The Findlay Family YMCA continued to expand programming during 2018.

The YMCA said summer camp program participants were at an all-time high.

Basketball and soccer leagues also remain strong and serve hundreds of youth.

The YMCA Child Development Center, serving children from 6 weeks to fifth grade, achieved a “2 Star — Step Up to Quality Rating” in early 2019, showing the quality of care the Y is providing.

The Y has increased programming in tennis for youth and adults. The Y has also added additional pickle ball courts for use at the East Branch.

New leaders

In May 2018, the YMCA board appointed Paul Worstell as interim chief executive officer, and he accepted the full-time position in October.

Worstell is a former chief executive officer of Pro-Tec Coating Co., Leipsic.

In other changes, Nicole Gosche was hired as director of the Y’s Child Development Center; Chandlar Cramer was promoted to healthy living director; George Leatherman was hired as aquatic director; Olivia Wolph was hired as program director; and Sue Pasche was hired as coordinator of the active older adult programs.

The YMCA currently serves more than 8,500 members. The Y has a goal of increasing membership to 10,000 members by 2020.

The organization continues to provide the YMCA Feed-A-Child program to 700 students in Hancock County, and the Y will manage the Riverside Pool for the 10th summer in 2019.

The Y raised $145,000 in annual funds in 2018 through individual giving and special events, in an effort to make the Y available to everyone regardless of ability to pay.

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