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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:30 am

COPPERAS COVE — It was a chance to be rowdy, get their hands dirty and cause some destruction.

Soldiers of the 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, split the wood at the Armed Services YMCA as the partner unit to the nonprofit ripped out the gymnasium floor. The facility is undergoing renovations through the holidays.

“The soldiers saved the Y about $3,000 by tearing out the floor for us,” said Doreen Vasseur, Family Center director. “We did not have to hire someone because of their willingness to help us as our adopted unit.”

The YMCA also is getting new gym walls at a cost of about $3,000.

Vasseur said other renovations are being made to the facility for the new year with a total project cost of $48,000.

“This turned out to be a much bigger project than we originally thought,” Vasseur said. “But, we will reopen with many improvements that our customers will appreciate.”

The YMCA gymnasium will be closed Jan. 6-30 with the renovations completed by Jan. 31.

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