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Groups receive VCF grants

GUILFORD >> Two organizations in the village of Guilford Center have received grants from funds within the Vermont Community Foundation for a new theater and library camp this coming August.

Guilford Center Stage, a theater project sponsored by Broad Brook Grange, and the Guilford Free Library will use the funding for the collaborative program, Stage and Stream, a week-long camp taking place in mid-August.

Mornings will take place at Guilford Center Stage in the Broad Brook Grange, with theater workshops, games, improv, and sketches.

Campers and teachers will then take the two-minute walk to the library for brown-bag lunch and an afternoon of literature, writing, journaling, and outdoor time in the woods, stream, the new play-space and Weeks Trail.

The town-supported Guilford Free Library also provides week-long morning camp sessions during other times this summer, one session for K through third grade and another for children in grades 2 through 5. Stage and Stream is offered free of charge to Guilford kids, thanks to the grant funding and community donations. Campers from other towns will attend for a nominal fee.

Stage and Stream is fully enrolled. For further information contact Cathi Wilken, librarian of Guilford Free Library, 802-257-4603 or

Guilford Center Stage was created in 2015 by Broad Brook Grange to use the small and charming stage at the grange hall for theatrical productions. Its inaugural production of a Vermont comedy took place in October, and the premiere of a pair of one-acts by a Guilford playwright in early June.

Both the Crosby-Gannett and Dunham-Mason Funds support endeavors that contribute to the betterment and vitality of the area including Guilford, and are part of the Vermont Community Foundation, a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information.


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