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John Wedum, who passed away in 2003, and Mary Beth Wedum, who died this past March, were long-time supporters of charitable causes and helped keep the J.A. Wedum Foundation going strong. (Contributed photo)

YMCA gets $500,000 boost for expansion

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It's fun to play at the YMCA, now more than ever.

The J.A. Wedum Foundation in Minneapolis has awarded a $500,000 matching grant to the Alexandria YMCA to help build an 8,000-square-foot addition, which will bring the total square footage to 64,000 square feet.


The phase II priorities for expansion include:

•Construction of a new multi-purpose room, dedicated to group exercise and youth program space.

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