It's always a pleasure for me to tell you thanks for helping the Garden City Family YMCA. As you well know, we have been raising money for our Capital Campaign. With construction winding down, we must complete the final phase of the campaign. The new additions are truly a showcase for Garden City. I encourage you to look over the new family pool, YZone room and Strength Fitness Center. The impact of the contributions from the community has enabled the YMCA to continue our proud heritage and build an exciting future. The YMCA is celebrating more than 45 years of service in the community and it is my belief that the most exciting chapters in our YMCA story are yet to be written.As during many other chapters in the YMCA story, the vital key to our accomplishments has been the generosity of our donors and volunteers. As of June 9, our campaign totals $2,095,460. We have the opportunity to raise an additional $500,000 to carry out even more of our Capital Campaign plans — thanks to Kansas Department of Commerce tax credits. The YMCA has permission to award $250,000 in tax credits. However, we will lose this ability if we don't get these credits awarded in a timely fashion.I know how people hate to see money leave western Kansas, but if we don't get these tax credits awarded, we will have to release the credits back to Topeka and they will be redistributed. Please step up and eliminate this possibility. If you paid any money to the state last year, this program will help you. Again, I can't stress the importance of awarding these tax credits.If you are interested in pursuing tax credits, please let Doug Keller, Ed Lewis or myself know. Once again, thank you to the community for the support of our project and be sure to come by and see the progress thus far. I would love to show you around. If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call at 275-1199 or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.CHAD KNIGHT,Garden CityKnight is executive director of the Garden City Family YMCA.