Friday, May 3
Castle Theatre, Bloomington
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Photos by Carlos T. Miranda
There was food. There was fun. There was Fiona Way. It was a great kick-off to the public phase of a capital campaign for a new, larger Bloomington-Normal YMCA building — to include Easterseals Central Illinois on the OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center campus.
The YMCA wants to move from 602 S. Main St., Bloomington, saying it has outgrown that landlocked building. Plans call for a 70,000-square-foot building on the St. Joseph campus, 2200 E. Washington St., Bloomington, east of the under-construction OSF medical office building.
Approximately 350 people filled the Castle and enjoyed amazing hors d’oeuvres provided by Baxter’s, plus took part in a 50/50 drawdown which netted $4,000 for winners Karen and Tony DeAngelis. All totaled, the event raised $362,308, which will help meet the campaign’s $16 million goal. Donations of any amount are accepted at www.bnymca.org/daxco/reaching-our-potential/