The formal groundbreaking for the facility at 1500 Honey Locust Drive will start at 4 p.m. that day, with activities continuing until 6 p.m., according to a news release from Executive Director Virginia Kaczmarek.
“This is a big day for our Y," Kaczmarek wrote. "It will be a great resource for the entire community, open to everyone. Breaking ground on a new facility is a tremendous milestone for the organization, which has been steadily building up to this moment for the past eight years. We owe a great amount of thanks to everyone—donors, members, volunteers, staff members and more—for making this day a reality.”
The new Y will be funded entirely by donations. Pledges and gifts so far total $5.2 million, Kaczmarek wrote. The facility is expected to cost $8 million to $9 million.
The Y is expected to open in fall 2014.
You can read the full news release on the YMCA's website.