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YWCA Westfield 06/28/12

July 4, 2012
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Arts and Crafts updates

The YWCA Westfield is pleased to announce the entertainment line up for the July festival.

"We are excited that John 'Doc' Hamels and Bill Drellow have taken the lead on this," board president Ivy Higginbotham said. "They will open for us on Friday and they have scheduled some local favorites as well as some performers from out of the area. Both Friday and Saturday we will have music in the gazebo. There are time slots still available and we encourage any musicians interested in showcasing their talent and donating time to contact Doc at 223-0112."

YWCA summer camp


During the summer of 2012 the YWCA will again provide childcare services for students up to age 12. The Y partners with the village recreation program, the Patterson Library and the summer lunch program and provides the youth in attendance with a full day of supervised activity. Attendance is by pre-registration only. Contact the YWCA Child Services Office at 326-4012 for more details.

Dollar Days

Fitness visits remain on sale for $1 each through the end of June.

"The summer heat shouldn't restrict anyone's workout schedule or activity," YWCA Executive Director Katie Smith said. "Our fitness center is air conditioned. It opens at 5 a.m. each day and is accessible until midnight. We invite summer visitors and residents alike to join the YWCA and take advantage of our indoor facility."

Facility rentals

Limited availability remains throughout the summer for bedroom rentals at the YWCA, but there are a variety of dates available for the assembly room, the gym, the small game room and the living room.

"Each of our rooms is air conditioned, we've added some additional furniture to our porch and we're more than happy to work with our guests to accommodate any special requests," facilities manager Nancy Tresler said.

More details and reservations for room rentals can be made by calling the YWCA at 326-2011.

Paranormal activity

The YWCA is partnering with Fredonia Ghost Hunters and Village to offer a special tour of the building on Saturday, Aug. 18. A limited number of $20 tickets will be available. Ticket holders will tour the building and participate in small group meetings with the Fredonia Ghost Hunters to discuss any sightings or findings. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the YWCA. More details at or through the Fredonia Ghost Hunters Facebook page.

Summer hour

"While the YWCA makes every effort to be available and in the building at 58 South Portage during business hours Monday through Friday each week, we are a small staff and often pulled in different directions," Executive Director Katie Smith said. "We encourage people to call and make appointments or check ahead to make sure staff is available to serve them. In addition to day time hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there is staff available on Tuesday evening from 5 to 7:30 p.m."

The YWCA offices can be reached at 326-2011, and there is an answering machine for messages.

About the YWCA

The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over two million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1300 locations across the U.S. worldwide, YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.

Locally the YWCA Westfield is a member of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization.



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