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March 25, 2003

TIFTON - People in the Tifton area will soon have a new place to have some fun and exercise. They broke ground on a $2.1 million YMCA Tuesday. It will have a family aquatics center, multipurpose sports facility, and sports pavillion. It will sit on 15 acres of land along Carpenter Road donated by John Hunt, who died last week. A small group of Tiftarea residents started raising money for the project in six years ago.

"Just thought it was a shame there wasn't something for kids to do, a christian place teach leadership and character," former chairman, Lamar Jackson said.

"Construction of the fields is already underway, they'll begin digging the pool this week. It's set to open in June.

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