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XRKADE opened

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

XRKADE, the new program unveiled by the YMCA of Clay County, was officially opened to the public Wednesday, in part, to help combat obesity in children, which according to a study conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention has drastically increased during the past 25 years. Those participating in the ribbon cutting include (front row, from left) Vice President of the YMCA Board of Directors Andrea Baysinger, YMCA Board President David Wright, Common Council of the City of Brazil (At-Large) President Pat Heffner, Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw, Clay County Commissioner/YMCA Board Member Paul Sinders, YMCA Executive Director Chad Zaucha, (second row) Clay County Chamber of Commerce President Phil Redenbarger, Chamber Board Member Toni Carter, YMCA Board Member Diana Lancaster, YMCA Board Member Arlene Meyers, Chamber Board Member Kenny Crabb, (back row) Chamber and YMCA Board Member Kim Emmert O'Dell and Chamber Board Member Lynne Llewellyn. Chamber Board Member Melissa McCullough and YMCA Staff Member Teri Chamberlain were at the ribbon cutting but not pictured. The purchase of XRKADE was made possible through the Fannie Mae Zeller estate. For more information, call 442-6761. Kimberly Gleason Photo.

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This is fantastic. Now lets just hope it is affordable. Most programs at the Y aren't.

-- Posted by Icareaboutbrazil on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 7:27 AM

My sons went last night & loved it. Especially my younger (seven). Perfect for that age since they can't partake in alot of the other inside activites.

-- Posted by aminor on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 7:54 AM

The Y is doing a great job of trying to help young people. There are many scholarship opportunities available. Membership is actually quite reasonable. If more people joined and got involved, the cost would be even less.

-- Posted by cowgirl245 on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 8:38 AM

I just wish it was less expensive for young people to join the Y. As a side note, I wonder if many kids know what YMCA really means?

The "C" is important!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Thu, Jul 30, 2009, at 12:42 PM

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