Under the direction of pre-school teacher Terri MacCubbin, the children from the YWCA pre-school celebrated Halloween by trick or treating through the YWCA building.
"They started at the adult day care center room and then walked to the administrative offices," MacCubbin said. "They were all excited to be dressed up, receiving treats and being admired."
Children from the YWCA pre-school celebrated Halloween by trick or treating through the YWCA building under the direction of pre-school teacher Terri MacCubbin, the crayon.
The pre-school program operated by the YWCA Westfield provides children 2, 3 and 4 years old with morning activities several times a week. They are exposed to early learning and social skills in a small comfortable setting. For more information, contact YWCA child services director Brenda Backus at 326-4012.
YWCA tumbling classes continue to meet each Monday evening at the YWCA building. Under the direction of Kate Piazza and John Emmons, students are learning and practicing summersaults and overall tumbling exercises as well as working on the balance beam. Classes begin at 5 p.m., for kids ages 3 to 5 and at 6 p.m., for kids ages 5 to 7. Students are welcome to enroll at the beginning of each month and continue on a month-by-month basis. A YWCA youth membership is required, and the monthly fee of $30 is requested at the beginning of each month. For more information, contact the Y at 326-2011.
The YWCA administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. The fitness center will remain open and accessible to members with valid PIN numbers.
Christmas in the village
The YWCA Westfield is pleased to announce it will be hosting the after tree lighting activities on Friday, Nov. 16. After the tree ceremony in Moore Park, the general public is invited to the YWCA for cookies, hot chocolate and a movie. As in the past, Tom Brown and Arianne Correll will provide the cookies, chocolate and other drinks free of charge. Additional activities are under development and will be announced soon. This event is free and open to the public. Plan on using the parking lot door of the YWCA.
The YWCA reminds members of the community there are bedrooms and meeting rooms available to accommodate their overnight guests or large gatherings.
"Often when company comes there aren't enough bedrooms or the dining room doesn't hold all the family members for dinner," board member Cassidy Cooney said. "The YWCA is the perfect solution. We're pleased to be able to offer our facility for rent. The assembly room holds over 50 people and there is a full service kitchen included in that rental. I encourage people to call soon and make their holiday reservations."
Inquiries can be made by calling the YWCA at 326-2011 or visiting the offices during business hours.
Planning for the annual YWCA Spa Day and Women's Expo is continuing. In February 2013, the YWCA will be hosting a health, wellness, beauty day that also features workshops and seminars on household budgeting, financial planning and other women's issues. Tickets will be on sale late in January. Businesses, organizations or individuals interested in being a vendor are asked to contact the YWCA at 326-2011.
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 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.
Locally the YWCA Westfield is a partner agency of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, the Northeastern Region of YWCA and the national YWCA organization.