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Events offered at local YMCA

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You may not know that the first Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was organized in London in 1844 as a refuge of Bible study and prayer.  The Y differentiated itself from other organizations by its mission to meet social needs in the community and inclusiveness to members of all social classes.   
The history of the regional YMCA is similar: the first YMCA in Fort Wayne was established more than 150 years ago with programs consisting entirely of weekly meetings of a religious, literary and social nature.  Since the Whitley County Family YMCA’s founding in 1993, our Christian mission has been evident through a variety of Bible study meetings, church gatherings, fellowship groups, scripture references and more.
The mission of the YMCA is “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”  At our Y, Bible verses are painted on walls throughout the building and children recite a pledge to God before each youth sport event.  But more than that, we are an open community committed to carrying out our Christian mission and striving to make our county a better place to live and raise a family.  
As we prepare to celebrate Easter, perhaps you would like to consider becoming part of this unique community called “the Y”.  We would love to welcome you and show you all that we have to offer.
A few special programs open to Y members and non-members in April are:
- Partnering with Victory Christian Fellowship, we invite you and your family to our free 2nd Annual Easter Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  
- Women's Better Together Group: Meets every Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. in the Community Room.  If you are a woman who could benefit from fellowship with other women and sharing life experiences and practical advice, this group is for you!  
- Parents Night Out: On Friday, April 29, you may drop your children off at the Y for a fun night of swimming, gym activities, pizza and a movie, and more.  Hours are 6 to 11 p.m. for ages 4 and up (and potty trained).  The charge is $10 per child for Y members and $20 per child for non-members.  There is a $2 discount for more than one child from each family.  Reservations are required.  Sign up at our membership service desk.  
For more information about any Whitley County Family YMCA programs or membership, please call 244-9622.


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