A Family of Super Readers
From left, siblings Jaylnn Moore and Rori, Mason, and Presley Case all won prizes, sponsored by local businesses, in Youngsville Library’s Summer Super Reader Program.
Winning and aiding
From left to right, Steve Morris, event coordinator, Cindy Yeagle accepting the $250 Grand prize from Scott Nelson , owner of Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville. Cindy donated $50 back for the ball field improvements.
The Youngsville Library would like to send a special thank you to the Cummins employees who volunteered to help with the set-up for our Annual Book Sale Fundraiser. The Cummins Company actually pays its employees when they participate in their “Every Employee, Every Community” Volunteer Program. This is the second year that YPL has requested volunteers from Cummins. The Book Sale continues now through Oct. 19. For a $3 donation, you can fill an entire Tops grocery bag with books. New books are always being added. Shown on the left (front to back): Mary Seybert, Phil Bosko, Scott Ishman, Adam Dyer on the right (front to back) Larry Dunkle, Jen Robinson, Todd Seybert.
A Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 22, at Cable Hollow Golf Course, Russell. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with tee off at 9 a.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit Love In the Name of Christ of the Brokenstraw Valley. Team cost is $60 per person or $240 per 4-person team. Your entry includes: 18 holes of scramble golf with cart, refreshments prior to and during the event, lunch and awards after the event, on-course games/contests, and a special gift for all participants. Please call the Love INC business office at 563-3394 if you would like to register.
Love in the Name of Christ is a non-profit, donor support organization that partners with churches to help those in need in the Brokenstraw Valley. The call center opened in early May and 9 calls were received that first month. Volunteers have logged over 550 service hours; working in the business office, managing the help line, and/or assisting the various ministries that are part of Love INC.
The churches who partner with Love INC form Gap Ministries which provide a resource or service to meet ongoing needs that are not being met by agencies or government. Currently partner churches of Love INC of the Brokenstraw Valley "fill in the gaps" with furniture, clothing, food, baby items, paper products, personal care items, linens, household repairs, and transportation to appointments. As other "gaps" are found in the community new ministries will form. Those in need of assistance are asked to call 563-3398 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Once needs are verified by the agency, area church members are then mobilized to meet that need. Love INC is a people based organization; serving to offer a hand up not a hand out. If you would like more information on Love INC, the golf scramble, or would like to make a donation call business office at 563-3394.
Class of 1964
YHS class of 64 will meet at the Youngsville American Legion Tues., Sept. 25, at 12:30 p.m. for its monthly lunch. Contact Fred Peters, 563-9493, for more detail.
Church Fall Fest
Irvine Presbyterian Church, National Forge Road, is gearing up for a fall festival scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 and , Sept 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. There will be artisans, foods, homemade baked goods, pumpkins as well as a variety of homegrown vegetables, perennials, llamas, and Angels' Attic, a gently used shop of household items. The newly-renovated church will be open to visitors for viewing. This festival is being organized to help raise funds for the recent renovation. The festival is free to the public and will be held rain or shine. We hope to see everyone there!
Youngsville Recreation Committee is raffling off a new 9'8'' sit-in, Emotion kayak to help support baseball field improvements in Youngsville. Tickets are on sale now at the Youngsville Borough office and Wiggers Stove and Canoe Sales on Route 6 for $1/ticket. The drawing will be held Sept. 29. Kayak provided courtesy of Wiggers and the Youngsville Borough Recreation Commission.
'80s Party Fundraiser
Dust off the Aqua Net can, dig out those concert shirts, peg those pants and come fight for your right to party. The Youngsville Recreation Commission will be having an '80s party on , Oct. 20th, from 7-11 p.m. at the Youngsville Fire Hall. DJ Nel (Scott Nelson) will be playing all your favorite music and videos from the '80s. Prizes for best '80s dress. We also ask that you bring a photo of yourself from the '80s to also be judged. A 50/50 raffle and pull tabs will also be available through the night. This is a B.Y.O.B event, and snacks will be provided. Cost is $15 per couple advance or $20 at the door or $8 single advance or $10 at the door. Tickets will be available at the Youngsville Borough office at 563-4604 or by contacting Scott Nelson at 563-4044. Only 250 tickets are available, so make sure you get yours in advance. All proceeds will be used for playground improvements.
The committee would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a huge success including the principal and athletic directory of YHS, the local businesses, and the residents of Youngsville who helped paint the town red welcoming our alumni back to town. A special thanks goes out to the nearly 200 alumni who attended the dinner/dance on Saturday evening. Mark your calendar for next year's event which will be September 19 through 21, 2013. More details to follow. Any former YHS classes who are planning a reunion and would like information about our event may contact, Kathie Irwin, 814-489-3535.
Saron Lutheran Church is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 5, from 8 am to 4 pm. They will also have a bake sale on Friday morning until all baked goods are gone. The sale will continue on , Oct. 6 starting at 8 a.m. until noon. On Saturday it will be $1 per grocery bag. Plan to come and see what interesting and unique things you can buy.
What did you do over summer vacation? If you were in grades K-12 and joined the Youngsville Library's Seventh Annual Summer Super Reader Program you read for grab-bag prizes, raffle-chance prizes, and even a T-shirt (all sponsored by area businesses).
Students that read over 45 books (K-3), over 1,300 pages (4th-8th), over 1,500 pages (9th-12th) or over 3,200 pages (extreme challenge) within a six-week time frame could receive a Super Reader T-shirt sponsored by Saint Luke Church, Bob's Garage, and Dr. Pikna, DMD. T-shirt winners included: Amanda Bennett, Jordan Bennett, Jasmine Wojtklewicz, Katie Jessen, Grady Wilkes-Shaw, Alexis Slocum, Starla Hoffner, Olivia Anderson, Brandan Bennett, Dakota Hewitt, Keara Torrelli, Jaylynn Moore, Eric Ames, Katie Down, Derek Lucks, Autumn Hoffner, Matt Pilapil, Nathan Lucks, Joe Yost, Seth Jensen, Garrett Jensen, Haven May, Isaac Smith, Rori Case, Mason Case, and Katharine Smith.
"A major part of the Super Reader Program is the opportunity for students to win raffle prizes that are sponsored by local businesses," stated Library Director, Kristy Wallace. "If it wasn't for the generosity of local businesses and individual patrons donating money and gift certificates for this program, the library just wouldn't be able to continue to offer awesome incentive prizes to encourage kids to keep reading over the summer. We are so grateful to all the businesses that support our library every year, especially when there are so many programs and organizations that ask for their help throughout the year. We just couldn't run this reading program without them." This year over 1,073 books and over 40,400 pages were read by all the Super Reader participants and thanks to Carrie Peterson from Youngsville Dairy Queen, each person who participated earned a coupon for a free ice cream cone. The following prizes were also awarded: (a) 20 Galley personal pizza certificates: Bryan Yost, Autumn Hoffner, Rori Case, Isaac Smith, Katherine Smith, Rebecca Bennett (2), Starla Hoffner, Noah VanHouten, Kristy Bennett, Abagail Downs, mason Case, Amanda Bennett, Aaron Bennett, Jake Williams, Katie Jesson, Madi Mineweaser, Alex Hill, Emily Hutchings, & Olivia Anderson. (b) Brokenstraw Pool Passes: Dakota Hewitt, Jasmine Wojtkiewicz, Rori Case, Jaylynn Moore, & Matt Pilapil. (c) Huey's (1med topping pizza): Joe Yost, Mitchell Downs; (c) Clearview Inn ($5 gift cert.) Isaac Smith, Matt Sowa, Ben Sowa, Jasmine Wojtkewicz; (d) Down Under ($5 gift cert) Katie Downs, Jasmine Wojokewicz(2), Bryan Yost (2) Ben Sowa (2) Seth Jensen, Abagail Downs, Mitchell Downs; (e) Valley Bowling ($5 gift cert): Kendra Shaffer, Eric Ames, Keara Torrelli, Derek Lucks. (e) Fair Passes sponsored by Ted's Auto, AR Beatty, West End Auto, Pete's Beverage, Lauger's Good Lawn, Jim the Car Mahan, & Linda Phillips Insurance Agency: Katie Jesson, Mitchell Down, Abagail Downs, Olivia Anderson, Jaylynn Moore, Katie Downs, Alexis Slocum, Josiah Camp, Joe Yost, Haven May, mason Case, Starla Hoffner, Matt Pilapil, Dilyn Moore, Keara Torrelli, Ben Sowa; (f) Movie Passes ($10 ea) sponsored by Rick Dies, Rosann Paul, Connie Lucia: Garrett Jensen, Alex Hill, Noah VanHouten, Carly Morton; (g) Wal-Mart Cards ($15 ea) sponsored by Youngsville Pharmacy, Kristy Wallace, Connie Lucia: Jake Williams, Jordan Bennett, Kara Haight; (h) DQ gift cards ($5 ea) sponsored by Rosann Paul, Youngsville Pharmacy, Kristy Wallace: Amanda Bennett, Katharine Smith, Dakota Hewitt, Autumn Hoffner; (i) individual prizes: Super Slider- Derek Lucks, sponsored by Kristy Wallace; Playdough Scoops& Treats- Seth Jensen sponsored by Attitude's by Roxy; Awesome Edible Zombie Kit-Waylon Moore, sponsored by Youngsville Hardware; Glow Chalk- Dilyn Moore, sponsored by Ralston Computers; Hungry Hippo & candy-Josiah Camp, sponsored by Attitudes by Roxie; Remote Jeep-Nathan Lucks, sponsored by VanHouten Family Chiropractic; Piata & Candy- Breahna Nicoletti, sponsored by VanHouten Family Chiropractic; 10,000 Jewelry/Bead Set- Haven May, sponsored by Barb Sorvelli (@ Jim the Car Mahan); Freeze Pops & Candy-Rebecca Bennett, sponsored by Barb Sorvelli (@ Jim the Car Mahan); Bob the Builder DVD set-Brandan Bennett, donated by Roger Wallace; Nerf Super-Soaker- Grady Wiles-Shaw, sponsored by Ralston Computers & Cameron Phillips, Dominic Nicoletti, both soakers sponsored by Evelyn Ann Stufflebeam; Board Books- Presley Case, donated by Edgewood Motel.
