Youngsville Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Friends of the Library will be selling baked goods, vintage books, and raffle chances for a fall-themed basket both days. Saturday, Sept. 11 there will be a hot dog and pop sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donations/proceeds will directly benefit the library.
Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Corn Festival t-shirts
Youngsville hosted its fifth annual corn festival last month and several area businesses demonstrated their support by wearing Youngsville t-shirts to work. Shown is the staff from Richard’s Family Restaurant wearing corn festival t-shirts. Youngsville t-shirts are still available, which include tie-dye and the new Youngsville shirts created by artist Joanne Oviatt. The shirts can be purchased at the Local Artist CoOp/Allegheny Artistry, Holmberg Hair Salon or by calling Helga at 563-4959. Proceeds benefit the revitalization.
The Friends are still taking donations of "gently used" books for their annual book sale. Bring in donated books, DVDs, and videos during regular business hours. No medical books, textbooks, encyclopedias, Readers Digest condensed books, old magazines, or "musty" items. Call the library at 563-7670 with questions.
Pleasures & Treasure Art Faire
Pleasures & Treasures Countryside Folk Art Faire, held July 10 at the Warren County Fairgrounds, was formed to donate a portion of the money raised to charity.
This year's recipients are the Double Rainbow Farms Recreational and Therapeutic Riding, Otter Express Puppet Show from the Otterbein Church, Youngsville Library, EMS, Garland Fire Hall, Majento Orphanage, Youngsville Salvation Army, Youngsville Pharmacy, Addie's Gift, Wilder Museum and Love INC.
Also, the first 24 women through the gate received a gift bag. Other prize winners were Floyd Atkins of Clarendon, who won a basket of dips from Stone House Mixes; Pat Perkins of Bear Lake and Ralf Baker of Aliquippa, who won two tickets to Chase Dinner Theater; Marsha Kay Snyder won a raffle of an Amish rocking chair, Amish stool and handmade quilt. Therese Pickup was the recipient of the "Best Booth" Award from Pleasures & Treasures where a crafter who was judged to have the nicest all-around displayed booth wins their spot free for the next year.
According to Donna Murphy, "We at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Youngsville prayed for a beautiful day; we received it after the steamy hot weather that had plagued us throughout the many weeks before and since the craft faire."
This year, Pleasures and Treasures was a smaller for the same reasons that everything else has gotten smaller - less money. This seemed to make no difference to their visitors as their crafters reported that they were pleased with the number of visitors who came through the show and that many people were leaving the gate with their hands full of items.
Both Rainbow Farms Recreational and Therapeutic Riding and the Kiddie Carnival had record-breaking participants. Milton Wallace and all of his volunteers out-did themselves. Everyone that went through the area raved about Rainbow Farms. In turn, all of the children seemed to have a great time too winning all of the prizes and adopting the stuffed animals in the Kiddie Carnival Area. The crowd also enjoyed petting Alpacas from Bully Hollow in Tidioute and a Miniature Horse from Miracle Mountain Ranch in Spring Creek.
The next Pleasures & Treasures Countryside Folk Art Faire will be held on July 11, 2011 at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield.
Mountain Bike Challenge
Several people participated in the Mountain Bike Challenge during CornFest on Aug. 21.
The participants were Robert Arnold, Jacob Bodway, Rachel Curtin, Jacob Gambino, Ron Jamieson, Joe Levis, Mike Salapek, Greg Troyer, Brad Wilcox, Thom Wright, Mike Bobrest and Keith Martin.
ROY General Meeting
The monthly meeting of the Revitalization Of Youngsville Association (ROY) will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 14 at Youngsville Public Library. It is an open meeting. ROY has several committees and subcommittees, that meet at various times. The Tuesday morning general meetings are a time when all the ROY committees report on the activities they are working on. Call Organization VP Helga Laibacher 563-4959 for information.