MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County YMCA announced it’s move at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon Thursday. The Y’s Executive Director Cheryl Settle announced the organization has purchased the First Presbyterian Church building on Broadway next to Oak Hill Cemetery.
The building will give the YMCA about 8,000 additional square feet of space, which the organization plans to remodel the existing areas of the church into a roomier fitness area, an additional aerobics classroom, a bigger child watch area, a coffee shop, and more office space.
The church’s clerk of session, Sandra Burke, said the church is “glad” to work with the YMCA for the endeavor.
The sale will be finalized in Feb. The YMCA plans to open at the new location this summer.
The First Presbyterian Church will move to share a building with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 3205 Broadway in Mt. Vernon. The final services at the current building will be held Feb. 9th.