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Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer Armed with string trimmers, rakes, and push mowers, over 30 volunteers came together to help get the Youngsville Cemetery hill under control during the Youngsville Cemetery Work Bee that was held last Saturday. In addition to many local residents, there were even volunteers from Butler County, and Florida, too. “I would like to send a giant thank you to all of those who came to help,” stated Youngsville Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg. “I felt like this project was very overwhelming and we could not possibly get it knocked down in one day. I was so wrong! All the volunteers were so amazing and I don’t have the words to express the amount of gratitude I feel. The saying, ‘Many hands make light work,’ definitely holds true here, although the work was anything but light the many hands made it possible. There is more work that will be done over the next several weeks but what a great launch. Thank you again to everyone who trimmed, mowed, picked up sticks, and provided water and snacks on such a hot day.” The Youngsville Cemetery Association needs board members. If you are interested in sitting on the cemetery board, contact Murray Trask at (814) 563-9030 and leave a message.

Reading Log Deadline

Friday, July 26, is the last day to turn in your summer reading logs for the Youngsville Public Library’s summer adult, K-12, and Pre-K-Yea! reading programs. Raffle prize winners will be called starting Monday, July 29. The library’s free summer snack program will continue each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) now through Friday, August 23.

The last for the free “Crafts and Stories” program (for kids ages 3 to 10 years) will be held Wednesday, July 31, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

The craft theme for that day is Wildlife. Call during business hours if you would like to register your child. The library’s free snack outreach program, through the Youngsville branch of the YMCA is also now through August 23.

Kids ages 18 and under may go to the Youngsville YMCA (at Island Park) and receive a free snack, provided by Youngsville Library. Library business hours are Monday and Tuesday from noon to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Call (814) 563-7670 with questions.

Music at Island Park

Free Music in the park entertainment for Thursday, July 25, is Julie Bessey, playing a variety of acoustic songs from 6 to 8 p.m.

For the most current listing of upcoming bands and dates for the Music in the Park lineup, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab or Community Info tab/Music in the Park).