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Louisiana, MO. The Twin Pike Family YMCA recently sponsored two 5K (3.2 miles) runs this fall. The first was the Bowling Green Heritage Days Run, held Saturday September 14, 2013. The second run, held Saturday, October 5, 2013, was the 19th annual Mississippi River Run.
Louisiana, MO. Recent census information shows that nearly one in five youth live in poverty and are at risk of falling prey to crime, drugs and other hurdles that could keep them from reaching productive adulthood, obtaining an education and successfully entering the workforce.
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven, Missouri has pledged $10,000 to the Twin Pike Family YMCA Phase III Expansion Project to build an indoor pool and walking track at its facility in Louisiana, Missouri. Dave Hollingsworth (third from left), Sales Manager for the Pepsi distributor, recently presented the first of five annual payments to Twin Pike Family YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison (right). Other Pepsi employees on hand for the check presentation were (l-r): Vickie Straube, Rita Miller and Kevin Schallenberg (second from right).
Patricia and Robert Ringhausen (center and right), owners of Pro Poly Sales, Louisiana, MO, presented Twin Pike Family YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison (left) with a donation to the local YMCA Phase III Fundraising Campaign to build an indoor swimming pool and walking track. Ringhausens pledged $2,500 for the pool project. “The pledge program in place for this fundraiser makes it easy to donate to help the Y get the pool built,” said Bob Ringhausen. “We encourage everyone in the Twin Pike service area to contribute what they can.”
Louisiana Bulldog Boosters put their money where their mouth is. Or should that read that they’re putting their mouth where their money is? The Boosters recently donated $1,000 to the Twin Pike Family YMCA Phase III Expansion Project to build an indoor aquatics center and walking track. Now they are challenging other area booster clubs to do the same. Louisiana Bulldog Boosters President Ernie Painter presented the donation to YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison, stating that “We know the Y pool will benefit everyone in the Twin Pike area and we wanted to demonstrate that we support the project. We hope the other Twin Pike high school booster clubs will follow suit.”
The Twin Pike Family YMCA will be offering a Lifeguard certification class beginning April 29th – May 12th for individuals 16 years of age and older. Under the age of 18 must have parental consent to participate in the course? Participants must be able to pass the Physical Competency Requirements (conducted in class on the first day) must have own transportation to and from training classes (water portion of class will be held in Hannibal during this time the YMCA will offer transportation in the YMCA Van.
Contact Program Director for list of requirements.
Class Dates: April 29th – May 12th
Twin Pike Family YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison (second from left) thanks the staff at the Bowling Green branch of the Hannibal Clinic for the clinic’s $20,000 pledge to the Y pool project. Shown with Garrison are (left –right): Dr. Janet Myers, Leanna Leake nurse practioner, and clinic staff Megan Hartsock, Lydia Neill and Beth Walkley. Missing from the photo is Mallory Duckworth.
The Hannibal Clinic has pledged to donate $20,000 over the next five years to the Twin Pike Family YMCA Phase III Aquatics Center Project to build an indoor pool and walking track. Hannibal Clinic Administrator Kurt Ebers announced the commitment, stating that “Hannibal Clinic is proud to support this worthwhile cause that supports the health and well-being of the communities in which we live and work.”
Twin Pike Family YMCA Executive Director Marsha Garrison recently stopped by the Bowling Green branch of the Hannibal Clinic to thank the staff there for the business’ support. “This pledge moves us a big step forward in accomplishing the Mabee Foundation Challenge Grant,” said Garrison, who went on to say that “We have less than three months now to raise the remaining funds needed to qualify for this $500,000 challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation.”
As part of BONCL’s recent Spirit Week celebration, the students chose to give back to the community by taking
up a collection for the Twin Pike Family YMCA Phase III Aquatics Center fundraising project. BONCL students
raised $56.92 for the YMCA Pool Project and delivered a total donation of $206.92. Matching $50 donations
from the school’s General Mills Box Tops program, BONCL Student Council and the BONCL Parent Teacher
Organization (PTO) were added to the funds collected by the students.
The Twin Pike Family YMCA is $12,000 closer to completing fundraising for its Phase III expansion project to build an indoor aquatics center and walking track. This recent boost in support came in large part from a $10,000 grant received from the Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) Community Fund. IPL is the owner of Dyno Nobel Inc. The Community Action Committee (CAC) of the Louisiana, MO Dyno Nobel plant also donated $1,000 to the Y pool project, which was in turn matched by the company’s corporate office.
Members of the local CAC committee delivered a “big” fascimile check, representing the total $12,000 contribution, to Twin Pike Family YMCA Board Member and Project Fundraising Chair Charlie Perkins and Executive Director Marsha Garrison. “We are very grateful for the support local businesses are giving the Y Pool Project,” said Perkins. “As we continually try to tell people in the Twin Pike area, the Y is here for everyone to use and enjoy. The indoor pool and walking track will enable the Y to offer even more programs that can help all residents in our communities live a healthier lifestyle.”