Youngsville Life

Mum’s the Word

The Second Annual Youngsville Public Library’s 8-inch potted mums fundraiser is going on now through September 28. YPLibrary is working with Nick and Mary Jo Brunecz from J & B Country Gardens Greenhouse located at 652 Turnpike Cemetery Road, Sugar Grove.

To participate in the fundraiser: Purchase a special Youngsville Library mum coupon at YPLibrary for $8 each. Present the pre-paid YPL mum coupon at J & B Country Gardens Greenhouse any Saturday in September (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and you then choose your 8-inch mum from the varieties and colors available. Youngsville Library will receive a $4 donation for each $8 mum coupon that you purchase.

“This is the second year for this mum fundraiser and we’re really excited to be working with Nick again this year,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “This year, we will have a selection of mums available for purchase for $8 each right at the Library during our Annual Book/Bake Sale Fundraiser next Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Of course, you can also buy the special library mum coupons during our book and bake sale, too – if you’d prefer to go to the greenhouse and choose a mum there instead. They’ve grown 3,300 mums this year and offer 15 varieties and an assortment of colors. This really is a great fundraiser for our library.

“Nick used to own the Agway in Youngsville and he and Mary Jo are really so community-minded and supportive of area organizations.” Wallace said. “It is my understanding that this latest greenhouse business is actually named in honor of Nick’s parents, Jack and Barbara Brunecz. We will always have one of the gorgeous 8-inch potted mums on display and the library so people can see how healthy and large the mums are when they come in to purchase a special library mum coupon.”

The Library mum coupons can also be purchased from staff, board, and Library Friends members.

For more information, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab or events/fundraisers/mums), or call (814) 563-7670.

Sports Boosters Bingo

The Youngsville Eagle Sports Boosters will be hosting its Second Annual “Cash Bingo Extravaganza” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Youngsville Fire Hall.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. There will be cash prizes from $50 to $200 as well as a reverse raffle, Chinese auction, and prize raffles throughout the evening. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any Youngsville athletic team member, Richard’s Restaurant, Youngsville Dairy Queen, and the Youngsville Borough. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door until sold out.

The Boosters encourage you to purchase tickets before the event. You can also call or text (814) 730-5581 for tickets.

Holiday Hours

The Youngsville Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. The drop box is always open 24/7, so patrons may still return materials at any time. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3, (noon to 7:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, Sept. 4, (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Library will be open special hours on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days) for its Annual Book & Bake Sale Fundraiser.

For information, call (814) 563-7670.

The Youngsville Borough office and services will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Regular business hours and DPW services will resume on Tuesday.

Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank will be at the Otterbein UMC (258 Dalrymple Street, Pittsfield) on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Food pick-up is at 3:30 p.m.; no pre-registration is required. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. Call 563-3333 with questions.

YHS Class of 1969

The YHS class of 1969 has some special events planned for its 50th Reunion Celebration at this year’s YHS Coming Home Event. If you are planning on attending any Coming Home events, contact Sonna (messenger for class of 1969) at sana-mum@yahoo.com or (814) 664-9445.

Events for Thursday, Oct. 3, a.m.: (1) Golf (contact Arch at s-aperrin@hotmail.com if interested and for details); (2) Spa day: Contact Coventina Day Spa for your reservation (814) 796-9038, and see coventina.com for available services. Spa appointments will start at 9 a.m. You may BYOB w/mixer to the spa and bring a snack to share if you wish. Use name, YHS class of 69, when making your spa reservation;

Oct. 3, p.m.: Evening gathering at Brokenstraw Valley Winery (old Ski Lodge) 6 to 10 p.m.;

Friday, Oct. 4: (1) 2 p.m. — Lunch on your own at Legends Restaurant in Warren. Meal includes full salad and dessert bar, coffee, soft drinks, and tip. Cost $21.10 per person. Call Sonna for more details; (2) 7 p.m. — Alumni campfire at the end of Davis Street (open to all YHS alumni); (3) 7 p.m. – Socializing at the Youngsville Legion and Tom Burleigh memorial gathering for friends and family. The family is providing pizza and wings for classmates; contact Sonna if attending for a pizza/wing count.

Saturday, Oct. 5: (1) 9 a.m. — Alumni breakfast at Richards; room reserved but fills fast (open to all alumni); (2) 1 p.m. — Chautauqua Lake cruise on the Chautauqua Bell Celeron, N.Y. (for YHS 1969 alumni), departs from Jamestown, McCrea Point Park. Tickets, call (716) 268-2355; (3) 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Alumni dinner Buffet, Youngsville Fire Hall (for all alumni/public), doors open at 5 p.m., and there is special seating for class of 1969. Reservations are required for the dinner/dance. The cost $22 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 20; mail reservations and payment to Sam and Becky Walters, 210 W. Main St., Youngsville, PA 16371. Please include name and class of all that are attending along with your check. Make checks payable to YHS Coming Home Committee; (4) 8 to 11 p.m. — Alumni Dance, Youngsville Fire Hall (all alumni/public); dance cost is $10 per person. Featuring the band “Trixx.” BYOB, mixer, and snacks. For alumni dance only, contact Sam or Becky Walters at (814) 563-4791 or bswalters@verizon.net. Reminder — a block of rooms are reserved at Days Inn by Wyndham, Warren, for the class of 1969. Call (814) 726-3000 and use code YH69. The room reservation deadline is Sept. 19. The class of 1969 event registration forms should be mailed to Sonna and other details can be found on the Youngsville Library website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab).