SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS SCHEDULED IN COMING WEEKS
Several area organizations are hosting fundraisers in the coming weeks.
Saron Lutheran Church’s annual rummage amnd bake sale will be May 5-7. Hours are 9am to 4pm on Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 9am to noon with a $ 1 bag special on Saturday only. Reminder that there is an elevator available for use.
Warren County Christian School’s annual craft and vendor show will be Saturday, May 7, from 10 am to 4 pm at the school, 165 Mead Run Road, Youngsville. The school is looking for vendors of handmade crafts, jewelry, goods and products, and more. Those interested in being a vendor can call the school at 814-563-4457.
On Saturday, April 23, the Hessel Valley Lutheran Church is holding a spaghetti benefit dinner from 3 to 6 pm or until sold out. The dinner is drive-through, pick-up only and the cost is by donation. Proceeds benefit Becca Emple and baby Noah Lauffenberger to offset medical costs for several upcoming surgeries and medical needs for Noah due to his gastroschisis diagnosis and subsequent complications. Contact Hessel Valley Lutheran Church at 814-489-0228 (166 Hessel Valley Road, Chandlers Valley, PA 16351) for more information or to donate but are unable to attend.
PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
Free Job Workshops: On Wednesday, Danielle Ditz will hold two separate career development workshops at the Youngsville Public Library.
From 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Ditz 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 1:30 to 2 pm, Ditz will host the Reviewing Your Online Presence workshop. Learn how a person’s online presence influences what type of first impression they might be projecting to a possible future employer. Those attending will learn ways to review and analyze their social media presence. Attend the Online Presence workshop in-person at the library, virtually or by cell or landline. Contact Ditz at 814-272-4020 or [email protected] Visit the library’s website at YoungsvilleLibrary.org or Facebook: Youngsville-Public-Library for more information and for upcoming workshops. Workshops count towards weekly unemployment requirements as they are part of PA CareerLink.
Library Week Patron Winners: Congratulations to the following patrons who stopped by YPLibrary during National Library week, showed their library card and then received a free raffle chance towards various “Thank you to our patrons” prizes, courtesy of Friends of YPL. Winners of two free like-new “Ribbon Book” items are: Barb Luce, Penny Sampson and Tina Young. Winner of Lighted Wine Bottle: Paul Johnson. Winner of Wine Chime: Wilma Trask. Winner of Tiki Torch. The Tiki Torches, Windchimes, and Lighted Bottles crafts that were given as prizes are created by the Friends of YPL and are available as a year-round fundraiser source for the Youngsville Public Library. Other fundraising craft items include: soap dispensers, lamps, and oil and vinegar dispensers are also available. The “Ribbon Book” items are almost-like-new books, DVDs, and books on CD that are available for a $ 1 donation per item, are located year-round in the library display case, and are an additional fundraising source for the library. The Library Week patron winners are not associated with the “Love Your Library” raffle drawing. Winners for “Love Your Library” will be announced in April 23 Youngsville News in the Times Observer and on the library’s Facebook page on April 17. Search Youngsville-Public-Library on Facebook or visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org.
Upcoming programming: In addition to the library’s current on-site story time program offered the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11 am, the library will once again offer various summer outreach programs at both Island Park and Chapman State Park. To get the latest updates on upcoming program visit YoungsvilleLibrary.org or follow YPLibrary on Facebook (search using Youngsville-Public-Library).
Open House To Honor Borough Clerk: Youngsville clerk Kim Hall is resigning her position on April 22. The borough is inviting the public to stop by the office for an open house with light refreshments in Hall’s honor on her last day from 1 to 4 pm
Spring Clean-up: Spring Clean-up for Youngsville residents is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 8 am to noon. ID is required. Minimum fees are $ 10 per car and $ 20 per truck. There will also be a scrap company.
CHAPMAN PARK, YPLIBRARY TO HOST FREE PROGRAM
Chapman State Park and the Youngsville Public Library are teaming up for a free program about frogs and toads from 10:30 to 11:30 am Thursday, April 21, at Pavilion 2 at Chapman State Park, 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon. The program will feature a nature story, hands-on exploration, and a craft. Designed for homeschoolers, virtual learners, and pre-school age but all are welcome. No registration required. Those attending will be listening and searching for frogs. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Program will be held rain or shine. All materials will be provided. For more information call the library at 814-563-7670.
The Youngsville Free Methodist Church, 179 Davis St., provides free community meals each Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm at its “JoyFull” cafe. No registration is required and all are welcome. To volunteer to help with Wednesday meals contact the church office 814-563-9009. April’s menu includes: April 6 – baked ziti, salad, garlic bread; April 13 – chicken casserole, coleslaw, applesauce; April 20 – fried chicken, macaroni salad; April 27 – meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Take part in the Warren County Comprehensive Plan survey and be part of Warren County’s future. Warren County is working on a comprehensive plan update. The last comprehensive plan was developed and adopted in 2005. The new plan is being developed with the assistance of a Steering Committee and stakeholder / public input. Questions ask county residents’ input about what improvements they would like to see within Warren County regarding business, recreation, and more. Take the survey online (www.surveymonkey.com/r/WarrenCoCompPlan) or link to the survey on YoungsvilleLibrary.org (homepage) or complete a printed version of the survey which can be found at Youngsville Public Library, Allegheny Community Center, Tidioute Senior Center, and the Warren County Courthouse.