What do St. Luke Church, Bob's Garage, Dr. Pikna DMD, and summer have in common? Youngsville Library Super-Readers. Thanks to their generous sponsorship and commitment to all the young readers in our community, t-shirts were able to be provided to all "Super-Readers" who reached the top reading-log level in Youngsville Library's 5th Annual Summer Super-Reader program (for kids in grades Kindergarten-12th grade).
"I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that if St. Luke Church, Bob's Garage, and Dr. Pikna had not donated as generously as they did to our reading program this year, that the top-readers would not have received a t-shirt, like they have in past years," stated Kristy Wallace, Library Director. "The kids, Library Board, and I can't thank them enough. Not only because this reading program is important to encourage kids in the community to read during the summer but because the 'top-prize' of a Super-Reader T-shirt is something kids have been striving for since we began the program."
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Nine year old Ethan Benedict a third grader at the Youngsville Elementary Middle School was the winner of the backpack basket donated to the Revitalization by the Irvine Presbyterian Church. Ethan’s parents are Karen and Andy Blauser from Youngsville, and Peter Bova from North Warren.
This year's top-readers in Kindergarten-3rd grade EACH read over 45 books in six weeks, 4th-8th grade readers each read over 1,300 pages, 9th-12th grade readers each read over 1,500 pages & "Extreme" readers read over 3,200 pages. Top "Super-Readers" who earned T-shirts are: Eliana Beatty, Dawson Burt, Gracia Clark, Katie Downs, Christina Fischer, Autumn Hoffner, Allyson Henry, Shelby Proctor, Matt Pilapil, Keara Torrelli, Jonathan Wojtkiewicz, Joe Yost, Bryan Yost; Nick Cox, Mailee Eckstrom, Starla Hoffner, Levi Hendrickson, Hailey Hammerschmitt, Jasmine Kays, Corey Liston, Ryan Morgan, Ian Proctor, Seebe Proper, Steven Sieminski, Morgan Schipani, Carly Sayers, Noah VanHouten; Gregg Yost, Taylor Liston, Abby Downs, Jared Camp; Liberty Hoffner, Cory Jones, Scotlyn Seyler, and Jasmine Wojtkiewicz.
The Revitalization Of Youngsville Association held a Basket Raffle on Sunday, Aug 22 at its annual Corn Festival. Eight baskets from local churches were donated. People browsed and bid on their favorite ones. Other
basket winners and donors are listed below:
- Backpack - provided Irvine Presbyterian Church - winner Ethan Benedict
- Car Maintenance - provided Evangelical United Methodist Church - winner
- Everything Corn - provided by ROY- winner Kathy Reitinger
- Home Entertainment provided by E.G. & G, Inc. - winner Melvin K.
- Italian Basket - provided by Saron Lutheran Church winner Bob Kranack
- Lottery Tree - provided St. Luke's Catholic Church - winner Betty
- Lunch Box - provided Irvine Presbyterian Church - winner Caroline Bower
- Spa Basket First United Methodist Church - Kathy Perry
Hula Hoop Competition
Adult division, age 18 and older tie between Melissa Sibits and Emily McChesney; Junior division, under 18 Ellie Faust
Church Division- 1st place First United Methodist, 2nd Place Free Methodist, Tied for 3rd Place were Evangelical United Methodist and Saint Luke Church
Business Division - 1st Place Youngsville Borough, 2nd Place Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool , 3rd Place McKinney Funeral Home
Non-profit Division -1st Place Rouse Estate, 2nd Place Girls in the Outdoors, 3rd Place Children's Theatre - Barb Luce director
Best overall Division -Youngsville Home & Garden Nick Brunecz
Corn Eating Contest
Adult division William Nichols, Junior division Spencer Gray
Corn Hole Tournament
1st Place Team Terry Molek and Eric Mineweaser
2nd Place Team Bo Schoedel and Mike Archuleta
1st Place Bo Schoedel and Ryan Rickerson
2nd Place Terry Molek and Eric Mineweaser
3rd Place Gary Chuzie and Steve Sawin
Prizes were sponsored by Huey's Place.
1st Place - Sarah Vantassel
2nd Place- Jessie Adams
3rd Place Leroy Vantassel
Corn Hole Board Raffle
Two sets of corn hole boards were raffled at the Corn Festival by the Youngsville Rec Commission. The winners were Susan Kramer and Rebekah Peterson.
Youngsville Borough Mayor Jim Farr and the borough council presented the family of Kaye Onuffer with the community service award for Kaye's numerous years of dedication to the well-being of this community and her contribution in making Youngsville a better place.
1st Will and Abel Robinault
2nd Bruce VanEpps and Kyle Ristau
Lawn Mower Races
1st Place Zeke Olsen driving "Black Skull"
2nd Place Bob Darts driving "Wasted Time"
3rd Place Cathy Brown driving "Margaritaville"
1st Place Bryan Maynard driving "Ash kicker"
Steve Stec - Friday
Elain McGraw - Saturday
Mark Fischer -Sunday
Youth Open: 1st Place Tyler Stang, 2nd Place Hunter Croman, 3rd Place Katie Stang
Friction: 1st Place Scott Ellis, 2nd Place John Egulf, 3rd Place Buddy Stang
Adult Open: 1st Place Scott Ellis, 2nd Place Jed Paronish, 3rd John Egulf
Gobblers: 1st Place Jed Paronish, 2nd Place John Ratushin, 3rd Scott Ellis
King of the Corn Dave Clark completed the maze in the fastest time. If anyone has the name of the team who completed in the fastest time please call Nancy at 563-7966.
Corn Cob Creek Race
Mary Lou Zock
Motorcycle Cruise in
Twenty three motorcycles entered the Motorcycle Cruise on Aug. 21. Trophies were given. The winners were the best Street Bike -1st place Father John Neff, 2nd place Icey Benedict, 3rd place Leroy Vantassel. The best Vintage Bike 1st place Steve Johnson, 2nd place Matt Green, 3rd place Scott Green and the best Custom Bike 1st place Tim Crotty, 2nd place Jeff McKinney, 3rd place Nick McKinney
Join St. Francis Church on 343 East Main Street, Youngsville on Tuesday, Sept. 7 from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. The menu is macaroni salad, ham, 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. if available. Church member Barbara Vorse said, "We also invite anyone to join us for Sunday services at 9 a.m.