On Wednesday, Rebecca Whitney will hold three separate career development workshops at the Youngsville Public Library. From noon to 1 p.m. Whitney will host a walk-in question-and-answer session. Ask personalized questions regarding job searches, PA CareerLink, free job training opportunities, and more. No registration is needed. From 1 to 2 p.m. Whitney will host a “Budgeting 101” workshop with tips how to start and maintain a budget. From 2 to 3 p.m. Whitney will host a “Job Applications” workshop to teach the foundation of successful job searching, effective job search activities and the nuances of applying for jobs online. Registrations is required for the Budgeting 101 and Job Application workshops. Attend in-person at the library, virtually or by cell or landline. Contact Whitney at 814-853-5141 or email RebeccaWhitney@NWPACareerLink.org. Information on upcoming workshops is also available at youngsvillelibrary.org homepage or Youngsville-Public-Library on Facebook. The workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink
The Friends of the Youngsville Public Library’s 12th annual Love Your Library fundraiser is going on through Friday, April 15. This year the seven uniquely themed choices are filled with gift cards, cash, and lottery tickets. Each of the seven themed options has a value of $100 or more and are on display at the Youngsville Public Library. For a $5 donation participants will receive 10 tickets to be used toward the theme(s) of their choice. Winners will be drawn at the end of business day on April 15. Winners will be contacted by phone, listed in the Times Observer and on the library’s website and Facebook page.
The seven themed choices are as follows:
¯ “Bon Appetit”: $30 Mama Janes (formerly Perkins), $25 Applebee’s, $50 Cash;
¯ “Youngsville’s Finest”: $20 Simple Dick’s, $30 Genuine Jerky, $20 Station 61 Restaurant, $20 DQ card, $50 Lonnie’s Pizza (formerly Lawsons), $25 Huey’s;
¯ “Keep on Scratching”: $100 in Scratch off tickets;
¯ Cold Cash”: $100 Bill;
¯ “Fill ‘er up”: $50 Sheetz, $50 Kwik Fill, $25 West-end Keystone gas card;
¯ “This and That:” $50 Walmart card, $25 Tops card, $50 cash; and
¯ “Got ‘Ya Covered”: $100 Carter Lumber and Hardware gift card.
Each gift card was donated by the merchant and the $100 bill for “Cold Cash” was provided by Scott Olewine of Olewine Financial Group in Warren. All other items are sponsored by the Friends of the Youngsville Library.
There are a variety of ways for county residents to participate in the annual fundraiser. Visit the library, get chances from a board member, member of the Friends of the Youngsville Library or staff member, download a “Raffle Request Form” from the homepage of the library website, visit the Youngsville Borough Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, visit Station 61 on Friday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. (Friends of YPL will be there with both tickets and raffle request forms), or swing by Valley Bowling in Youngsville from Wednesday, March 2 (Ash Wednesday) through March 16. Valley Bowling open bowling hours are Fridays from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturdays from 1 to 11 p..m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Those interested can also stop during league bowling times (seven days a week). For league hours call at 814-563-4320 or visit the bowling center’s Facebook page or website (ValleyBowlingCenter.net). For a complete list of all businesses that will have the “Raffle Request Forms” available, go to YoungsvilleLibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.
“The downloadable form is really easy to use and worked well last year, when we had more COVID restrictions that we had to follow so we are going to continue to offer that option too,” said Kristy Wallace, library director. “All you have to do is go to the ‘Raffle Request Form’ link that is on the homepage of our website: YoungsvilleLibrary.org. Next just print and complete the form and specify how many chances you would like and for which of the 7 themed options. You can then mail the completed form and donation check directly to the Youngsville Public Library or you can drop off your completed form and donation check in a sealed envelope in our secure drop-box which is accessible 24/7. We will contact you, by phone, that we’ve received your request and will also fill-out the raffle tickets on your behalf and place them in the corresponding containers. One of last year’s winners was actually through the Raffle Request Form. Since this is our 2nd biggest fundraising event for the year, we are really hoping for a good response this year.”
The Youngsville Borough Offices and services will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents’ Day. Regular business hours and services will resume on Tuesday. Monday’s regular garbage pickup will be scheduled for Tuesday and Tuesday’s regular garbage pickup will be scheduled for Wednesday.
The Youngsville Borough Council has naned its newest Junior Council members: Madison and Michael Carnahan. They were sworn in by Mayor Scott Nelson at the Council’s Feb. 14 meeting.
Beginning Friday, March 2, 2022 Lenten fish fry dinners will be served every Friday during Lent, ending April 8 at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church (179 Davis St.) from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is a $12 donation per dinner. Dinners include: fish, choice of potato (French fries or baked potato), coleslaw or applesauce, roll, and a drink. Take-out orders are also available. Money raised from the fish fry dinners help support the church’s mission’s outreach. Call 814-563-9009 with questions.
The annual YHS Alumni Scholarship Fund four-person golf scramble is Saturday, May 14, at Jackson Valley Golf Club. The entry fee is $240 per team and includes: green fees, cart rental, lunch, prizes, and donation to the Scholarship Fund. Contact Tim Sandberg, tournament chairman, 814-723-7067 or Joe Yaegle, Jackson Valley golf pro, at 814-489-7803.