Page 1


A quarterly publication of the Henderson Family YMCA and The Daily Dispatch

Sunday, October 9, 2011 • 4th Quarter

Anyone in Vance County looking for an indoor activity this winter? We all know that during the wintertime the sun sets early and we all just like to sit around the house and get ready for Christmas. Shopping is on your mind, Thanksgiving dinner is being planned and the kids are running around excited about Santa Claus. People are so busy, they tend to forget that they need to exercise. Water aerobics is a fantastic way to stay healthy and active. The Henderson YMCA offers many different water aerobics classes that will allow you to stay active during the coming months. Here are some water aerobics facts from the Hayes-Taylor YMCA in Greensboro: • Going by the definition of aqua aerobics, a participant can greatly benefit by achieving overall muscular development and cardiovascular improvement. • Since the water buoyancy supports up to 80 percent your weight (depending on how deep you are into water), the strain on the joints, back and

Spin: day or night! We offer a “late night” spin class once per month. Classes take place 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on the following Fridays: Oct. 20, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. Members that brave these monthly classes can “reward” themselves by joining us after class for a bite to eat at Denny’s. ... Not up for a late night spin? Join Teri Spence every Thursday morning at 6 a.m. and ride your way into a perfect day! These classes are offered weekly.

Lights On Afterschool Rally scheduled Oct. 20 Joint pains won’t bother participants much during water aerobics exercises. You can continue exercising without this anxiety. This helps in the long term by increasing flexibility. torso is greatly reduced in comparison with land exercises. • Joint pains don’t bother you much during water aerobics exercises. You can continue exercising without this anxiety. This helps in the long term by

increasing flexibility. • You will see quicker build-up of toned and endured muscle mass all around because of the additional efforts made against water resistance. • Water aerobics is the only exercise that keeps

you cool and comfortable. Throughout the workout your body temperature remains constant. If you have any questions, contact Justin Lovin, aquatic supervisor at (252) 438-2144 or

The Henderson Family YMCA will conduct a science fair Oct. 20 as part of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide rally that is expected to include some 7,500 events this year. In all, 1 million Americans are expected to join in events across the country to draw attention to the need for more afterschool programs. At the event, parents and supporters will have the

opportunity to sign a new petition that urges lawmakers to avoid denying or diverting funds for these programs. The Henderson Family YMCA After School Camp’s Lights On Afterschool event will be at the YMCA from 4:30-6 p.m. During this time the staff of the YMCA will be on hand to give tours and answer PLEASE SEE RALLY, PAGE 5


The Daily Dispatch

YMCA Way to Wellness

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Zumba offers exercise in disguise

Assisting the YMCA and Girls on the Run of Vance County are just two volunteer opportunities that people, such as Kathy McCann (above), can take advantage of at the YMCA. Members of the Y enjoy the Zumba class. Come join our licensed Zumba instructor Kim Yates as she takes you through an energetic, calorie burning fun class. Classes take place Mondays, 7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Farmers’ Market at the YMCA serves it up fresh

Join us at the Farmers’ Market at the YMCA on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by to see all of the fresh produce and fresh flowers that our local farmers’ work so hard to produce. Let our market vendors know how much we appreciate them. We hope to see you there!

Why should I volunteer? ‘Y’ not! Do you have a few extra hours on your hands? Do you have a special skill? If so, consider volunteering at the Henderson Family YMCA. The YMCA is a not-forprofit volunteer-driven organization. By becoming a volunteer, you are joining hundreds of families and individuals of all ages dedicated to helping build strong kids, strong families and strong communities. Volunteering for the YMCA is fun, rewarding and will give you a sense of belonging. You will make a positive impact on the lives of others. Volunteers help in all areas of the Y, including board and committee members, coaches

for youth sports, special events and the front desk. There are opportunities year-round for different events and programs. Currently, we have opportunities to work at the front desk during busy hours — including lunch time, late afternoon and some weekends during special events and youth sports. Or you can assist the member services staff by passing out towels and locks, answering the phone and giving tours. If you are a “people person” and are interested in making a difference, please call Cynthia Ratliff, membership director, at (252) 438-2144 or send an email to





For boys and girls alike, Youth Sports are going strong

We have had a great time with volleyball here at the Henderson Family YMCA. The parents have enjoyed coming out and participating with their children as well. The fundamentals of volleyball have been our concentration. There has been much improvement with both the girls and boys. We hope to continue building our volleyball program. Currently, registration for boys and girls basketball is open. The boys’ season starts Nov. 5 and the girls’ season is set to

The Henderson Family YMCA wants to better meet the needs of the community by providing a variety of sports for youth that focus on basic fundamental skills. Above: boys basketball. Above, far right: girls volleyball. Right: girls basketball.


