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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 wilken@sover.net.

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 www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.


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