Showing posts with label YMCA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YMCA. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Firecracker 5K and Kids Fun Run Kicks Off 4th of July Celebration

The Campbell County YMCA will host its annual Fourth of July Firecracker 5K and Kids Fun Run on Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014.

The race course begins in Tower Park, heads to Highlands High School, then returns to Tower Park, where cash, gift cards, trophies and medals will be presented to top performers in various age groups. 

Those who pre-register will receive a race T-shirt; same day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race steps off at 8:15 a.m. Participants, ages 12 and over, are encouraged to register online.

All entries in the one mile kids race (for those under the age of 12) will receive a participation ribbon; registration for the kids run begins at 7:40 a.m. 

“This year, we’re asking race participants to wear something patriotic,” event organizer and YMCA of Campbell/Kenton County Executive Director Dana Ensley said. “Entire families take part in this event together and have a lot of fun. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if we see a mini Lady Liberty or an Uncle Sam lacing up his shoes to take part.”

Prizes will be awarded to the most patriotic participants. 

Online registration costs $22. Pre-registration by mail, or in person at the Campbell County YMCA, located at 1437 S. Ft. Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, cost $25. Registration on the day of the race costs $30. 

After the race, enjoy the annual Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade that steps off at 10:30 a.m.; the parade theme this year is Investing in Education and the Community.

The grand marshalls for the parade are Chuck and Mary Lou Smith Keller.

Keller estimated he has taught over 4,000 students in his 34-years as an educator, most spent at Highland High School. Mary Lou is a life-long resident of Ft. Thomas and works for Great American Insurance Company; she is a frequent participant in local 5K races. The couple, married 30-years, are Ft. Thomas residents, active in their community, and supporters of numerous charities. 

For more information about the YMCA Firecracker 5K and Kids Fun Run, visit the website  or call 859-781-1814.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Murriner Culinary Experience Sunday will benefit Campbell County YMCA

Join the Campbell County YMCA for the second annual Murriner Culinary Experience, a “foodie” fundraiser with proceeds benefitting the Y’s annual scholarship fund.  

The event will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Little Nashville of Newport, located at 828 Monmouth Street in Newport.

The event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, music by Ben Walz, a silent auction, door prizes and the comedy of Adam Minnick and friends.

Tickets purchased in advance cost $25; at the door, tickets cost $30.

Purchase tickets online or call the Campbell County YMCA for more information at 859-781-1814.

The fundraiser helps those in our community who need it most, including single working parents and veterans struggling to heal physical and emotional scars.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Midway District to host the Holiday Hop

This Friday, Dec. 6, the Midway District is hosting the Holiday Hop. It is a night where adults can enjoy a children-free night full of fun contests, discounted prices and good old fun with your friends.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mama on a Budget: YMCA Summer Activities

Family Movie Night at the YMCA

"Carl Frederickson:  Hey, let's play a game. It's called 'See Who Can Be Quiet the Longest'.
Russell: Cool! My mom loves that game!"                                           -Disney's UP

If you’re in desperate need of a long game of “See who can stay quiet the longest” then perhaps a FREE family movie night is just what you need.  On Friday May 24th, the Campbell County YMCA is presenting Disney’s UP (rated G) as the latest in the free family movie series.  The movie will begin at 6:30 in the gymnasium at the YMCA.  It will be presented on the big screen and popcorn will be provided for all in attendance.  Best part (besides that it is free) is that it is open to the public so you do not have to be a member to come. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mama on a Budget: YMCA Fort Thomas

News flash, Fort Thomas has an amazing branch of the YMCA.  I know, I know, thanks “Boxcar Child”.    However, did you know how much comes with a membership at the YMCA?  I sure didn’t.

