By ANITA COHAN
As part of the nationwide letter-writing campaign in the Catholic Church, St. Luke parish signed letters to Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and Rep. Mike Kelly. The letters urged support for the Respect of Conscience Act currently pending in Congress which would allow faith-based organizations to minister to all people according to the teachings of their church without fear of fine or discrimination by the federal or state government. Pictured are Pat Black, Pastoral Council president; Darrell Harlan, Grand Knight, Youngsville Council 13006, Knights of Columbus; and Fr. John Neff, Pastor of St. Luke Church.
Kelly Miller Circus at Rouse Estate
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girlsStep right up! The circus is coming to the Rouse on Tuesday, July 17.
The Kelly Miller Circus, one of only a few traveling shows still in existence, will appear at the Rouse Estate campus, with shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., thanks to the sponsorship of the Rouse.
Advance tickets for the show are available at the following locations: Howe's True Value, United News, Town & Country Food Store, and Tops Friendly Markets in Sheffield and Youngsville. Tickets are also available at the Rouse Home, or by calling 563-6406. The circus elephants will be erecting the big top at approximately 9 a.m. circus morning, and everyone is invited to come and watch free of charge.
The circus is a fundraiser for the Rouse. The Rouse receives a greater share of the advance ticket sales than from tickets sold on circus day.
Class of '60
The Youngsville High School Class of 1960 will host a reunion luncheon on Tuesday, July 10 at noon in the YHS cafeteria for graduating classes that are 50 years or older. The Class of 1961 is invited as guests. Meat and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish to pass. For information, call 723-5440.
The outreach dinner at St. Francis Episcopal will be Tuesday, July 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Youngsville Cheerleaders are hosting the dinner. They will serve spaghetti and meatballs with rolls, salad, cake, cookies, and beverage.
Donations are appreciated.
The Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters are having a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, July 15 at St. Luke's Church from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Cost is by donation.
The Youngsville Eagle Instrumental Boosters are selling gun raffle tickets for a custom-made 30-06 hunting rifle. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Tickets can be purchased from any Booster member or by calling Tina at 563-4006.
The drawing will be held during the annual Turkey Party at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Guard Start Program
Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool announces the scheduling of an American Red Cross Guard Start Program, starting July 9 through Aug. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students must be age 11, or older who have completed fifth grade, through 14 years old. The sessions require some strenuous physical activity and checking with your health care professional prior to the class is recommended. To participate in Guard Start the following skills need to be demonstrated on the first day of class:
1. Swim the front crawl for 25 yards continuously breathing to the front or side
2. Tread water for one minute using arms and legs
3. Submerge and swim 10 feet under water
After completing of the class and turning 15 years old, participants will be prepared to enroll in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course. Students may register July 2 to 6, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and July 9 and 10 from noon to 1 p.m. Cost of the program is $25 per student.
Magic of Oz
The Children's Theater Camp will be held from July 9-14 at the Free Methodist Church in Youngsville. The play this year is The Magic of Oz and will be performed on Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Barb at 563-4936.
Rouse Book Sale
Come enjoy the Books Are Fun book fair held at the Rouse Home on Thursday, July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
With over 250 great titles you are sure to find something for everyone to enjoy. Product categories include: Children's Story Books, Cookbooks, General Interest Books, New York Times Best Sellers, Stationery and Scrapbooking, Music Collections, Gifts for all ages, Early Learning Products, and Children's Educational Products.
First run, top quality products from the world's leading publishers: Time Life, Simon & Schuster, Dorling Kindersley, Harper-Collins, Penguin, Random House, Reader's Digest, Rodale, Disney, Publication's International, Thomas Nelson, Peachtree Publishing and many more.
They will accept cash, checks or credit cards. This sale benefits the Rouse Home Activity Fund.
Yard Sale Days
Youngsville Yard Sale Days are July 19-21. Shop at resident sales and downtown sidewalk sales. The event is sponsored by ROY. Contact Cathy at 563-7192 for more information.