On Monday, Jan. 10, residents at the Suites got to enjoy a bus trip to the Warren Mall. After a day of shopping, the residents also got to enjoy a lunch at Arby's.
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Ron Bosworth, representing State Sen. Mary Jo White, recently presented Peggy Nelson, retired Youngsville Borough secretary, with a citation approved by the Senate. The citation recognized Nelson for her 30 years of service and dedication to the borough.
This is one of the many bus trips that are planned throughout the month. One bus trip usually pertains to a lunch out, other trips pertain to some sort of shopping, Erie Zoo, casino, parades, festivals, and other entertaining activities.
Update on Youngsville
Pastor Rick Hamrick said, "Several people have asked about the Bike Trail's status, and are interested in when we will be breaking ground. Here is what we know at present. The first step of the archeological survey is now completed. The folks from Mercyhurst (College) found approximately 1000 artifacts (mostly around the area where the old house stood on Davis Street). All of those artifacts have been cleaned and are now being catalouged.
"After that, the report will be written and submitted to the PA Historical Commission in Harrisburg. We forecast early March for that submission. The permit from DEP takes 90 days, and I am not sure if we have to wait until the final report is filed, or if we can file earlier. In either case, we need some information from the archeological survey to complete the DEP permit process, and that is the only thing we are still waiting on before we submit that paperwork.
"So, it looks like groundbreaking sometime in June, and it should not take long to see real progress. It would be wise for us to try and anticipate "bottle necks" example: legal paperwork for access, etc. and get them taken care of now. I would be interested in setting up a meeting to discuss what we can be working on now. If anyone is interested, please let me know."
Those interested can contact Hamrick at 563-9009.
A group of alumni from Youngsville High School met to plan the September 2011 homecoming gathering.
Discussed was the Thursday, Sept. 15, parade and bonfire; Friday, Sept. 16, is the homecoming football game with an area for alumni to gather and exchange email addresses and contact information. Saturday, Sept. 17, starts off with a breakfast at Richard's restaurant at 8 a.m. and a dinner dance to be held at the Youngsville fire hall featuring "The Contels".
A spaghetti dinner is being planned for election night as a fund-raiser to help support the homecoming events that are being planned. Those interested in helping with the weekend should attend the next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Irvine Presbyterian Church.
Call 563-3566 with any questions.
Doug and Shirley Ransom have opened The Black Cat at 1 E. Main St. Store hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call them at 730-8661 or 730-9755.
Rapunzel in Youngsville
Children's Theater Camp of Youngsville will be held during the week of July 11-16. Barb Luce, camp coordinator and director, said, "We will be doing the musical Rapunzel this year. All boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 14 are welcomed to attend the camp. We hold camp sessions from noon to 3 p.m. each day during the week. The young students will learn all aspects of theater, stage design, costumes, acting and performing to an audience. The musical will be performed on Saturday, July 16, two performances."
For further information, call Luce at 563-4936.
Boy Scout Troop 22 is having a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Jan. 29th from 4:30 till 7:30 p.m. at the Garland Fire Hall. Cost is donations at the door. Dinner will include spaghetti, bread, salad, dessert and drink. Take outs are welcome.
There will be a basket raffle starting at 6 p.m. Examples of baskets to be raffled will be: Car Care, Golf, Gardening, Barbecue, Dips, Family and Tools. Proceeds benefit the trip the troop will be taking in this summer.
Borough Council Meets
Mayor Jim Farr swore in Jim Jameson and Chris Nelson as Youngsville Fire Police.
An open house for the new borough building is being planned for the end of the month. Jeremy Saporito, a temporary employee, resigned effective Dec. 24. Daniel Freehling has been hired as a replacement until Mr. Gorton is able to return to work.
There were many comments regarding the pool and the newly formed steering committee. The BVSP steering committee asked council to consider what it would be willing to give annually towards the operations of the pool. Council tabled that decision until further review of the financials.
A $1 million streetscape grant has been awarded to Youngsville Borough for the Railroad Street project.
Council approved a resolution to replace Peggy Nelson, who has retired as borough secretary with Lisa Hagberg as signature on the borough bank accounts.