By MINDY MCKENZIE
Daily Globe Staff Reporter
SHELBY - The Shelby YMCA will express their gratitude by hosting a Community Appreciation Day this Sunday.
Interim CEO and Aquatics Director of the Shelby YMCA Jordan Nelson explained the purpose of the event was to give back to the community for their ongoing support.
The Community Appreciation Day is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 28 from 12-5 p.m. at the Shelby YMCA.
“We have received so much positive support for the YMCA over the years,” Nelson said.
A blood drive will also be held from 12-5 p.m. and the YMCA will kick off their membership drive.
Nelson explained the membership drive would offer no processing fees and there would be money vouchers for youth programs at the YMCA.
“Not only will we be having food, but there will be bingo, a yard sale, pool games, and fitness demonstrations for each class held at the YMCA,” Nelson stated.
This is the first time the YMCA is hosting a Community Appreciation Day paired with a blood drive and membership drive kickoff, Nelson said.
The Community Appreciation Day is just one of the many events which will be occurring at the YMCA in the upcoming months.
“We have a lot going on in the next few months. All of our fall programs are in full swing like cross country, flag football, tackle football, and swim team. We also have a weight loss challenge that will be starting on September 6 and we have our Silver Sneakers classes going on,” Nelson stated.
Nelson explained what he is most looking forward to about this event and the future of the YMCA.
“We are hoping this event shows how much we appreciate the community involvement and we hope to continue to satisfy their needs at the Shelby YMCA.”For more information on the event, call the Shelby YMCA at 419-347-1312.