Updated: Friday, 26 Oct 2012, 11:47 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 26 Oct 2012, 11:47 PM EDT
VINCENNES, IND. (WTHI) - A southern Indiana YMCA is ready to unveil some new facilities to the public.
The Vincennes Y will be opening a new kids rec-room this weekend.
The updated facilities are the latest change for an organization that has been providing services in Vincennes for the past 100 years.
With some classic games like ping-pong and foosball, the Vincennes YMCA is ready to open a new rec-room aimed for the after school crowd in the community.
Leaders say they found a need for those in the age group of 8 to 12.
"We work to strengthen our community through youth development," said Elizabeth Pendley with the Vincennes YMCA, "and we really wanted to give them a place of their own where they can hang out, have fun, be active, maybe get some homework done and let parents know they are going to be taken care of."
"Just kind of give them a place of their own," said Rec Room Supervisor Ryne Vories. "A place to hang out and get away from the drugs and from all the things they can get involved in after school."
This place has more than the classic games, it also has the electronics in place for some more modern fun.
The YMCA has been in operation here for 100 years, and this new rec room is a continuation of that mission to serve children.
"Just continue to do that for 100 years, " YMCA Membership Director Jennifer Holscher. "It's the same mission that we had then. We just find different ways to meet it."
With a revamped room for kids, the facility is still working with the cornerstone of its mission to give the kids of the community the right place to do the right things.
The Y will have a grand opening of the "Rec-Room" Saturday from 11 in the morning until one the afternoon.
Officials are also planning a 100th birthday party at the YMCA for November 11th.
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