The Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA is currently undergoing some positive changes.
In a collaborative effort, Hilliker YMCA staff contacted local interior designer Joni Dailey, owner/operator of The Silver Elephant, about redesigning their café area. Joni and the Y contacted Mary Rutan Hospital, who agreed to a large donation of furniture that was no longer needed by the hospital. In addition, employees from Robinson Investments, State Farm Insurance Agent David Dailey and Hilliker YMCA staff moved the furniture to the site.
“The furniture enables the Y to remove older, worn, fabric furniture and replace it with vinyl furniture that is commercial-grade and easily cleaned. In addition, Joni’s re-design allows us to seat double the number of members, which is especially important during swim meets and moving forward as our membership continues to grow,” states Candace Watson, Marketing & Development Coordinator for the Hilliker YMCA.
Watson cited that the Y also upgraded their outdoor sign this week to align with brand by the end of 2015. “Several people, including Y staffer Linda Wilcox, Y volunteer Nancy Benedetti and master gardener Karen Kennedy, have been working to weed the outdoor sign areas, as well as the rest of the YMCA landscape. RTC Industries also did some landscape work for the Hillliker YMCA the week of July 5.
“We have more exciting projects in the works…stay tuned,” announced Hilliker YMCA CEO Mike Mullins, “It is a blessing to have people and organizations such as Joni & David Dailey, Mary Rutan Hospital, Robinson Investments, Linda, Nancy, Karen and others donate their time and in kind goods in support of moving the Hilliker YMCA forward.”
Submitted by the Hilliker YMCA.