YMCA To Raise Monthly Membership Fees

Ponca City Now - October 14, 2013 9:02 am

The YMCA has raised its monthly membership fees $5.

However, it’s still cheaper than YMCA’s in similar towns.

As of Nov. 1 an adult membership will be $36; the same membership in Enid and Stillwater is $43.

And Eric Lybarger, YMCA board of directors president said the facilities don’t compare to the one in Ponca City.

“First off, we are fortunate enough to have the what I would say is the nicest YMCA in the state of Oklahoma." Lybarger said. "We have some of the best programs, we are confident in that. Things have gotten more expensive along the way. Utilities are very expensive for us. Supplies have gone up. Just different things across the board have gone up.”

The YMCA is also responsible for putting 5 percent of its gross income in a city account for maintenance.

Lybarger said they are not trying to create any financial issues for families.

The YMCA awards scholarships, just ask for a financial assistance form.

He said that he doesn’t believe they have turned one down.

 

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