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YMCA of Natrona County celebrates welcoming week

YMCA of Natrona County celebrates welcoming week
YMCA of Natrona County celebrates welcoming week(Bobbee Russell)
Published: Sep. 18, 2020 at 5:35 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The YMCA of Natrona County participated in a nationwide YMCA event-- welcoming week. This week is about celebrating immigrant’s contributions to the community.

Risa Phillips, The Y Senior Membership Director, said it looks different this year.

“We asked members, staff and guests to participate in it and we included some online social media interaction,” Phillips said.

Questions on their Facebook page asked: What does community mean to you and when was a time you felt welcome?

Phillips adds this was a great way to interact with the community without spreading COVID-19. The YMCA of Natrona County collaborated with The Immigration Alliance of Casper. Phillips adds that made this week great.

“We have some future plans on ways the Y can partner with them and help welcome newcomers and immigrants into our community,” Phillips said.

She added that her favorite part this week was the interesting conversations staff had with guests.

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