Assemblyman Cahill Announces $250,000 Grant for the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center
(Woodstock) – Assemblymember KevinCahill (D-Ulster, Dutchess) announced yesterday at aWoodstock Community Forum that the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, formally known as theWoodstock Community Center, will be receiving a $250,000 New York State Economic Development Program grant. These funds, secured by AssemblymemberCahill, will be used to complete much-needed renovations to the existing Center.
“The Mescal Hornbeck Community Center is more than just a gathering place, but a symbol of unity for the entire community,” said Assemblyman Cahill. “This allotment will serve to enhance the facility and provide much needed expansions that will allow for a wider range of activities to take place at the Center.”
The Town of Woodstock has attempted for a number of years to raise funds for the upgrades of the Community Center, including enhancing handicap accessibility, expanding restrooms and enlarging the capacity of meeting rooms. These updates will allow the facility to become more user-friendly for the events and activities that use the space.
“The opportunities and experiences that the revitalized Center will provide are endless,” said Assemblymember Cahill. “When finished, it will be a true testament to the vision of Mescal Hornbeck, an activist and community leader who made great strides in bringing crucial programs and services to the seniors and children of Woodstock. This grant will finally allow the Town of Woodstock to create a more workable and adequate environment for summer camps, theatre performances and countless other local gatherings for years to come.”
Town of Woodstock Supervisor, Jeremy Wilber, stated, “I am thrilled to be a part of such a historic moment for our community. On behalf of our children, seniors and cultural institutions I thank Assemblyman Cahill for his support and his assistance in securing the funds to make this all possible.”
(Photo: Tess Benjamin)