Mt. Sterling Community Center YMCA


Hat’s Off To Women’s Health

The 6th annual Hat’s Off To Women’s Health event will be held Thursday October 9th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The evening will include local vendors, dinner, and a guest speaker.  This is free to all women!  We have room for 80 participants.  Advance registration is appreciated.

Building Communities: Mission In Action

          On September 20th, the Y will host the fifth BC:MIA project.  Mission in Action is a collaborative project that aids in clean-up and repair of homes across Brown County.  In May of 2014, more than 60 volunteers came together to paint, power wash, clean gutters, landscape, weed eat, trim trees and more in an effort to help our neighbors in need. In May, three of the four sides of the Ripley community building were scraped and painted! In addition, four homes in Mt. Sterling received assistance. 

            If you would like to join us for a day of volunteering, you can pre-register at the Y, or simply show up at 8:00 a.m. on September 20th.  If you are under the age of 18, we must have a waiver signed by your parent or guardian before you are allowed to participate.  Volunteers must be over the age of 12 or in the supervised care of their parents while working.

            Many supplies are provided, but if you have rakes, shears, hammers, etc. to bring along, they are appreciated.  Lunch is provided at the Y, with transportation to and from provided free of charge by West Central Mass Transit District.  A wrap-up party with treats and prizes is held at the end of the day, also at the Y. 

            The BC:MIA project is a collaborative effort between the Y and Two Rivers Regional Council.  United Way provides funding for the projects.  All local church youth groups are encouraged to join our efforts.  Adult project leaders will be needed.  Contact any of the following people if you have questions: Suzanne Woodward, Becky Pruden, Jean Hulvey or Ericka Jensen.

Volunteer paint the Ripley Community Center in the Spring of 2014.

Volunteers paint the Ripley Community Center in the Spring of 2014.

Olympic Day

The Y will partner with the Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois to offer “Olympic Day” on October 14th.  The event, for their residents, will run from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Prizes and medals will be awarded. Volunteers are needed for the event. If interested in volunteering, contact Jeff Summers at 217 773-2230.