DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(121519)-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY

ODESSA, TEXAS/DECEMBER 15, 2019-THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA CELEBRATED IT’S 50 YEAR ANNIVERSAY WITH A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR THE FAMILIES THAT THE “Y” SERVES. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE ARE THE LARGEST DAYCARE PROVIDER HERE IN THE PERMIAN BASIN. WE SERVICE OVER 450 LOW INCOME FAMILIES. ABOUT 80% OF OUR CLIENTEL ARE LOW INCOME. AND SO, THE YMCA OFFERS SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST THEM WITH SOME THEIR CHILD CARE NEEDS.” KIDS ENJOYED SEVERAL ACTIVITES LIKE WRITING LETTERS TO SANTA, COOKIE DECORATING AND ORNAMENT MAKING, AND WATCHING THE GRINCH MOVIE. MOM, DAD’S AND KIDS WERE ENTERTAINED BY SANTA WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY THE GRINCH. (CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE REALLY WANTED TO FIND SOMETHING SPECIAL TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH, AND SINCE WE ARE ABOUT FAMILIES, WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE FAMILY AND CHRISTMAS AND YOU KINOW OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES AND PRINCIPLES, AND THROWING AN EVENT FOR THE FAMILIES” YMCA STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS PUT TOGETHER THE CHRISTMAS EVENT THAT INCLUDED PIZZA FOR KIDS AND BRISKET AND ALL THE SIDES FOR MOM AND DAD’S. (DESIREA BRITO, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA) “WE CAN GET SO BUSY WITH OUR DAY TO DAY THAT WE FORGET TO STEP ASIDE AND DO FAMILY MOMENTS LIKE THIS THAT WE CREATE, UHM, OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEND TIME ONE ON ONE WITH OUR KIDS AND BE FUN AND SILLY, AND SO, I THINK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HAVE AN EVENT LIKE THIS WHERE FAMILIES CAN COME OUT AND YOU KNOW, HAVE FUN TOGETHER AS A FAMILY MAKING MEMORIES.” THE 50TH ANNIVERSAY OF THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA STARTED WITH AN OPEN HOUSE EARLIER IN THE DAY AND A SILENT AUCTION. OVER 80 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE CHRISTMAS EVENT AT THE “Y”. FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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