Wednesday, June 23, 2010

YMCA Breaks Ground for Addition

The initial ceremony was moved inside the YMCA by a sudden shower.^

This is the ground-breaking from the workout room just above it on the 5th Street side.^

YMCA officials and a variety of dignitaries broke ground this morning for a 10,000 square feet addition to the Kirk Family YMCA in downtown Roanoke.

The addition will break out to 5,000 square feet on each of two floors, one for a youth center and the other housing a wellness center. The YMCA was built in 2004 and quickly outgrew the building. Said Cal Johnson, executive director of the YMCA of Roanoke Valley, "Since moving into the Kirk Family YM
Johnson says the expansion "will help us continue to provide programs that focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility."

The Y has 460 employees in the Roanoke Valley.

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