The YWCA Northcentral PA turned 125!
Since the YWCA's birth on January 17, 1893, the organization has been eliminating racism and empowering women in Lycoming County. The leaders of the non-profit created housing for women, encouraged factories to provide break areas for their female employees, opened the first daycare in Williamsport and started Wise Options all before the 21st century.
Over the last 18 years, the YWCA started Liberty House for homeless women and their children, The Boutique as a means of revenue and has been a safe haven for countless individuals experiencing domestic violence.
We are incredibly proud of our rich history and want to share in celebrating how far we have come with the community. Below is a list of the events we will be hosting and everyone is invited! Some will have links to other pages on the website for more information.
History Mystery PM Exchange, Jan. 18, 5 - 7 p.m. at the YWCA
Celebrate our 125th birthday by attending our PM Exchange birthday party. There will be a mystery for the guests to solve while they look at old photos and eat cake. RSVP by contacting the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce at www.williamsport.org or 570-326-1971.
Voices of the YWCA: Presented by Mary Sieminski and Janet Hurlbert, March 11, 2 p.m. at the YWCA
Mary and Janet both have a wealth of knowledge regarding women's history in Lycoming County. They are the perfect fit to share stories about the female leaders who impacted the community through the YWCA. Refreshments will be provided.
Chair.ity Auction, April 13, 6:30 p.m. at Farrington Place
The 8th annual Chair.ity Auction is a night of bidding on a unique array of live and silent auction packages. Tickets will cost $75 and be on sale soon!
Race Against Racism 5k and Unity Fest, June 9, 9 - 11 a.m. at Brandon Park
Join us to stand up against racism and support unity in the community at the annual 5k event. Registration will begin soon!
LABELS, June 16 1 - 4 p.m. at the YWCA
To celebrate 5 years of The Boutique, there will be a fashion show and pop-up market showcasing local designers, artists and models. Last year's event was great so we are going to make it even better for this milestone year.
Reunion & Open House, August 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the YWCA
We are opening our doors to anyone who used to live, volunteer, work, dance, swim or attend clubs and classes. This is a time for people to reconnect with the YWCA and remember the good old days.
Women of Excellence, Nov. 8, 6 p.m. at the Williamsport Country Club
For the past 10 years we have celebrated the strong female leaders for all they do to empower and influence the community.
Victorian Christmas, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the YWCA
The YWCA's Victorian-era building is 90 years old and it looks pretty nice for 90! Stop by to admire our late 20s architecture with a modern flare.
Follow everything we are doing via our Facebook page! If you post anything related to our anniversary use the hashtag #YWCA125.