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So, How Was It? Valley YMCA Grand Re-Opening

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Last week, the Valley YMCA on State Street in Ansonia, held a grand re-opening to celebrate the new renovations. 

Renovations to The Wellness Center have been completed and the Strength Training Center expanded. 

This was my first time in the facility. I was taken around for a tour by one of the lovely staff members who explained some of the history of the building, which was built as a YMCA in 1866, and the changes that the building has gone thorugh over the years. Much of the original structure and design aspects have been kept in tact. 

Just after 5:00pm, the ribbon cutting was held in the new Strength Training Center. Alan Mogridge, Executive Director, was the first to speak. He welcomed and thanked everyone, then told us more about about the renovations and why we were there. 

Once he was finshed, he introduced Mayor James Della Volpe and then Bill Purcell, President of The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, to say a few words. 

After the ribbon was cut and the cheers died down, it was back to the main meeting room at the front of the building for some light refreshments and conversation. 

I am very happy that I was able to attend this grand re-opening and support a local establishment. The YMCA is a very important part of their community and really stands by their motto, "Building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities." 

 

Question: How do you know about grand opening events in the Valley? 

Answer: Check this events page on the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce site. 

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