Youngsville Life

Photos submitted to Times Observer Santa and friend at the Christmas Walk from 2015.

ROY Christmas Basket

ROY is having a Christmas Basket raffle as a fundraiser that will help support our revitalization projects. A Christmas welcome mat forms the basket which contains 4 gift certificates from local businesses, a bottle of campaign, “Peace on Earth” book by Mary Engelbreit, ceramic Tree dish, tin Angel sculpture, wooden country Angel, Poinsettia paper plates in two sizes with matching napkins, table cloth, and coasters, a candle, : a three item gift box of Redkin products, china cup and saucer, the work “Cheers” cut from 1/2″ wood suitable to hang over a bar, Christmas package shaped salt and pepper shakers, small Christmas bowl, box of Sleepy Time tea, package of gift boxes, and a mid- sized gift bag. and assorted useful Christmas knickknacks. The basket will be in the window of the Youngsville Pharmacy. Tickets can be purchased there and at the Youngsville or at Community Christmas event at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

Experience Christmas

Your neighbors at the Free Methodist Church on Davis Street would like to invite you and your family of several great opportunities to remember and experience the “Reason for the Season.”

On December 16th we will have a drama that will re-tell the story of the birth and life of Jesus Christ. You don’t want to miss this.

On the same night, there will be an interactive Marketplace where you will find tasty treats to sample and a petting zoo to enjoy. There will be a variety of shops that will display crafts and goods from Bible times.

The market will open at 6:00 pm with the two drama presentations beginning shortly thereafter. Everything is free, so bring the family, take some pictures, and make some memories.

On December 21st at 6:00 pm we will be having a “Blue Christmas” service in the sanctuary. The Blue Christmas service is held on the longest night of the year and will minister to those who want to celebrate the birth of Christ, but find it difficult to experience the joy of Christmas. If Christmas isn’t an especially cheery time for you due to life circumstances, this service may be just what you are looking for. For more information on any of the events contact the church office at 563-9009 or youngsvillefmc@gmail.com

Youngsville Eagle’s Eye

“p1″>Youngsville Eagle’s Eye is planning a trip to NYC in March.  They are in need of sponsorship to help with these costs.  If you or your business would be interested in sponsoring their trip by having your name or company logo placed on their “team” shirts for a small fee, please call 563-1606.  We appreciate your help.


Borough Schedule

The next recycling day will be on Wednesday, December 7th.   


The Hometown Heroes Banner Project is meant to honor the Youngsville area Military service men and women. Youngsville is the first community in Warren County and surrounding area to to do so. These past or present service heroes need only have served honorable at home or abroad in time of War or Peace to be eligible for the banner project. A picture of the service person will appear on both sides of the 24″ x 48″ banner, plus, branch, rank, and Era of service. More information and application can be found at www.youngsvillepa.org or email knjoviatt@verizon.net or call 563-4286. Also, you or your business can sponsor a banner for a local hero.

The plan is to invite all the heroes and/or families to the banner reveal event on Memorial Day 2017–probable location Railroad Street. The printing company has set the number of banners at 25 to get a price break. Help us reach the goal of 25 by giving a banner to your family hero as a Christmas gift. A special card will be available acknowledging the banner gift to your special hero or you can request it to be a surprise.

Brokenstraw Valley Fund

Have too many Ties, Slippers, and Ugly Sweaters? Drop a Hint: Donate to the Brokenstraw Valley Fund in honor of SOMEONE you Love! BVF is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization under the Community Foundation of Warren County formed to benefit the people and projects of the Youngsville, Pittsfield, Irvine and Garland Area. Give yourself a gift at the same time….Another TAX Deduction! It is easy to do: Make your donation check out to the Community Foundation of Warren County. Put “Brokenstraw Valley Fund” on the subject line. Mail it to the Community Foundation of Warren County, 213 West Third Avenue, Warren PA 16365. Then, PICK UP a special card at the Youngsville Public Library, 100 Broad St. Youngsville PA acknowledging your gift to your special person. You will be insuring the future prosperity of the area, and getting your shopping done at the same time.

Youngsville Public

Library News

Most recent Library Angels:

From now through Wednesday, December 21st the Youngsville Public Library has a special tree on display near the Circulation Desk. The Library Angel Tree is filled with a variety of ornaments listing basic items (& their costs/donation denomination) that are vital to the survival of the library but not things that you would necessarily associate with “daily operational costs” for a library; everything from custodial supply items to energy-saving lightbulbs to office supplies, acid-free historical collection materials and even general donations (just to name a few).

“This annual fundraising event was started by the Friends of the Youngsville Library in 2009 in response to the wave of major cuts in financial support by the State and county commissioners,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “So now our library has to raise over $27,000 each year before we evena qualify for a mere $9,000 from the State and the Angel Tree fundraiser helps us to raise a portion of that $27,000.”

Wallace continues, “What makes the Library Angel Tree fundraiser different than most fundraisers is that individuals can actually choose what they want their donations to go towards, such as helping with the cost of utilities, helping with youth programming costs, magazine subscriptions, or stamps, to name just a few. We just can’t say it enough how incredibly grateful we are to all the community members who support us throughout the year and during the Library Angel Tree fundraiser event-thank you so much.”

“p1″>Community members are encouraged to become a “Library Angel” by choosing an ornament from the tree and making a donation at the circulation desk. You will then receive a Library Angel to place back on the tree for each donation that is made. You also have the option to make a donation in honor of someone or in memoriam.  YPL business hours are Monday & Tuesday Noon-7:30 pm, Wednesday 10-5 pm , and Friday Noon-4 or you can mail your Angel Tree donation to Youngsville Library c/o Angel Tree 100 Broad Street Youngsville, PA 16371, please be sure to specify who the donation is from and if it is a memorial or in honor of donation.

A special thank you to our most recent Library Angels:  General donations: Jim & Sharon Rose; Bill Martin; Energy-saving light bulbs: Mary Lu Zock; Pam & Bill Hummel; Children’s books: In memory of Jack & Marilyn Brown by Joni & Don Owens; In memory of Nordeen Owens by Joni & Don Owens; Copy paper: Mary Lu Zock; Office supplies: In memory of Art Olson and his dog Chief by Peggy Olson.

Santa Clause is Coming to the Youngsville Fire hall on December 8, 2016

See Santa, make a Christmas tree ornament, dance along with the Bubble Gum DJ, listen to some great local, musical talent, and enjoy a whole lot more at Youngsville’s Annual Hometown Christmas event Thursday, December 8th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm located at the Youngsville Fire Hall. There is no charge to get in.

There will be food vendors, raffle basket chances, RADA cutlery available for “cash and carry,” a face-painting booth for kids (for a donation) sponsored by the YHS Eagle’s Eye group and free family-friendly activities too such as visiting with Santa, making an ornament, participating in a coloring contest, meeting with Officer Mineweaser, receiving grab-bags for the kids, and listening to holiday-themed entertainment in the main room and/or dancing along with the Bubble Gum DJ in the “new truck room.”