Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless" Unknown
The people of YTR are known for their kindness and their generosity.
The spirit of volunteering is always evident here.
St. Vincent's Helping Hands of St. Joseph and St. Lucy Catholic churches and the Yorkville Methodist Church operate weekly food pantries. The Warren Township Lions have undertaken numerous projects to benefit our communities and our schools.
YTR sponsors a monthly Produce Distribution at the Yorkville Fire Department. Our volunteer firefighters give freely of their time and talents to serve in both times of need and in supporting our communities. The Indian Club sponsors projects to aid our youth. Volunteers coach Little League baseball and softball and our swim team. Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts are available for our children to learn about service to our citizens. The recent Back to School Bash held at Buckeye Local is another example of the giving spirit alive in our area. Our local clergy visit the sick and offer both spiritual and emotional comfort when needed. And so important, and much appreciated, are those who have served or who are currently serving in our military, keeping us safe and free. There are so many ways to volunteer in YTR. If you can, give it a try. The rewards far outweigh the effort.
An Ice Cream Social will be held at the Glen Robbins Community Center on Aug. 26 from 3-7. Live entertainment will be available. Cost is $5 . Proceeds benefit the Glen Robbins Presbyterian Church. Call Dolly at 859-2224 for further information.
The next WT Gazebo Concert will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16. Featured performers will be the Chrisagis Brothers with special guest, Ron Retzer, performing contemporary, Christian and classics. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Please bring a comfy chair. Refreshments will be available for purchase. A love offering will be taken.
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21 and the first football game will be played on Aug. 24 at Utica. Best wishes to our students and to Coach Pest and our football team. Go Panthers!
The Buckeye Local Alumni Band will be performing at the first home football game on Sept. 1. Band members who attended any of the high schools that consolidated to form Buckeye Local, and any who graduated from BLHS through 2012 are invited to participate. This includes band, majorettes, flag corps, and dance line. Cost for a T-shirt is $20. Deadline to sign up for participation is Aug. 15. Please call Connie Emery at 740-733-7972 or Shari Gaul at 740-310-7161 to sign up or for further details.
TODAY Yorkville VFD Street Fair - Performing will be "JFK" featuring Yorkville native, Jim Berze. The Famous "84 Burger" will be served and a new (Hot) Dog will be introduced. Raffle tickets for tonight's drawing are available from any fire fighter.
TONIGHT Tiltonsville VFD Steak Fry - 6:00 at the Fire Hall. Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, Texas Poker, 50/50, Games and Great Music.
Aug. 18 - The St. Joseph's Holy Name Society will hold its 30th Annual 4 Man Golf Scramble at the Fairway River Links Golf Course. Call 859-9304 to register.
Karen may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-2371.