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Rye Family Y Collecting Members' Personal Stories

The Rye Family Y is soliciting personal Y-related stories from members Nov. 12-14.
The Rye Family Y is soliciting personal Y-related stories from members Nov. 12-14. Photo Credit: File

RYE, N.Y. -- The Rye Family YMCA is asking members to share their personal stories and experiences from their time at the Y through Thursday.

“Voices from the Community: The Rye Y Story Project” will give members the opportunity to speak with a staff interviewer in a “story booth” that will be set up in the lobby for three days.

The program was first launched last year in the wake of Hurricane Sandy when many sought refuge at the Y.

Interviews will take approximately 10-15 minutes.  Members, staff and volunteers also may share their stories online at .

Individual stories will be transcribed and may be used, with permission, in Rye Y newsletters, solicitations, photo exhibits or annual report, on the Y’s website or Facebook page, or in the Y’s "Storied Lives" column in the Rye Record.  Every person who sits for an interview, or submits a story online will receive a spiral notebook.

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Executive Director Gregg Howells said in a statement. “We hope that our members will once again join us for this exciting effort to share their stories with our broader community.”

The Rye Family Y is at 21 Locust Ave.

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