As part of the organization’s 50th anniversary, a time capsule is being created to bury at the Tri-Cities Family YMCA. It will be done ceremoniously at noon Friday, March 22, next to the facility's flagpole.
Throughout the next week, the wooden time capsule will sit on the YMCA's main counter for residents to place their memorabilia — from race T-shirts to metals.
A date for the capsule to be opened in the future has not yet been set.
“It’s fun to look back,” said the local YMCA's executive director, Dean Buntley.
On Tuesday, young students from the YMCA's preschool program painted the outside of the time capsule with bright paints and stencils. The box will receive a coat of polyurethane before its burial.
Buntley said the time capsule will help kick off other anniversary activities at the YMCA. They are working on a beautification project that includes repainting the building’s walls and creating a timeline of the past 50 years.
“It’s something for people to see and remember,” Buntley said.