Bangor YMCA Says Thank You

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) -
The Bangor YMCA held a family and member appreciation barbeque Wednesday evening.

An opportunity for folks to see the new playground equipment donated by Machias Savings Bank.

Beyond being a place to workout or take a swim, the Y is a spot for children.

They care for around 150 kids a day busing students to and from 15 different schools.

"We have a very concentrated intentional programming for our kids," said CEO Diane Dickerson, "Before school, after school and then we have our little ones the 2 to 5-year-old all day long with us. We go from baby to 102 years-old. Our senior program is fantastic, that's our second wind program We always say that we are the place, we are the melting pot of Bangor."

The Y will host their Annual Night That Will Change Lives Gala and Auction on September 23rd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.