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COLUMBIA CITY â€” When a large preschool program gave notice of its sudden plans to close, Whitley Countyâ€™s YMCA stepped in to fill the need.
After almost two years of offering an early learning program, the YMCA has a growing need for space and accommodations.
A $2.25 million expansion to the YMCA is set for completion in December that will house the department and relocate the preschool program from New Hope Wesleyan Church, west of Columbia City.
â€śWe are grateful to have had the church and we appreciate their cooperation,â€ť said Erica Miller, the YMCAâ€™s executive director. â€śIt was always our intention to make the church a temporary spot. We knew we would have to come up with a long-term plan.
â€śNow, families will have one location that will serve the needs of all ages.â€ť
The Armstrong Early Learning Center is named after Don Armstrong and his family.
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