By ANITA COHAN
There will be a girls volleyball meeting today, Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Youngsville High School cafeteria for girls and their parents grades 8-12 who are interested in playing volleyball for the upcoming 2012 high school year.
Meeting will start at 6 p.m., also if anyone cannot attend or have any questions they can contact Jodi Cratty at 563-3315.
On Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Garland Community Center, 204 Extension Rd., there will be a Consignment Auction.
Doors open at noon and auction begins at 1 p.m. This is a public consignment auction. Anyone may buy and anyone may bring new or used items to be auctioned. Consignment is 20 percent, owner will receive a check for 80 percent of final sale price. Proceeds benefit the Garland Community Center.
We will accept all items with the exception of used clothing. If you own it, we will sell it. Housewares such as dishes, cookware, movies, books, etc. should be boxed with like items and will be sold by the boxful. Items such as cars, boats, and RVs should be delivered with a title of ownership. Consignments will be accepted on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8 a.m. to oon, or by appointment.
For more information or to make an appointment call Cheryl at 563-4374. Items we have already consigned include antique furniture, tools, air compressor, and electric generator.
Patrons of the annual Cornfest have always enjoyed the customary Corn Maze.
Due to circumstances last year, no real Corn Maze was available. We have had a family allow us to use their property on N. Main Street for the 2012 Maze.
The ROY group is now looking for someone in the area to plant the corn. Contact Anita at 563-4475 if you are able to help us with this work, planter will be compensated for his time. The Maze provides hours of community enjoyment and is one of our best Cornfest fund-raisers.
The Revitalization of Youngsville is accepting memberships for 2012. Individual memberships are $10, business memberships are $40 which covers their advertising in the Youngsville Business Directory.
Funds raised through memberships helps fund the streetscape project. R.O.Y. is a volunteer run organization without operating cost and goal driven for the enhancement of Youngsville.
Mail memberships to R.O.Y., P.O. Box 330, Youngsville, Pa. 16371 or drop off membership payment to Holmberg Salon, Allegheny Artistry, or call Helga Laibacher at 563-4959.
The monthly community outreach dinner at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Youngsville, will be Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. The menu will be homemade vegetable soup or chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, and dessert.
This is a free dinner open to anyone in the community. Carry-outs available after 6 p.m. only. Donations are accepted.
LOVE INC Update
Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) has moved into its office at 228 East Main St. in Youngsville.
After many volunteer hours of repairing, moving, painting, and cleaning, the office is preparing to open its Clearinghouse in the spring. Donations, both monetary and office related, have been instrumental in getting the office up and running. Three computer desktops were donated by United Refining, and a copier/printer was donated by Northwest Savings Bank.
Board members and developmental committee members have spent many hours working on fundraising projects for Love INC. Herb West, board member, initiated an application to the United Methodist Conference and the organization was given a grant for $1,500. Over the past few months, Love INC has participated in various community activities, including the Youngsville Hometown Christmas and Sugar Grove Christmas Walk.
In the fall, Love INC committee volunteers were part of the Youngsville High School Seminar Day, speaking on "non-profit organizations", how they are established and how they function. February will be "Love Month" for Love INC. Talent Tithes, surveys, will be distributed to partner churches church members to determine volunteer interests, to provide a way for volunteers to find their "space" in Love INC.
Each partner church as a CMC (Church Ministry Coordinator) whom is the direct liaison between the church and Love INC. The CMC keeps the church and congregation involved in the activities and finances of the organization as well as prayer needs. Beginning this week, training occurred for the CMCs so that they can better carry out the mission of Love INC.
There are currently 14 churches in the Brokenstraw Valley who are partners with Love INC. They include all kinds of Christian denominations in the demographic areas of Sugar Grove, Youngsville, Grand Valley , Irvine and Tidioute. Love INC has depended upon prayer throughout its existence. If not for prayer, the entire operation would not have come this far. Judy Tabor is the Prayer Ministry coordinator. Judy will be in close contact with the partner churches praying that we may reach out to those in need and make a difference in their lives.
So how does Love INC work? Once a need is expressed and verified, the person is then connected to a volunteer or an agency where the need is met. There will then be a follow-up contact by Love INC. Love INC is not a "quick-fix", emergency call center or a hand-out. This ministry will work with clients to help solve problems that cause the hardship or need.
Members of the board of directors are Chairman, Michelle Holcomb, Vice Chairman Jill Bennett; Secretary Norma Dey; Treasurer Barb Holmes; members at large Herb West and Don Thomas. With one more position to fill we are meeting our requirements.
To volunteer or donate to Love INC, call Love INC office on Tuesday or Thursday, 563-3394, or contact your church office to see if they are a partner church.
Love INC's mission statement is "to mobilize the church to transform lives in the name of Christ".