On November 15, 2012 the 5th grade class at James Madison Elementary had their annual Thanksgiving Diner with invited special guests from the community. These guests were collegiate athletes from Weber State University who compete in football, golf, and track and field.
On Tuesday, November 6 the YMCA Afterschool Program at T.O. Smith Elementary hosted a mock election as a learning opportunity for the youth in there program. The Standard Examiner was there to interview the candidates and other YMCA students about the experience.
The Salt Lake Tribune has highlited the YMCA's efforts to build a new facility in Ogden, UT.
"Lincoln Elementary in Ogden is looking forward to a new neighbor.Plans are in motion for a new YMCA Community Family Center to be built next to the school. Supporters are hoping for a December 2013 ground breaking.The agency received a big boost to their fundraising goal of $650,000 when the Larry H. Miller Group of companies donated a lead gift of $200,000. The goal is to build a 5,800 square foot facility."
The YMCA of Northern Utah has received $200,000 from the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies to act as the founding gift in building a new YMCA Community Family Center in Ogden, UT. The donation kicks off a yearlong campaign to raise the $450,000 more to complete the 5,800 square foot facility which will be located on school property at Lincoln Elementary in Ogden School District.
The Standard Examiner and Salt Lake Tribune both reported on the founding gift from the Miller Family. Use the links below to read the full articles.
The Standard Examiner's Jamie Lampros interviewed Marsha Prantil on her decades of service to the Ogden community. Paired with wonderful pictures of Marsha and the youth of the YMCA this is a delightful article that recognizes the impact Marsha has had. The YMCA will be celebrating Marsha's many accomplishments with a party on August 8, 2012.