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Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer Get ready to meet a real reindeer Sunday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas Walk. The reindeer will be located near the Rouse Children’s Center building and Santa will at the Rouse Children’s Center, too. Friends of the Youngsville Library will be providing free goody-bags filled with coloring pages, bookmarker, a seasonal treat, and a free “gently-used” book to kids visiting Santa along with candy canes, while supplies last. This year, the Retro Hair Salon will be hosting cookie decorating for the kids. The parade welcoming Santa will begin at 4 p.m. and will include Disney Princesses and Super Heroes. The Princesses and Super Heroes will be walking around during the event and will be available for pictures. If you are interested in joining the parade, call or text Judy Kuzminski at (814) 688-8514. Gingerbread house decorating competition forms are still available at the Borough Office, the library, or can be downloaded at YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab) and have details regarding age groups and prizes. To find out information about events, the cash raffle tickets, how to volunteer, and more go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org (community news tab), visit Youngsville Old Fashioned Christmas on Facebook, or contact Judy.

Borough Holiday Hours

The Youngsville Borough office and services will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, the public works personnel will be off for their floating holiday on Monday, Dec. 2. Monday’s garbage pickup will be Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Tuesday’s garbage pickup will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The borough office will be open on Monday, Dec. 2.

“Library-Angels”

“The Board, Youngsville staff, Friends of the Youngsville Library, and I truly wish to thank everyone who has become a Youngsville Library-Angel so far,” stated Library Director Kristy Wallace. “This particular annual fundraiser is a bit different because it helps us offset general operating costs for daily operating items such as toner, inter-library loan postage costs, utilities, security system monitoring fees, etc. – you know, the items that you don’t usually associate with a library needing to keep its doors open. We are grateful to have a community that values its library and understands what a vital resource we are for basic computer needs, Wi-Fi access, DVDs, faxing, and so much more. We can’t thank our Library-Angels enough for their support. You can make a donation at the Youngsville Public Library from now through Monday, December 23rd.”

Recent Youngsville Public Library Angels: Office supplies: (a) In memory of Sadie Kellogg made by Peggy Nelson, (b) Rebecca & Ron Fassett, (c) Karen & Bruce Kay; Towards Annual Software updates: (a) Rebecca & Ron Fassett; Magazine donations: (a) The Zock Family, (b) Mary Ann Fetchik; Energy-saving lightbulbs: (a) In memory of Johnny B. made by Brenda Dunn, (b)Riley Whitney, (c) Rebecca & Ron Fassett; Stamps: (a)Rebecca Whitney, (b) Sheri Kowalski; Large Print books: Rebecca Shippee; Towards Electric bills: (a)In memory of Connie Hoffman made by Brenda Dunn, (b) Rebecca & Ron Fassett; Children’s DVD: Karen & Bruce Kay; Kids/Youth Programming: (a) In memory of Marian Fox made by Dick & Pat McChesney, (b) In honor of George IV & Elliot Mead made by Peggy Olson, (c) In honor of their 8 Grandchildren made by Stephanie & Tim Maze, (d) Libbey VanHouten; Historical Collection supplies: (a) In memory of Rhea Lord made by Paul & June Natale, (b) Dennis Whitney; Toward Gas Gas bills: In memory of Carl & Sonna Johnson made by Carl Johnson; Book Covers: In memory of Art & Chief made by Peggy Olson; Audio books on CD: (a) Diane Danielson, (b) Rebecca & Ron Fassett; and Towards General operating needs: (a) In memory of Robert & Vivian Sweetland made by Penny & Gary Lestor, (b) In honor of Herb & Jo Trask made by Wilma & Pete Trask.

Photo submitted to Times Observer For a $2 per ticket donation or a donation of $5 for three tickets, you could have the chance to win this lighted sleigh and reindeer and spread some holiday cheer. The sleigh and reindeer are on display in the window at Lawson’s All American Diner (114 E. Main St., Youngsville). Lawson’s has generously donated this lighted sleigh and reindeer (first prize), and two restaurant gift certificates ($25 for second prize and $15 for third prize) with all proceeds to benefit the Youngsville Public Library. Tickets can be purchased at Lawson’s All American Diner during business hours, or at the Youngsville Public Library. Tickets are available now through the drawing date of 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. For information, call Lawson’s Diner (563-3205) or Youngsville Library (563-7670).

To become a Library Angel, stop by the Youngsville Library during business hours or you can mail a Library Angel Donation to: Youngsville Public Library, c/o Library Angel Program, 100 Broad Street, Youngsville, PA 16371. Be sure to include the name you would like to be placed on the Angel (and if it is in memoriam or in honor of someone).

The Library Angel Tree is on display, at the library, now through Monday, Dec. 23.

New December Medicare help date at Library

An additional day for Free Medicare Open Enrollment help has been added at Youngsville Public Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are still openings available for Tuesday, Nov. 26, from noon to 4 p.m.at YPLibrary.

To schedule a free one-on-one appointment for the dates above, contact Elaine Krill (814-723-3763 extension 123). If you are directed to voice mail, leave your name, phone number, and mention you wish to schedule at Youngsville Library so that Elaine can get in touch with you. If you cannot make the Youngsville Library dates, it is possible to schedule an appointment for a different date at another location.

Remember to bring the following items with you to your pre-scheduled appointment: (1) your Medicare card, (2) a list of your prescription drugs, (3) dosages(s) for each drug, & (4) how often each drug is taken. If you also need to switch Advantage Plans, please bring your current Advantage Plan information as well. This is the fifth year that YPLibrary has teamed with Area on Aging to offer a convenient site for assistance. December 7 is the deadline date for Medicare Open Enrollment.

Sports Boosters Turkey Party

The Youngsville Sports Boosters is having a Turkey Party fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Youngsville Fire Hall to benefit the Youngsville basketball program. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, as well as food and drinks, but you must be 18 to attend. Drawings start at 7 p.m. Raffles include guns, cash, 70” TV, steaks, ham, crossbow, turkey, wine, beer, designer purse, reverse drawing, and more. Win a shot at $500 in “Deal or No Deal.” There is a Grand Prize Cash Raffle, too. Tickets are $10 each with a $100 winner to be drawn every 15 minutes starting at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m., they will draw a $1,000 winner. You do not need to be present to win. Your ticket can win multiple times. Contact any basketball player for tickets.

Winter Craft Show at the fire hall

The Annual Winter Craft Show will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall. Admission is free. There will be over 100 tables of crafts. Food and a Chinese Auction will be available. This event is sponsored by Youngsville Fireman’s Auxiliary.

Free Thanksgiving meals

On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis Street) is hosting a free community Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 p.m. The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church (Chandlers Valley) is hosting a free dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m.

Library holiday hours

The Youngsville Public Library will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop-box is open 24/7 for any due materials (including DVDs). The library will resume regular business hours on Friday, Nov. 29 (noon to 4 p.m.).

Joyful Cafe meals

A reminder

that there will be no Wednesday community meal at the Joyfull Cafe on Wednesday, Nov. 27, but there will be a Thanksgiving Community Dinner offered on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Youngsville Free Methodist church at 5 p.m.

The next Joyfull Cafe meal will be Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit ybfree.org.

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