SHEFFIELD, Pa. – The Warren County YMCA officially cut the ribbon at its new branch in Sheffield during the opening of the Johnny Appleseed Festival Friday.
Though the facility, located at the Ruth M. Smith Center, has been open for members previously, the group used the JAF to serve as its official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“It’s been a dream that I’ve had,” Ruth M. Smith Center Executive Director Kim Adams said. “When I came back here three years ago we had a chat and look what’s happened. Especially with all the support from the community.”
The “we” Adams referenced was herself and Warren County YMCA Executive Director Thad Turner, who was also on-hand for the event.
“It took about three years for us to gather all the equipment and funding and all the things we needed to make it happen,” Turner said. “We made it happen, in large part, due to the generosity of the people in Sheffield.”
The Sheffield branch is open to anyone age 12 and older and is open from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 3 – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday.