With the Halloween season now behind us, the Youngsville Elementary Middle School Pumpkin Carving Contest winners results are in. The winning pumpkins were displayed at the school during the annual party.
Youngsville Marching Band Color Guard participated in Ground Zero ceremony
With three categories consisting of kindergarten thorough second grade, third grade through fifth grade and sixth grade though the eighth grade, the 10 winners are:
Dawson Burt, kindergarten; Halee Mineweaser, first; Reagan Chase and Joey Mack, second; Alexis Nyquist, third; Dylan Burt, fourth; Becca Emple, fifth; Tanner Chase, sixth; Cody Haight, seventh; and Kennedy Cratty, eighth.
The Youngsville Free Methodist church will be presenting a one-half hour drama called "Journey To Christ." during Youngsville's Christmas celebration starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in the church sanctuary, 240 E. Main St. A second performance will follow directly after the first.
There will also be a petting zoo with live animals and a bell choir which will play in the Joy Hall around 4 pm. Pastor Rick Hamrick said, "Come and experience God's love and what the true meaning of Christmas is all about."
Band Places Fifth
On Nov. 7 the Youngsville Eagle Marching Band traveled to Hershey to participate the ACC Championship against the top 25 marching bands in TOB from nine states. The band preformed their best show of the season and was able to finish their season with a fifth place ranking in the TOB Group 1 Open Division.
The band then traveled to New York City where they participated in the Band of Pride on Nov. 10 and the Veteran's Day parade on Nov. 11. During the Band of Pride performance Youngsville Marching Band had all of its Color Guard and Instructor MerriAnne Kays be 10 of the 11 chosen to assist the Ground Zero personnel as they removed the Ground Zero Flag off of the Fire Engine from NYC Fire Station 343. The band members were chosen on appearance and the respect they showed during the staging for the Band of Pride.
Blessing Dinner Today
The Youngsville Evangelical United Methodist Church will be holding a Community Harvest Blessing Dinner at the church on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. This meal is free and the community is invited to attend.
For more information, contact the church office at 563-4351 or Rev. Anette Gerber at 563-7861.
Patrick Hoover and Alex Burdette, Youngsville High School students, were the 2010 Voice of Democracy second- and third-place winners. Their essays were chosen out of more than 50 essays submitted from Tidioute Community Charter School, Warren Area High School, West Forest High School, and Youngsville High School in a Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest.
This year's theme was "Does My Generation Have a Role in America's future?"
Patrick's second-place essay will now be submitted at the district level with judging taking place within the next two weeks.
Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars' premier scholarship program. Each year, more that 100,000 high school students compete for more than $2.5 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.
The Revitalization Of Youngsville's 29th annual Christmas celebration will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. The event will be held on Main Street from 3 to 6 p.m. and will include a number of activities. This year businesses and residents are encouraged to brighten the landscape by decorating in white lights. There is a decorating contest.
Music and activities are planned especially for children. The schedule includes but is not limited to:
3 p.m. - Ginger Bread House decorating at Joy Hall
3 to 4:30 - Silver Winds flutists at the Artist CoOp / Allegheny Artistry
3 to 6 - Mike Hampsey musician at Mug's Cafe
3:30 - YHS Choir at the PNC Bank
4 - Parade from Champion's Laundromat down Main St.
After Parade - The traditional lighting of the Community Christmas Tree located beside Huey's. Santa Claus will be inside the old Northwest Savings Bank beside the Galley Restaurant, Petting Zoo at Joy Hall. Arts and Crafts inside at First United Methodist Church. ROY food booth with sloppy joes and baked good in front of Allegheny Artistry
4:30 - Bell Choir at Joy Hall
5 and 5:45 - Journey to Christ Drama at Free Methodist Church
Stores in the downtown and Youngsville area are holding open houses with refreshments and activities.
The Christmas coloring contest pictures, which school students have submitted earlier in the week, will be displayed downtown. The winners will be called before parade and meet downtown to receive their awards. For information, call Chris Myers 563-3112.
Churches will decorate Christmas trees around town. For further information call Phyllis Wolf, 563-9538 after 5 p.m., or Jean Zock at 563-7870. Community spirit makes sure our hometown Christmas is present, whether it rains or snows.
Toys For Tots
Girl Scout Troop 30699 will once again be collecting Toys For Tots during Youngsville's Hometown Christmas Parade. Anyone wishing to donate a new unwrapped toy can do so by watching for the Girl Scouts in the parade.
For information, call 814-723-4990.
