Monday, 11 December 2017
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Call us to get YOUR text ad here
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Expanded Y open for service
12/07/2017

KS Gov. Sam Brownback speaks during the December 6, 2017 grand opening of the expanded Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center. Picture credit: Neil Wieland

(KAIR)--The expanded Atchison Family YMCA/Cray Community Center is ready to serve the local area.

That comes as ceremonies are held for the grand opening of the downtown Atchison facility.

The renovation, and expansion, was made possible through an $11.3 million funding campaign.

That ability to achieve the goal wasn't lost on Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, who served as a featured speaker at Wednesday's ceremony. "This is a wonderful community, that often comes together. Don't ever lost that ability to come together," Brownback told the crowd.

Among the other speakers who addressed those gathered was Atchison Mayor Allen Reavis, who commended the numerous individuals responsible for making the expansion possible, calling it an example of the community coming together to accomplish great things.

Atchison's Rick Berger, chair of the capital campaign for the new Y, and a member of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors, also spoke, citing the YMCA's long term commitment to the Atchison community. "As I've said many times before, the Atchison YMCA has been an anchor for this community for well over 100-years."

A new lobby and lounge, a renovated swimming pool, a multi-purpose studio, a community room, a gym with an upper level walking track, and a new Kids Zone are all part of the finished, expanded Y.

The new, expanded name of the facility was put in place to honor Atchison's Cloud L. “Bud” Cray, Jr., who served as the honorary chair of the capital campaign.

Cray, and his family, have long supported the YMCA, both through use and through funding.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Atchison fire battled Thursday
Petition launched to widen U.S. 75
Suspect identified in Holton standoff
Sabetha woman injured in wreck
Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run
One killed in collision on K-4 Highway
Fake name, meth, land man in jail
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Trial set in hit-and-run case
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Stolen vehicle sends Oskaloosa man to jail
Elderly Netawaka woman dies from burns
Body of missing MO man found in Nemaha Co KS
Mother charged in death of infant
Hiawatha tie in federal criminal case filed in Neb
Child rape conviction earns life sentence
Elderly Netawaka woman badly burned
Council winner turns down position
County approves new vehicle purchase
Hiawatha nursing home under new ownership
Click Here For All Stories

©2017 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report


Powered by Radio Media Group