YMCA gets go-ahead to develop Bethel ...

YMCA gets go-ahead to develop Bethel Park

There are 8 comments on the WDUN-AM Gainesville story from Jun 7, 2008, titled YMCA gets go-ahead to develop Bethel Park. In it, WDUN-AM Gainesville reports that:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the recreation development plan submitted by the YMCA of metropolitan Atlanta has been selected for the 62-acre Bethel Park in Forsyth County.

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eee

Lilburn, GA

#1 Jun 18, 2008
YMCA go be with your leader. Get out of this county.
a disillusioned Y member

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jul 26, 2008
I personally saw the VERY misleading info the YMCA had in their lobbies (of all the Metro-Atlanta Y's) that asked "Would you like a YMCA camp at the Lake?"

There was ABSOLUTLEY NO information about what the public would lose when the member signed the petition. But this is America. Where it is now a tradition to lie and mislead. And that is why they got the approval - thousands of soccer moms signed this petition drive without knowing of the OTHER public options (or apparently caring), and the Army Core of Engineers received a signed lisy declaring all the signers were in favor of the Y plan as opposed to the alternatives.
The Y management became very annoyed and defensive when asked about the other choices. Don't ask, just sign.
USA-USA-USA! The "sheeple" have spoken.
nglax21

Fayetteville, GA

#3 Nov 17, 2008
this not just another ymca it is ymca camp high haurbor a place were 1000s of kids lifes are changed every summer. were they can grow and learn life skills and if they stick with it till there about 15 as many do they learn leadership skill that are 2nd to none. and each of the counclers have to learn this skills in a 3 week course called the advanced leadership acadamy wouldent you as a parent want your kids around an envirmont like that instead of a park full of people whos backround you dont know. send your kid to high harbour and listen to the storys they tell you when the get back and maybe you would understand.
ymcacampghighhar bour

Alpharetta, GA

#4 Jun 19, 2009
i agree with nglax21 100%. this camp has changed my life and i have learned leadership skills i couldn't have learned anywhere else. i look forward to this place every year, and i believe it has changed me for the better
pissoffinPA

Lilburn, GA

#5 Jun 24, 2009
Stay out of Forsyth County. Its not for you.
eitherwayok

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jun 24, 2010
What kind of moron signs a petition without researching what they are signing??? Sounds like an excuse to me. All I know is that the park was almost never used and now, either way, it will.
a disillusioned Y member wrote:
I personally saw the VERY misleading info the YMCA had in their lobbies (of all the Metro-Atlanta Y's) that asked "Would you like a YMCA camp at the Lake?"
There was ABSOLUTLEY NO information about what the public would lose when the member signed the petition. But this is America. Where it is now a tradition to lie and mislead. And that is why they got the approval - thousands of soccer moms signed this petition drive without knowing of the OTHER public options (or apparently caring), and the Army Core of Engineers received a signed lisy declaring all the signers were in favor of the Y plan as opposed to the alternatives.
The Y management became very annoyed and defensive when asked about the other choices. Don't ask, just sign.
USA-USA-USA! The "sheeple" have spoken.
pissoffinPA

Lilburn, GA

#7 Jun 25, 2010
Go back to Safety Harbor. This park has been used since it began by the taxpaying people of Forsyth County. NOT the YMCA. YMCA- Steels from the poor and gives to the rich. Stay out of Forsyth County.
Mike-home by Bethel Park

United States

#8 Jul 12, 2010
The YMCA does some fantastic work for kids and families! The YMCA is also ruining homesteads for hundreds of families by their greed! Profit and salaries for their management is their focus. Come visit Bethel Park today and see it's beauty - in the middle of 545+ local homes to be affected negatively by traffic, noise, dangerous activities, and additional homeowner taxes to support their facility. Bethel Park is available to YOU without cost today (taxpayer owned, but in midst of litigation)! I guess the Y's management sees some ease in the $1/year lease, some status for being on Lake Lanier, and easy access for their high-priced personal yachts - at Forsyth County's expense. Come visit the neighborhood - do your research before judging us!

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