The Clearfield YMCA Board of Directors celebrated their high-achieving Capital Campaign volunteers Wednesday night by sponsoring a BBQ at Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery in Curwensville.
The campaigners who were honored were the highest-producing members of the final leg of the 2006 Campaign’s Community Gifts Division, which kicked off earlier this year on March 21. The Community Gifts Division was separated into two groups; the General Community Gifts Teams and the Special Interest Teams. Each group was challenged to raise $14,000 or more per team for the capital project.
The top-producing teams were the Thomas Kirsch group for the General Community Gifts with a total of $14,850, and the Aerobics Special Interest Team headed by Shellie Brown and Ginny Johnson with a total of $33,130. The overall goal for the Community Gifts Division was set at $90,000, and the grand total raised by the 61 volunteers was $202,819.
Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery volunteered to host the event for the 32 board members and volunteers. The Starr family also donated 10 percent of all wine sales made that evening to the YMCA Capital Campaign.
Guests were invited to take tours of the winery, which will be having their grand opening in July.
“We’re grateful to all of our volunteers who stepped up to support the YMCA”, said Clearfield YMCA Executive Director Don Herres. “The community has really turned out its best for us and we’re thankful that there has been such a great response.”
To date the YMCA’s Capital Campaign has raised over $1,927,000, with hopes of reaching $2 million by summer’s end.