Our Special Sections Are Featured For Free

J.M. White Funeral Service

begin Feb. 4, 2012. The Henderson Family YMCA wants to better meet the needs of the community by providing a variety of sports for youth that focus on basic fundamental skills. By emphasizing those skills,

Safety Available Friendly Efficient Technicians Years

it provides a solid foundation for children to build on. If you have questions or would like more information about youth sports, contact Kim at the Henderson Family YMCA at (252) 438-2144.

Safety firSt iS Our MOttO 7 Days a Week 24 Hours A Day Customer Friendly, Knowledgeable Employees Over 450 Years Combined Experience Working For You Service Technicians for Gas Appliances, Heating, Air Conditioners, Pools, Generators, Bulk Barns

A family tradition of excellence since 1967

In Business For over 65 Years


Point your web browser to


A Full Service compAny •your lp GAS, Fuel oil Supplier 60 Zeb Robinson Road henderson


Fax: 438-8465

Henderson • 252-430-0900 Louisburg • 919-496-2011 Wake Forest • 919-556-1111

Nashville • 252-459-7034 Wendell • 919-365-0520 Spring Hope • 252-478-4626





After School Camp: ‘Y’ not choose a safer alternative? The Henderson Family YMCA provides after school care for boys and girls ages pre-K through 8th grade. Currently the YMCA buses pick up campers from Pinkston Street, Aycock, Clark School, Carver, E.M. Rollins, E.O. Young and Zeb Vance elementary schools; Kerr-Vance Academy, Vance Charter School, Crossroads Christian School, Eaton-Johnson and Henderson middle schools. Dabney Elementary buses campers to the YMCA. As campers arrive they are provided a cubby for their book bags and personal items. Each day we provide an afternoon snack, devotion, swimming, games and activities, optional homework time, some arts and crafts and a playground with swings, but most of all, a safe environment instead of being home alone. We promote the YMCA’s character traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Our staff is carefully selected and trained in CPR, AED and first aid. We are proud to work towards a ratio of one counselor to six campers for the younger age group, one counselor to 10 for the middle age group and one counselor to 12 campers for the older age group. Your child’s safety

is our primary objective. Registration for the 20112012 school year remains open, with space available. To be a participant in the Henderson Family YMCA After School Camp program, just come by the Y and register at the member services desk between 8 a.m.-6 p.m. There is a non-refundable $25 registration fee per child. The fees and payment schedule are as follows: • YMCA member — 1 child, $160 per month (due by the 1st of the month) • Non-member — 1 child, $180 per month (due by the 1st of the month) This averages out to $40 per week for members and $45 per week for nonmembers. The monthly fee includes teacher workdays, early dismissals and holiday breaks at no extra charge. Discounts are available for additional children in the same family. In an effort to include all children, the YMCA has a financial assistance program. This program uses a sliding fee scale for membership and childcare that is based on need. For more information, call Kim at (252) 438-2144. Character counts and kids can make a difference in our world because they are our future leaders.

Jimmy P. Twisdale

LUTCF - Agency Manager HELPING YOU is what we do best.

