Learn To Kayak & Canoe FREE

A free canoeing and kayaking class will be offered for those 12 and older at the Litton Ag Center on July 7th.  The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering the program in partnership with the Grand River Family YMCA.  Adam Brandsgaard, MDC conservation educator says the class is for newcomers who want to learn paddle sport skills Brandsgaard will demonstrate […]

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Chillicothe & YMCA Easter Egg Hunt

Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Chillicothe Parks Department and Grand River Area Family YMCA is Saturday at 10:00 am at Simpson Park. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children age 0-10 and that will be split into four age categories, with prizes in each category. Shawn Hurtgen from the YMCA says it is one of the fastest […]

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Chillicothe Easter Egg Hunt

Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Chillicothe Parks Department and Grand River Area Family YMCA is April 9th at 10:00 am at Simpson Park. The Easter Egg Hunt is for children age 0-10 and that will be split into four age categories, with prizes in each category. Shawn Hurtgen from the YMCA says it is one of the […]

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24/7 YMCA Access Coming Soon

The availability of certain YMCA facilities could soon be around the clock at the Grand River Area Family YMCA.  Membership Director Fontella Mosier says they are close to making parts of the Y available 24/7. Mosier says this is an additional cost for members as this is a new program for the members. She says there will be areas that […]

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Easter Egg Hunt Is Saturday

Chillicothe’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday morning.  It is one of the fastest events in the Chillicothe Parks System.  Parks Director Josh Norris says the event will once again be held at 10:00 am SHARP at Simpson Park. This event is for children from 1-10 years old and the park is divided into 4 areas for four age […]

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Backpack Buddies Helping Students With Meals

Children who eat consistent, nutritious meals are healthier…  They concentrate better in school, build better bonds with their peers, miss less school due to illness, and score higher on standardized tests.  That’s why the Grand River Area Family YMCA partners with local schools and generous organizations and individuals throughout our community to provide nutritious meals to kids every weekend of […]

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Backpack Buddies Receive Grant

A grant to assist the Backpack Buddies program at the Grand River Area Family YMCA was presented by the Chillicothe Elks Lodge.  Elks Lodge member Penny Kennebeck presented Larry Skipper of the Grand River Area Family YMCA with a $500 grant The presentation is part of the Gratitude Grant program through the Elks National Foundation.  

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