Wilton Family YMCA reopens after renovations

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The Wilton Family YMCA reopened Saturday after years of renovations.

The project to renovate the YMCA started in 2015 by a vote. It was projected to cost $15 million, but the YMCA made a goal to raise $7.5 million.

To date, the facility received close to $6 million.

Sen. Will Haskell and Rep. Jim Himes attended the reopening while exchanging personal stories about the YMCA. Wilton Selectman Deborah McFadden's daughter Melissa died from leukemia and she says the YMCA made a huge impact on her daughter's life.

"Before we lost her, she was such an integral part of the YMCA," said McFadden. "She worked at the front desk. She had swimming classes. All kinds of special programs to help her wither her special needs and socialization."

In additional to the sunroof in the lobby and new locker rooms, the YMCA expanded its wellness center three times what it used to be.

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