Hudson stops at YMCA in Asheboro

Congressman Richard Hudson reads a book to youth during a summer day camp at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA last week. (Scott Pelkey/North State Journal)

ASHEBORO – Congressman Richard Hudson expressed his vision for expanding the influence of the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA during a visit last week.

Hudson saw glimpse of how the facility serves residents in the region.

“The Randolph-Asheboro YMCA is a vital part of our community, serving residents of all ages and backgrounds,” Hudson said. “I enjoyed seeing the facility firsthand and reading to students, as well as discussing ways to support the YMCA’s growth with local leaders and employees through grants and other initiatives.”

Hudson took a tour of the facility and met with members of the youth summer day camp.

North Carolina Rep. Pat Hurley was in attendance. Randolph-Asheboro YMCA executive director Patrick O’Hara led the tour.

Hudson said federal grants can support the endeavors of the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA in the future. He has been on past board member for a local YMCA.

“We’re happy to identify opportunities,” Hudson said. “Anything we can do to help you all be successful, we want to e part of it.”

Hudson is an incumbent candidate in the new 9th Congressional district, which includes Randolph County.

The YMCA’s Labor Day hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday.

However, the facility’s pool is closed through Sept. 5 for annual maintenance. It closed Aug. 26.

By Randolph Record