By ANITA COHAN
Movie and lunch
Students of the Religious Education Program and other parishioners of St. Luke Catholic Church gathered together on Sunday, Jan. 20, to watch a movie about an intergenerational family that comes to the realization that our freedoms as Christians are being taken away from us one at a time. One man takes a stand using his last ounce of courage to motivate the townspeople to take a stand in bringing Christ back into Christmas. But it also involves taking a stand for ideas and traditional values that our heroes in uniform sacrifice everything to protect.
Warren County Christian School will be hosting a winter carnival on Fri., Jan. 25th, from 6-8:00 p.m., sponsored by the Pittsfield Ottervein UMC. Games, prizes, a maze, and a bouncy house will be some of the fun for children, toddlers to 6th graders. Event is free and you may contact Angie Bojaczko at 563-3333 for more information.
Any girl interested in playing volleyball for the 2013-2014 school year in grades 9th-12th should contact Jodi Cratty at 563-3315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising events will be starting soon.
The Revitalization of Youngsville organization announces a community-wide open meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad St. for the purpose of determining the future of Youngsville's A-'Maize'-ing Corn Fest.
R.O.Y. has organized and conducted Corn Fest for each of the past seven years, with varying degrees of success. But with Phase One of R.O.Y.'s revitalization of downtown Youngsville scheduled to begin in earnest over the next several months, and likely to be in full swing during August, serious discussion needs to take place by residents of Youngsville about 2013 Corn Fest. No subject having to do with Corn Fest will be off-limits, including whether or not to have 2013 Corn Fest.
All residents of Youngsville Borough and Brokenstraw Township are invited to participate in this open meeting.
The annual Sweetheart Dinner and White Elephant Auction will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. The auction is held to provide money for our kids to go shopping for Christmas gifts for other children. They do this each year and is very worthwhile.
Proceeds from the dinner help CLC provide future activities for the year as well as supplies for the kitchen and donations we give out each year.
Packets are available for the 2013-2014 kindergarten registration at Youngsville Elementary Middle School. Completed packets can be returned on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Corn Hole Tournament
The YHS Softball Team will sponsor a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the YHS gymnasium. Cost is $15 per team.
Registration begins at 11 a.m. and tournament begins at noon. You can also register prior to that day by contacting any YHS softball player or parent for an entry form. Any question, contact Ron Jameson at 730-1577.
Fine Art and Vino Venue
The Revitalization of Youngsville will be hosting the second annual Fine Art and Vino Venue on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall. They will again have local wineries, art competitions, lots of food this year, vendors, amateur wine-making contest, and live music.
Tickets will be available on Feb. 1 in Youngsville locations and the Sheffield Allegheny Cellars Winery. The first 300 to purchase a $10 wine-tasting ticket (for those over 21) before April 20 will receive a commemorative glass at the event. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $15.
Vendors and attendees are welcome to visit the website at www.artandvinovenue.blogspot.com for updated information and vendor forms.
Free e-filing of Taxes
JoAn's Home VITA Site Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a group of local independent volunteers from the Warren County area have partnered for another year with the IRS to do e-filing of taxes free for those with less than $50,000 per year income earned in PA.
The IRS has provided the software and the tax law training as well as certifying the volunteers to do your taxes. Federal and state taxes will be e-filed. Tax and rent rebates, and local taxes will also be done. Do you qualify for earned income credit, child tax credit, or savings credit? If you are a senior, widow(er) or disabled, do you receive money from the state towards your property tax or rent payments? We help you receive all the money that is due to you.
St. Luke's Catholic Church W. Main St. Youngsville is hosting our volunteers for the eighth year. Make that appointment today by calling 563-6383, learn of the days and times in your area.