Despite concerns in the mid-summer, leadership working towards establishing a YMCA in Monticello are feeling better about the possibility of a long-running vision becoming a reality.
The dream would have to be made possible if the Clinton Y is willing to establish a branch in Monticello and Executive Director Rennie Cluver told Regional Radio News Monday morning on the WHOW Morning Show there is still excitement surrounding the continued exploration of a YMCA in the Piatt County community.
According to Cluver, once the committees have decided everything they want in their facility, they will get an assessment of the cost and from there, they start fundraising.
There was a point earlier this summer that Cluver was in a spot that he thought perhaps a Monticello YMCA would not happen. He indicates after talking with people who help YMCAs all over the country, he came away with a renewed sense of optimism.
Cluver says the group Donor by Design reinforced the original plans of the group. He indicates perhaps his rush is not having exact details of their plans available but points out they still have several steps they need to go through before they are ready to present plans, layout costs and call for support.