"Trunk or Treat"
On Halloween night, hundreds of children costumed in every conceivable theme descended upon the YFMC parking lot, where a large number of church members were handing out candy from the rear of their vehicles.
Inside the Joy Hall, children found free hot dogs, hot chocolate; several bounce houses, and a variety of games to play. Attempts to estimate the crowd were abandoned due to sheer volume of participants. Event planner Cindy Huling said, "We were delighted with the turnout, and are already making plans for next year."
Pastor Hamrick expressed appreciation for all the church volunteers who gave generously of their time, talents and resources to make this year's event the largest ever. He said, "While this event isn't part of the religious calendar, we hope that our participation is evidence of our desire to come alongside the people of our community in ways that make our lives together more fulfilling and enjoyable."
The Youngsville Free Methodist Church will be participating in the Christmas Walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, with a drama called "Journey To Christ". The drama is about 30 minutes long, and highlights the Christmas Story, with an eye toward the second coming of Christ.
For those who cannot attend on Saturday, the drama will be enacted at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, in the sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to attend.
on the Wilder Side
The public is invited to the Wilder Museum's 2010 finale called A Walk on the Wilder Side. The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the museum, 51 Erie Ave., Irvine. Participants will be greeted at the front door with a cold beverage.
It is the second annual for-men-only night at the Wilder Museum of Warren County history and it benefits the operations of the museum.
Because the museum closes for the season on Oct. 30 and reopens in April 2011, they invite special guests to an after-season fundraiser to provide the opportunity for a private showing of the museum's artifacts; more specifically the Joe DeFrees gun collection and the Colonel Windsor exhibit.
Once inside, men can take a tour of the displays and depictions of Warren County's history. Firearms, the oil industry, Native Americans, the timber industry, cars, and wars are just some of the subjects addressed at the Wilder Museum. On this special just-for-men evening, the Joseph DeFrees gun collection will be on display and out for close inspection. Bob Wilder's Red 1963 Mercedes Benz is there, too.
Join Warren County Historical Society President Tim Greenlund and others for an evening of history and a casual dinner with dessert and beverages served in a specially-created men's lounge, all to benefit the Wilder Museum.
For information, contact Managing Director Michelle Gray at 723-1795 or log on to email@example.com to make reservation.
Making and decorating cookies and then donating the cookies to the revitalization for the Youngsville Community can be a fun activity parents can do with their children. Cookies are needed for the ROY's table at the Winter Wonderland Craft Show November 20 at the Youngsville Fire Hall from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. What better way to teach your children that they are a part of a larger community family then to teach them to help fund community improvements. Call Helga Laibacher at 563-4959 for information.
Winter Wonderland Craft
Don't forget the Winter Wonderland Craft Show at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free admission. Food is available and there will be a Chinese Auction.
For information, call Karen Bires 563-4042
Turkey Party and Gun Raffle
The Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters will hold their Annual Turkey Party this Saturday Nov. 20, at the Youngsville Fire Hall, doors open at 6 p.m., wheel spins starting at 7 p.m. Free food and beverages with purchase of a gun raffle ticket 1 for $5 or 3 for $10, must be 21 or older to purchase. Tickets will be sold at the door. There will be door prizes, tear off tickets, Pyramid game, and also wheel spins for turkeys, hams, steak, cash, and more
Borough Recycling Day
Recycling will be Wednesday, Nov. 24. Have newsprint in covered containers at the curb by 7 a.m.
Closed for Thanksgiving
Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25-26, in observance of Thanksgiving.
Youngsville Public Library
The Youngsville Public Library held its November board meeting and Library Friends meeting early this month because of Thanksgiving. The Library Friends board recently wrapped up a successful fall "Apple Basket" raffle and participation in Bon Ton's Community Day booklet sale. The profits brought a much-needed boost to the library treasury.
New ideas and people willing to become part of the Library Friends group are always welcome.
Looking ahead to the holidays, the group made plans to set up a booth at the Youngsville Fire Department's Winter Wonderland Craft Show this Saturday, Nov. 20. They ask that the public look for the YPL table to check out the great notecards made from old photos from the Chuck Engstrom collection and the selection of "Books & Bonbons" for sale.
The Friends and board also have a work bee planned to decorate the Christmas tree at the library, which will once again be used as a "Library Angel Tree". Take a "library wish" from the tree to fulfill and add your name to an angel to be placed on the tree. This helps the library get those special extra things that are never covered under grants or funding - magazine subscriptions, DVDs, copy paper, postage, money for utility bills, etc.