Blair Regional YMCA to hold Open House Week

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Regional YMCA will celebrate Open House Week Monday through Saturday.

The week marks the 10th anniversary of the completion of the YMCA Expansion Project. In celebration, the enrollment fee will be waived to new members who join during Open House week.

The Blair Regional Y is one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 organizations, offering financial assistance to families and individuals who might otherwise not afford the full cost of membership or programs.

“The Blair Regional YMCA has been listening and respond-ing to our communities’ most critical social needs for more than 100 years,” said Sharon Jones, executive director.

“The expansion in 2008 allowed us to serve more people in more ways, and continues to be a beacon where children, teens, seniors and families can feel welcome and supported in their quest for social and physical wellness.”

The celebration will begin Monday morning with a smoothie tasting at 9:30 a.m., compliments of nutritionists who will be on hand to answer questions related to healthy food choices and basic nutrition.

Throughout the week, the public is invited to try a variety of land- and aquatic-based fitness classes for free, learn about membership and its benefits, check out the many offerings available for families, children, teens and seniors, and discover how the YMCA strengthens the community and promotes healthy living. Light refreshments will be available daily.

For more information about the programs and services, facility hours and membership details, call the Blair Regional Y at 695-4467, or visit