Revitalization of Youngsville (ROY) met on Jan. 12 and installed officers for the new year, heard committee reports and talked with representatives of PennDOT about accessibility.
Helga Laibacher announced it's time again for the yearly membership/sponsorship drive. A yearly personal member sponsorship is $10.00 or a business member sponsorship is $40.00. This includes the business name and address listed in business directories. At this time Nancy Holmberg and Jean Zock are working on new business directory pamphlets. The organization has so far raised $452,843.00. The goal is $507,977.00 leaving $55,134.00, which is needed by June.
Anita Cohan of the promotion committee handed out a tentative budget for R.O.Y.'s 2010 events. Coverage of the expenses comes from funds raised at the events, and sponsors. Out of all the events that take place there is none that happen in April. The group talked about doing Earth Day. Barb Luce is doing "Sleeping Beauty" this year for the Children's Theater. Last year ROY participated in the American Red Cross Dice Run and will participate again this year, with Youngsville as the last stop.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
The Irvine Presbyterian Church’s Women Association will be holding a “Soup and Pie Luncheon on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Rook Oviatt Social Hall. Shown are Melanie Bean and Marion Abplanalp getting ready for the luncheon. Church member Peggy Teconchuk said, “We promise a great assortment of soups and delicious homemade pies. Please come and support this local community function as all fundraisers are used for local missions.”
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Borough Manager Terry Williams, Regional Main Street Coordinator Kathy Reitinger, ROY President Nancy Holmberg, Warren County Planning Director Dan Glotz held a planning meeting on February 7 at the borough offices to strategize how to foster the health and vitality of Downtown Youngsville. Projects discussed were infrastructure improvements and the bike/hike trail. Also, attending the meeting but, not shown are ROY Design VP Joanne Oviatt, ROY Economic Restructuring VP Sonia Probst, ROY Organization VP Helga Laibacher and local business owner Cathy Brown.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Corn Festival planning
Youngsville’s first Corn Festival planning meeting for this year was held at Richard’s Family Restaurant. Shown are volunteers Lori Manera, Dan Johnson, Betty Bunce, John Shaughnesy and Cherri Watson. Also attending the meeting were Joanne Oviatt, Al Watson, Helga Laibacher, and Cathy Brown. The next committee meeting will be announced. Events for 2010 Corn Festival are posted on www.youngsvillepa.org. To volunteer or for information call Laibacher at 563-4959.
Regional Main Street Coordinator Kathy Reitinger announced that she would like to nominate the R.O.Y. organization for the PA Downtown Townie Award. It will be presented June 14th-16th in Lancaster. Reitinger said she feels the committee meets the requirements and would like to fill out the application for this award.
Robert C. Edwards Scholarship information is now available at the Borough offices and YHS guidance office. The applicant must reside in the borough and have been accepted for admission to an accredited 2 or 4 year degree/certificate program. The deadline to apply for this $1000 scholarship is May 4, 2010.
Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed Feb. 15 for Presidents Day. Monday's garbage pickup will be Tuesday; Tuesday's pickup will be on Wednesday.
YHS Parent Night
Youngsville High School Parent Night will be Feb. 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Dr. Jaskloka will give parents updates on PSSA information, graduation projects, 2010-2011 class scheduling, dual enrollment with St. Bonaventure and more.
Youngsville First United Methodist Church Preschool, located at 225 East Main Street, will have registration packets available Feb. 15-18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Applicants should use the Church Street side entrance. Children ages three to five, who are potty trained, may attend.
Parents are welcome to bring their children to take a "peek" at the preschool classroom and are welcome to fill out packets on the premises or take them home and return the completed application. It is recommended that the completed form, including registration fee, be returned as soon as possible, as they say positions are filled on a first come first serve basis. Packets will be received until all classes are filled, after that there will be a waiting list. For more information call Christa Monza at 563-4201.
The Irvine Presbyterian Church is known as the Church that Love built. The Church was built by Dr. William Irvine in 1838 as a wedding gift for his wife Sarah. She missed having a place to teach Sunday School and Worship and would have been happy with a little wooden chapel. The doctor, however, hired a stone mason to build a church worthy of his love for her.
In the late seventies, the Irvine Church started "Love Sunday" in keeping with the church's foundation of love. Many members do a lot of work in, around, and for the church. Love Sunday is intended to promote an "attitude of gratitude". Before the Sunday closest to Feb. 14, Valentine's Day, the "Love Committee", made up of past honorees, chooses a church member to honor for their unselfish commitment to the church and church duties. The choice is kept secret until their family and friends take a portion of the service to express their gratitude and relate some fun stories about this years recipient. Who will it be this year? The answer will come next week on the Times Observer Youngsville page.
Food orders for the February Angel Food will be accepted at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 240 East Main Street, until Feb. 13. Menus are available at the church, or on line at angelfoodministries.org. Food Pick-Up day will be Saturday, February 20th from 8-9 a.m. at the church. For more information about Angel Food please call the church office at 563-9009.
The Youngsville Wrestling Boosters is having a Basket Raffle. There are 18 different varieties of baskets to choose from. They are as follows: Basket # 1 Family Fun Night, Basket # 2 Pamper Me, Basket # 3 Cummins, Basket # 4 Wine and Casino, Basket # 5 Agway Gardening, Basket # 6 Girl Scout Cookies, Basket # 7 Candles and Scents, Basket # 8 Free Gas, Basket # 9 Car Wash Kit, Basket # 10 Tool Box Set, Basket # 11 Chocolate Lovers, Basket # 12 Kid's Art Supplies, Basket # 13 Clean Green, Basket # 14 Webkinz, Basket # 15 Pizza Hut Snack Basket, Basket # 16 Lottery Tickets, Basket # 17 Youngsville Businesses and Basket # 18 Date Night. Tickets are $1 each. Winners will be chosen at our last tournament at Youngsville High School in March. Money raised will benefit Youngsville Junior High and High School Wrestlers. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or for more information, please call 563-1606.