90-Year-Old Youngsville grad honored at scholarship fundraiser

Sandra Brown, one of the original trustees from the Youngsville Class of 1950, was honored at the recent Youngsville High School Alumni Scholarship Golf Scramble.

Sandy Brown was recently honored at the 29th annual Youngsville High School alumni scholarship golf scramble.

Brown is one of the original trustees from the Class of 1950 and recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

The grand sponsor of the tournament was the Youngsville American Legion Post 658. Other sponsors included the KCS Foundation Inc., the Leofsky Foundation, Randy and Brenda Abplanalp, and the Jackson Valley Golf club. Trustees thanked sponsors, golfers, patrons, volunteers and tournament chairs Tim and Nathan Sandberg for their ongoing support.

Hole sponsors were Randy and Brenda Abplanalp, Ed and Holly Benedict, Bob’s Garage, Brokenstraw alley Camp Sites, Brown’s Services, Clark Oil Company, Louise Dyer, W.H. Fitzgerald Trucking, Johnson Transportation, Key Bank, Ron and Debbie Leofsky, Connie Lucia, Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gahring Optical Lab, Warren Tire Center, Champion Self-Storage, Jackson Valley Golf Club, Stateline Motorsports Park, Barnart Davis-NAPA Auto Parts, Valley Bowing Cente, Jason Rafalksi, Wells Fargo Advisor, Stillwater Masonic Lodge 547 F&AM, TMC Tax Experience, CR Turner Enterprises, United Refining Company, Roger and Kristy Wallace, Pellegrino World Wide Marketing, Youngsville Borough, Youngsville Hardware, Bower’s Liberty Safes, Doug and Celia Thompson and Dahlstrom Roll Form.

Business and individual donors were Double D’s, Brokenstraw Winery, Jim Huff Auto, JM Auto, Roger’s Auto Repair, Warren Shurfine, Swanson’s Barn, TOPS Markets Youngsville, Weidner’s Genuine Jerky, Youngsville Service Center, O’Brien’s Transmission, Hebner’s Towne Styling, Heber’s Auto Repair, The Bucket Cafe, New Beginnings, KC Auto Glass, Jeff McKinney Auto Services, Wilco Brother’s True Value, Ardelle Johnson, Sandy Brown, sue Perrin, Matt Haight, Taryne lLewis, Stella Walton, Stephanie Maxe, Mike Olewine, Teri Magnani, and Pete Savitz who donated back his 50/50 win.

Daphne DePoole is pictured holding her prize and new library card after being named one of the winners of the Get Carded At The Library at the Youngsville Public Library.



In an effort to encourage all county residents to either update/confirm their existing library card information or to become a new library card owner, the five independent libraries located within Warren County in Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Warren and Youngsville coordinated a county-wide Get Carded at the Library campaign.

Any county resident who had their current card status checked, swapped their old green-bordered card for the latest library card version, or became a new library card owner received a free ticket to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Each of the five libraries then drew four winners for a total of 20 winners countywide. The feedback from the two-week campaign was so positive the five libraries have decided to coordinate another, similar “Get Carded at the Library” sometime in the fall.

Amazon gift card winners are:

Sheffield: DeAnna Hawk, Norm Hornburg, Renee Littlefield, James McBride;

Sugar Grove: Chelsea Hoffman, Julie Rohades, Janet Savko, Kylei Strange;

Tidioute: Paige Beck, Jackie Petachi, Chris Sonney, Vicky Wimer;

Warren: Tammy Emberg, Patrick McGrail, Sabina Snyder, Shelley Viola;

Youngsville: Daphne DePoole (pictured above), Karen Bower, Elyse Dickerson, and Steve S. Zock.



Puzzle Exchange: The Youngsville Library’s newest “Take a Puzzle, Leave a Puzzle” program is a huge success, according to library director Kristy Wallace.

Patrons have been donating/bringing in their own “gently used” puzzles from home and then taking home a “new to them” puzzle from those available in the library’s foyer area.

“We never could’ve imagined how much people are enjoying this free, Puzzle-Exchange program option at YPL,” Wallace said. “People have donated all kinds of puzzles, ranging from puzzles for kids to puzzles with over 1,000 pieces. I think one reason that this program is so successful is that the puzzles on display are for sharing, not for purchase and not for checkout; so people don’t have to feel any pressure to complete say a 1,000-piece puzzle within two weeks. Plus we are relying on the honor system, we just ask people to bring the puzzle back once they’re done so that others can use it too. There’s no time pressure to complete a puzzle. You also don’t have to bring a puzzle to borrow one, there are plenty available for sharing.”

Those with puzzles to donate can bring them to the library during regular business hours. Donors are asked not to place them in the Youngsville Library drop box. Puzzles and the puzzle box should be in good condition with no missing pieces. Those participating do not have to take a puzzle each time they donate one. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 814-563-7670 with questions.

Book Donations: There was a great turnout for Youngsville Library’s inaugural spring book sale. Wallace thanked all those who were able to attend. Library officials are planning for their annual fall book sale which will be Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to books and other materials the fall book sale also includes hot dogs and crafts.

In preparation for the fall book sale, the Youngsville Public Library (100 Broad St.) will be accepting donations of fiction books and DVDs on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No magazines, cassette tapes, VHS tapes or nonfiction books (i.e. no textbooks, encyclopedias, biographies, dictionaries, lifetime books, etc.). Donate only books/items that are in good or better condition. Library officials said they are interested in regular print fiction (both hardcover and paperback), children/youth books, large print fiction, Christian fiction, and DVDs. Please do not include items that are dirty, moldy, musty, smelly, water-stained, bug infested, or have browned/tattered/missing covers or pages. It is the library’s goal to provide quality book sale items for the book sale fundraising events. Wallace said the library is looking for items that could be classified as “good, gently-used” condition or better.

Library holiday hours: The Youngsville Library will be closed on Memorial Day, but will resume regular business hours on Tuesday.


Borough Hours: The Youngsville Borough and services will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Regular borough office hours and services will resume on Tuesday. Monday’s garbage pickup will be on Tuesday and Tuesday’s garage pickup will be on Wednesday.

Pickleball Courts: The pickleball courts located at Island Park are set up and ready for play. Free lessons on the following Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon May 29, May 31, June 5, and June 7. Also, free lessons are scheduled on Thursday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Youngsville YMCA has pickleball paddles that can be checked out for use on the Island Park Pickleball courts.


Chicken BBQ: Today there will be a chicken barbecue fundraiser at the Youngsville American Legion sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion from noon to 2 p.m. or sold out. Cost is a $12 donation per meal.


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