Letter: YMCA board members recognize local family

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To the editor:

On behalf of the staff and Board at the YMCA, we would like to wish the Yuskis family all the best as they move to Florida later this summer.

For the past 13 years, the Yuskis family, (Mary, Jay along with their three daughters Megan, Lauren and Jillian) has been firmly rooted in our Southington community.

We have been blessed to have an active family who has truly embodied the spirit and the mission of the YMCA. To give you a feel for their involvement, here’s a sampling of their participation: Creative Child, Pre-K, preschool enrichment classes, swim lessons, Rays swim team, family first dinners, Breakfast with Santa, Breakfast with their Easter Bunny, Sloper day camp, sledding and hiking at Sloper, yoga and fitness classes.

We could always count on the Yuskis being at our special events like the annual meeting, annual campaign kick-off breakfast, polar plunge, Apple Harvest Festival road race and parade, Blakeslee Society events, Forever in Blue Jeans, Race4Chase, Sloper family nights, and Sloper Charity Night at Smokin’ with Chris.

They were also huge in giving back, from committee involvement (program membership, child care compliance, risk management, executive) to serving on our board of directors, serving as board secretary, and attending several board retreats and Sloper clean-up days

Mary, Jay, Megan, Lauren and Jillian: you’ll be missed. Your legacy in Southington is secure. We have been blessed to have you part of our Y family and community. We wish you a future of continued success, fun times and great health. Follow your dreams and enjoy the trip.

We look forward to having our paths cross again.

YMCA executive director John Myers and YMCA board president Joe Eddy

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