Sidney woman retires after 30 years of nurturing infants and toddlers at the Y


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Former YMCA Executive Director of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Dennis Ruble, left, of Sidney, hugs YMCA Infant and Toddler Coordinator Dawn Davis, of Sidney, during her retirement party Tuesday, Nov. 10. Davis has worked at the YMCA for 30 years. She became the Infant and Toddler Coordinator in 1992 when Ruble hired her for the job. YMCA Child Development Center Director Elizabeth Grace presented Davis with a print of Jesus kneeling with children. The print has hung in the YMCA ever since Ruble originally presented it to Davis and the Infant and Toddler program in 1992. Friends signed the matt around the print with words of thanks.

Former YMCA Executive Director of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Dennis Ruble, left, of Sidney, hugs YMCA Infant and Toddler Coordinator Dawn Davis, of Sidney, during her retirement party Tuesday, Nov. 10. Davis has worked at the YMCA for 30 years. She became the Infant and Toddler Coordinator in 1992 when Ruble hired her for the job. YMCA Child Development Center Director Elizabeth Grace presented Davis with a print of Jesus kneeling with children. The print has hung in the YMCA ever since Ruble originally presented it to Davis and the Infant and Toddler program in 1992. Friends signed the matt around the print with words of thanks.


SIDNEY – The Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Child Development Center celebrated the career of Dawn Davis with a retirement open house on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Y.

Davis or “Dawnie” as the children call her, has made a positive impact on hundreds of children and their families over the last three decades.

“It’s hard to imagine the Y without Dawn,” said Y Child Development Center Director Elizabeth Grace. “She has been instrumental in not only caring for children but in developing and implementing schedules and curriculum that brings out the best in all the children as well as mentoring so many of our staff.”

There have been many “second generation” families that have come through Davis’s care. She had a gift for making families of young children feel secure in leaving their children daily and in building strong, loving relationships. She has truly made Shelby County a better place through her dedication and service.

Any former students and families are welcome to send her well-wishes c/o the Y Child Development Center, 300 E. Parkwood St., Sidney, OH 45365.

Former YMCA Executive Director of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Dennis Ruble, left, of Sidney, hugs YMCA Infant and Toddler Coordinator Dawn Davis, of Sidney, during her retirement party Tuesday, Nov. 10. Davis has worked at the YMCA for 30 years. She became the Infant and Toddler Coordinator in 1992 when Ruble hired her for the job. YMCA Child Development Center Director Elizabeth Grace presented Davis with a print of Jesus kneeling with children. The print has hung in the YMCA ever since Ruble originally presented it to Davis and the Infant and Toddler program in 1992. Friends signed the matt around the print with words of thanks.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2015/11/web1_SDN111015Retire1.jpgFormer YMCA Executive Director of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Dennis Ruble, left, of Sidney, hugs YMCA Infant and Toddler Coordinator Dawn Davis, of Sidney, during her retirement party Tuesday, Nov. 10. Davis has worked at the YMCA for 30 years. She became the Infant and Toddler Coordinator in 1992 when Ruble hired her for the job. YMCA Child Development Center Director Elizabeth Grace presented Davis with a print of Jesus kneeling with children. The print has hung in the YMCA ever since Ruble originally presented it to Davis and the Infant and Toddler program in 1992. Friends signed the matt around the print with words of thanks.

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