We’re having a big party and we’ve dubbed it the “Bouncing Back Birthday Bash.”
Reserve your spot right here.
If you prefer, stop in and buy your tickets at the front desk.
Covid-19 certainly has created a significant financial strain for the YW – with the fitness center, swimming pool, and daycare facility all closed at some point. Everything’s up and running now, of course, but still at limited or diminished capacity in some cases. Likewise, our traditional fundraisers were either canceled or seriously Covid-compromised within the past year or so. While we certainly feel we’re successful weathering the Covid storm, the YWCA looks forward to a complete comeback – truly “bouncing back” – in the months to come and we’re pretty excited about it.
Meanwhile, it just so happens that 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of our iconic building at 909 Fairfield Road. In one way or another, the location has positively impacted the lives of so many local residents. We’d be celebrating that milestone regardless, but we’re particularly delighted by the opportunity to honor our history while enhancing the celebration of our emergence from the constraints of Covid.
The Bouncing Back Birthday Bash will be held on the evening of September 25th, right here at the “building of honor,” and it’s going to be a glorious event. There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and much more. Naturally, we’d love to have you with us. In fact, why not gather up some friends and reserve a table of eight? This will be a BYOB function, with catering by the always-remarkable Biggerstaff’s, music by dynamic and award-winning HD Entertainment.
We’re encouraging any generous donors, individual or corporate, to help us underwrite the cost of the ‘Bash. Opportunities abound, with further details available soon on the website. Your kindness will always be appreciated.
As time passes, as the weather begins to warm up and we continue to distance ourselves from the limitations of the past year or so, you can count on the YWCA’s progression back toward “normal.” By September, we plan on being just about there – assuring that the Bouncing Back Birthday Bash is truly a night to remember.
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but this fundraiser will bring our community together and help get us back on our feet. You’ll be hearing much more about the BBBB in weeks to come, on these pages and all around. It’s going to be special. We hope you’ll be there to share it with us.
Jane Lordeman is a member of YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County, a former member of the Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Development, Finance, and Personnel Committees.