I am writing in response to the article titled Land Purchased for new YMCA in Cape Charles Published in your newspaper on March 1st, 2020. As a member of this extremely small town, I want to input my excitement for such a large facility to be added to the area. I think in such a small town with little happening, especially in the winter, there can be seasons of loneliness. Simple things like walks or trips to food lion can feel dreadful as they are washed up in the mundane of everyday life.
Building a YMCA is going to bring many positive factors into the town of Cape Charles. With the lack of chain restaurants and companies, I think this will be a great chance to open up job opportunities for locals.
The only gym I know of is the one in Bay Creek, which is probably challenging for the people who live in town and aren’t members. In addition, I believe the social aspect of adding a YMCA facility will be a tremendous change for the community.
I imagine the bonds that can be formed through everyday workouts, teams, classes and more. Society as a whole will grow together in small ways that will produce a huge outcome.
The interdependence from what’s going on inside the building will expand outward into the community and bring solidarity to society as a whole.