By ANITA COHAN
Vacation Bible School
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Taking the lead for the Warren County Artisan’s project, from left to right, are: Suzanne Gagliardo, George Nowack, Joanne Oviatt, Helga Laibacher, Barb Brown, Kathy Reitinger and Anita Cohan. Also involved, but not shown, is Nancy Holmberg.
Youngsville First United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday, June 20-24, in from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. The theme will be "Island Odyssey - To the Ends of the Earth with Jesus Christ."
Island destinations and subjects will be: Day 1: Jamaica - Hearing the Right Voice; Day 2: Barbados - Going the Right Way; Day 3: Trinidad - Being True to Who You Are; Day 4: Robben Island, South Africa - Seeing Who Jesus Is; and, Day 5: Fiji - Spreading the Good News. VBS will include Bible study, music, mission, study, crafts, recreation and snacks and is open to all who would like to attend, age 3 through those who have completed grade six.
For more information, call the church office at 563-4201 or VBS director Jane Balling, 563-4029.
Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Monday's garbage pickup will be Tuesday. Tuesday's garbage pickup will be Wednesday.
Garage Sale Days
Numerous garage and yard sales will be held throughout Eldred Township on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Follow Route 6 to Route 27 South to the farming community of Sanford. Maps are available at sale locations, along with food and drinks.
YHS Class of '66
The Youngsville High School Class of 1966 will meet at Richards Restaurant for lunch on Saturday, June 4 at noon. Questions call 563-4042.
5K Run Time
The Missions group of Otterbein United Methodist Church will be hosting the 1st Annual Miles for Missions 5K run and Fun Walk on Saturday, June 4, starting at 10 a.m. with registration from 8:30 to 9:30.
Start time was incorrect in last week's news.
The YHS Alumni Homecoming Committee would like to thank the community for supporting the Election Night Spaghetti Dinner. The money raised will support the alumni events for Homecoming Weekend, Sept 15-17.
The committee for the Youngsville Brokenstraw Valley Pool thanks those members and friends, who have spent time helping out with their work bees at the swimming pool. They still have some work to complete, however, so they will continue assisting in getting the pool ready for this season with work bees this Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 29th from 1 to 5 p.m.
If you can spare a little time and support their efforts, come out and help.
YEMS Last Day
of School Schedule
The last day of school is Thursday, June 9. Vans and walkers will be dismissed at 11:25 a.m. First flight buses will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Second flight buses will be dismissed at 11:35 a.m.
Quality of Place
A group for Youngsville's future met to discuss arts in the region.
Suzanne Gagliardo, manager for Community Development with the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, discussed organization and encouraged Youngsville to 'lead the charge' on the program. She reviewed the art resources in Oil City as an example of what can be done in Warren County.
Suggestions for making an overlay of the county would be the next step, along with finding banking support, and partnering with local realtors to attract artists and develop vacant properties.
George Newark, coordinator for PA Route 6 Artisan Trail, reviewed other locations on the Heritage Route 6 and PA Wilds trails. He suggested partnering will all the arts, defining artists, crafters, amateurs, professionals, and performing arts.
This is a group made up of the Regional Art Council, Heritage Route 6, PA Wilds, Artisan Trails, and the Regional Main Street program. Terry Dennison has been working with ROY on the ceremonial entranceway to Youngsville. Dave Poulin will be working on a children's project. This is a large join effort to promote Warren County and the arts, which in turn brings business and tourism to the area.