OK, so flashback to December 31 when my husband called the YMCA to ask if they were running any specials for the New Year (exact transcript ran something like this, “Hi, my name is Kevin and I am getting fat so I want to join the YMCA, do you have any specials for Resolution-ers”, I kid you not).  They said yes, we went the next day and joined, and all of a sudden a whole new world of possibility was opened to me.  I have to admit, I felt bad as a “New Year, New You” person over-crowding the fitness center for all those regulars and in my first spinning class, the teacher made sure to point out all the newbies, but after getting over the initial embarrassment, I was able to focus on all that was included in the YMCA.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fort Thomas News - Week of December 6th

A few news and notes from this past week that you may be interested in:

1. Received a Nixle message about a "Pre-Winter Advisory" for this weekend from the City of Fort Thomas.  The instructions were to remove your cars from cul-de-sacs and turnabouts to allow plows to clear the streets more easily.  The message was sent on Thursday and prior to a moderate downgrading of the snow storm.

2. Did anyone happen to notice news this week of Merril Hoge and his family moving to Fort Mitchell and away from Fort Thomas?  Merril has been in the news recently for stories related to his overcoming of cancer some years ago as well as his story on concussions.  You can read the fact that he moved in the linked article.

3. How awesome was the Holiday Walk last weekend?  I have included a picture of my son with Santa at the Firehouse.  The event just keeps getting bigger and better and the use of transportation (horse drawn carriages and vans) finally allows residents to reach each and every business whether in the Midway, the Central Business District, or Inverness.  It also allows the kids to reach every event from Santa's arrival to the tree lighting.  Great Job!

4. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association is now providing online video replays of Highlands historic state championship game as well as Newport Central Catholic's state championship.  If you couldn't make the trip to Bowling Green last week and you are looking for something to watch while the snow is falling tomorrow then check it out.

5. Smoking Ban - by now you have probably read the step forward that the smoking ban took this week as the Kenton County Court had the first reading of the smoking ordinance.  The court must have a second reading which will likely take place along with a vote on the 21st.  Meanwhile Kenton County communities such as Fort Mitchell, Erlanger, and Fort Wright have all voted a somewhat symbolic vote against the ban.

6. Also, don't forget that the Y is hosting the annual Frostbite 5K run / walk.  The race is on New Year's Day at 10:30am.  You can register here.

Al Salvato, a long time YMCA volunteer and avid runner, began the Frostbite Five Mile Run as a fundraiser to help ensure families without the financial means can still benefit from the programs and services of the Campbell County YMCA.

“Al is a great example of the wonderful diverse group of people who share in our passion for wanting to engage people of all ages in leading healthy and socially responsible lives,” said Dana Ensley, executive director of the Campbell County YMCA.

Cost for the race is $30 if pre-registered through and $35 for day of registration. The race will begin and end at the Campbell County YMCA, 1437 S. Ft. Thomas Ave in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Day of registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, the public can call the Campbell County YMCA at 859-781-1814.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bike Race to Benefit Campbell County YMCA

For the second consecutive year the "World Famous Mountain Bike Race" to benefit the YMCA will be held in Tower Park.  That's right - the "world famous" race - even though I am sure many even in Fort Thomas know little about it.

Nevertheless, it is a great idea and I am not sure why more people do not host mountain bike events in Tower Park.  Details of the race have all the bases covered as they have routes planned for all ages and skill levels.

Part of the Kentucky Championship and Cincinnati Off Road Alliance (CORA) series, the World Famous Mountain Bike Race will offer competitors a variety of courses based on difficulty and distance from five to 20 miles. There will be races for children (beginning with training wheels) on up.

Kids ages up to 14 race for free.  Other races range from $15 to $30.  Registration is the day of beginning at 9am.  For more information, the public can call the Campbell County YMCA at 859-781-1814 or email

By the way, what do you think of the new Y branding?  At first I was bummed they had dropped the YMCA since it no longer paid respects to its past as a men's christian organization but they really did not drop the YMCA at all, just de-emphasized the YMCA and emphasized the Y.  Nice - updated branding.