Atmore YMCA Closes For Good

December 2, 2018

The Atmore YMCA quietly closed for the last time Friday afternoon after serving area residents for the past 23 years. Two full time and nine part-time employees are losing their jobs.

Fundraising and membership efforts were not enough to keep the facility open.

The facility announced a closure in 2014, but an influx of community funding kept the doors open. At last count the Y had over 600 members.

The YMCA will hold an “estate sale” on December 8 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and December 9 from noon until 4 p.m. to sell assets. Funds will be used to pay outstanding debts.


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