Wrestling Boosters Winners and Thank yous
The Youngsville Wrestling Boosters would like to thank everyone who participated in our Fundraiser Golf Outing held at Cable Hollow Golf Course on Sunday, September 9th
The following is a list of winners from the day and our event sponsors:
1st Place Gross Team Winners - Team 2 - Glenn Baldensperger, Andy Hanks, Tom Moyer and Justin Frederoski
2nd Place Gross Team Winners - Team 5 - Ken Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Tim Case and Tim Coldron
3rd Place Gross Team Winners - Team 16 - John Papalia Sr. John Papalia Jr, Nick Papalia and Andrew Papalia
1st Place Net Team Winners - Team 4 - Brad Lucas, T.A. Lucas, Robbie Bero and Rich Bero
2nd Place Net Team Winners - Team 9 - Thad Steuart, Matt Haight, John Victor and Jack Albaugh
3rd Place Net Team Winners - Team 11 - Gail Nolan, Tom Nolan, Brian Fellows and Den Fellows
50/50 Cash Winner - Craig Allen
Hole 2 Closest to the Pin Prize Winner - Terry Molek
Hole 7 Longest Drive Prize Winner - Gail Nolan
Hole 17 Closest to the Pin (2nd Shot) Prize Winner - John Papalia Jr.
Hole 18 Longest Putt Prize Winner - Jerry Vanord
Skins Teams Winners (3)
Team 3 - Herb Anderson, Al Hendricks, Craig Allen and Troy Stewart
Team 5 - Ken Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Tim Case and Tim Coldron
Team 15 - Jim Newton Sr., Jim McBride, Fred Nuhfer and Ryan Nuhfer
A very Special Thank You to Team Baldensperger, Hanks, Moyer and Fredoroski for donating their team winnings back to our Boosters.
Also a very special Thank You to Craig Allen and Team Newton, McBride, Nuhfer and Nuhfer for donating a portion of their winnings back to our Boosters.
Organizers would like to extend many thanks to event sponsors for making this such a huge success. Without you, this event would not have been possible: Community Eye Care, Brenda Gibson Notary, Carter Lumber, Sheetz, Youngsville American Legion Post 658, Warren American Legion Post 135, Cornerstone Lounge, Sean and Mary Osterberg, Anonymous Donor, Results Rehab and Fitness, Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pizza Hut, Cummins Engine Co., John Anderson Construction Inc, Lehman Supply and Construction, Rightway Builders, Plaza Restaurant, Tidioute Oil Co., Northwest Savings Bank Youngsville, Crossett Inc., Presque Isle Downs and Casino, Lowe's, Warren Shur Fine, Bi-Lo, Pete's Beverage, Family Video, Howe's True Value, Dick's Service Center, Cornerstone Lounge, Baldy's Indoor Golf, Simple Dick's Outlet City, Herb and Missy Anderson, Cobb's Wallpaper and Paint, PNC Youngsville, Warren Manor, Ace Hardware/Oneida Lumber, Allegheny Outfitters, Applebee's, Bob Evans, Arby's, Subway, United Refining Co., Whirley DrinkWorks and Walmart. Thank you for supporting our Youngsville Wrestling Program.
Kayak/Canoe Poker Run Results
The Youngsville Recreation Commission held its second annual Kayak/Canoe Poker Run on Sunday September 9th. Despite the weather everyone had a great time. There were paddlers that traveled from as far as Buffalo and Indiana, PA. The $250 grand prize winner with the best poker hand was Cindy Yeagle of Warren. Cindy donated $50 back to the Rec Commission. Special thanks to Wigger's Kayak Sales on Rt. 6 for the door prize donations and to the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville for the grand prize donation. All proceeds will go to benefit the Youngsville baseball and softball fields.