HAMMOND | Crossroads YMCA Hammond Branch held a ribbon cutting Aug. 12 for its new playground.
Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., Rick Calinski from NIPSCO, Tom Donovan from the Hammond Rotary Club, city officials, YMCA staff and children in the Y's summer camp were on hand.
Associate Executive Director Dave Mays welcomed those gathered and appreciation for the sponsors was expressed by Community Relations Director Lynette McDermott. Plaques were given to sponsors NIPSCO, Rotary Club of Hammond and Mayor McDermott for their contributions to the new playground project.
After the ribbon was officially cut, the summer camp children released balloons into the air and immediately tried out the new playground equipment.