Zanesville runners are showing their dedication despite the cold temperatures.
During the 7th annual Zaney Reindeer Run, participants were able to help the Muskingum Family YMCA spread their message. The event helps with the YMCA's financial assistance program which provides scholarships to the youth of the community.
"It creates awareness. Number One, it talks about what The Y is all about and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. It also fits in with...
The YMCA is kicking off its 12 week Summer Camp next Tuesday.
It's open to those going into kindergarten next year through 8th grade.
"A lot of folks are looking for, especially parents, a place for their kids to go, and two questions we get are: Are they safe and will they have fun? They answer is yes to both of these, " says Executive Director, Craig Miracle.
Miracle says the kids will continue to be active throughout the summer with all the planned activities,...
Nine women are honored for their good works in the Zanesville community.
The recipients vary in background as well as age.
"Our Bright Futures Award is Olivia Durant. She's a senior at Bishop Rosecrans," said Craig Miracle, of the Muskingum Family Y. "Two of our young adults are from 25-31. And we have Francis Moore who is our Lifetime Recipient and she is 91."
Miracle said tonight's recipients each gave a small speech, which he says is better than any...
More than sixty residents laced up Saturday morning for a run to help local children.
The walk/run wrapped up the month long Strong Kids Campaign put on by the YMCA. The Strong Kids Campaign raises money to fund the YMCA's financial assistance program.
"We will utilize a lot of that goes into assistance during the summer with our camp because we have a lot of folks that are maybe working and having a hard time getting by and we are able to provide that assistance...
This week's YMCA "Women of Achievement" recipient has a constant presence at the gym.
Genesis Lifestyle and Fitness Director, Beth Chapman, says both the nomination and recognition came as a shock to her.
"Being in the Zanesville area for 16 years plus, I've really been able to learn a lot about the community but also about the people. I really enjoy the community and being part of healthcare is where I really enjoy the work, " says Chapman.
Two local women are beaming after finding out they are 2010 Women in Achievement recipients.
They say the news was surprising. YMCA Executive Director, Craig Miracle, delivered the message in person to each of the nine individuals.
"He said I'm here to congratulate you. I was clueless as to what he was going to do. He said I had won the award. So, it was very shocked and honored. Oh course, I cried, " says recipient Teanna Hrinko.
The 2010 Women of Achievement Awards Presentation, may be months away, but the the time to nominate area women for their work in the community is now.
"Don't wait to nominate even though the cutoff is the Feb. 19," said Craig Miracle of the YMCA. "There are a lot of deserving women out there, we'd love to see them early so that gives us an opportunity to get everything sorted out and in the hands of our selection committee. "
The YMCA is trying to help working parents this holiday season.
It will be offering two three-day camps. The first will take place December 21st through the 23rd and the second will be December 28th through the 30th
"We thought here's an opportunity to provide the parents and their families with an opportunity for their kids to come to a program that's first of all safe, structured, and they'll have a lot of fun, " says YMCA Executive Director, Craig Miracle.