Friday, April 19, 2013


Kelly Harrison from Council on Rural Services talks
to participants during the Health Fair at Healthy Kids Day.
Good news, everyone! The YMCA of Darke County has received an allocation from the United Way, and this funding is currently available for scholarships. The United Way in Darke County distributes funds to 27 local non profit programs, including the Y. All gifts and donations to the United Way stay in Darke County to help our community.

These funds are specifically for program assistance and are available to Y members as well as non-members. This is a great opportunity for our community, says Christy Baker, Director of Operations at the Greenville location. “This is perfect for people whose doctors have told them they need to exercise, or people who are getting back into a physical fitness after an injury or illness, or for those who just aren't sure what they might enjoy doing at the Y.” The Y has a wide variety of programs for children and adults, from swim lessons to aqua boot camp, Zumba to indoor cycling, weight training to Tae Kwon Do. This funding can also be applied toward our Summer Club programming, too! The Spring session has already started but you can still join many classes, so don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have a need for financial assistance, contact Christy Baker or Maria Weaver at the Y at 548-3777.

HEALTHY KIDS DAY: Join us for Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27! The event is for children and families to spend time together learning about healthy choices, activities that can be a fun way to exercise, and connecting with non-profits and community organizations that are geared toward children and youth. This is a FREE community event and is open to members and non-members. The Y will be open to the public from 12:00-6:00 pm. The day will boast a kid-friendly health fair in the Youth Gym from 1:00-3:00 pm as well as class demonstrations. The Y is also having a coloring contest for Kids 0-12 years old for Healthy Kids Day. Children do not need to be members to participate. The pictures for the kids to color are available at the front desk at Greenville and Versailles. All entries must be returned by Healthy Kids Day, Saturday April 27. The winner will win a POOL PARTY!!

For more information about membership or programs, visit us online at or call the Y at 548-3777.

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