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Youngsville Life

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren County Dairy Princess Elizabeth Lucks.

Sewer/water line project, library needs

This year’s Warren Gives donations will be going towards (a) the second phase of the library’s unexpected sewer/water line project form 2019 (which includes backfill, gravel, grass seed, labor, etc.), (b) gutter replacements caused by storm damage this year, (c) electronic data base costs for electronic summer reading programming (to continue to encourage pre-K through 12th grade to read all year long), and (d) increased operational costs (especially the costs of mandated disinfecting/safety items to keep material safe for patrons and staff alike).

“During this COVID crisis, non-profits really do need and greatly appreciate everyone’s help,” Library Director Kristy Wallace said. “Youngsville Library has been tirelessly working behind the scenes to provide/pay for additional e-resources, e-courses, and e-data bases for the public to access while we await the announcement of when public libraries in PA will be allowed to offer additional services. We are also in the process of preparing for curbside pickup services in anticipation of being allowed to offer more personalized service in the future. Usually our library is open to assist persons with their online donations, since this is not an option this year – anxiety is higher regarding WarrenGives donors. We understand that these are trying times for everyone. It is our hope that new and annual donors can find it in their hearts to include Youngsville Library as one of their charities of choice on May 20th. A $25 donation to YPLibrary during WarrenGives roughly equates to forgoing a $2 gas station coffee each month for a year. In the hands of the library, that $25 donation has the power to positively affect the community, help us maintain our ongoing cyber outreach, prepare for curbside services/health concerns, continue our ongoing maintenance projects, and so much more. With further state cuts for libraries now looming due to COVID and “on-site” fundraising opportunities now limited your support is important and will make a difference.”

Dairy Princess

Elizabeth Lucks, Warren County Dairy Princess 2019-2020, relayed her thanks and appreciation for many experiences serving.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this wonderful life changing and educational journey of being the Warren County Diary Princess. It has been an honor to serve and represent our local Dairy Farmers. I am so proud to be a part of the dairy industry and it has been a joy and my passion to educate the public as well as share my knowledge about the dairy farmers and dairy agriculture,” Lucks said. “I would also like to thank those who donated money to help with our ‘Fill a Glass of Hope”‘ fundraiser. We sent $585 to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank in Erie to help families purchase milk. Every $1 raised equals eight glasses of milk. This program helps families to get their three servings of dairy every day, something each person should strive for.

“I would like to leave you with one of my favorite dairy recipes. Thank you and enjoy!”

Broccoli/Cauliflower Casserole Recipe: 2 bags of Broccoli/cauliflower mix or 1 bag of each; 5 TBSP of BUTTER; 1 Can of Cream of Chicken soup; 1 pkg of pepperoni; 2-3 cups of Cheddar CHEESE or chees of choice; Place frozen veggies in a 9×13″ glass baking dish. Mix soup with cheese and spoon over top of frozen veggies. Slice the 5 tablespoons of butter into 1 tablespoon slices and place over top of mixture. Place pepperoni on top to cover entire dish. Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serves 8-10.

Borough update

Borough office hours: The Youngsville Borough will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26.

Monday’s garbage pick-up will be Tuesday and Tuesday’s garbage pick-up will be on Wednesday.

The Youngsville Borough office is still open by phone, email, and through the dropbox to the right of the front doors, in an effort to protect staff and limit human contact as instructed by the CDC and the PA Department of Health. The borough will still be available to bring you the services you are used to. Be assured that officials/employees are communicating with local officials and if any further information, beyond what is already being provided at the federal and state levels becomes available, we will share it immediately on the Youngsville Borough Facebook page. You may reach the Borough at (814) 563-4604, Kim Hall, Ext. 4, Jolean Ishman, Ext. 3, Mark Theuret, Ext. 1, Lisa Hagberg, Ext. 2.

Spring clean-up date: The Youngsville Borough “Spring Clean-up” day is being scheduled Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. More details will be made available on the borough’s Facebook page as date approaches.

Library questions

As of Wednesday, May 20, public libraries that will be in Yellow status (such as Youngsville Public Library) have not been told by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries in Harrisburg as to when the library closure order will be lifted. Therefore, for now, all public libraries are still under a “closed indefinitely for on-site services order.” The Youngsville Library and any other library that is located in a Yellow county region can still only offer on-line services to the public until that closure order is officially lifted by the Department of Education and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, too.

Additional information regarding Youngsville Library’s preparation for curb-side services, cyber outreach, and e-summer reading programming, and much more can be found at YoungsvilleLibrary.org.

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