The Grand River YMCA of Chillicothe will observe its 20th birthday Thursday, November 1. Since its doors opened in 1991 the Y has sponsored countless activities and programs for thousands of citizens in a seven county area.

An open house from four to eight PM will take place in the facility at 1725 Locust street. A program introducing past board members and remarks by director Dave Rogers will be at six o'clock.

The invitation to attend is extended to everyone in the communities served by the Grand River YMCA. Refreshments, door prizes and an opportunity to sign a commemorative picture will be part of the celebration.