(252) 438-4119

2949 US 1 - 158 Hwy N, Henderson, NC 27537 JIMMY.TWISDALE@NCFBINS.COM • •

For attendees of our after school camps, the YMCA provides an afternoon snack, devotion, swimming, games and activities, optional homework time, some arts and crafts and a playground with swings, but most of all, a safe environment instead of being home alone. We promote the YMCA’s character traits of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

Great Family DininG ChiCken • b-b-Q • tenderS • WingS • deSSertS • Snacks • dinners • Combos Seafood • Pork ChoPS • VegetableS • hot WingS • SandWhiCheS

• Good Food • Good Service • Fair Price Eat In or Take Out

Open 7 Days A Week Sun. - Thurs. 11-9 Fri. Sat. 11-10

444 Dabney Dr.,Henderson


We Welcome Call Ahead Orders






‘Girls on the Run’ now on ‘Track’ through eighth grade “Girls on the Run is so much fun!� — that’s the phrase you will hear 64 third- through eighthgrade girls saying this fall. In 2010, Girls on the Run of Vance County started their first season with 10 girls and one site. GOTR Vance has now expanded to three elementary school sites: Aycock, Zeb Vance and E.M. Rollins. There is also a site at the Henderson Family YMCA. Furthermore, we have kicked off our first Girls on Track session which is a continuation of Girls on the Run through eighth grade. Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program which combines an interactive curriculum and running to inspire self-respect and healthy

lifestyles in pre-teen girls. Our core curriculum addresses many aspects of girls’ development — their physical, emotional, mental and social well-being. Lessons provide girls with the tools to make positive decisions and to avoid risky adolescent behaviors. The only requirement to participate in the program is that you must be a girl between third- and eighthgrade. GOTR Vance has been the recipient of grants and is also fortunate to have local sponsors which allows us to grant scholarships to girls who cannot afford the program fee. The third season of GOTR and GOT are underway and we will be celebrating the end of our season with the second annual Gobble Gallop on

Nov. 19, 9 a.m., in downtown Henderson. We invite the community to attend as we acknowledge and celebrate the 64 girls who will be participating this season. Even if you are not eligible to be a program participant, there are many ways for individuals and the community to become involved. We have many volunteer opportunities, such as coaching, sponsorships and running buddies. For more information on GOTR Vance, race day information, ways to participate or become involved please visit our website at www.gotrvance. org or on Facebook at pages/Girls-on-the-Run-ofVance-County.

The Girls on Track participants strike their pose of confidence before they end their session. What a great way to spend Monday and Thursday afternoons.

Uncle Eddie Ignored a Few Important Signs

Did you forget your membership card? YMCA members will be no longer need to remember their membership cards. We have installed a palm reader that will allow members to simply place their palm on a

device to gain entrance into the YMCA. The initial process just takes a few seconds and you will no longer need your membership card. We will however, continue to issue

cards should you need to use another YMCA facility when you are away. We are looking forward to this new process and hope that our members will appreciate the convenience.


Camp currently serves more than 100 youth in Henderson and Vance County, providing them a safe place to go after the school day ends. The public is encouraged to please stop by to visit us during our Lights On Afterschool Event. For more information about the event, contact Julia Langston at julial@ For more

information about Lights On Afterschool or about afterschool programs in general, visit Afterschool programs keep kids safe, help working families and inspire learning. According to data from the Afterschool Alliance, 15.1 million children are without adult supervision in the afternoon hours.

FROM PAGE ONE questions, while the campers will be participating in many activities such as swimming, playing ball and — weather permitting — enjoying the wonderful outdoors, just to name a few. The Henderson Family YMCA After School

Sadly, He Now Notices This Sign When stroke signs & symptoms occur, time is critical. Clot-busting drugs can be used to restore BLOODĂ&#x;OWTOTHEBRAIN BUTONLYIFGIVENSOONAFTER the stroke symptoms are noticed. These drugs can HELP REVERSE DEBILITATING CONDITIONS AND IMPROVE A PERSONmS CHANCE OF RETURNING TO A NORMAL  INDE PENDENTLIFE4AKETHETIMETOLEARNTHESIGNSAND SYMPTOMSOFSTROKE)FYOUORSOMEONEYOUKNOW experiences these signs, make sure to Act F-A-S-T.


Fast medical and surgical stroke intervention can save your life and reduce disability.



Uneven smile Facial droop/numbness Vision disturbance


Weakness Numbness 'LIÂżFXOW\:DONLQJ


Slurred Inapproriate words Mute


Time is critical CALL 911

This ad is sponsored by the NC Stroke Care Collaborative & Maria Parham Medical Center.





