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WIN $500, $1,500 or $5,000!!!

by Kristi Potts on 09/07/18

Come out to the Montgomery County Show Arena on the Montgomery County Fair Grounds at the Legion Park (4th Street) Red Oak, IA on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 12:30PM for the 2018 Mystery Drop! There will be light refreshments and music that will start at 12:30PM and the “The Big Drop” will be at 1PM. Light refreshments will be provided by the YMCA Auxiliary Club and music from DJ Greg Brower. Major sponsor and helicopter provided by Johnson Helicopter Services of Red Oak, IA—THANK YOU JHS!!

This is a great way to support the Y’s scholarship programs, program activities, as well as additional facility enhancements and funding for “A Better You Makes a Better Us” program, all while enjoying fun, fellowship, and a chance to win up to $5,500! 

It doesn’t take much to win—just purchase a ticket and wait for the MYSTERY SURPRISE FROM THE SKY to come down from the helicopter above and “drop” on your square. So, get your friends and family together to split a ticket or two and come down for your chance to win! Win an extra $500 if present at the time of the big drop! Also, two additional money balls will be dropped. A blue colored ball wins $5,000, a red colored ball wins $1,500 and the white colored ball wins $500.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be rescheduled. Please listen to KCSI/KOAK Radio 95.3 FM or 1080 AM in Red Oak, IA, watch our Facebook page, or call us to find out when!

For more information on the Mystery Drop, or how you can become a member, volunteer, and/or a donor please call John Blomstedt, YMCA Executive Director at 712-623-2161, stop in at the Montgomery County Family YMCA located at the beautiful Red Oak Legion Park, 101 East Cherry Street, Red Oak, Iowa, or email John at

Tentative Schedule for the Week of 9/10/18

by Kristi Potts on 09/07/18

Tentative Schedule for 9-10-18 - 9-16-18 Coming up with have two large fundraisers - our Annual Golf Tournament where you can win a 2019 Jeep Compass and our Mystery Drop where you can win up to $5,000!!! Visit our Programs page for more info!

"Family Well-Being" - Montgomery County Community Forum

by Kristi Potts on 09/05/18


September 17, 2018

Inman Primary School Gym (Red Oak Community Schools)

6:45 pm to 8:30 pm

The goal is to provide information on Family Well-Being in the community and educate people on what is happening in Montgomery County and the Red Oak Community.

Family Well-Being is the family social climate, family integrity, family functioning, family resilience, and coping


6:45 pm to 7:00 pm - Agency information available at tables

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Panel discussion     
Panel members—Red Oak Police Chief, Tracy Vannausdle and Debbie Graber (Red Oak Community Schools), Zion Recovery, DHS, Montgomery County Child Abuse Council.

8:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Agency information available at tables



Montgomery County Child Abuse Council (Family Success)

Red Oak Community Schools

Montgomery County Family YMCA

Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association



League of Human Dignity

Child Care Resource and Referral

1st Five

Boost 4 Families

United Health Care

Montgomery County Economic Development

Child and Family Resource Network

GHEA-Family & Educator Partnership

Waubonsie Mental Health

Heartland Family Services

SW Iowa/Nebraska AIDS Project

Tobacco Prevention

Montgomery County Extension

Montgomery County Family YMCA

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

Red Oak Community Schools

Wilson Performing Arts

Red Oak Mentoring Program


            “Everyday connections are more important than we ever believed. Science tells us that relationships have the power to shape our brains. Relationships help us learn better, work better, and parent better.  When we experience tough times, they help us heal.  With each connection, we develop a healthier, stronger community.” -Connections Matter

Tentative Schedule for the Week of 8/27/18

by Kristi Potts on 08/24/18

Tentative Schedule for Aug. 24th - Sept. 2nd
The high school starts their Weight Training classes at the Y from 11:45 - 2:45 most weekdays. Don't be afraid to come down during these times as Y Members have priority. Help us help our community through these school transitions!

Ricochet Leadership Program Comes to Red Oak

by Kristi Potts on 08/24/18

Ricochet Leadership Program Comes to Red Oak 

Red Oak, IAThe Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Office in Montgomery County and the Montgomery County YMCA is excited to bring Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure to 6th through 8th grade aged youth in the Red Oak community this fall. The Ricochet program will begin on October 8th with a full day of leadership skill development and continue with four, hour-long Wednesday after school sessions until November 7th.

Participants will have fun learning about leadership and developing their leadership skills by playing with odd balls, Toobeez, buzz rings, raccoon circles, a lycra tube and more! Plus snacks will be provided!

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 26th and registration is limited. There will be registration fee of $25, however, scholarships are available to offset the cost.

Please contact Celine Beggs, County Youth Coordinator at the Montgomery County ISU Extension Office by calling (712) 623-2592 or by emailing for a registration form or if you would like to donate to the program.



Celine Beggs, Montgomery County Youth Coordinator,, 712-623-2592