Youngsville Life: Winners of Youngsville Library giveaway announced

Eclipse stories, eclipse facts, eclipse activities, certified eclipse glasses, and even eclipse-viewing safety rules were discussed when library director Kristy Wallace visited with all the students at the Rouse Day Care Center for a very special eclipse-themed story time. Miss Nikki’s class is pictured wearing their eclipse hats and holding the books that were read. Even certified solar eclipse glasses are limited to 3 minutes continuous use/viewing, intermittently for the several hours from beginning of the partial eclipse to totality to the end of the partial eclipse. Children should only use solar eclipse glasses with adult supervision.

Winners of the 14th annual Love-Your-Library Raffle Extravaganza to benefit the Youngsville Public Library have been announced.

“The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library, Board, and I want to thank everyone who took a chance on YPL’s 14th Annual Love-Your-Library Raffle Extravaganza Fundraiser this year, we really appreciate the outpouring of support,” said Kristy Wallace, library director. “There were also many individuals who utilized our downloadable ‘mail in raffle request form” and one of this year’s winners used the mail-in form option. Since this is a major fundraiser for YPL, we truly are appreciative of all the area businesses who donated toward the gift cards and cash prizes. We honestly wouldn’t have been able to offer such great prizes without the support of local and area businesses. It is our hope that those businesses will also benefit by acquiring new customers.”

Businesses that donated to the giveaway include Applebee’s, Brokenstraw Valley Winery, Carter Lumber, Dairy Queen in Yngs, Forester Restaurant, Huey’s Place, Ida Mae’s, KAM’s in Yngs, Kwik Fill, Mama Jane’s Eatery, Olewine Financial Group in Warren, Jackson Valley Golf Course, Outlet City (Simple Dicks), Ribs-n-Bones, Scoops Ice Cream Shop (at Youngsville Hardware), Sheetz, Tops’ Market in Youngsville, Youngsville Hardware, and Friends of the Library. A special thank you to Valley Bowling in Yngs for allowing us the opportunity to have chances available at their business.

Winners are: (1) Laura Dorunda – “Fill ‘er Up,” (2) Beth Sprentz – “Dinner & a Movie,” (3) Kelly Sullivan – “Keep on Scratching,” (4) Sue Allen – “Good Eats,” (5) Judy Rapp – “Got Ya Covered,” (6) John Dunn – “KAM’s in Yng,” (7) Jamie Jordan – “Let’s go Shopping,” (8) Steve Sivak – “Yngs Hardware & Scoops,” (9) Colleen Rex – “Cold Hard Cash,” (10) Colleena Maynard – “Yngs Wine & Dine,” (11) June Fuller – “Yngs Food & more,” (12) Crissi Winans – “Golf, Dinner, & Cash,” and (110 Michelle Neal – “Little Women 4 piece doll collection set.”

Special library hours Monday: So that all staff members may enjoy the eclipse, the Youngsville Public Library will be closing at 1:30 p.m. Monday. However, to make up for the reduction in hours on Monday, the Youngsville Library will be open extended hours on Friday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular library hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org. Special solar eclipse packets (10 page packet that comes with two complimentary, certified solar eclipse glasses) will be available on Monday from 10 am – 1:30 pm or while supplies last. The library is asking for a $1 donation per packet to cover the cost of printing.

Preschool story time: Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. join Miss Diane for the Youngsville Library’s monthly Preschool Story Time. No registration is needed. The story time includes stories, songs and music designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5, but all are welcome.

Career Help: Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m., a representative from PA CareerLinks will be at the Youngsville Library to assist with resume writing help, job search questions, free training opportunities from a free, PA sponsored database containing over 6,000 skills-training opportunities. Those interested in how to take free classes to increase your employment marketability or even just want to learn how to take some classes for self-improvement, be sure to stop in. Information is also available by contacting Chris Hinchman to set up a one-on-one appointment by emailing Christopher.Hinchman@nwpacarrerlink.org or calling 814-853-3942.


Cemetery cleanup: To aid in the process of spring clean-up and maintenance, the Youngsville Cemetery Association is asking to please have all decorations removed from gravesites by April 15.

Borough Hours: The Youngsville Borough and DPW will be closing at 2 p.m. Monday due to the eclipse event. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday. Garbage will be picked up on the regular schedule on Monday and Tuesday.

Borough Council Meeting: The Youngsville Borough Council meeting scheduled for Monday has been moved to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Rummage Sale: Saron Lutheran Church (148 W. Main St. Youngsville) is having a Spring Rummage and Bake Sale. Dates for the sale are: Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 4th from 9:00 am – noon. $1.00 per bag on Saturday.

If you have rummage you want to donate, call Deb at 814-723-1826 to arrange a time for delivery to the church. A reminder we will not accept any televisions, VCRs, or like devices. There is an elevator available.

Youngsville Baseball Breakfast: Sunday, April 28 there is a Youngsville Boys Baseball Breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. located at Warren Legion Post 135, cost is by donation. There will be 50/50 tickets and a Chinese auction. Tickets are available at the door.

Chicken Barbecue: Saturday, April 13 there is a chicken barbecue fundraiser at the Youngsville American Legion, from 11 a.m. until sold out. Public is welcome, the cost is $12 per dinner. All proceeds will benefit the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club.

Youngsville Elementary Ice Cream Social: Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be an Ice Cream Social and Basket Giveaway fundraiser at Youngsville Elementary School, 232 Second St. Proceeds will directly benefit Youngsville elementary students and the school PTO. Free entry and the public is encouraged to join in the fun. Tickets for the basket giveaway are two for $1, five chances for $2 or 15 chances for $5. There will also be tickets available for 50/50 giveaway as well as prize drawings (one kayak and one Blackstone grill). Tickets for the drawings are separate from the basket giveaway. In addition, for those 18 years of age or older, there will be a lottery wreath giveaway for $5 per chance. The winner will receive $200 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets and wreath. All money raised from the lottery wreath will go towards replacing the school’s playground equipment. Tickets must be purchased during this event; however winners do not need to be present to win.

Thursday Bingo: Bingo open to the public every Thursday night at the Youngsville American Legion (10 N. Main St). Bingo starts at 6 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 5 p.m. Kitchen is also open to the public on Bingo nights. No smoking allowed at Youngsville American Legion from 5 to 9 p.m. on Bingo nights.

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner: Saturday, April 20, there is a spaghetti benefit dinner at the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church (166 Hessel Valley Road, Chandlers Valley) from 3 to 6 p.m. or sold out. The dinner is a drive-through, pick-up only dinner with the cost by donation. Dinners will be served from the bottom of the church driveway. All proceeds will go to recipient Eric Allen and family. Allen is a 42-year-old who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2023. He has received chemotherapy and radiation from August through December 2023. Due to his chemo treatments, Allen’s immune system has become non-existent and has required more and more extended hospital stays in Pittsburgh making times even harder for his wife and three children to navigate. Donations can be sent to: 155 Hessel Valley Road, P.O. Box 43, Chandlers Valley, PA 16312. Make checks payable to HVLC and write Eric in the memo.


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