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Stripers celebrate grand opening of Monroe Family Aquatic Center

From left are (front row) Leigh Purcell, Mary Helne, Esther Glover, Nancy O’Shaugnessy, Alison Jayne and Lisa Shivers; (next row) Kathy Broderick, Bob Sikora, Michele Faulkner and Steve Minnigerode; (next row) Phoebe Mix, Frank Miller, Michele Faulkner, Kathryn Gregory, Pat Sikora, Jessica Servis, Andrea Latell and Andy Brown; (next row) Kathy Kauffman, Scott Kauffman, Charlotte Hollings, Will Stallings, John O’Shaugnessy, Craig Bauer, Michele Lybarger and Bruce Guthrie.

On November 9, the Northern Neck Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the Monroe Family Aquatics Center.

Arguably, no group was happier to see this day come than the Stripers Masters Swim Team, reported Leigh Purcell. This aquatics center, once only a dream, became a reality with many small and large donations. The two major donors were Doug Monroe, whose name graces the new facility, and Pim Montgomery, after whom the family pool is named, an outdoor pool with zero depth entry and a two-story slide.

Another significant donor was Kathy Broderick, one of the core members of the Stripers, said Purcell. Broderick had always been…

Rappahannock Record Staff
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