Community Center Gets A Facelift (Video)

Local youth involved in work program, as well as volunteers, helped paint and landscape the town owned building.

Earlier this month, a group of teens from Durham and Middlefield came together to put fresh paint on the walls and restore the flower garden at the Middlefield Community Center.

Some of the students are a part of the town's summer work program through Workforce Alliance, which pays the students through grant money, while others volunteered their time.

Over the course of several days, the students patched and painted walls in the community room, painted furniture and trim, removed small trees and overgrowth from the outside of the Community Center and even restored a flower garden.

"The kids don't always know the community values them. So the kids need to be more visible for the good things they do for the community, and the adults need to see that," Jane Moen, program director at Durham Middlefield Youth and Family Services said. "The kids need to feel proud of making their community a better place to be."

Not included in the video were:

Scott Erskine, Ben Plant and Collin Plant.

Elizabeth Wintsch Shoudy July 21, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Great work by our youth of Durham and Middlefield. Thank you Tyler, Time, Stacy, Jon and Scott for helping with this important project. See you in September!
Lucy Petrella July 21, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Wonderful opportunity for the youth of our towns to develop awareness of their town and get involved with community service. Plus, we get the added benefit of beautified town centers, while townspeople can see the commitment our youth have to their community. Way to go guys and gals, and Jane, too!


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