Photo by Anita Cohan
Summer Super Reader and prize winner Morgan Schipani is shown holding an Eclipse Board Game sponsored by Youngsville Pharmacy, and 2 Fair Passes, sponsored by Pete’s Beverage. Kids from Kindergarten completed through 12th grade can still register for Youngsville’s Super-Reader Program.
The Youngsville Borough Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in Observance of Independence Day no services will be available. Garbage Pickup for Monday July 4th will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5th and Tuesday's garbage pickup will be Wednesday, July 6th.
A Wilder evening
The Wilder Museum will be hosting it's annual 'Warren County Tales' with Karen and Mark Davis at 6:30 on Thursday, July 21st. The event will kick off with a chicken barbecue starting at 5 p.m. for $8 in advance, with tickets available at the Warren County Historical Society or $8.50 that evening. Take out or eat in. The evening will also include live patriotic music, silent auction, Chinese auction, and a dessert bar. For more information visit www.warrenhistory.org or call 814/723-1795. The Wilder Museum, located at 51 Erie Avenue in Irvine, is open for the summer, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Red Hats visit
Red Hat Queen, Diana Smith, brought some of her Red Hat Chapter's 20 ladies to visit Youngsville and tour the Allegheny Artistry last week. Joanne Oviatt, Artistry rep, served dessert and refreshments for the group as they shopped. Queen Diana said, "We started our Chapter in 2001 for ladies 50 years of age and older. We wear our red hats and purple attire as we love to dress up, party anywhere we are invited, and meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month."
ROY Basket Winner
Faye Weaver of Irvine, was the winner of the Revitalization of Youngsville's Fathers Day basket.
On Saturday, June 18, the Rouse Suites held a Stars and Stripes Party to kick-off the summer season. Guests, family, and residents were entertained by the music of Ron Carrington. barbecue chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, and pie was served. Door prizes were won by Elijah, Alexis, Elaina, and Dan Stimmell Jr., Marian Jackson, Alberta Armitage, Vicki Hanson Arlene Brewster, Cleo Lopez, Anne Allenson, John Vasbinder Jr. and Sr., Joyce Meyer, and Pat Lundahl.
Friday, July 1st, is Allegheny Artistry's third anniversary, and grand opening of the Bizarre Bazaar Consignment Store, as well as the ROY Store. ROY members will have a grill outside the ROY store, on Friday and Saturday, selling hot dogs and bratwurst, starting at 11 a.m., with all the trimmings, including sauerkraut. Water and pop will also be available.
On Saturday, July 2, ROY members will be at the Youngsville firehall, during the GeoWoodstock Coin Swap, between 9 p.m. and midnight, selling snacks, baked goods, water and pop. They will also have Youngsville t-shirts and mugs for sale.
ROY is asking for donated baked goods, cookies or cup cakes, to sell Saturday night at the fire hall to the GeoWoodstock visitors. Baked goods will be greatly appropriated and can be dropped off at the Allegheny Artistry Saturday by 3 p.m.
All profits from the ROY sales benefit the Revitalization of Youngsville.
ROY reminds all businesses, "keep that SMILE bright this weekend," not only the 4th of July influx of visitors to our area, but thousands more with the GeoWoodstock IX event at the Fairgrounds.
The Revitalization of Youngsville's Cornfest Committee has been meeting in preparation of the August 19-21 event. Notices have been sent out to local businesses for event sponsorship. Businesses can have their names used as Signature Sponsors on any of the numerous contests, motorcycle cruise-in, car show, bands, and parade awards. Entry forms for participants can be obtained from the Youngsville Borough office, in the Borough Newsletter, or online at www.youngsvillepa.org. New this year is the Scarecrow Contest for ages 6 through 14, with only the first 12 entries being accepted. This year the camp-out is Friday through Sunday at Davis Field with live music, big screen outdoor movie night, and food. Register soon, limited number on many events. Call Cathy Brown for more information, 814/563-7192.
Additional area businesses and even some community members have generously pledged their support for Youngsville Library's Summer "Super Reader" Program.
"We are both thrilled and humbled by the generous spirit of additional local businesses and community members who are supporting our Summer Reader program," stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. "Youngsville Dairy Queen and Wendy's will each provide a free ice cream treat coupon for every kid who participates in the program. The Youngsville Borough has provided us with Day Pool Passes for incentive prizes, and Bob's Garage has pledged to help co-sponsor the cost of T-shirts with Dr. Joseph Pikna, which means that we are more than half-way toward our T-shirt goal. In addition we would like to thank Barb Sorvelli, Peggy Olson, and Connie Lucia for their individual cash contributions. These contributions will be used to provide additional raffle-incentive prizes for our program. It is so awesome to see the pride on our Summer Reader's faces when they turn in their reading logs and receive their grab-bag prizes and raffle tickets. All the business and private sponsors that helped to make this program possible for another year really can't be thanked enough."
You can still sign up for the Super-Reader program for K-12 at the Youngsville Library during business hours. Please bring a parent when registering. Monday and Tuesday noon to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday noon to 4:00 p.m. Call 814/563-7670 for more information.
"The 4th of July is just around the corner and for those of us that belong to St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Youngsville know that the next Saturday, July 9, is Pleasures & Treasures. This is our 20th Anniversary and we are so excited to offer you some extra added attractions," according to Donna Murphy, event coordinator.
Beary Creative will be on hand to give to the first eight children a free bear. The Warren Barbershoppers will be strolling the grounds singing, along with Jack Patterson and his bagpipes. Roadapple Ridge will offer their take on country and bluegrass music.
There are 20 gate prizes: 2 prizes of 18 holes of golf and a cart for 2 at Kane Country Club, 2 prizes for a Family membership to Emergycare for 2011 2012, a Space landscape painting by Jeremy Cross, $40 gift basket from Styles Unlimited in Warren, Gift Basket from Allegheny Cellars Winery, 2 7 mile canoe float trips from Outback Adventures in Tionesta, 1 hour massage from Serenity Therapeutic Message in Warren, 2 Walley Cards from Waldameer, Gift Certificate to Natures Cabin in Tidioute, Gift Certificate to Thornes Bilo in Warren, 10 lbs of ground beef from Caffaro's Custom Butchering in Sugar Grove, 2 gift certificates to Wild Wind Sporters Archery in Starbrick, 4 gold tickets to Erie Otters Hockey Game in Erie, 4 tickets to Erie Sea Wolves baseball, 2 nights camping Red Oak Campgrounds in Russell, 2 prizes of 2 tickets to a production of Yankee Bush Productions, $25 gift certificate to Youngsville Home & Garden in Youngsville, $50 in gift certificates to Blair, Gift certificate to the Tybout House in Warren, 3 months family membership to Genesis Sports Gym Facility in Russell, and 2 tickets to a Pirates baseball game.
There is a gate donation of $3, (entry fee for ages 10 and over).
Pleasures & Treasures is all filled up with crafters and food vendors. Remember though, that the food will be in a different barn because of the collapse of the Cornplanter Pavilion. Just look for the signs they will point you in the right direction. Some of the crafters and other food vendors will be in a different place also, ask or look for their signs.
Organizers will also be introducing a new Episcopal Ministry from St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Waterford called the Sari Project. The Sari Project started when a shawl weaver bought a few old saris online and came up with a new idea of making them into scarves and wraps. There are crafters that have been displaying for years, plus, several new ones as well. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield. There will be free entertainment and demonstrations throughout the day.