YMCA construction held back by rain

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2005

While the rainy weather may be a welcome relief to farmers or those wanting a green lawn until at least July, the recent downpours haven’t earned the weatherman any friends at the YMCA.

Construction has started at the new YMCA site on Medical Center Parkway and this week concrete was supposed to be added to the already dug pools and other areas.

“It’s wet,” YMCA of Selma CEO Angie Miller said when asked how things are going at the site. “Every time it rains, it slows you down.

The pool guys where supposed to come in this week.”

Miller said the frame of the building has been ordered and finalized and things are progressing nicely.

She expects the facility to be ready by March or April of next year. In the meantime, the Capital Campaign kicked off May 3 and Miller said Selma and Dallas County have responded well.

“By our first report meeting on May the 19th, they had already raised $62,000 in the community,” Miller said.

Miller wanted to remind everyone curious about the construction to stay well behind the gate for safety reasons.

“Because of the danger of having pools,” she said, “somebody could get hurt. With all the rain, the dirt is moving.

We want people to get excited about the project, we just want them to understand our need for safety.”