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Sports apparel available for purchase as YMCA fundraiser

The Tyrone Area YMCA has found perfect fundraisers for the holiday season, clothing and food, something everyone needs.
Sports apparel is available for purchase as a fundraiser for the YMCA at the Old Dollar General Store on 10th Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, and the YMCA is also offering a variety of grapefruit, oranges and other fruits through its annual Indian River Fruit sale.
Every Saturday, a member of the YMCA staff is on-hand at the Old Dollar General Store to sell sweatshirts, flannels, thermals, sweaters, long sleeve T-shirts, short sleeve T-shirts, tank tops, turtle necks, sweat pants and more.
Some of the clothing is Penn State apparel. However, there is also a variety of other brands to make nearly everyone happy.
Sizes of clothing range from small, medium, large, extra-large, and extra-extra large. The best part about the variety of clothing is that it is available for a very affordable price.
The money raised from the clothing goes towards the general fund of the Tyrone YMCA.
Also, members of the YMCA board voted to donate 10 percent of the money raised through the clothing fundraiser to the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lighting Fund.
The clothing will be available every Saturday until the week before Christmas. It will then be determined after the holiday season if the fundraiser will continue.
Director of the Tyrone YMCA, Amy Hampton, said the clothing was donated to the YMCA by John and Sue Gummo through Rose Black.
Black is also responsible for allowing the YMCA to utilize the Old Dollar General Store building for the fundraiser.
According to Hampton, it has been a successful fundraiser so far for the YMCA, raising approximately $2,000.
The YMCA is also in full swing with its annual Indian River Fruit sale.
Leidig’s Farm from Warrior’s Mark will be supplying fresh citrus fruit from the Indian River area of Florida.
“We are pleased to be working with a local supplier, and we are looking forward to another successful fruit sale,” said Hampton.
Types of fruit available are: pink grapefruit, tangelos, navel oranges, mixed bushels, fruit baskets and red/yellow delicious apples.
The delivery date for the fruit to the YMCA is scheduled for the week before Christmas.
For those interested in ordering fruit, contact the YMCA at 684-2740.
In other YMCA news, according to Hampton, the youth dance held Saturday, October 25 was a success.
The YMCA is planning another holiday dance for Thanksgiving to be held on Friday, November 21.