show will be donated to the Wilder Museum. Keith Oviatt captures people and places via photography while Joanne Oviatt creates images and sculptures from nature and natural materials like gourds, wood, and sawdust. The art show will continue through September on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Troop 22 rummage sale

Scouts BSA Troop 22 is holding a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Irvine Presbyterian Church (905 National Forge Rd., Irvine).

Grange meeting for public

The Brokenstraw Grange #407 is having a reorganizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, at the Grange Hall in Garland. Representatives will be on site to discuss the importance of a Grange in our community. The public is encouraged to attend. Call Lizzie at (717) 254-9550 with questions, or if you have an interest in learning more about Grange.

Coming Home event correction

The YHS alumni Coming Home Event Dance, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6, will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall (not 8 p.m.), featuring the band “American Pie.”

The cost for the dance only is $10 per person and cost to attend the alumni dinner buffet is $20 (dinner is held prior to the dance, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.). This event and the dinner/dance is open to the public; BYOB, mixer, and snacks.

The dinner/dance reservations deadline is September 24; mail to Lou Ann Lauger, PO Box 235 Youngsville, PA 16371. Please include name and class of all that are attending along with your check.

For more information, contact Kathie Irwin at (814) 489-3535, email, or go to community news page.

Library basket winner

Naomi Anderson is the winner of the Longaberger Basket Raffle filled with Italian-themed items. All raffle ticket donations directly benefitted the Youngsville Public Library.

Closing reminders

Reminder that the Youngsville Boro office and the Youngsville Public Library will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 (Labor Day). Both businesses will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

2nd Harvest Food Bank

The 2nd Harvest Food Bank, located at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, will be Tuesday, Sept. 4. No pre-registration is required. Food pick-up is 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. Otterbein UMC is located at 258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield. Call 563-3333 with questions.

Legion fundraiser

The American Legion Auxiliary is selling “patriotic” bracelets for $3 each.

Each adjustable bracelet consists of 12 rectangular, wooden beads. Each bead is adorned with a separate patriotic-picture (for example, Military branch logos, liberty bell, eagle, flag, etc.). A photo of the bracelet can be found on Youngsville Public Library’s “Community News” web page at

To purchase a bracelet, contact Phyllis Westover at (814) 802-1615 or see any Legion Auxiliary member. Money raised by the bracelet sales will benefit the Auxiliary’s scholarship program and veterans activities.