Skip to main content

Hurray for the Jennersville Y

05/20/2014 07:08PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print

By Uncle Irvin

Sometimes, lost in the commercial growth of the Jennersville area, is the Jennersville Branch of the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley.

When this Y branch was built around 20 c., years ago, there was a question whether southern Chester County could financially support it. This Y was built largely on the generosity of John H Ware, III, and James Herr.

The Jennersville Y was built to serve 5,000 members, and now it has 12,500 and needs to expand. More than 125 individual and business contributions will fund the $3.5 million expansion, a 20% increase. Consistent with the generosity of her father, Carol E Ware and her foundation, along with Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup (Dansko), and Tom Smithson and his siblings, were the major donors.

The YMCA of Chester County is now a very big part of the cultural, educational and fitness needs of Chester County as it has grown. The new space, 13,500 square feet, will include a new center for arts and recreation, an enrichment studio and a state of the art wellness center and more.

uncle irv jennersville ymca ymca brandywine valley ymca ymca of chester county

You might also like


Uncle Irv for the week of August 6th, 2014.

Real estate tax deadbeat report

Uncle Irv for the week of July 30th, 2014.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Longwood Fire Company’s annual open house will be held for the first time under the stars on Thur...

  • Sherry Dinner

    07:00pm — 10:00pm

    The Yardley Inn is hosting an exclusive Sherry Dinner on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Enjoy a mea...

  • Zoo Yoga: OM’ing Otters

    09:15am — 10:15am

    (Ages 4-7 years old) Weekly Saturdays or Sundays, September-November (Classes held in the Educati...

  • Flying Colors Fine Artists Show and Sale

    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Flying Colors will host its Annual Art Show and Sale from October 24 to October 26, 2014 at The M...

  • Saturday Zoo Tales

    10:30am — 11:00am

    Join us for a fun, animal or nature themed story and a visit from one of our fun program animals!...

  • ChesLen Chase for Open Space


    Get ready to run for nature at Natural Lands Trust’s epic ChesLen Chase for Open Space, with 10K,...

  • Flying Colors Fine Artists Show and Sale

    10:00am — 05:00pm

    Flying Colors will host its Annual Art Show and Sale from October 24 to October 26, 2014 at The M...

  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


    03:00pm — 05:00pm

    THE NEWARK SYMPHONY PRESENTS “Fall in Italy” Simeone Tartaglione, Music Director Sunday, Octobe...

Chester County High School Sports