Dinner will be served on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. with take-outs available after 5:45. Tuesday's meal will be pork chops, macaroni and cheese, vegetable and dessert. This is a free dinner to anyone in the community. Donations are accepted.
Free Throw champs
Knights of Columbus St. Luke Council 13006 of Youngsville winners of the 2011 Youth Free Throw Shooting Championship. From left to right, front row, Madeline Cratty, Aspen Flinn, Alison Ishman, Karissa Cratty and back row, Anthony Wiler, Wyatt Rugar, Joey Chuzie, Trevor Flinn, and Jacob Linkerhof.
Pastor Mark Fischer honors Viola Walter for her 25 years of service as financial secretary at Saron Lutheran Church.
The kindergarten registration for Youngsville Elementary Middle School will take place Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., 1 to 2:30 p.m., and 4 to 6 p.m. Pick up packets at the YEMS and return completed packets on registration day.
Contact Connie Slocum, YEMS secretary, 563-7207 for additional information.
for ROY Meeting
This month only, the Revitalization of Youngsville general meeting has been moved from the regular scheduled second Tuesday of the month to Tuesday, Feb. 15, at the Youngsville Public Library at 8 a.m.
This change will allow the group to hear from EG&G Inc. planner Rich Cleveland and Paul Roszak, ASLA, the architect, about Youngsville's infrastructure improvements. They will review current drawings, cost estimate, schedule and easements needed for the project.
Also to be discussed is setting up a meeting with Congressman Casey and the state Department of Community and Economic Development. Because the infrastructure improvements and the Rt. 6 Heritage community designation plan go hand and hand, we will also be hearing from Suzanne Gagliardo, CMSM, about implementing the Route 6 Heritage Community Work Plan developed for Youngsville by the EADS Group, because Youngsville was awarded the status as a Route 6 Heritage Community by the Commonwealth. Both projects complement each other and are part of the goal of the revitalization.
With the above changes, the Cornfest committee will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Allegheny Artistry.
Here is your chance to help raise money for the Youngsville Library. On Saturday, March 12, at the Valley Bowling Alley, join the fun and form your own team (maximum five bowlers) or register as a single or couple and they will fit you with a team.
Pre-register, choose 3 p.m. or 6 p.m., and pre-pay at Youngsville Library at 100 Broad St. by Friday, March 4. $20 per bowler includes: 3 games and shoe rental (if needed), snacks and bottled water, door prizes and bowling prizes. Each time slot has a maximum of 40 bowlers, so pre-register to get the time slot you want.
Viola Walter Retires
On Sunday, Jan. 23, Saron Lutheran Church honored Viola Walter for her 25 years of service as the financial secretary. Pastor Mark Fischer presented Viola with a gift and flowers to honor her at the annual congregational meeting.
Following the meeting a "Souper Bowl of Caring" soup lunch was held with six different soups to be sampled. Proceeds from the lunch event went to World Hunger.
Youngsville High School is among this year's top Project Ignition winners, selected through a competitive process. Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, is a service-learning competition designed to help teens spread their own messages about driver safety and win grant money for their schools.
The program gives students in grades 9 through 12 and their teachers the chance to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety - how it affects them, their community, and the world around them. Youngsville High School's Project Ignition team has received a $2,000 grant to implement their project. Completed projects will be submitted in May and up to10 will be chosen as Leader Schools for the next phase of the program.
For more information visit www.sfprojectignition.com.
Youngsville TV board of directors has announced a new way to pay the membership fee ($150) for joining YTV. Instead of having to pay a $50 membership fee with the first month of service, new members can now pay the month of television service plus $10 membership fee for the next 15 months.
For the weekend of Feb. 3 in the p.m. till Feb 7 in the a.m., Channel 75 will be playing The Bluegrass Junction and will return to normal country music in the a.m. on the 7th. If anyone wants to hear a special channel for a weekend, email YTV at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will try to honor your request.
Chris Root, WCCS student, reports, "This year's Pastor Appreciation was the best yet! Attendance was higher than in recent years, with over thirty pastors, youth pastors, and spouses present. You could tell that the pastors were thoroughly enjoying the performances by the elementary, and praise and worship from the secondary. A highlight from the elementary was a performance by the third, fourth and fifth graders. Mrs. Beatty, prompted by a student's idea and inspired by the Pittsburgh Steelers, rewrote the ditty "Here We Go, Steelers" to "Here We Go, Pastors." Sophomore, Maggie Herrick, wrote an inspiring thank you to the pastors. After that Mr. Kolcharno preached a lesson of encouragement to the visiting pastors. Afterward a delicious soup and sandwich lunch, with various pies for dessert, was served by the tenth graders. The lunch was donated by many parents, but was organized by Mrs. Cindy Wenger. Mrs. Ruth McCall helped with food presentation and clean-up. It was a great way to show our appreciation to our pastors."