The grant will support the installation of a sprinkler system. The 1896 Broad Brook Community Center (BBCC) was built as Broad Brook Grange #151 and has always been an important community gathering place. It is likely the most loved building in town and its renovation by the BBCC is essential to preserving the rural, social and historic fabric of the community. Upgrading the building’s fire safety will foster economic development in all sectors of the project: kitchen upgrades will enable catered celebrations, small-scale farm-to-table food production for Guilford’s farmers and CSAs, and educational offerings to benefit the town’s economy. The protected performance space will create a safer venue for local musicians, dancers, performers, lecturers, instructors and others to offer their services.
Grant Amount: $100,000