Niles Buchanan YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

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Niles-Buchanan YMCA

The Niles-Buchanan YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

More than 230 people enjoyed the sunshine and fun at the Niles-Buchanan YMCA’s second annual Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27th. Denise Peters, Director of Health and Fitness at the Y and event organizer, enjoyed working on the event. “It was great seeing families enjoy spending time together and laughing and doing old fashioned things like games and hayrides. The community support from local business like Jimmy John’s and United Federal Credit made it all possible.”

Attendees enjoyed musical chairs, dancing, free sandwiches from Jimmy John’s, pumpkin carving and games like Ring the Squash. Lindsey Cloutier attended with her young niece and nephew. “This is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for doing this for the community!” Nikki Wyatt posted on the Y’s Facebook page “Thanks so much for the great time! I asked my daughter what she liked best and first it was pumpkin carving, then hay ride, then the crafts then….well I guess they were all her favorite parts since she could not make her mind up!

Forty Five volunteers, including many high school students, volunteered as part of the National Make A Difference Day effort sponsored locally by the Volunteer Center of Southwest Michigan. Their more than 135 hours of staffing made this event possible.

For more information on family friendly activities sponsored by the Niles Buchanan YMCA visit or call 683-1552.

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