Family Clothesline donates to YMCA

The community continues to support the efforts of the Tyrone YMCA.
Recently, John and Sue Gummo, owners of The Family Clothesline in State College, donated a pile of extra stock to the YMCA. According to YMCA Executive Director Amy Hampton, the clothing will be sold and the proceeds will be donated the Chamber of Commerce’s Community Lighting project and to help alleviate the YMCA’s tax problems.
“This family has been a very big supporter of the YMCA for years,” said Hampton. “All of their children used this facility. It’s just a very generous donation and we’re happy for the support.”
According to Hampton, the clothing, which has yet to be sorted through, will be sold out of the backroom of the old Dollar General Store, located on West Tenth Street in Tyrone. The building is owned by Rose Black and is being used by the Salvation Army.
Beginning on Black Friday, Nov. 29, volunteers and YMCA staffers will sell the clothing – which includes sweatshirts, sweatpants, rip-aways, long-sleeved T-shirts, etc. The sale will run Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The store will also be open Dec. 5-8.
“If we see a need that we have to open the store after that, we’ll do so,” said Hampton. “We just need to wait and see how the other days go.”
Hampton noted there will be no refunds or returns. The clothing is “as is.”
Ten percent of all proceeds will be directed to the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce to aid in the purchase of 64 aluminum stars that are being constructed by Grazierville resident Sam Anders and his staff at Anders’ Garage.
The remaining funds, according to Hampton, will be used to alleviate debt owed for state and local taxes. She also said these funds would assist with current payroll.
“We’re very appreciative of the Gummos for their help,” said Hampton.
For more information, contact the YMCA at 684-2740.
In other YMCA news:
• Directors have announced that Friday evening dances will be discontinued for the time being, but noted a Splash Hop at the swimming pool at the high school will replace it. The first Splash Hop is scheduled for Friday from 7-10 p.m.
Hampton said students in sixth grade and higher can attend and cost of admission is $3. There will be a disc jockey providing music for those who want to cut the rug in the water.
•On Nov. 30 and Dec. 14, the YMCA is opening its doors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for parents who want to go shopping, but do not want to drag their children along. The Drop-N-Shop costs $10 a day per child for members and $15 a day per child for non-members.
Hampton said both days will be structured with craft and game schedules, but kids, ages three and up only, should bring a bag lunch.
Children must be pre-registered and can be by contacting the YMCA.
• A brunch with Santa Claus is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7. This child-oriented program will allow kids to eat breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus free of charge.
The menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon and other items.
Children must be pre-registerd by Dec. 5.