PARKERSBURG - The Parkersburg YMCA will have an open house and kickoff for its Edwin L.D. Dils Heart of Our Community Campaign from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
"Bring your family. Learn about the Y's programs. Enjoy snacks," said YMCA spokesman Michelle Yanok. The Edwin L.D. Dils Heart of Our Community Campaign was formerly known as the Strong Kids Campaign.
A guided tour will be available to show the ways the Parkersburg YMCA impacts the community, Yanok said, such as membership opportunities for children and families, assistance for children in child care and sports programs.
YMCA programs teach young people important values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, she said. Through a variety of fun and rewarding activities, they also develop valuable skills while they gain confidence and self-esteem, Yanok said.
"You simply cannot put a price on strengthening and enriching the character of a child," Yanok added.
For more than 140 years, the Parkersburg YMCA has been making the community stronger through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, a press release states.
The Parkersburg YMCA is having an open house Tuesday from 4:30-7 p.m. to kick off a fundraising campaign.
The YMCA provides programs for families and child care assistance.
The YMCA has been helping the local community for 140 years.
"We would like to express our thanks and what better way to do this than to have the community join us for a free event at the Parkersburg YMCA, 1800 30th St., on Tuesday, April 10," Yanok said.
Donations toward the fundraising campaign will be accepted Tuesday evening.
On June 5, a dinner will be held at the Parkersburg Country Club honoring the Parkersburg YMCA's Edwin Dils Heart of Our Community Award winner, Ann Bailey of Vienna. The dinner marks the end of the fundraising campaign.
For more information on the kickoff event, dinner or a way to get involved with the YMCA, contact Kim Sapp at the Parkersburg YMCA, 304-485-5585.