YMCA to host open house


The YMCA is holding an Open House and Health Fair on Jan. 6.


From Contributed Reports

Friday, December 29, 2017

With the start of another new year, the Harrison Family YMCA wants to encourage taking advantage of a new motivation to kick start a healthier lifestyle.

The YMCA is holding an Open House and Health Fair, open to the entire community from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at the YMCA, located on 1000 Independence Drive in Rocky Mount.

This free event will allow anyone to try the YMCA out during that time frame. There will be various activities to encourage people to take part in everything the YMCA  has to offer, including water fitness and group exercise samplers, youth activities, pickle ball, basketball, racquetball, the rock climbing wall and more. The YMCA is also offering a $0 joining fee to anyone who joins as a member during the time of the event. There will be multiple membership services representatives available to assist you this day.

Not only is the YMCA encouraging use of their facility for healthy living, they will have various vendors available in the lobby to educate people about a healthier lifestyle in spirit, mind and body. Vendors will have their own giveaways, drawings, activities and information right there conveniently for you to check out. There will also be arts and crafts for the kids, an obstacle course, face painting and more. If you or your business is interested in signing up as a vendor, contact Alyssa Matthews at 252-972-9622 x.232 or amatthews@rmymca.org.

When you become a part of the YMCA, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen your community. At the YMCA, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the Y, their impact in the community, and your new home for a healthier you.

Financial assistance is always available for membership or programming to help you become a part of the services you or your family need most. Annual Campaign funds are raised and distributed each year to help provide this benefit to our community. For a better us. TM

For more information, visit www.harrisonfamilyY.org or contact the Y at 252-972-9622.