Sanford Area Annual Garage Sale days
Sanford Area Garage Sale days will be held on May 28 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be numerous garage and yard sales throughout Eldred Township near Grand Valley. Follow Route 6 to 27 South to the farming community of Sanford, which will have maps, food, and drinks available.
Area churches mobilize
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Sidewalk sale a success
It was a sidewalk sale that just kept growing and growing. That’s how Helga Laibacher described the ROY sidewalk sale in Youngsville this last weekend, which she helped to organize. Community members were so generous that they continued to contribute their items to the sale’s success right up until the sale began. Laibacher said that in only two and one half days shoppers purchased $709.05 worth of donated items. She said she would like to give a big thank you to all those who contributed merchandise for the sale. Shown in the photo are Naomi Anderson, Maxine Young, and Anita Cohan. Also, helping out with the sales were Al Watson, Cherri Watson, Nancy Bower, Dan Johnson, Naomi Anderson, Joanne and Keith Oviatt, and John Shaughnesy. Laibacher said, “We absolutely could not have done it without all their help and the weather, which had a lot to do with the success of our sale. As you know, every penny is going for the revitalization of Youngsville.”
Nine area churches have consolidated their efforts to better meet the needs of those in the Brokenstraw Valley. What began as one woman's passion for missions has emerged as "Love In the Name of Christ" of the Brokenstraw Valley.
After a year of praying, planning, brainstorming, and fundraising the group is now affiliated with national headquarters in Minneapolis. At this time, members include: Garland Presbyterian, Grand Valley United Methodist, Otterbein United Methodist, Sanford United Methodist, Stillson Hill Community Church, The Branch, Torpedo Community, Youngsville Free Methodist, and Youngsville First United Methodist.
The Love INC service network is made up of the West section of Warren County, including Bear Lake, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, and Youngsville and the seven townships of Brokenstraw, Deerfield, Eldred, Freehold, Pittsfield, Southwest, and Triumph.
Love INC is open to all denominations and welcomes community members as well. Below are just a few of the volunteer opportunities in progress; others have yet to begin: supplying basic needs through the food pantry, free meals, snackpack for kids, Christ's Closet, and welcome baskets; providing spiritual guidance; providing family support services, such as car and home repairs, child care, transportation, etc.; and holding life skills classes.
On May 21, 22, Love INC will be hosting informational/training sessions. Watch this news page for what is to come. The members believe, "God is leading us to be his "hands and feet" in the Brokenstraw Valley."
Cleaning Route 6
The Borough of Youngsville's annual ROY Route 6 corridor clean-up is being held on Saturday, May 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the old borough building parking lot on 40 Railroad St. Brush and vines along the highway will be cleared, debris raked into piles, and some planting will be done by volunteers
Volunteers are asked to bring: rakes, loppers, shovels, hand clippers, hoes, and weed diggers, marked so you can identify them. Joanne said, "Last year someone brought a chain saw and it was very helpful." Gloves are also suggested to protect your hands. To help and for information, call Joanne Oviatt 814-563-4286.
Auditions and sign ups are being held May 18 at 3:30 p.m. at the Joy Hall, Free Methodist Church, East Main Street, for the Revitalization Of Youngsville Children's Theater Camp, which begins its 5th season. This year's performance will be the musical melodrama Sleeping Beauty. Director Barb Luce said, "All area young people, 6 to 18 years, are encouraged to participate in this year's camp. There is a place on-stage or behind the scenes working with the lights, sound, staging and/or props for everyone. We will have a place for you." Camp starts July 19 and goes through July 24 from noon to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $20 a child with additional children in the same family getting a $5 discount. The children will present two performances to the public on Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. For information, call Barb Luce 563-4936.
If you are planning to plant ornamental trees this spring, the R.O.Y. asks you to please consider the Prairie Fire Crabapple in hopes of it becoming the town tree. ROY Design VP Joanne Oviatt said, "This new and improved version of the old favorite ornamental retains all of the beauty without the mess and huge size. It looks good in all seasons. In addition to spectacular spring flowers, it has beautiful foliage that seems to withstand the summer heat with small red fruit that stays on for most of the winter. Imagine how beautiful Youngsville will look with masses of pink blooms."
She recommends purchasing your tree from Nick at Agway since he knows exactly the tree she recommends. For information, call Helga 563-4959.
The Youngsville High School Scholarship Fund Golf Scramble at Cable Hollow Golf Course is scheduled on Saturday, May 15. It is a 4 person team event. For complete information and entry forms, contact Tim Sandberg at 563-4601.
Junior and senior students at Youngsville High School will be involved in a mock crash this Friday, May 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the high school. It is scheduled the day before the May 8 Prom. To make the event seem like a real accident LIFE STAR, which is the critical care helicopter service, the local ambulance, and the police will take part in the activity. The event is sponsored by Students Against Drunk Drivers (SADD). Their advisor is Alice Nichols. SADD students will play the victims and other students will play their parents. Parents are welcome to observe.
Rummage sale at Irvine Presbyterian
The Irvine Presbyterian Church, National Forge road on old Route 6, beside the post office, is holding a rummage sale Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May14, beginning at 9 a.m. On Friday they will have $1 a bag.