Public hearing held to potentially reopen the YMCA of NW Gibson County
TRENTON, Tenn. — Months after abruptly closing its doors, the Northwest Gibson County YMCA is one step closer to reopening. However, organizers need the public’s help for it to happen.
The first of two public meetings to gauge public interest in the facility was held, Monday, evening.
The YMCA closed last October after filing for bankruptcy, along with the Jackson facility. Officials in Trenton said all of the facilities debts are now paid off.
But to reopen, they want to start off strong. They would like to have pledges from at least 400 members and cash donations first.
“It’s been enough time I think the community is realizing what they’re missing,” state Melissa White with the NW Gibson County YMCA. “The Y is such an important aspect of the community.”
Organizers said if their goals are met, they would like to reopen by May 2 and be ready to provide programs for children once school is out.
There is another public meeting scheduled in Dyer, Tuesday night.