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Eleven McGaw YMCA stalwarts from the water and NIA exercise classes joined historian Janet G. Messenger for a history walk back in time and to and from the Y to Lake Michigan with a picnic at Dawes Park, shown here. 

Bob LeBailly (back row center) helped organize the walk and created an accompanying map for the Aug. 31 excursion. 

It was one hot day, 90 degrees and sunny, but the walkers stayed on course to learn about the City they live in while the Y spruced up its pools, which were closed for maintenance.

Photo by Pat Froh