Highland County YMCA announces merger


Community invited to Hillsboro facility for free visit

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Staff members at the Highland County Family YMCA, from left, Pam Rudisill, Kellie Kiser and Chris Tracy, invite community members in for a free visit to the YMCA in Hillsboro.


Highland County Family YMCA members will now have access to YMCA of Greater Cincinnati facilities due to a merger of the entities, according to Kathy Lehr, vice president of external relations and marketing for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati.

The YMCA in Hillsboro is also inviting members of the community in for a free visit.

Lehr said that for the past year and a half the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has been providing operating management to the Highland County Y, located at 201 Diamond Drive in Hillsboro.

“This merger provides an exciting opportunity for the Hillsboro YMCA,” said Debra Jones, Highland County Family YMCA Board of Directors president. “We will be able to benefit from the many resources of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and provide our staff with additional training opportunities, resulting in new and enhanced programs for our members.”

Sandy Walker, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati President and CEO said, “We welcome the Highland County Y members and the entire community into our extended Y family. Together, we can expand Y programs and services. The Highland County Family YMCA is a beautiful facility that offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated six-lane indoor pool, a college-sized gymnasium, walking/running track, sauna, lockers, Zumba and other group exercise classes plus free Y Kid’s Club child care, while members work out or visit with friends at the Y.”

Members are welcome at all YMCA locations in Ohio and Kentucky.

Located at 201 Diamond Drive in Hillsboro, the Highland County facility will be the 14th branch location of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, which operates full service branch facilities in Ohio and Kentucky. The YMCA of Greater Cincinnati also operates an overnight camp, Camp Ernst, and over 80 childhood education centers.

“I would like to invite all community members to come for a free visit to the Y,” said Highland County Family YMCA Director Kellie Kiser. “We have numerous programs for all ages, from youth sports to SilverSneakers.”

For more information about the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, call 513-362-YMCA, contact the Highland County Family YMCA at 937-840-9622, or visit the website www.MyY.org.

Staff members at the Highland County Family YMCA, from left, Pam Rudisill, Kellie Kiser and Chris Tracy, invite community members in for a free visit to the YMCA in Hillsboro.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_YMCA-pic1.jpgStaff members at the Highland County Family YMCA, from left, Pam Rudisill, Kellie Kiser and Chris Tracy, invite community members in for a free visit to the YMCA in Hillsboro.
Community invited to Hillsboro facility for free visit

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