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Out & About: Ligonier Y supporters look back at ‘how we got here’

Shirley McMarlin
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The Rev. Robert Cummings (center), Ligonier Valley YMCA 2019 Legacy Award recipient, with his wife Cate Cummings and Y CEO Larry Stormer at the Y’s third annual Legacy Dinner, Nov. 22 at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.
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From left: Ligonier Valley YMCA Legacy Dinner co-chair Kim Kramer, Y board president Dirk Matson and co-chair Jo Rossi at the third annual event, held Nov. 22 at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.
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From left: Rich Lopretto, Phyllis Bertok, Linda Brown and Terry Graft at Ligonier Valley YMCA’s third annual Legacy Dinner, held Nov. 22 at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.
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Kevin and Debra McVicker at the third annual Ligonier Valley YMCA Legacy Dinner.
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Seven Springs Mountain Resort convention manager Andrew Pero (left) and dinner committee member Chris Plummer at Ligonier Valley YMCA’s third annual Legacy Dinner, held Nov. 22 at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort,.

Supporters of the Ligonier Valley YMCA took a look at “how we got here” at the Y’s third annual Legacy Dinner, held Nov. 22 at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort in Ligonier Township.

The program included a short history of the Y, the year in review and testimonials on the organization’s impact on the community. It also included a “where we’re going” segment, previewing future plans.

Also on the bill was recognition of the Legacy Award Recipient, an honor also in its third year that goes to a person who has been instrumental in supporting the Y mission, which recently included a major addition and renovation project resulting in a new fitness center, gymnasium and Excela Health medical facilities.

Honoree was the Rev. Robert Cummings, who was accompanied by his wife, Cate Cummings. Longtime residents of Ligonier, where Cummings was pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, the couple recently moved to Philadelphia for a new pastoral call.

Asked how he felt about the award, Cummings said, “I’m truly honored — that’s the short version. I never considered myself on a par (with previous recipients).”

Dinner proceeds benefit the Y’s financial assistance program, aiding people who need Y programs but cannot afford to pay, said CEO Larry Stormer.

Joining Stormer on the dinner committee were Kim Kramer, Jo Rossi and Chris Plummer.

Seen: Dirk and Theresa Matson, Don Kramer, Jim Rossi, Eileen Plummer, Randy and Hilary Gilmore, Joanne Hanley, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, Rich Lopretto and Phyllis Bertok, Tom and Nancy Donchez, Bob and Dee McColly, Kevin and Debra McVicker, Ryan Purvis and Ellen Klaus, Jeff and Peggy Scheloske and Steve and Elaine Bohatch.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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