Community Center Update – October

The Mission remains the same:

Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc.’s (YCRR) mission is to enhance the physical and mental well being of Yates County residents by promoting and providing cultural, recreational, athletic and educational opportunities in Yates County.

The latest developments are:

  • The regulation size field is completed and will be ready for use in spring of 2013
  • A grant for $50,000 has been received from the William G. Mc Gowen Charitable Fund
  • The plans for the building are in the process of being completed
  • Additional grant applications have been sent out for consideration
  • Two fundraisers in partnership with the youth sports programs are planned so far for 2013 
  • Breakfast at the Penn Yan Moose Jan. 13, 2013 Sun. 8-10am 
  • Dinner Chicken & Biscuits at the Elks Feb. 6, 2013 Wed. 5-7pm

Throughout the last several years, the YCRR has developed unique partnerships with key organizations in the community that will serve as a foundation for the cultural and recreational needs and services desired by county residents. This includes but is not limited to: social and recreational opportunities for seniors, programs for family and individual development, positive recreational and athletic opportunities for all youth, improved locations for sports and fitness programs, exercise programs for all ages, and a meeting facility for area organizations.

The Community Center board now consists of a combination of the founding members of the project and many new members with Katie Peterson as the new chairman. For the last year, the board has been in the process of assessing the needs of the community. Naturally, the requirements have changed since the original concept of a community center in Penn Yan was explored.

We are all very excited & committed to this project and are looking forward to developing the Yates Community Center Complex. Stay tuned for more updates as we move along with building the complex!

A little history of the project…

In 2001, a number of concerned citizens lead by Dr. Ed Eaves met to address what they perceived to be a real need in the community – to put it simply, the need to expand current recreation opportunities for young people in the area.  After weeks of informal discussion and talks with community leaders, they recognized the need was much broader.  In fact, it was extended to almost all segments of the community.  The YCRR concept was formulated and initiated in 2002. It was envisioned to be a 25,000 square foot facility with a projected cost of $3,000,000 located within the village limits on 14 acres of land.  In 2005, YCRR established a Fitness & Wellness Center in a leased building located near the future site of the YCRR property. The Center is self sustaining and managed by a strong group of volunteers to this day.

The Yates Community Center Complex property is located just off of North Main Street in the village of Penn Yan on 14 acres of land.  The Maeske Family generously donated this land on June 30th 2005.  It is less than 1 mile from the Penn Yan village center, just down the street from the middle school, three blocks from the elementary school and high school and about a block from the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.

 

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