Leesburg -- It's something folks in Lee County have been looking forward to for years.
And in just a few months, their dream will become a reality.
Construction on the Lee Branch of the YMCA is expected to begin very soon, and should be complete by July. Friday, Y leaders held a blessing of the foundation.
Although the Y has had a presence in Lee County since 1991 with programs for kids, the Lee County Branch facility will house a health and fitness center, child watch area and an outdoor program area.
"The need has been created, or has existed since, I guess, ten years ago folks really wanting a facility they could come to. The convenience thing, but also a presence in Lee County," said YMCA Executive Director Dave Wallace.
The 7,000 square foot building will be located on Robert B. Lee Road and should open in late July.
To help support the capital campaign, or become a charter member, call 759-9770.