Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sixty Years of Photos from the Somerset Hills YMCA

Celebrating its 60th year serving the Somerset Hills community, the YMCA commissioned a local professional photographer and YMCA volunteer, Filip Everaert of Liberty Corner, to repair, enhance, print and frame images from the past and present. The result is an exhibition of photographs, Serving Many Needs, Creating One Community for 60 Years: Somerset Hills YMCA 1951-2011, which will be on view at Bernardsville Public Library during the month of April. All members of the community are invited to attend the opening reception at the Library on Sunday, April 1 from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the library’s Community Room. Refreshments will be served.

The black and white photographic display depicts the Y’s journey over the years, a journey sustained by the commitment, faith and dedication of exceptional individuals who truly believed in the important role of a Y in the community. Photographs feature the Y’s founders and leaders who forged ahead even when faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges so that those in the Somerset Hills might benefit from all that a Y can offer, and portray the Y’s focus on youth development, social responsibility and healthy living.

The show will be on view in the library’s Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress. For further information, please call the library at 908-766-0118.

Photo: From Camp Olcott Day Camp, 1960s

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