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October Newsletter

by YMCA of Capital Area Administrator | Sep 25, 2018


YMCA of the Capital Area - Y Connection
October 2018


The YMCA of the Capital Area will host its annual Costumes for Kids drive beginning October 1 through October 24. Costumes for Kids is a local costume donation drive that provides free Halloween costumes to children in need in our community. The Y is accepting new or gently used costumes to be given to deserving children in the Baton Rouge community. Costume donations will be accepted at any of the Y’s nine locations until October 24.

Please join us in giving a warm Y welcome to our newest staff members Ashlyn, Taylor, Phillip and Vincent! Working for the Y takes a desire and passion for helping others, and we are so happy to have them on board to help make a difference in our community. Welcome to the Y family!


Come get your groove on at our Southside YMCA 8th Annual Pop-Up Party Friday, October 12 from 7-10 p.m. at the C.B. Pennington, Jr. Conference Center at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. With a silent auction, live auction, and live music from Big River Express, we’re sure you’ll have a good time. Attire is cocktail casual, and tickets cost $50. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Justin Grier at (225) 766-2991 or jgrier@ymcabr.org.


Join us on Thursday, October 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the Addis Community Center for the Dow Westside YMCA 9th Annual Charity Auction benefiting the YMCA Annual Community Support Campaign. This featured event will include dinner showcased by various restaurants, drinks, a silent auction, the premier live auction, and music featuring DJ Kalo. Childcare will be available to all ticket holders at the YMCA. Tickets are $25. Cocktail party attire is recommended. For more information contact Jessica Huckaby at (225) 687-1123 or jhuckaby@ymcabr.org.

Join us for our FREE Open House on October 27 to celebrate National Make A Difference Day. Grab a friend and join us! Open House is during normal business hours for each location.




October 4: 9th Annual Dow Westside YMCA Auction, Addis Community Center, 6-9 p.m.
October 12: 8th Annual Southside YMCA Pop Up Party, Pennington Biomedical, 7-10 p.m.
October 24: Last day to donate costumes for Costume Drive
October 26: Friend Friday - bring a friend for free!
October 27: Open House, celebrating “National Make A Difference Day”

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