Macy Johnson, Charlie Villier, Carson Weeks, Dylan Ermel and Casey Weeks wait patiently to provide the shovel work for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Botetourt Family YMCA Tuesday morning at Daleville Town Center.
Photo by Ed McCoy

“It’s a great day,” John Alderson declared.

And with that declaration there were a lot of smiles, handshakes and pats on the back Tuesday morning when the Botetourt Family YMCA fund-raising committee and YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge were joined by major supporters, Daleville Town Center officials, key business leaders and representatives of Botetourt County for a groundbreaking ceremony that officially starts the construction for the new YMCA.

Co-chairs Alderson and John Williamson III and a capital campaign committee of 11 other local civic and business people spearheaded the five-year, $10 million fund-raising drive to finance the new…



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