So, Henderson: is your glass half full or half empty? As some of you may know, I had one of those milestone birthdays this past July. It was one of those birthdays that made me wonder how in the heck I made it to such a ripe old age. Then again, I’m darn glad I did! Now, I have realized that being a bit more “mature” does make you more thankful for many things. I am certainly thankful for my family. I was blessed with wonderful parents, whom I miss greatly. I am also blessed with a wonderful wife, Kathy; two sons, Trey and David; a daughter-in-law (mostly daughter), Trey’s wife Brooke; and a 16-month-old grandson, Elijah. As many of have you told me, being a grandparent is something very special. Elijah — “Big E,” “The Bear,” “Big Guy,” “Bud-

dy,” or many other names we call him — has quickly become the center of attention. He is in control and, yes, he does walk on water and is by far the cutest grandchild ever born on this earth. He has truly spoiled me, and Grandma, rotten. I am truly blessed and proud of my WOODY family. CAUDLE Now that I am a bit EXECUTIVE older and DIRECTOR/CEO wiser (always remembering you learn from your mistakes and I have surely had many

Your Hometown Drug Store Since 1960

PRESCRIPTION SPECIALISTS Gayle Cheek, RPh Manager Linda Baker, RPh

opportunities to learn), I realize I have many things for which to be thankful and proud. Being a resident of Henderson and Vance County now for almost 30 years, I am proud of this community and this community has many things to be proud of. As with all communities, we have some challenges but I feel our successes far out weigh them. Sadly at times, these challenges seem to get all the attention. This needs to change. We must speak “loudly and proudly” about our successes while “whispering softly” about, but working hard to correct, these challenges. We need to remember the old cliché: “is the glass half full or is the glass half empty?” How do you feel about our community? Is our glass half full or half empty? Isn’t it all

about our attitude and how we approach all situations? I will bet you can find many things to be proud of living in Henderson and Vance County. One thing I am very proud of is the Henderson Family YMCA. I am proud to be a part of a Christian-based organization that has the core values of — caring, respect, honesty, responsibility, faith — and the YMCA is proud to practice and promote those values. I am proud of the community for supporting this organization for over 32 years and supporting the current facility for almost 22 years. Did you know there are few communities the size of Henderson and Vance County that offer a full service YMCA facility? The YMCA is just one example of the many success

stories in our community. With the recent news of new business development and local growth, we are on our way to filling up our glass. No one wants to get on a sinking ship. They want to sail with a winner — one whose sails are full of strong wind that moves the ship forward. Help this community. I encourage you to quietly help plug the leaks while loudly and proudly filling our glass to the rim. And please don’t forget, there are many more “Big Es,” like my grandson, who need something to be proud and a future to look forward to. Just a few thoughts from a “new, old grandpa” who cares about the future of this great community we call home. Happy fall to all!

Fast, Friendly Service VOTED BEST DRUG STORE 2010!

Free Blood Pressure Clinic Vaccination Clinic No Physician? Let us Help! Prevention is the First Step. 501 S. Chestnut St., Henderson

438-4158 Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm • Sat. 9am-4pm

101 Eastern Minerals Rd. Henderson, NC 27537


The Daily Dispatch

YMCA Way to Wellness

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Stimulate your life — physically and socially By TIFFANY A. RICHARDSON SilverSneakers coordinator

Our SilverSneakers program offers an exciting approach to fitness by utilizing aerobics, water aerobics and other wellness activities geared towards our active older adults and those with various health concerns. Our aerobics classes offer participants an opportunity to build their cardiovascular health; build and tone their muscles; and make a lot of friends along the way! Our water aerobics class allows participants to take pressure off their joints while enjoying a workout in the pool at the same time. The SilverSneakers program not only appeals to the health and fitness aspect of life, but it also stimulates one’s social life as well. During the year, there is a vast array of events scheduled on behalf of our active older adults simply for pleasure! So, if this sounds like the fitness life you would enjoy, don’t

let me keep you waiting. Let me tell you just how simple it is to become a SilverSneakers® member. Do you have Medicare and supplemental insurance (AARP, BCBS of N.C. and HUMANA, to name a few of the more familiar ones), and have seen the SilverSneakers® shoes logo information come in your mail? If you can answer “yes,” you are probably eligible for this free membership. Yes, free! If you answered “yes,” and are uncertain if you are eligible: not a problem. Simply come into our facility with your insurance card and our friendly Member Services staff can assist you in a matter of minutes. It’s just that simple. In closing¸ I am including a list of the events planned for the closure of this year. We would enjoy the pleasure of your company as we gather for classes, events and to simply socialize until our hearts bubble over with joy. Just remember you are home when you are here.

