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Northumberland YMCA’s Volunteer of the Year

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:17 am

The Northumberland Family YMCA recently honored Edith Withers as Volunteer of the Year.  She was recognized at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Annual Dinner held in Hampton Virginia, by YMCA CEO Danny Carroll and YMCA COO Stacia Roeth. “Edith’s dedication to the community shows every day through her work with the Y,” commented Cristian Shirilla, Branch Executive Director. “It is an honor to work with her for a positive impact in

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    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

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    Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

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