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YWCA Westfield 01/10/13

January 16, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Indoor Yard Sale

The YWCA is pleased to announce they will be holding an indoor yard sale on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. "We were very successful with our sale last spring," said event chair Priscilla Malarkey; "so we've planned another one. There's an assortment of household items, toys, books and games something to appeal to everyone. Prices are reasonable so we're inviting everyone to stop and visit us." Enter the building using the parking lot door and follow the signs in the building.

Class Schedule

Area residents are reminded classes at the YWCA have resumed their normal schedules. Tumbling meets each Monday evening, Karate on Tuesday, Zumba on Wednesday and Youth Center meets at the YWCA each Thursday night. Details on times, cost and eligibility is available by calling the YWCA at 326-2011 or visiting the office during business hours.

Babysitting Clinic

Students interested in attending the Babysitting Class set for spring of 2013 are encouraged to call the YWCA to register their interest. "We continue to work with the Y in Jamestown to bring this class to the Westfield area," reported Executive Director Katie Smith. "It's a wonderful opportunity for students ages 11 to 15 to be trained and certified as babysitters. Once the interest is recorded we will schedule the class and contact the students," she concluded.

Arts and Crafts Update

The 2013 YWCA Arts and Crafts Festival is set for July 26-27 in Moore Park. Over 200 vendors are expected to attend and display their hand crafted wares for sale. "This is the 21st year the YWCA has sponsored this show and the 41st year overall," reported Deb Higginbotham, board member and long time festival volunteer. "We're working to expand the vendor base and issue a special invitation to local craftspeople and encourage them to be part of the show. We know people make the Westfield show a specific destination and we'd like to showcase the talent here in Chautauqua County." Information about the show, including the guidelines and application are available on the YWCA website at or by calling the agency at 326-2011.

Adult Gym Privileges

Adult membership at the YWCA has been expanded to include use of the gym on a space and time available basis. Adult members interested in using the gym for basketball and other physical events are invited to call the office and complete the reservation form. There will be no charge but a current membership and a waiver form must be on file. More details are available by contacting the YWCA office.

Facility Rental

A variety of rooms are available for rent at the YWCA. Overnight accommodations can be arranged, the large assembly room, the living room and the kitchen can all be reserved for private parties and special occasion celebrations. To reserve a date, to arrange a tour or to learn more about the facility, call the main office at 326.2011.

About the YWCA

The YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world. Across the globe there are over 25 million members with 2.6 million of them in the USA. As early as 1858 the YWCA was working to provide equality, opportunity and support for women. The YWCA mission continues to focus on 'empowering women, eliminating racism and promoting peace, justice, dignity and freedom for all.' Locally the YWCA Westfield is a premier provider of child care services, school age support for children and families and a community center for health and wellness through the fitness center. YWCA membership is open to men and women over the age of 18 and special youth memberships are available. The YWCA Board of Directors is always interested in talking with women about participation on the board or volunteer activities. Contact the YWCA at 326-2011, visit them on Facebook, check out the website at or via email at

The YWCA is also a partner agency with the Northern Chautauqua County United Way, the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the National YWCA.



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