Throughout the past few weeks, community members have dropped off racing T-shirts, pictures, old newspaper clippings and other items to be placed in a time capsule at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. A ceremony to bury the time capsule will kick off the organization's 50th anniversary celebration.
Friday was the day that the wooden boxed filled with memorabilia was to go into the ground. But it had be postponed because the ground is still frozen.
Dean Buntley, executive director of the local YMCA, said it will be neat to share today's things with people in the future.
“This whole process helped me realize how important the YMCA is to the community,” he said.
The future date for opening the time capsule hasn’t been set.
Amylyn Robbins, chairwoman for the anniversary committee, said the idea for a timeline came up this past fall when YMCA officials were discussing how to honor the organization’s 50 years.
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