By Dave Moeller
Fund-raising chairman Charlie Perkins admitted he was “a little bit nervous” when the Twin Pike Family YMCA started its final funding drive for a new aquatics center in July 2012.
On Monday, July 15, Perkins wasn’t nervous at all but was dancing during the YMCA’s announcement that a matching goal had been met to complete funding for the $3.85 million aquatic center.
“People put their money where their mouth is,” Perkins said. While Louisiana area residents did their share, donors from Pittsfield, Bowling Green and the far corners of both Pike Counties also made it a reality, he added.