The Silver Jubilee Mass of The Rev. Fr. John Neff, Pastor of St. Luke Catholic Church, was celebrated on Nov. 3 with more than 150 parishioners and invited guests in attendance. Following Mass a banquet, catered by Catering Plus and the Altar/Rosary Society in honor of the priesthood of Christ and Father Neff, was held in the parish hall. Pictured are The Most Rev. Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg, Father Neff, Celebrant, Monsignor John B. Hagerty, Concelebrant, and Deacon Philip Skerda of St. Luke Church.
Youngsville Borough Office and Services will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The YHS Cheerleaders will be doing a fundraiser in November. The group will be selling Mary Kay to help cover activity expenses. Profits from all sales will benefit the cheerleaders. Help support their efforts. Contact Michele Johnson at the YHS or YEMS with any questions or to place an order.
Berea Lutheran Church monthly soup luncheon will be held this Thurs., Nov. 17, at noon. Menu is homemade chicken noodle soup, rolls, butter, dessert and beverage. All are welcome. A donation is never required, but is gladly accepted.
The annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Youngsville Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 75 vendor tables offering many gift items, from handmade ornaments, hand crafted household items, apparel, jewelry, jams, fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, to one of a kind art work, to mention only a few, just in time for holiday shoppers. Food will be available throughout the event and plenty of Chinese Auctions items will be raffled off. Sponsored by Youngsville Fireman's Auxiliary and admission is free.
Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters will be hosting their annual Turkey Party & Gun Raffle at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 19. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the wheel starts spinning at 7 p.m. Gun Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. You do not need to be present to win a gun. There will be lots of free food and beverages.
The Revitalization of Youngsville (ROY) will be participating in the Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the YVFD. This is one of their annual fundraisers. ROY is looking for donations of any hand-made items and baked goods. All proceeds are going towards the Revitalization of Youngsville project. Please contact Helga at 563-4949 or Cherri 563- 9235 for donation pick up. Donations may be dropped off at Allegheny Artistry from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 18th, or by taking them directly to the Fire hall on Nov. 19th by 9 a.m.
The Youngsville Dairy Queen will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the Youngsville Wrestling Program. A portion of the proceeds earned during this two-hour time frame will help out the team with the tournament costs for the season. We appreciate your support.
EUM Ladies Luncheon
Youngsville Evangelical United Methodist Church, 18 Second Street, will hold a Ladies Luncheon on Saturgay, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have guest speaker Judy Cerra advising on Preparing Your Heart and Hearth for the Coming of Jesus. There will be good food, a craft project to take home, and lots of fun and fellowship. This event is open to the community and cost is by donation. Reservations will be appreciated. Please call 814/563-4955 by Nov. 28 to sign up.
Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley will be hosting an open house during the Hometown Christmas on Dec. 3. "Love In the Name of Christ" is the churches' link to serve the communities of Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Youngsville and all the surrounding areas. The group will share mission goals and some snacks as well. Call Michelle Holcomb at 814/563-3454 for more information on this ministry.
Santa in Youngsville
Santa will be at the ROY store, next to the Allegheny Artistry in Youngsville, on Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m., Bring your children and your camera for a picture with Santa. Each child will receive a candy cane from Santa and one of Helga Laibacher's hand-made Christmas stars for their Christmas tree. There will be a free drawing for a 'Santa Container' of sweet treats, with the winner being announced that evening. ROY will provide some low cost resale items to benefit ROY projects. In conjunction with the ROY activities, the Gallery/Co-Op is also having a Christmas Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Allegheny Artistry Gallery will provide snacks, punch, and some crafty demonstrations. Bob Holt will provide music. He will play the guitar and sing. It will be a good opportunity for visitors to sing along. While browsing and shopping, you may sign up to win a $25.00 gift card for Applebee's, the drawing is Dec. 22.
Youngsville Eagles Boys Basketball Boosters and Touchdown Club is hosting a Turkey Party on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Prizes include money, turkeys, steak platters, hams, and guns. Refreshments, food and snacks will be provided. There is a $1,000 cash raffle, and tickets are available from any Boys Basketball Booster or Touchdown Club Member. Winning ticket will be drawn Nov. 26 at the party.
The Hometown Christmas celebration will be Dec. 3, from 4 - 6 p.m. The parade will start at 4 p.m. There will be food and craft vendors, with musical entertainment throughout Youngsville. Santa Claus will be at the Youngsville Public Library. A wagon ride will be available from Bates Street, through town, to the Library and back, so anyone can enjoy an evening ride and be dropped off to see Santa at the Library.
Other events planned for the Holiday season include a Snowman coloring contest, Winter themed basket raffles, and a Hunt for the Snowman, with winners being announced at the Hometown Christmas event.
Take a chance on any or all of the four Winter themed baskets. They will be raffled off, with winners announced at the Hometown Christmas celebration. The baskets are displayed in the Youngsville Pharmacy window and the tickets are available in the Pharmacy, from a ROY member and on the night of the celebration. The costs of the tickets are 50 cents each or 10 for $3. The drawing will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m.
The annual coloring contest of the Youngsville Snowman will be part of the Hometown Christmas again this year. Pictures will be distributed at the schools, Youngsville Public Library, and the Youngsville Borough office. There are three age categories for the contest and there will be a $5 prize awarded for each age category. The pictures will be displayed and the prizes awarded at the Hometown Christmas celebration. The pictures need to be returned to the Youngsville Public Library by Nov. 30th.
ROY and the Youngsville Businesses have joined together in a 'hunt' for a number of Snowmen, hidden throughout businesses in the Youngsville area, not just at downtown businesses. Snowmen will be displayed in the local businesses from Nov. 14th through December 2nd. Participants need to find the Snowman picture in the business and have their entry form signed by a clerk in that business. The winner will be chosen from all correctly completed entries and announced at the Hometown Christmas event. The winner will receive gifts and gift certificates from those businesses. Forms can be found at local businesses and should be turned in to the borough office by December 2nd. Remember to check out your local businesses, see what they offer, and support them this holiday season.
Anyone interested in having a booth, participating in the parade or any other activities, please call Phyllis Wolfe at 814/688-0001 or Jean Zock at 814/563-7807. The Committee welcomes your participation.