April 26, 2017

Second meeting set for community center group

August 22, 2013

A group of residents hoping to revive talks of a community center in Williston is set to hold its second meeting.

A public meeting is set for Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Williston Federated Church for anyone interested in discussing a community center in Williston.

Patti Delphia, president of the Williston Seniors, said there is nowhere seniors can gather that meets their needs. A community center would benefit not only seniors, but also town groups, nonprofit organizations and teenagers, she said. She is reaching out to town organizations, including the Williston Community Food Shelf and Williston-Richmond Rotary, that could utilize a community facility.

Approximately 25 people came to the group’s last meeting, held in July.

The effort is the latest chapter in a long community center discussion. A 2007 report found widespread support for a community center, but also concluded that paying for it might be difficult. Potential plans for a center were drawn up in 2009.

For more information, contact Delphia at 879-2511.

—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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