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STANLY COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

It's summer and the Y is now closed on Sundays! We will reopen again Sunday, September 10!

WELCOME to Stanly County Family YMCA!  At our Y, our goal is to serve you and your family through a variety of programs.  Our friendly staff are here to guide you to a wonderful experience.  If there is anything that we can do to help, please look for our YMCA name tags and you will find a well-trained, knowledgeable person to help.


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UPCOMING PROGRAMS, NEWS & EVENTS

FITNESS EQUIPMENT UPDATE: Currently some of our fitness equipment is being re-upholstered. The pads will be ready Wednesday, July 27th. All equipment will be available for use on Thursday, July 28th. We apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our facility for our members.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS WANTED ... Start your career with the YMCA Afterschool Program. We are currently taking applications for site directors in our Afterschool Program. Must be 21 years of age. Apply today! We are accepting applications until July 31. Applications available at Membership Desk or online.

TAE KWON DO CAMP ... This camp is designed for rising middle school students, July 24-28, 4:00 - 5:00 PM.  Registration available at the Membership Desk or online. 

STRONG COMMUNITIES 5K/8K ... This year we celebrate the 10th year of the 8K and first year of the 5K. The 4th race in the Start It Stanly Race Series is on August 19 at 7:25 AM. Registration available at the Membership Desk, at Vac & Dash, or online.

AFTERSCHOOL ... The Y will offer it's Afterschool program at Aquadale, Badin, Endy, Locust, Richfield, and Stanfield schools. In addition, the following schools will be served at our Pavilion Site in Albemarle: Central, East, and Millingport. Registration is OPEN.  Register before July 31 and pay NO REGISTRATION FEE.  Registration is available at the Membership Desk.  Download Parent Packet and Registration Form to save time!

SWIM LESSONS ... Fall swim lessons will be offered August 14 - October 2.  Registration for members will open on July 24. Non-members can register beginning July 31.  




REMEMBERING A GREAT MAN

The Stanly County Family YMCA would not be what we know it to be today without the hard work and dedication of C.B. Crook, Jr.  

C.B. Crook JrIn July 1950, the Wiscassett Mills Company opened the Wiscassett Memorial YMCA. Owned and operated by the mill, a YMCA membership cost a total of $1 a year!  The Wiscassett Mills Company continued to operate the YMCA up until 1984 when David Murdock decided to gift the facility and property to the community. It was then, that the Stanly County Family YMCA was formed.

Over the years, the SCFY and its volunteers worked tirelessly to raise capital dollars to build, update, and maintain the YMCA as we know it today. C.B. Crook, Jr. led three capital campaigns raising over 7.5 million dollars over a 17 year period. 

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, our dear friend passed away. In his memory, we will fly our flag at half mast to recognize all he has done to make our Y the best it can be!  

Below is C.B's official obituary:

Cletus Beatrix "C. B." Crook, Jr., 80 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at his home in Albemarle.

C. B. was born April 30, 1936 in Forsythe County to the late Cletus Beatrix Crook Sr. and the late Mamie Caroline Costner Crook. He was also preceded in death by his twin sister, Sally Crook Stoker, and his son in law, Robert Williamson, Jr .

C. B. will lie in state on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle. The memorial service will be on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Albemarle, officiated by Rev. Andy Jung. The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Rose Jarrett Crook of Albemarle; son, Charles William "Chuck" Crook of Los Angeles, CA; daughter, Caroline Crook Williamson of New York; granddaughter, Caroline Costner Williamson of San Francisco; grandson, Benjamin Robert Williamson, III of New York; granddaughter, Wyndam Josephine Williamson of New York; and sister, Carolyn Crook Smith of Kokomo, IN.

Memorials may be made to the Stanly County Family YMCA, 427 North First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001. Online gifts are also accepted.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Crook family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com



The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our Open Door Scholarship Program for financial assistance.