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Jennifer and Bobby Higgins, with son Jacob, hold up The Centre T-shirts they received for becoming the facility's 999th members since January's transition from the YMCA operation.

Centre reaches 999

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On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Jennifer Higgins stopped by the New Richmond Area Centre to sign her family up for a membership.

Little did she know she became a milestone in the history of the local recreational and fitness facility.

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In December, as volunteers worked to develop an agreement with the YMCA to take over operations of the facility, The Centre set a goal of getting to 999 memberships by the end of 2009. Higgins was the 999th member to sign up in the past two months.

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