By ANITA COHAN
Sunday School classes at First United Methodist Church in Youngsville packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a division of Samaritan’s Purse headed by Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham. The boxes are packed with Bibles, children’s Bible story books, personal items, toys, candy and school supplies to send to children all over the world. Some of the people who helped pack the boxes are, left to right, Hannah Camp, Ellie Dunn, Pastor John Gerber and Rachel Camp.
Borough Office Closed
Youngsville Borough offices and services will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
YPL Basket Winner
The winner of the 'Art Around Town' Raffle Basket, which helped to raise money for the sculpture project that will be located in front of the Youngsville Public Library in the spring, was Rosann Paul. A special thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraiser.
Saron Lutheran Church will host a Hunter's Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 26 from 5 to 7:30 a.m. Menu is eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast, juice, and coffee.
The price is a $ 6 donation. We will be filling thermos for $ 4 or $5 depending on the size of the thermos. All are welcome!
The Youngsville Touchdown Club and Boys Basketball Turkey Party will be held at the Youngsville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free with lots of food, beverages and door prizes. Come show your support for football and boys basketball.
Rouse Book Fair
A "Books Are Fun" book fair will be held at the Rouse Home on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - quality books at discount prices. Many children's books and toys as well as how-to books, cookbooks, decorations and much more will be for sale. Ten percent of profits go to the Rouse Activity Fund to provide quality programs and entertainment for the residents. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Garland is doing it one more time this year with a truckload of new merchandise. They have tools, toys, collectibles, wholesale food and much more. This event will be held at the Garland Community Center, 204 Extension Rd. on Sunday, Dec. 2 starting at 1 p.m. with doors open at noon.
All proceeds benefit the Garland Community House Association/Community Center.
Auctioneers will be Vennie Hotchkiss and Don McKuhn. For more information, call Cheryl at 563-4374.
ROY Wreath Contest
Entries must be delivered to Allegheny Artistry, 106 E. Main St., Youngsville, until Dec. 5 during the Allegheny Artistry Gallery hours of Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is a $1 donation per entry.
For information, call 563-4286. Sponsored by the Revitalization of Youngsville (ROY) for the Youngsville Hometown Christmas.
Attention all church choir members and all others who love to sing Christmas music. Barb Luce is forming a Christmas Walk Choir to sing during the annual Youngsville Hometown Christmas Walk on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. No rehearsals are necessary. Call 563-4936 if you are willing to participate.
The committee is also requesting that everyone join in the parade, and walk through downtown Youngsville.
The Recreation Commission will not be meeting at its scheduled time in December. They will be at the Hometown Christmas Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. in front of Youngsville Pharmacy on Thursday, Dec. 6. The next scheduled meeting will be Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Youngsville Borough Building.
The Recreation Commission is busy planning several events for the new year, including the Annual Sled Riding Party and an 80's Party. Sledding is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pool Hill near Division Street and the 80's Party will be schedule for the end of February or beginning of March.
If you have any suggestions, concerns, questions, or would like to help with the events, contact Youngsville Borough at 563-4604.
Anyone interested in participating in the Youngsville's Hometown Christmas on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. can get updated information and vendor forms at www.hometownxmasyoungsvillepa.blogspot.com.
The parade for the traditional Hometown Christmas will start at 5 p.m. with Mr. and Mrs. Claus riding through town in the horse-drawn wagon. Mrs. Claus will greet families at the ROY tent in front of the ROY Store and Santa Claus will be listening to wish lists at the Youngsville Public Library. The wagon will continue to make round trips from town to the library. The downtown will have food and vendors between Railroad Street and Ford Street on East Main Street. The First United Methodist Church will be serving hot drinks and cookies, along with Ellie Dunn making ornaments with the children to place on the tree in front of PNC, with a tree lighting ceremony after the parade.
ROY committee members and the Masons will be serving hot food on the street. There will be carolers, barbershoppers, flute choir and Paul and Joan providing music. A wreath contest, sign ups for a free gift, and tickets will be sold for a Basket Raffle to be awarded on Dec. 20.
Just in time for Christmas gift giving, a Youngsville hooded sweatshirt, "All Tracks Lead to Youngsville, Pennsylvania" imprinted on the back, the front has 'Youngsville, Pa' and the ROY Boy imprinted in black or red. Hoodies are gray and of good quality. A nice selection of different sizes are available at the ROY store (next to the Allegheny Artistry), at the Youngsville Pharmacy or at Holmberg's Salon. Profits benefit ROY.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. there will be a Youngsville Public Library board meeting. There will not be a guest speaker, but the public is welcomed to attend.
During December only, the Youngsville Library will be open each Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. instead of noon to 4 p.m. The library will still be honoring our regular business hours for Monday and Tuesday noon to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during December. Regular Friday business hours (noon-4 p.m.) will resume again in January 2013. Questions: call 563-7670.
The Bicentennial committee will be raffling off 3 Christmas baskets, 2 adult and 1 child's treasure chest. The raffle tickets are available for a donation of 1 for $1, 3 for $2 or 10 for $5. The baskets will be on display at the Youngsville Pharmacy starting the first of November, tickets are available at the pharmacy, from a committee member or call 563-7807.
The drawing will be held at the pharmacy on Dec. 22 at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Bicentennial celebration scheduled for June 28-30, 2013.