Photo by Nancy Holmberg
Family accepts award
Kaye Onuffer, this year’s recipient of the Community Service Award, passed away on April 2, 2010. But, it hasn’t been forgotten that in her generosity and dedication she has made a positive impact on the Youngsville community. On Aug. 21 during the annual Corn Festival Youngsville Mayor James Farr presented the Kaye Onuffer family with her 2010 Community Service Award. Shown receiving the award is her family from right to left Stacey McKinney (daughter holding the microphone), Scott McKinney (son-in-law), Kelly Gustafson (daughter), Travis Gustafson (grandson), Steve Onuffer (husband), Luella Collins (mother), Lindsey Onuffer (granddaughter), Steve Onuffer, Jr. (son), Nathan Onuffer (grandson), Emily Onuffer (daughter-in-law), Sue Luther (sister), Art Luther (brother-in-law), Marsha Collins (sister-in-law), Rocky Collins (brother), Jim Collins (brother behind his sister) Amy Gladney (sister), Jim Gladney (brother-in-law), and Gary Collins (brother).
The events start on Thursday with Youngsville High School's traditional Homecoming Parade at 6:30 with Alumni, YHS Band, football players and cheerleaders attending. All alumni are asked to join this traditional march by meeting at Highland Avenue at 6 p.m.. Wear your 'Red and White" and join your fellow alumni. Many years past the parade was called a 'Snake Dance'. Lead by the grand YHS Band; color guard, majorettes, football players, cheerleaders and students joined in the traditional snake pattern as they worked their way downtown (Rt 6) shouting cheers, ending with the Bonfire Pep Assembly. The tradition still continues as the parade marches down Main Street to the Bonfire Pep Assembly at Mike Shine Field.
Saturday at 9 a.m. at Richard's Restaurant is the Alumni Breakfast. All alumni and guests are invited.
Saturday from 5-6:30 p.m. is the Alumni Dinner Buffet at Youngsville Fire hall. Cost is $8 per person. Dinner/dance special will cost $16 per person or $27 per couple. Reservations are requested by Sept. 10 payable by check or money order to Y.H.S Alumni Homecoming Committee and mailed to 210 W Main St, Youngsville, PA 16371. The Alumni Dance is from 7 11 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. provided by TRIXX, one of the area's rock-n-roll/oldies bands. Cost of the Dance is $10 per single or $15 per couple BYOB & snacks.
All of the alumni events are open to the public. The community welcomes the public by offering various Alumni/ Homecoming specials through out the town.
The following YHS class reunions will be attending the events; 1965, 1970, 1980 along with past reunion alumni making the Alumni/Homecoming weekend a yearly traditional trip back home.
Proceeds from the YHS Alumni Committee events are donated to the Youngsville Public Library. Call 563-3158 for information.
Kaye Onuffer's daughter Stacey McKinney said of her mother's Community Service Award, "I was a little in awe on just how many of us stood to accept the awardthere were nieces and nephews in the audience, too. She is loved very much and missed by all of us."
Kaye was nominated for the award by the members of R.O.Y. and chosen by the Youngsville Borough Council based on her significant contributions to the Youngsville community. According to Mayor Farr, "Kaye has served our community through her long volunteer service to numerous causes." Many of her contributions influenced the lives of the area's children and young people. She acted as chair person on the Recreational Commission and was an integral part of the Library Board.
Previous winners of the Community Service Award: Nick Brunecz (2009), The Revitalization Of Youngsville Association (2008), Jean Zock (2007),Ester Westfall (2006), Les Sanford (2005), Rick Brewster (2004), Ken Dininny (2003), Donald Johnson (2002), James Dunn (2001) and Steve Zock (2000)
Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale Friday and Saturday from 9am-4pm both days. This year, the Friends of the Library will be selling baked goods, vintage books, and raffle chances for a spectacular fall-themed basket both days. On Saturday there will be a hotdog and soft drink sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All donations/proceeds will directly benefit the Youngsville Public Library.
ROY Golf Chairman Steve Sowa announced that the 3rd Annual ROY Golf Scramble will be held Saturday Oct. 2 at the Jackson Valley Golf Club. Proceeds go to support downtown renovation projects. Call Steve at 563-3396 for information.
The Upper Allegheny Watershed Program will host a Brokenstraw Creek Clean-up Saturday at 9 a.m., and they could use some help.
Watershed Manager Kylie Maland said, "Please bring yourself, friends, family and your waders if you've got them and want to get into the water. With the cooperation of owners of connecting property and all ages of volunteers, I hope to see the cleaning of the Brokenstraw Creek this Saturday and the restoring of it to an even more beautiful watershed!"
Volunteers are asked to meet at Island Park, 40 Ford Street, Youngsville, PA to begin to clean-up litter along the Brokenstraw Creek stream bank and in the stream. Also, help is needed on-shore with sorting the recyclables from the trash. Anyone who owns a truck is asked to please bring it to help transport trash and recyclables. For more information or to volunteer call 776-1114 by Friday so that ample supplies may be arranged for everyone.
It's back to school time for everyone! We have been very busy readying our rooms and our lessons for our new and returning students. We have missed those little smiling faces and are excited to start another year of love and learning with them. With our class of 17 four and Five years olds, we will once again be doing our Handwriting Without Tears books as well as our Story time Curriculum. With our class of 13 three and four year olds, we will be mastering our names and also does the Story time Curriculum.
Our plans also include a trip to the Busti Apple Orchard and a short walk to the Youngsville Fire Station. We are greatly looking forward to spending another year here, making new friends and growing our preschool family.
Clues Club begins this fall at Youngsville First on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. Meetings are every Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.
We are looking forward to studying the Bible, growing in our Christian life or, for some, beginning a life with Jesus, enjoying crafts, singing, playing games, and, of course, the snacks.
We hope that everyone who was a participant in the past will return and that we will have many new members. Children from age 3 through those in Grade 6 are invited to attend.
Teachers are Hannah Camp, Jane Balling, Christine Shaffer, Pastor John Gerber, and Ronald Balling.
Clues Club asks for Youngsville First's help through prayer and monetary contributions.
Thank you for all your help.
Be sure to invite children, grandchildren and neighbors to be part of this year's CLUES CLUB.
Adagio Health of Warren will host a 5K Run/Walk in Youngsville, and they are having an planning meeting today at 9:30am at the Artist CoOp/Allegheny Artistry, 106 East Main Street. Anyone who would like to help is invited to attend this meeting.
The Run/Walk/Roll is called "Treasure Your Chest" and will benefit two of Adagio Health programs: their Cancer Screening program provides breast and cervical cancer screenings including mammograms and Pap test, clinical breast exams, education on breast self-exams, and diagnostic testing provided to uninsured eligible women at no cost, and their Community Education program, which provides science-based preventive education on numerous health-related topics. Recently they adopted an evidence-based curriculum called Focus on Kids that they are implementing in schools and other community settings in the Warren County area. Some of the many programs that they offer include Communication Skills, Goal Setting, Self-Esteem and Positive Assertiveness.
Each year Adagio Health serves more than 100,000 people in western Pennsylvania counties with direct health care services and health education. For information about the 5K in Youngsville, call Cathy Anderson at 814-723-5852 (office) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org The 5K Run/Walk/Roll will be held on Saturday, September 25.