By ANITA COHAN
Youngsville Elementary/Middle School will be holding a Middle Level Orientation for all middle level students on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The following information will be discussed: Student Schedules, Locker Assignments, and Middle Level Changes for 2011-2012.
There will be two sessions held for the convenience of students and their parents. Session 1 will begin at 9 a.m. Session 2 will begin at 6 p.m. Students will need to only attend one of the sessions.
If you have questions or concerns, contact Eric Mineweaser, principal, at 563-7207.
Varsity Girls' Basketball
The Youngsville Varsity Girls' Basketball team will be holding an elementary school clinic for any boy or girl in grades 3-6 who would like to play basketball. This is open to any child from any school.
The clinic will be held Aug. 16 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at YEMS. The cost is $30 per participant. Call 688-6152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Alpha is coming!
Evangelical United Methodist Church at 18 Second Street will begin the Alpha course on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. This ten-week practical introduction to the Christian faith offers answers to some key questions.
Each weekly session begins with an informal dinner, followed by a large group learning time, and ends with small group discussion and interaction. Alpha began in London and is now held in thousands of churches around the world. Join the thousands who have found answers to their questions about life and God and how they relate.
More information is available online at www.alpha.org. For reservations for the dinner or additional information about the course, call 563-4955, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message if after hours.
A picnic/meeting was held last week to review the plans for the Alumni weekend, Sept. 15-17.
Parade participants are to gather at the American Legion parking lot on Highland Avenue by 5:45 p.m. on Thursday. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and will proceed to the YHS for the bonfire.
On Friday the tour of YHS will start at 5:30 p.m. at the side entrance. The Alumni registration tent will be set up inside the gate just past the refreshment stand on the home side of the field at Mike Shine Field, with homecoming football game to start at 7 p.m.
A full day is planned for Saturday. Richard's Restaurant will host the Alumni breakfast at 9a.m., all alumni and guests are welcome and will order from the menu. A Car Cruise-In will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. with music and refreshments. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. a dinner buffet will be served with ham, meatballs, rigatoni, scalloped potatoes, green beans, pistachio salad, tossed salad, veggie tray, rolls, dessert, coffee, and punch, cost is $10 per person. Reservations are requested by Sept. 3. The Contels will be playing for the Alumni Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight, cost of dance admission is $10.
The weekend celebration is open to the public. The committee asks that checks be made out to the YHS Alumni Homecoming Committee and mailed to 210 W. Main St., Youngsville, Pa., 16371. For more information, call 563-4791.
Only eight more days until the start of the 6th Annual A'Maize'ing Corn Festival.
Old traditions with new entertainment, lots of 'Corny' fun and food, snowmobiles, motorcycles, cars, power wheels, live music, kids entertainment, and wagon rides to the new 'Corny' maze at Island Park.
Visit www.youngsvillepa.org for the latest information.
The committee is still looking for volunteers for Thursday through Sunday, call 563-4475. Vendor layout assignments will be sent out via email/phone calls on Monday. The schedule is subject to change, but the event goes on, rain or shine.
Pleasures & Treasures
Countryside Folk Art Faire
Donna Murphy submitted this report for the 2011 P&T. "Thank you to all who visited the 20th Annual Pleasures & Treasures Countryside Folk Art Faire organized by St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Many enjoyed the entertainment and there were many comments on the wide variety of crafters and delicious food choices this year. Over 250 children's faces lit up as they entered the Kiddie Carnival barn where they had a marvelous time visiting and playing the games that were designed and hand-made by Teri Murphy.
As always, we are here to please and to contribute a portion of our gate donations to worthy organizations."
Pleasures & Treasures made the following donations for 2011: Brokenstraw Valley Pool, Warren County Fairgrounds, Majento Orphanage, Warren County Veterans Emergency Assistance Fund, Warren County Hero's Refuge - (This is a new organization in Warren for soldiers that have been deployed over seas. It is made up of several volunteers that take care of the soldier's pets while they are away), Youngsville Pharmacy Fund, St. Paul's Waterford, World Trade Center Memorial - Warren Memorial Park, Bishop's Dollar Fund, Miracle Mountain Ranch.
There were 22 gate prizes this year.
The Gate Prize Winners: Pittsburgh Pirates Tickets - Rhonda Schnars, 2 - Kwik Fill gas cards - Jennifer Hackley, 3 months Genesis Family Sports Facility Gym & Dart Archery - Charles Starner, Landscape painting by Jeremy Cross - Debbie Zupancic, Waldameer cards, Natures Cabin & Thornes Bilo gift certificates - Leann Sweetheimer, Youngsville Home & Garden -Agway - George Boyer, Erie Otter tickets - Janet Kervin, Erie Seawolves tickets - Ashley McClure, Allegheny Cellars Winery Basket - Savannah McCowan, Styles Unlimited Basket- Herb Buck, Tybout House gift certificate - Jessica Patz, Caffaro's Butchers beef - Kay Caldwell, Allegheny Outback Adventures - Titusville - P. Briggs, Red Oak Camping - Ceal Summerville, Yankee Bush Productions tickets- Barb Crowley, Yankee Bush Productions tickets- Doris Peterson, Serenity Therapeutic Massage - Rianna Grissom, Emergycare Membership - Jamie Howard, Emergycare Membership- Sue Gafner, Blair gift certificates - Elaine Deller, Kane Country Club golf package- Linda Lauger, Kane Country Club golf package - Jordan Collingwood.
The 21st Pleasures & Treasures is scheduled for July 12, 2012.
YHS Class of 1966
Please return your questionnaire by Aug. 31 and your reservation if you plan on attending a luncheon on Sept. 16 to Karen Bires at email@example.com.
ROY Thank you
"A thank you to all those that volunteered and donated household items for the Community Day Sales that benefitted the Revitalization of Youngsville efforts," said Helga Laibacher, ROY Organization VP.
Funds were raised from the sales of hot dogs, refreshments and yard sale items.