Residents in and around Youngsville looking for good food and milkshakes, have a new place go. On Memorial Day weekend, Cline Adams opened his new restaurant, located at Mugs Cafe, 112 E. Main St.
Mugs is open with a special menu in the earlier part of the day, and the Chuckwagon is open from 4 to 9:00 p.m. daily for dinners of ribs, burgers, and daily specials, such as meatloaf.
Members of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 Honor Guard include Troy Lawson, Harold Peterson, Bob Bires, Dorian Horn, Jim Jameson, Dick Thomson, Dave Lang, Gary Hunter, Tom Zingone and Archie Hollabaugh.
The Youngsville Public Library Story Hour is a magical and special time for children ages three to eight.
To register your child, stop at the library from June 18 to July 5 during library hours to enroll for this free program. The story hour will be held every Wednesday morning in July from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Children get to hear story books, and sing silly songs.
Businesses Rally for Reading Program
Local business are answering Youngsville Library's plea for help in funding incentive prizes for its fifth annual Summer Super-Reader program for area kids in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
"Many area businesses are truly coming together in support of our Summer Super-Reader program. Thanks to their help the Youngsville Library can continue the program and be able to offer incentive raffle prizes for our student readers in this year's program," said Library Director Kristy Wallace.
"Down Under, Youngsville Dairy Queen, Clearview Inn, Huey's, The Galley, Valley Bowling, Hang-Time ice cream shop, Holmberg Salon, and Wendy's have all donated gift certificates for reading prizes. Also, some additional gift cards, fair passes, and prizes can now be purchased with donations already received by: Edgewood Motel, Youngsville Pharmacy, Ralston Computer Services, A.R. Beatty & Diesel, Attitudes by Roxie, Pete's Beverage, Youngsville Hardware, Star Grafix, Lauger's Good Lawn, Ted's Auto Repair, West End Auto, Rick Dies Auto, Van Houten Chiropractic, Irvine Presbyterian Women's Association, and NAPA. St. Luke Catholic Church has already pledged to co-sponsor the costs of T-shirts, which means that we are half way there at being able to continue to provide T-shirts to all those who make "Reader" status on their reading logs."
"Because we have a wide range of students reading for raffle prizes we also have a wide range of desirable raffle/incentive prizes that we need to offer. The cost of offering fair passes, gift cards, and prizes that tweens and teens consider worthwhile to read for truly adds up. Each year previously, the library has averaged $600 just for grab-bag prizes and raffle prizes-which tells you a lot about the magnitude of this program, how many area kids actually participate, and how far-reaching it truly is," said Wallace. "Every little bit helps because our budget can no longer fund this program. That's why we are so very grateful to those who have already donated and we're equally looking forward to hearing from additional businesses who have expressed interest in helping us as well. It's so encouraging and heartwarming when our community comes together like this for the sake of the kids in our area."
Color guard available
Members of the Youngsville American Legion Post 658 Color Guard along with the American Legion Flag Bearer marched in Youngsville's Memorial Day Parade from the downtown to the Youngsville Cemetery where a solemn ceremony was held to honor veterans.
"Our ceremony brings comfort to the living and honors the deceased veterans who served our country," Bob Bires, a member of the Youngsville American Legion, said.
He reminds veterans that the Youngsville American Legion Color guard is available for funeral services at no charge. Last Saturday, June 5 they honored Dick Muczynski during his funeral service at the Youngsville Cemetery. To arrange for a military funeral, ask your funeral director and he or she will contact the American Legion and make the arrangements.
Vote for your favorite motorcycle
Don't be surprised if you are whistling the tune "Easy Rider" as you stroll through the myriad of motorcycles at the 2010 Youngsville 5th Annual Corn Festival on Saturday, Aug. 21.
It features food, entertainment, numerous events and games. The festival starts on Friday, Aug. 20 and finishes the weekend with a car show on Sunday, Aug. 22. As part of Saturday's events, motorcycles will ride in the parade in the morning, and then come together in the center of town where they will hold an event they call "Blast on the Brokenstraw," a big bike show, which includes biker games.
This year, festival-goers will be able to vote for their favorite bike in each motorcycle class. This is how the voting works: people will become judges by buying a plastic chip for 25 cents each or five chips for $1. The chips can then be placed in a can in front of the chosen bike. Each chip will count as one vote. Vote as many times as you like in each class. Chips can be bought at the Christian Motorcycle Association tent.
Bikes with the most chips in each class will win first place. There will be second and third place also. Each bike that places will receive a trophy. Also, the winners of the biker games will receive plaques and ribbons.
All proceeds will go to support the costs of fixing up the community of Youngsville. For information call Jack Hodges at 563-4473.
Garage Sale Days in Pittsfield
Pittsfield Community Garage Sale days will be held on June 18 and 19.
There will be numerous garage and yard sales throughout the village of Pittsfield, on the Old Garland Road, the Old Pittsfield Road, and other rural roads.
Garland Fire Department will also be having a chicken barbecue on Saturday at the Friendship Field in Pittsfield. There are fliers posted at the Quality Market bulletin board with more information.