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YMCA adds 60 new parking spaces


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At the ribbon-cutting ceremony in the top photograph, from left, are: South County YMCA representatives Joe Hegger, chairman of the board; Jerry Strick-land and Ron Koenig, board members; Al Swantner, one of the original Home-steaders (Founders); Mel Elliott, executive district vice president; Mike Schellhase, board member; Jayne Swantner, board member and one of the original Home-steaders; and representatives from the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, Tony Gastler, vice president of property management, and Karen Kocher, senior vice president. Below, YMCA Summer Camp children present guest of honor Kenneth Wilds with a poster they made expressing their well wishes for a speedy recovery from the West Nile virus he contracted nine months ago.

The South County Family YMCA, 12736 Southfork Road, recently conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the YMCA's much-anticipated 60 new parking spaces.

After the July 18 ribbon-cutting ceremony, YMCA summer camp children entertained guests with camp cheers, while a St. Louis County Police Department helicopter, police cars and an Air-Evac helicopter landed on the YMCA baseball fields.

Special guest of honor was Kenneth Wilds, a retired 33-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, who was infected with the West Nile virus nine months ago to the day. In attendance to honor Wilds were Police Chief Ron Battelle, Capt. Ted Hylla, Lt. Dennis Woodland and other officers from the Police Department.

Wilds was given a complimentary YMCA membership to assist with his physical therapy along with an Air-Evac membership. YMCA Summer Camp children also presented Wilds with a poster that they made.

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