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Youngsville Churches celebrate another year of reaching out to their community

Posted 1/28/21

YOUNGSVILLE - The St. Francis and the United Reformed Churches came together again this year and created baskets for some of its residents here in Youngsville and the surrounding area.

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YOUNGSVILLE - The St. Francis and the United Reformed Churches came together again this year and created baskets for some of its residents here in Youngsville and the surrounding area.

Sixty-six “Thinking of You Baskets” were assembled and delivered to residents as well as thirty-two food baskets. The “Thinking of You” baskets are created to remind people that they haven't been forgotten especially during the holidays.

These baskets, along with a beautiful poinsettia, are designed for former residents in nursing homes, shut-ins, and people, who for whatever reason, may have had a particularly difficult time during the year through personal loss or illness.

The food baskets include a turkey or ham and a full array of food for several meals. Socks, mittens, gloves and hats, especially for the young people in the family, are also included.

A special thanks goes out to Pecks Food Market, Hillside Greenhouse, Ancient Order of Hibernians Sullivan Brothers Division 1, The Cooperative Extension Youngsville Fire Crackers for their contributions to this endeavor along with all the people who made personal donations.

Also thanks to all those who donated and shopped for food, assembled baskets and delivered those one hundred and six baskets. Well over two hundred people were in some way involved in this project. The recipients continued appreciation for these baskets makes it all worthwhile.

This is just one project that the ecumenical group works on during the year. Because of the covid pandemic activities have been curtailed. In normal circumstances, they meet on a regular basis to plan events and activities.

If covid restrictions are lifted, their next project will be what they call a “Spring Fling” which will be held at one of the churches when the weather warms up and will include a luncheon, sing along, name that tune, bingo and an opportunity for people just to get together and enjoy each other's company.

The third Saturday of each month they also enjoy Bingo at 2 p.m. alternating between the two churches. For more information call (845) 701-2271.

If you would like to make a donation towards our holiday baskets, you can send a check to St. Francis Church, Box 262, Youngsville, NY 12791 or United Reformed Church of Youngsville, C/O Karen Schaefer, 400 North Branch-Jeffersonville Rd., Jeffersonville, NY 12748. Expenses are equally shared between the two churches.

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