Tis the Season of Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is by far, one of the best holiday’s. There’s nothing better than a perfectly roasted turkey and a pile of mashed potatoes. It’s a day full of food, football, and family.

With all of the delicious food available during this time of year, it’s easy to lose focus when it comes to health and fitness. It can be hard to stay active, especially with the cold weather moving in, and the hustle and bustle of the holiday’s.

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However there are some fun ways to stay fit. Annual events such as Turkey Trot 5k’s and 10k’s are a great way to work off your Thanksgiving dinner; and it’s something the family can do together.

You can register for a Turkey Trot by visiting the following link: 2014 Turkey Trots


While we’re on the topic of health and fitness…do you know the proper portion sizes you should consume at Thanksgiving Dinner?


Based on 1,000 calorie plate:

-1/2 cup of potatoes

-1/2 cup of veggies

-4 oz of turkey

-1/2 cup of rice or other side

-1 dinner roll

Make sure to leave room for pie!


As you give thanks this year for health and family, take a moment to remember those who are in need. There are many people in our community and city who go without food on a daily basis. Here at the AYC, we serve over 40,000 hot meals each year to the children who walk through our doors.

It is with your support and donations that we are able to provide this service to our community.

Please consider the AYC this year as you make your charitable donations.

If you wish to donate to the Alfond Youth Center you can do so by visiting our website. ClubAYC.org.

I have also included a list of local food pantries below. Together we can make this community grow, as we feed the poor, nourish the minds of our children, and work towards the goal of making the Greater Waterville Area a stronger community.

Greater Waterville Area Food Bank: 61 Pleasant Street, Waterville, ME 04901

United Way of Mid-Maine: 105 KMD, Waterville, ME 04901

Thank you for supporting our organization. From all of us at the Alfond Youth Center, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.


Hold Your Next Event at the AYC

Have you ever thought about renting space at the Alfond? We offer a variety of rental packages. We have excellent children’s party packages as well as space available for work related functions and other events.

Party Packages for Children

Our most exciting rental is the Ultimate Adventure Package (up to 25 children). This package includes two hours in our party room, three large one-topping pizzas, and beverages. This is a great option for birthday parties, and for parents who are looking for something fun for their children to do in the winter months. You will also have access to the following adventure activities:

-Playland Adventure day passes                     HiRes

-Climbing Wall day passes

-One (1) hour in the pool

Click here for a complete list and prices of our other party packages for kids.


Library and Board Room Rentals

If you are looking for somewhere to host small functions such as Christmas parties, baby showers, or work related functions, you might find our library or board room to be the ideal setting. The board room can hold approximately 25 people, and the library has a capacity of approximately 100 people. We supply the following amenities:


-Presentation equipment including podium, projector, and screen

-Tables and chairs

-Elevator access

Click here to visit our facility rental page on ClubAYC.org.


If you are interested in scheduling a facility tour or want to find out more about these, or any of our other facility rental packages, please visit our website or call 207-873-0684.

AYC Annual Thanksgiving Dinner: November 19th

The Alfond Youth Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on November 19th, from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

This year we have again, joined forces with the New Balance Foundation, who generously volunteer their time, in helping the AYC bring this event to our community.

Last year we served 629 people, and we hope to see that number grow this year.

The AYC serves over 40,000 hot meals every year to the children who walk through our doors everyday. We strive to make our community great, and we hope that you join us for our annual dinner.

This event is free and open to the public.


Below are some pictures from our event last year.

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