SilverSneakers Activities Calendar N.C. State Fair — Oct. 18, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: $6 per person; fee due at registration; sign up at front desk (65 and older get in free at the gates) Tree Trimming Fest — Nov. 4, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: create an ornament for our YMCA Christmas tree Annual Thanksgiving Lunch — Nov. 10, noon-2 p.m.: anyone interested must sign up with Tiffany and bring a covered dish Trimming of the 2011 YMCA Christmas Tree — Nov. 25, 9-11 a.m.: sign up with Julia Langston to volunteer to decorate our tree

this holiday season Christmas Blessings Food Driving Breakfast — Dec. 9, 8:30-10 a.m.: must donate five non-perishable food items to participate; all items collected go to A.C.T.S. (Area Christians Together in Service)

2012 Happy New Year Introducing Java in January — every Friday in January, 8:30-10 a.m.: multipurpose room; for coffee and conversations centered around various themes of the day (we will offer various creamers for your indulgence)

A morning of bingo and homemade ice cream is just one of the many social events that our SilverSneakers Members enjoy participating in at the Y.

Message from the Maintenance Section The relighting of the “Y” is going well. I hope everyone notices the brightness of the facility now. We still have a few places to work on but these lights are being made at this time. The remaining areas are the pool, the two-racquetball courts and the squash court. A few other places are waiting for finish products. We thank you for all your patience and understanding. We feel that these improvements will help enhance the facility and go a long way toward saving on utility costs and preserving the environment. Again thanks for your patience and feel free to inquire. Melvin Thompson Maintenance Director

Thanks to the YMCA for 31 Years of Serving Our Community

Rose Oil Co./Rosemart 613 West US 158 Bypass



10 Annual Henderson Family YMCA Golf Tournament


To These Tournament Sponsors: Michelob ULTRA Comfort Zone Designers, Inc Charles Boyd-Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Inc. Many thanks from the Henderson Family YMCA! CORPORATE TEAMS Harris Incorporated of Henderson • Charles Boyd Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC • Joel T. Cheatham, Inc. Maria Parham Medical Center • Pinnell Insurance • Premier Chiropractic • Rose Oil • Sportrax • Stott Oil Company (Jeff Perry-Ind. & Emilee Johnson-Ind.) • Vulcan Materials

INDIVIDUAL TEAMS Kenny Abbott - Durham Coca-Cola • Steven Brame & Willie Veldkamp - Document Systems Michael Burns - Ted Wheeler Scholarship • James Edwards - Daily Dispatch • Mike Hill - HillCo. Investments Mel Manning - Harris Incorporated of Henderson • Bev Tucker Team - Onnie Gore, Sid Cutts, Mark Hicks Jim Winston - Winston, Williams, Creech, Evans & Co. LLP

Special Contributor - BB&T Double Eagle Contributors - Comfort Zone • The Daily Dispatch • Edward Jones/Jeff Perry • Wester Realty & Insurance Agency, Inc. Eagle Contributors - Jimmy Adams • Bullock’s Floor Cleaning • Bullock’s Perfection Plus Concrete Polishing • Mack R. Choplin • Document Systems Dr. & Mrs. Marion D. Lark • Little River Corporation • J M White Funeral Home • John Metzger

Birdie Contributors - Davis-Royster Funeral Home • Interiors & Gifts Too • Sunset Garden, Inc. • Prim Residential Rentals, Inc. • Keith Taylor • Vulcan Materials Durham Coca-Cola • Henderson Country Club • Optimum Lighting • Ted’s Catering Service • Chick-Fil-A

The Winning Teams Were:

1st Place Net Division - Vulcan Materials 1st Place Gross Division - Charles Boyd-Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Inc. Thanks for helping make this year a big success!

Way to Wellness - Henderson Family YMCA - October 9, 2011  

Special section featuring news and events from the Henderson Family YMCA

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you