Updated: 06/22/2014 10:50 PM
Created: 06/22/2014 9:12 PM KAALtv.com
(ABC 6 News) -- The Rochester Area YMCA kicked off their 50 Years of Heritage Celebration with a picnic this afternoon.
Community members and YMCA members were invited to enjoy the afternoon with lunch, games and music.
This was just the first of many celebrations with the theme, "Connect with the Past, Dream for the Future".
Steve Courts of the Rochester Area Family YMCA explains their theme, "This next year, while we connect with the past, we're going to be looking to our future. 'What's the next 50 years going to look like?' We're going to have an event a year from now and we're going to take the sheet off the future."
The YMCA has been at the downtown location for fifty years, and 16 current members have been with the Rochester facility since it was originally built.