Youngsville Life

Free snack outreach


There are now two sites for Youngsville Library’s Free Summer Snack Program for kids ages 18 and younger.

Kids can get a free snack at the Youngsville Public Library Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Kids can also receive a free snack at the YMCA Youngsville Branch (located at Island Park) Mondays through Thursdays during the Y’s afternoon hours.

The federally-funded snack program hosted by the Youngsville Public Library will continue now through Tuesday, August 27. You do not need to pre-register to receive a snack at either location.

“We are really excited that Dana from YMCA Youngsville Branch was so receptive to having the Youngsville Branch as an outreach site for this important snack program,” said Library Director Kristy Wallace. “The Youngsville Y Branch is serving free lunches to kids every Monday through Friday from noon to 12:30 p.m. from July 8th until August 16th. The hope is that kids in the area will come to the Youngsville Y during the day, enjoy a free lunch, participate in the free playground equipment lending program until 1 p.m., then come back later when the Youngsville Y reopens (from 3 to 7 p.m.) to play some more and enjoy a free snack sponsored by our library. It’s just another way for like-minded community organizations to work together for the betterment of the kids in our area.”

The free snack program does not require registration; just stop by either site.

If you are interested in participating in the free lunch program at the Youngsville Y, call (814) 802-1618 to register. Kids ages 10+ can register (for free) to borrow games and playground equipment at the Youngsville Y during business hours as part of their Playground Equipment Lending Program. Kids 9 and under may borrow equipment if accompanied by an adult.

YMCA Youngsville Branch hours are Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 a.m., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Youngsville Library 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 5 p.m.

Music at Island Park

There will be no Music at Island Park band on Thursday, July 4. Music will resume Thursday, July 11, with Sean Patrick McGraw playing original country music.

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

Holiday closing correction

The Youngsville Borough Office and DPW will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day and also on Friday, July 5. Regular hours will resume on Monday. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wilder BBQ Chicken Fundraiser:

Correction: Wilder BBQ chicken presale tickets cost $12 per meal (presale tickets available now), and at the door, tickets cost $15 donation per meal.

The event date is Thursday, July 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wilder Museum (51 Erie Avenue, Irvine).

The chicken dinner includes a half-chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, and a roll.

For information, call 563-7773 Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Open house is July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.

YHS luncheon

On Tuesday, July 9, the annual YHS alumni and guests luncheon starts at noon at the Youngsville Fire Hall. The YHS family-reunion style luncheon is open to all alumni and guests who graduated 50 or more years ago. This year, the YHS class of 1967 will host with the YHS class of 1968 as honored guests. Bring a dish to share. Beverages, sandwich fixings, plates, and silverware are provided.

The Youngsville Public Library will have yearbooks and other YHS memorabilia on display from their Brokenstraw Valley Historical Collection.

Call (814) 563-4389 for more information about luncheon.

Youngsville Y

For kids under 18: Soccer Skills & Drills — Tuesdays and Thursdays now through August 1; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. both days. There is a free lunch opportunity before soccer begins from noon to 12:30 p.m. (must call the Youngsville Y to reserve your child’s lunch at 814-802-1618). Members cost is $20, non-members $40 for this five-week program.

For adults/youth: Exercise with Me — This new group exercise opportunity is designed for the beginner in mind although all exercises can be modified for intensity. Your instructor will focus on a variety of exercises using body weight, dumbells, yoga balls, body bars, and other equipment to offer a total body cardio toning workout; Saturdays 8 to 9 a.m. Classes will be offered July 13 and 27, and in August as well.

Spin (cycle) classes in July – “Spin w/Kim”: a 30 to 45-minute beginner/intermediate fitness level cycling opportunity; “Spin & Core w/Kim”: a 30-minute beginner level cycling opportunity keeping beginners and seniors in mind. Post ride, your instructor leads you in a 15-minute core concentrated workout followed by stretching; “Spin w/Jody”: a 45-60-minute intermediate fitness level cycling opportunity.

Call for details, or go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community info tab/Y) for details.

YHS Alumni Coming Home Events

All events are open to the public.

Friday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. — Campfire at Youngsville Free Methodist Church pavilion at the end of Davis Street. Bring your beverage (no alcohol), a snack to share, and your lawn chair. Open to all classes. Sponsored by the class of ’71.

Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. — Alumni breakfast at Richard’s Restaurant. All are welcome; the side room is reserved.

Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Alumni dinner buffet at Youngsville Fire Hall (doors open at 5 p.m.). Reservations required for the dinner/dance. Cost is $22 per person. Dinner/dance reservations deadline is Friday, Sept. 20. For dance only, doors open from 8 to 11 p.m. Cost is $10 per person; the band is TRIXX. BYOB, mixer, and snacks.

For information, contact Kathie Irwin at (814) 489-3535 (kirwin5@msn.com).

Dinner/dance reservations are to be mailed to Sam and Becky Walters, 210 West Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371. Please include name and class of all that are attending along with your check. Make check payable to YHS Coming Home Committee.

For information on reservations, contact Sam or Becky Walters at (814) 563-4791 (bswalters@verizon.net).


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