YMCA of the Highland Lakes

Wed
30
Oct

Companies partner for better heart health

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
YMCA staff members lead a zumba class at the beginning of the Hearty Habits class held at the recreation center every Tuesday. Hearty Habits is a partnership between Ascension Seton, YMCA and H-E-B designed to teach individuals the importance of maintaining habits to lead a healthy lifestyle. After exercise, while enjoying snacks provided by H-E-B, the group participates in a discussion with Ascension Seton professionals about heart-healthy snacks and recipes they can implement into their day to continuously improve their health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

There are many components to one's health, and Ascension Seton, the YMCA of the Highland Lakes, and H-E-B have partnered up to teach the community about them, and encourage individuals to learn and maintain healthy habits to create a better lifestyle.

The new Hearty Habits class, held every Tuesday at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes, is a weekly course for individuals desiring to overcome or prevent heart and lung disease.

The class consists of a variety of exercises taught by YMCA staff, followed by a heart-healthy snack provided by H-E-B, which is enjoyed while Ascension Seton professionals discuss foods and recipes proven to improve individuals' health.

Thu
13
Jun

YMCA hopes for Casino Night full house

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The only thing better than winning big at the casino is that win is benefitting a special group of people. On Saturday, June 15, the YMCA of the Highland Lakes will host its second Casino Night, a fun-filled evening during which the community is invited to take the time to enjoy the company of others, fun games, prizes, great food, and supporting a great cause.

Tickets are $35 for individuals, $65 for couples, $250 for a table of eight, and $250 for a “Salute to Veterans” table of eight.

Basic tickets will give guests a $5,000 casino chip, $5 worth of “funny money” which may be used towards betting on virtual horse racing, and a barbecue dinner.

Added VIP packages are available as well, giving guests an enhanced casino experience. Details on these packages and ticket purchases may be found on tickettailor.com/events/ymcagwc.

Wed
22
May

Council donates $100K towards teen center

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

At their regular meeting held Tuesday, May 14, Burnet City Council voted to donate $100,000 towards the YMCA of the Highland Lakes' proposed construction of a 2,500-3,000-square-foot addition to the facility for a teen center. Council voted to pay the $100,000 out over a 5-year period at $20,000 a year.

The proposed teen center will fill many needs for YMCA staff and members, and in a presentation to Council, YMCA Operations Director Jennifer Kenson and Board member David Bennett highlighted the resources the new center will bring to kids ages 10-18, who are currently limited in the amount of recreation they may receive at the facility due to age restrictions.

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