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Apr 6, 2014 1:06 PM by AP

Cash-strapped YMCA closes in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Turner Street YMCA has run out of cash and ceased operations.

The Town Talk reports the facility has been a fixture in Alexandria since opening in 1967.

Its board of directors announced the closing this past week.

The City Park YMCA will remain open.

Board members made a last-minute public plea for donations in March to keep the Turner Street branch from closing. The facility has two pools, a size gym and a workout room.

About $150,000 was needed to keep the facility operating through the remainder of 2014.

Board members say they had hoped the infusion would buy time to make improvements and create a new business plan to attract new members.

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