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May 11, 2014 12:27 PM by AP

YWCA of Alexandria/Pineville expands

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The YWCA of Alexandria/Pineville is expanding its presence in central Louisiana.

The Town Talk reports the YWCA will reopen the former Turner Street YMCA as a new YWCA location.

The parties closed on the sale of the facility Tuesday. The YMCA of Central Louisiana closed the Turner Street facility in March after it couldn't raise money to keep it operating and cover needed repairs.

YWCA executive director Katie Vanderlick says they were able to cover the purchase price and improvements. She says they will repair the building's roof, make sure its two indoor pools are working, update signage and add some workout equipment.

The new facility will reopen June 1.

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