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Westfield Area Y's 90th Anniversary Celebration a Huge Success

Christine Alger

Saturday, September 21, 2013 • 5:29pm

On Sunday, September 15th, the Westfield Area Y hosted a 90th Anniversary celebration both inside and outside the the Main Y Facility in Westfield.  The event followed Greta’s Run, a 5K Run/Walk in memory of Greta Schoenemann.

Over 600 people came out to enjoy a variety of free activities such as the climbing wall and bounce houses, face painters, art activities and Healthy U activities. There were prizes on the Wheel of Y Trivia and giveaways as well as refreshments. 

The Y is so grateful to have had a special visit at the celebration from Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick who presented the Westfield Area Y with a Joint Legislative Resolution honoring the Westfield Area Y for its many years of service to the community.

The Y thanks the New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly, community residents and families who came out that day to celebrate the Westfield Area Y’s 90th Anniversary Celebration and looks forward to many more years of service and commitment to the community. Special thanks to the Westfield Food Pantry for hosting a food drive at the event and to the vendors who made contributions.  

The Westfield Area Y has been serving the communities of Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside and Westfield since 1923 and offers programs that build self-esteem and sharpen skills while developing strong character.  Program areas include:  Child Care Education; Youth and Teen Development; Family Strengthening; Day Camp; Sports; Aquatics; Adult and Senior Health & Wellness and World Service. 

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