TYSON FUNKY CHICKEN 2-MILE RACE AND RELAY FOR LIFE 2008

Thanks to everyone who made this event a great success on May 10, 2008. We had over fifty entrants. Extra kudos to the seventeen racers who beat that slow chicken! Get the complete race results….

Healthy Kids Day 2008

Thanks to everyone in the community who participated in this event on May 10th, 2008 and to our great staff who worked extra hard to make this a fun-filled day for everyone!…

Harrison County Community Foundation Fieldhouse Dedication and Grand Opening

On Tuesday, July 5, the YMCA of Harrison County invited the community to attend the grand opening and dedication of the new Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) Fieldhouse and the celebration of the 7th anniversary of the current Y facility…

Healthy Kids Day 2011
On Saturday, April 23, the YMCA of Harrison County encouraged all kids and parents in the community to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It was all part of the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™ – the nati…

BACKPACK DRIVE

The YMCA of Harrison County teamed up with Harrison County Community Services to help local students in need head back to school with the supplies needed to succeed. In return, the YMCA of Harrison County offered a two-week reduced joining fee promotion for new members who helped with this project. Those interested in joining the YMCA of Harrison County could donate a new or gently used backpack filled with school supplies August 1 through August 14 and received 50% the one-time joining fee.

School supplies that were accepted inside a new or gently used backpack, at least 5 of these items must have been included in the backpacks:

  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Folders
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Binders
  • Art Boxes
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks

The filled backpacks collected were given to Harrison County Community Services who then distributed them to local students in need.

Harrison County Community Services Executive Director, Richard Cooper, stopped by the YMCA of Harrison County to pick up the filled backpacks. Gavin and Luke helped Mr. Cooper and Marketing and Communications Director for the YMCA of Harrison County, Kim Spieth, load the backpacks. 30 filled backpacks were collected during the two-week period.