For information on Lincoln Area YMCA
programs and events, contact the downtown office, 604 Broadway St.,
Suite 1; visit
www.lincolnymca.org; or call 735-3915. The YMCA Activity Center
is at 719 Wyatt Ave.
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YMCA Youth Archery registration has begun for 2009. Y
instructor Dave Duvall is back to teach proper technique and improve
skills for the local archers. Children in third through sixth grade
can sign up at the Y office. New this year is a bear decoy for
participants to shoot, along with the classic targets and deer
decoy. Be sure to sign up NOW; slots are filling up fast.
What better way to spend a Saturday morning than with YMCA
Soccer. Registrations for Y Travel Soccer are now being
accepted for participants age 4 years through sixth grade and for
sixth- to eighth-graders. The program emphasizes basic soccer
fundamentals, skills and rules, all while having fun and meeting new
friends. Register before March 9 to save $10.
Hip/Hop Fitness is growing fast with limited space available.
Shed unwanted pounds, have a blast with your friends and meet new
people at the YMCA's best-kept secret. Hip/Hop Fitness meets on
Tuesday evenings, 5:30-6:15, from now till the end of April. For a
nominal fee each week you can have fun, lose weight and make new
YMCA Girls Basketball 2009 is now complete, and the Y
wants to give all the volunteer coaches a special "thank you."
Without these outstanding people giving their time, the girls
wouldn't have grown in the sport as they did. This season was
extra-special since teams from Mount Pulaski, Mason City and
Williamsville were able to participate. To all who helped make this
season a success, thank you from everyone at the Lincoln Area YMCA.
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Jan Schacht, YMCA executive director, and Krista
Hoban, office manager, attended the Illinois YMCA State Advocacy
Day on Feb. 4 at the state Capitol, where over 50 Illinois YMCAs
were represented. Various state representatives and legislators were
on hand to meet with key YMCA administrative staff and volunteers in
order to learn more about the important role that YMCAs play in
Illinois communities as well as more about the national YMCA
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Lincoln Area YMCA]