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YMCA needs volunteers for New Year's celebration

WILLMAR -- Volunteers are still needed for the YMCA's New Year's Eve Family Celebration.

This will be the third year the YMCA is hosting the event. The event runs from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family.

Organizer Troy Pederson said he still needs volunteers from 6 to 8:15 p.m. to help run carnival games during the celebration.

The games are geared to children up to grade 4, and volunteers don't need any special skills.

"Most of them are pretty easy games, so anybody can run them," he said. "We run on the philosophy that everybody's a winner." Kids should be leaving with "a bunch of prizes," he added.

Other attractions at the celebration include several inflatable bouncers, a deejay, face painting, temporary tattoos and a prize room. The swimming pool will be open.

Turkey brats and pop will be available at no charge. A free will donation will be accepted. Candy will be available for sale.

"It's a family fun event," Pederson said. "It's a great time for kids to come."

To volunteer or for more information, call Pederson at 222-9622 or e-mail

Linda Vanderwerf

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