YMCA display in February celebrates centennial

To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is displaying artifacts from its first 100 years in the community in the facility’s front lobby. The display will be up for the month of February.
To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is displaying artifacts from its first 100 years in the community in the facility’s front lobby. The display will be up for the month of February. Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

During the month of February, an exhibit featuring historic moments from the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA's first 100 years will be on display in the front lobby of the facility.

The exhibit features items from the collection of the Huntington County Historical Museum.

The uniform worn by Huntington swimmer Gary Dilley in the 1964 Olympics is included in the display. Dilley was a silver medalist in Tokyo during the XVIII Olympics.

Also, awards won by Glen Hummer, who coached Dilley at the YMCA, are available to view. Hummer was named National YMCA Coach of the Year in 1969, and coached not only Dilley but also Matt Vogel, who won a gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

Artifacts featuring Ed Sunley and Mamie are also exhibited.

Ed Sunley served as physical director of the YMCA and in 1941 he was elected general secretary. He was instrumental in forming the Industrial Management Club and Camp Dick Runyan.

His wife, Mamie Sunley, volunteered at the YMCA and was named women and girls' secretary in 1943. Mamie Sunley helped bring the Girl Scouts organization to Huntington County.

Other articles in the display include a cheerleading outfit and newspaper articles from Huntington High School.

This exhibit was created by Jean Gernand, historical society volunteer.

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To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is displaying artifacts from its first 100 years in the community in the facility's front lobby. The display will be up for the month of February and was created using items from the Huntington County Historical Museum.