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      YMCA to raise $50,000 for scholarships

      The Dickinson County Area YMCA is campaigning to raise $50,000 to help people in the community afford memberships at the center. It's called the Strong Kids campaign, and its aim is to provide direct financial assistance to anyone in the community wanting to get involved with programs and memberships. The campaign has a large focus on youth programs and general access to the center.

      ??Up until this point, from the original Founder's campaign at the 'Y', it's been coming out of our operations year to year to fund those scholarships,?? said coordinator, Dan Wentarmini. ??But now this is the first annual every year, every year we'll continue to have this campaign to be able to fund it into the future.??

      They hope to raise the $50,000 by March, and 100 percent of the money stays in Dickinson County.