To the editor:


There are many projects in the works for our community, and a good argument can be made for most. Some would come under the category of necessary, others we could say, “Boy that would sure be nice in our community.”

There is another important part of our community that sometimes does not get a lot of attention. It is there doing a great job of serving a large segment of our community year around, and is a drawing card for those in surrounding towns as well as being an integral part of our city. It provides a safe place for children after school, has many good programs for them as well, is the best place in town for adults to stay fit, and take part in some competitive sports, go swimming, lift weights, run as many miles indoors as you like and so much more.

If you have not figured it out yet it is the YMCA.  Right now the Y is having its annual “Stronger Together” fundraising campaign. This is a campaign to help those who cannot pay for a Y membership, get the necessary help to take part in the activities at the Y. The YMCA is a nonprofit organization committed to the important values of healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. It is an opportunity for the community through individual generosity to make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. Give it some thought. Do what you are able.


Dennis Knoner

Forest City


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