Super Prizes for Super Readers
The list of Reading-raffle prizes for area readers K-12 is quite impressive, thanks to the generosity of area businesses and civic-minded community members: Pat McChesney, Connie Lucia, Crissi Winans, and Peggy Olson.
"If you haven't registered yet at the Youngsville Library it's not too late" stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. "The Summer Super-Reader program is running now through July 23rd and is for all area students Kindergarten-12th grade. Just stop in with a sponsoring adult, register, receive a reading log, and jump right in! After all, if you plan on doing any reading this summer, why not read for prizes? And if you didn't plan on reading, we're hoping that these prizes will motivate you pick up a book and read, read, read! Also, thanks to Youngsville Dairy Queen, every person who completes their reading log is guaranteed to receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone."
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Super summer reader
Summer Super-Reader Christina Fischer shown with prizes and gift certificates she won last year.
This year's Summer Super-Reader prizes are on display at the Library and include: Warren Fair tickets, Day-passes to Youngsville Borough Pool, Nerf covert blaster, Zhu Zhu & surfer wagon, iGamez DJ game, Eclipse board game, super soakers, phlat ball, 3-D chalk set, moon sand set, froggy kick ball, and 4 awesome prize/candy baskets. Also gift certificates from: Down Under, Valley Bowling, Huey's, The Galley, Youngsville DQ, Clearview Inn, Hang Time ice cream shop, Holmberg Salon, Wendy's and gift cards for Wal-Mart, Dipson Movies Theatre, and Dollar General.
Summer Super-Readers who reach "top-reader" status within the 6 week program will have the opportunity to choose a new book for the library shelves, receive additional raffle-ticket chances (for prizes), a bonus prize, and a Super-Reader T-shirt made possible by co-sponsors: St. Luke Catholic Church, Joseph Pikna, DMD, and Bob's Garage, all located in Youngsville.
There is an Amish rocker, handmade quilt and Amish stool in the window at the Youngsville Pharmacy that Pleasures & Treasures is raffling off on July 10, at 4:30. The tickets are $1.00, each that can be purchased at the Pharmacy or at Pleasures & Treasures between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:15 pm.
If you are a runner, do not forget to sign-up for the new Pleasures & Treasures Trail Run that is going on at the fairgrounds on July 10th. You can find more information on www.bikeallegheny.org. You not only can run a great race but you can enter Pleasures & Treasures Countryside Folk Art Faire free of charge as your entry fee includes the gate donation for the Faire.
Do not forget to take a free horse ride with Double Rainbow Therapeutic and Recreational Riding from Russell, PA. Milton Wallace will escort you around the horse arena while you enjoy a scenic view of the hills of NWPA. Also, visit the free Kiddie Carnival where your child can play games and win a prize every time. On your way out visit the Adopt A Pet Center. There your child can choose a stuffed animal to adopt, name and fill out a birth certificate then take home to love.Entertainment in the Kiddie Carnival this year will include, Harvey Sanden making balloon animals, Otter Express Puppet Show from the Otterbein Church in Pittsfield and story tellers from Youngsville Public Library.
Many local organizations will be set-up to answer any questions you may have about them. Some will be selling wares like rag rugs, t-shirts, cookbooks with bake sale items, which are made right from the recipes in the cookbooks, along with lots of food items.
New food items this year are loaded baked potatoes, soft pretzels, pulled pork, submarine sandwiches, along with traditional favorites: beef on wick, homemade pies, strawberry shortcake, barbecue chicken, meatball subs, cheese steaks and sausage subs, root beer floats with hotdogs, all kind of fries and brownies.Reading about our wonderful faire does not do it justice.
Pleasures & Treasures Countryside Folk Art Faire will be held July 10 at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield.
The Youngsville Wrestling Boosters 2nd Annual Golf Scramble was another huge success. Twenty-two teams turned out for the event. The weather was perfect for golfing. Everyone had a great time and a lot of people left with some really nice prizes. The event helped the High School Wrestling Team earn money for new uniforms, equipment, and travel expenses for the season. They'd like to thank everyone who attended and a special thank you to all of their sponsors. The Boosters will also be hosting a Softball Tournament on Saturday July 10. Team cost is $150 per team. Vending will also be supplied for the day at an additional cost. Call Bob Slocum for more information on a team sign up.
The Youngsville Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Fourth of July. Monday's garbage pickup will be Tuesday; Tuesday's will be on Wednesday.
Newspaper recycling day
Youngsville newspaper recycling day will be Wednesday, June 30. The borough requests you have your covered containers to the curb by 7 a.m.
There is an Alumni Picnic at the Youngsville High School cafeteria, Tuesday, July 13, at noon. Bring a dish to pass. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided. Lunch will be served at noon. All alumni who have been out of school for 50 plus years are invited.
Join St. Francis Church on 343 East Main Street, Youngsville on Tuesday, July 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. for a Fourth of July buffet. The menu is pasta salad, beans; build your own hamburger or hot dogs and dessert. This is a dinner free to everyone in the community put on by the St. Francis Outreach Program. Donations are accepted. There are take outs after 5:45 p.m. when available. Church member Barbara Vorse said, "We also invite anyone who does not have a home church to join us for Sunday services at 9 a.m.