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Tyrone Area YMCA continues to receive community support

The Tyrone Area YMCA was recently the recipient of two very generous gifts.
When the Tyrone YMCA ceased operations, the Board of Directors determined to pay off creditors rather than declare bankruptcy.
In January it was announced the YMCA building on Logan Avenue was for sale, with the money from the sale going towards paying off the YMCA’s substantial consolidated loan.
Then in April, a liquidation sale was held to help cover the Y’s debt.
The Board is now one step closer to being able to cover the costs of their debts, thanks to the help of two area organizations.
Dennis Dittmer, Executive Director of the State College YMCA and Luke Rhoades, advisor of the Tyrone Area High School Key Club each presented the Board of Directors with $5,000 checks.
Dittmer, with the approval of the State College Board of Directors, donated 50 percent of the money they received from the National YMCA for services to the Tyrone Y during its recent problems.
Rhoades presented his check, which was the profit from the recent Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Tyrone No-Stars. Rhoades said the Key Club plans to continue with this event in the future. Profit from the game will be divided between the Key Club and a community service organization to be selected by the Key Club members each year.
Thanks to help from organizations such as the State College Y, Key Club, the Tyrone Kiwanis Club and several area individuals, the board has been able to pay off most of their creditors. The Y also received help when three creditors chose to waive their bills.
The YMCA Board of Directors wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to these two groups who have come to the aid of the Y and would also like to publicly thank DelGrosso Foods (Marianna Subs), as well as Ace Hardware and Burgmeier Hauling for their help.