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Groundbreaking signals expansion of YMCA branch


YMCA of Bucks County celebrated the groundbreaking for expansion of its Doylestown branch on Nov. 7.

YMCA members and the community gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony that included Zane Moore, president and CEO, members of the association board of directors, Central Bucks regional advisory board and trustees, and donors to the project.

Also putting shovels in the ground to mark the beginning of the project were Joan Smith from the office of state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and state Representatives Todd Polinchock, Meghan Schroeder, Wendi Thomas and Perry Warren.

The expansion of the Doylestown branch will include the enlargement of the current fitness center, adding 3,445 square feet to total 12,252 square feet, allowing for expanded free weight, functional fitness and stretching areas.

The expansion will also include a new program space, new spin studio and the addition of a large, universal locker room to include 23 individual changing rooms for families and individuals with special situations.

The expansion is expected to take approximately 18 months with little to no disruption to YMCA programs, classes, and services.

The Y has raised $16.3 million toward a $20 million comprehensive campaign that will support expansion projects in both Doylestown and Fairless Hills, and community impact and financial assistance programs at all branches, countywide.

As part of the campaign in Doylestown, donors who give $1,500 to $10,000 over two years will be recognized in a colorful, tile mosaic display after construction is complete.

Contact Angela Jacobsen, regional director of development at or 215-348-8131 x1124 for information about the mosaic display.

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