Fundraisers Galore

Weekend offers chance to support Sons of the Legion, Irving Presbyterian Church

Under the tutelage of Scout Leader Mike Hornstrom and treasurer Bill Johnson, Troop 31 members Mikey Carnahan, Konnor Eck, and Kenneth Shellhouse (left to right) assisted Friends of the Youngsville Library with the third phase of the new sewer line project that began in 2019. Phase three of this project involved shoveling additional back-fill to settled areas and grading topsoil for grass seed. “Thanks to the scouts and other volunteers, completion of phase three went very smoothly. The boys just jumped right in wherever needed. Plus they also returned to help us haul away brush and trimmings on another day. We are very grateful for their help,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. Troop 31 will be holding their popcorn and nuts fundraiser this September, dates TBA. Special thank you to Turner Enterprise for donating the mulch hay.


Today from noon to 3 p.m. or until gone, the Sons of the American Legion in Youngsville will be having a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The barbecue is open to the public and cost is a $10 donation, which includes chicken, roll, baked beans, and slaw. Call 814-563-4412 for details.


Each week free programs are offered by the Chapman State Park and are open to the public. Chapman State park is located at 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA 16313.Participants are asked to occupy designated areas to meet social distancing guidelines. Possession of face coverings is required to attend all programs. Pre-registration is often required due to distancing guidelines and material availability, if applicable. Although today’s Bat Box Building program and Drive-In Night Sky Watch program are full, you can find information about next week’s upcoming programming on Chapman State Park’s Facebook page or on Youngsville Library’s community news page: YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab).


The Youngsville American Legion is now open to the public for breakfast and lunch. New hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., with breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. and lunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays breakfast is served from 8 a.m .to noon. Masks are required, except when seated for meals and no smoking. The legion’s daily breakfast and lunch menu can be found at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab). Call 563-4412 for daily lunch specials and details.


Summer Crafts “to go”: The Youngsville Library’s Summer Craft and Story is going strong, thanks to a few safety tweaks.

“Due to COVID guidelines we’ve had to make some modifications to our annual Summer Story and Crafts program this year but our library has still found a way to offer crafts and a story to kids,” said Kristy Wallace, library director. “Since we obviously aren’t allowed to offer traditional group programming inside the library, YPL has contactless ‘grab and go’ craft bags that are located in our lobby for kids or parents to access during our regular business hours. Each free craft corresponds to a story-time video link found on our webpage. Kids can listen to the story being read and then complete a craft at home. TCCS Librarian Sara Robinson has been organizing our Annual Stories and Crafts program each year and this year she has taped herself reading the stories. Sara always does a great job with stories and crafts and this year is no exception. “

New crafts are made available each Wednesday. This free program began July 8 and will continue through Aug. 19. No registration is necessary. If you missed crafts from past weeks, no worries as the crafts from each week are kept in the lobby until gone and links to the video stories are kept on Youngsville’s website. Crafts are limited to 25 per week and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Youngsville Library also encourages kids to pick up a free snack bag when picking up their craft bag. Visit the YoungsvilleLibrary.org homepage and look for the “Crafts & Stories” icon for video links and more information or call 563-7670 during business hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Fridays.

YPL Ribbon Books: Youngsville Library’s collection of “gently-used/almost like new” fundraising books are once again being made available for patrons to purchase for a donation of $1 per book. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing requirements, ribbon books will be available Mondays from 2:30 to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 563-7670 to schedule an appointment during business hours Monday and Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. Fridays. Ribbon books are treated under the same quarantine, handling, and cleaning guidelines as “regular” library materials.


The Basket Bonanza Raffle will be held starting at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Irvine Presbyterian Church. Basket values will be from $40 to $200. There will be a $50 door prize as well. For more information call 563-3489 or 706-8975


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