Lisa Demond, Audra Newman, Whitney Moir, Lacey Boland, Cindie Dunn, Tina Tame and Alisa Nerbas.
The brand new gymnasium was bustling with excitement on October 8, as those who attended came to celebrate the official grand opening of the Dood Cristall Family YMCA.
Hasabe Abate, Cuiyu Chen, Hannah Kim and Mei Wang. (MARIAH PHILLIPS)
Terry Parlow, Don and Becki Kille. (MARIAH PHILLIPS)
The new multi-use facility features an aquatic facility with a four-lane pool, training and recreation areas, including a leisure pool with water slides, family change rooms, multi purpose rooms, a studio, a large fitness area and gym, and expanded outdoor parking.
"The YMCA has always been such an important piece of our downtown and has truly helped to shape our community," said Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst. "With the opening of this amazing facility, the City of Brandon and the YMCA can continue to provide a quality of life for its residents that we can all be proud of."
» Mariah Phillips is a long-time Brandon resident and lead singer in the band Misty Street. She will be dropping into many of the major social events in the Wheat City. This column will run regularly, depending on the community's social calendar.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 26, 2013