CRESTVIEW — Tom Moody seeks the community's support in giving a facelift to the YMCA in downtown Crestview.
Membership fees and dues cover just enough to pay utility bills, he said.
"We need to generate some money," he said. "We need to paint the place and the outside (of the building) needs pressure washing."
In addition, the facility could use a storage area for sports equipment, which currently is placed in crowded offices.
To raise money, Moody organized the "Be a Cowboy or Cowgirl for a Day" at Old Warrior Ranch.
Families up to four members can attend for $20; all funds raised benefit the Crestview YMCA, which has more than 3,000 members.
Ticket sales are limited to 200.
Families are encouraged to wear their cowboy hats for horse and pony rides, a petting zoo, line dancing, archery and fishing; anglers should bring a fishing pole and bait. Children can play in a bounce house and attendees can swim in the ranch’s pool. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available.
"It's going to be a family-oriented day," Moody said. "We are going to have all sorts of fun and western activities."
Want to go?
What: "Be a Cowboy or Cowgirl for a Day,” a Crestview YMCA fundraiser
When: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.
Cost: $20 for up to a family of four. Purchase tickets 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday or 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Crestview YMCA, 298 N. Wilson St.
Where: Old Warrior Ranch 3229 Audrey Drive, Crestview.
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