Northern Exposure Marching Band Expedition 2010, hosted by the Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters, will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at War Memorial Field in Warren and features 10 competing high school marching bands.
Dr. Darrell Jaskolka, principal at Youngsville High School, visited the Head Start classroom at YHS to thank the students for their canned food donations, which will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Gates open at 4:30 p.m., with the opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and awards ceremony at 9:10 p.m. Admission prices are adults $6, students $4, and senior citizens $4.
Throughout the performances the food concession stand will be open. Plus, personalized 'love notes' and Candy grams can be sent by parents and close friends to marching band members. There will be a variety of gift baskets to be raffled off, 50/50 tickets will be sold and a bake sale table will be open. Northern Exposure T-Shirts and Sweatshirts will also be available for purchase at the show.
Ruth McClellan, band president, said that the event is held annually to provide a marching band competition venue for area schools and is a primary fundraiser for the 2010 band season for the Youngsville Eagle Marching band.
Saturday's performance will include Tournament of Bands number one ranked band in their class, the Youngsville's Marching Eagles performing "A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)" where the audience can watch as the Marching Eagles become cyborgs. For information, call Ruth McClellan, 706-8589.
Library Apple Basket
The Youngsville Public Library is in its final weeks of selling raffle tickets for a Fall Apple Basket. The basket was on display at the Youngsville Borough office during September and is now back at the main desk of the library.
Contents of the basket include a $25 gift certificate to Applebee's Restaurant, a red kitchen rug, a $30 gift certificate to Tops market, a 9-inch red ceramic Paula Dean pie plate, a quilted cloth tote bag, 50 ounces of Gain red mango detergent, an apple mug, ceramic apple coasters, two small red spatulas, stationary, two 2011 calendars, tea towels, three pounds of fresh apples and more.
Tickets are $1 each or 10 tickets for $5 and can be purchased at the library, the Youngsville Borough office or from any member of the library board or Library Friends group.
Youngsville Public Library is once again participating in the BonTon Community Day sales campaign. Community Day is a fund-raising event sponsored by The BonTon Stores, Inc. for area nonprofit groups, a "give back to the community" day.
BonTon Community Day is Saturday, Nov.13, and for every booklet purchased for $5, you get a $10 off coupon, six 20% off coupons, one 30% off early bird coupon, several exclusive bonus coupons and 3 web-exclusive offers.
Buy a coupon booklet from the library and 100 percent of the $5 coupon booklet price goes to the library. The BonTon also kicks in with the profits from the booklet sales at the store cash registers. The coupon booklet can be used at any BonTon, Elder-Beerman, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Herberger's or Younkers store.
Saint Luke Church, 420 N. Main St., is holding a rummage sale today, Thursday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday is $1 a bag day.
The Youngsville cross country team will again be selling EAGLE Shirts at Friday night's Eisenhower vs. Youngsville home football game.
Shirts range in size from youth through adult. T-shirt are $10 and long-sleeve shirts are $15. There is a $2 extra charge for larger sizes. Special orders are available upon request. Proceeds will help out the Youngsville cross country team with its busing expenses through October.
Fall Chicken Barbecue
The Knights of Columbus, Youngsville Council, will be holding a Fall Chicken Barbecue, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 420 N. Main St., on Sunday, Oct. 10.
Serving time will be from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. unless sold out before. The menu consists of one-half chicken, potatoes, cole slaw, roll, homemade dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 per plate for adults and children ten years old and over. For children, under 10, a child's portion is $4. Ten percent of the proceeds will purchase bingo prizes for the residents of the Rouse Home.
Takeouts are available.
The Revitalization Of Youngsville monthly general meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. at the Youngsville Public Library. General meetings are a time when all the ROY committees report on the activities they are working on. Separate committee meetings are held at other times.
Call Organization VP Helga Laibacher, 563-4959, for information.
The Historical Society and the Revitalization Of Youngsville under the direction of ROY Halloween Chairman Lynn Martin are holding a haunted museum on Oct. 16 and 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wilder Museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine.
Donations for the scary tours are $5 per person. All proceeds go to help support the museum. For information, call 723-1795.
ROY Chess Club
ROY Chess Club meets at Saint Francis Church the second Saturday of every month. This month's meeting is on Oct. 9. If you are an organized group such as Boy Scouts, the boys would learn a new problem-solving skill while they are having fun.
Walk-in anytime from 10 a.m. to1p.m. and play a game or two of chess. Enter by the back door on College Street. Absolute beginners to advance players are encouraged to stop in and check out the fun. Call Tony at 563-7068 for more details.
There will be a benefit dinner for Brandon Stover on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Garland Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. The chicken and biscuit dinner is being sponsored by the Sanford U.M. Church and the cost is a donation. There will be a Chinese auction, raffles and drawings.
Brandon will be out of work for several months due to chemotherapy.
Christmas Dec 4
Join in the fun in downtown Youngsville for the 30th annual Christmas celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. The traditional Santa Claus parade begins at 4 p.m. followed by the lighting of the town Christmas tree and singing Christmas songs, free Christmas carriage rides, and visits with Santa Claus.
Make Christmas ornaments and other crafts at the First United Methodist Church downstairs and at Allegheny Artistry. The Revitalization Of Youngsville (ROY) committee is looking for church groups, social organizations, school organizations and other groups who would like to participate in the festivities.
To participate, contact Phyllis Wolfe at 563-9538 after 5 p.m. or Jean Zock at 563-7087. The Hometown Christmas will take place rain or shine.
Brokenstraw Bike Trail
With the help of funding from Youngsville Borough, R.O.Y. and the Warren County Main Street Program run under the direction of Regional Main Street Coordinator Kathy Reitinger, the Bike Hike Trail Project is once again moving forward.
Recently, the state Department of Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR), which provided the grant for the project, decided that an archeological survey was required to ensure that no significant Indian encampments would be affected by the trail. The Archeology Department of Mercyhurst College was awarded a contract to conduct a dig in the area to satisfy the requirement.
At the same time, a local engineering firm, Anthony Consulting, will be developing drawings for the trail, so that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) can satisfy its permit requirements.
Although it has taken quite a while, it seems that the project now holds promise for a spring ground-breaking.
A facebook page has been created for those interested in discussing the project, or keeping track of progress. It's "Brokenstraw Bike Hike Trail" Trail/114935848563077#!/pages/Brokenstraw-Bike-Hike-Trail/114935848563077
Rick Hamrick, who has been working on the project, is interested in putting together an advisory team that will oversee the trail in the future. If you are interested or curious, make a comment at the facebook page.
Students at Youngsville High School and Eisenhower Middle/High School have been participating in a "food fight" to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Each school has been collecting non-perishable food from the students, and is now asking the community to join in the effort. Food will be collected during the first quarter of Friday's football game at YHS between Youngsville and Eisenhower. The school that collects the most weight for the food bank will be declared the winner; the principal of the losing school will have to wear a jersey from the winning school to school on the following Tuesday.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is a non-profit charitable organization committed to the premise that all persons have the right to adequate nutrition. In 1982, its first year of operation, Second Harvest distributed 444,916 pounds of food to 40 agencies. During fiscal year 2009-10, it distributed 7.7 million pounds of food to 24 member agencies.
Last year, Youngsville High School collected over 500 pounds of canned goods as part of WICU 12 Drive Thru Food Drive.