We are excited for our friends and clients in Gloucester on the opening of a new YMCA. Talk of opening a branch in Gloucester started in the 70’s and today it is a reality. The following article courtesy of the Daily Press has the details on how to become a founding member of the Gloucester YMCA.
“It’s a dream come true,” Gloucester resident Sharon Joyce said Friday at the official opening of the new Gloucester Family YMCA.
Officials held a ceremony and provided tours of the new 9,500-square-foot facility at the Gloucester Main Street Center. Henderson Inc., a contractor out of Williamsburg, began renovations on the building, which is owned by the Main Street Preservation Trust, on Jan. 4. The $400,000 project was funded by contributions, according to Sheila Pillath, director of both the Mathews and Gloucester YMCA branches.
The facility includes a fitness center, child watch area for children under 10, a teen and senior programs community room, group exercise space and locker rooms.
The Gloucester Y is partnering with the Hampton Inn to offer swimming lessons.
Members who sign up between now and Feb. 28 at the Gloucester Y will be known as founding members and will have no joining fees.
Facility hours are Monday-Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed on Sunday. For more information visit the Gloucester Y at 6898 Main Street or call 804-993-4922.