Patrick Brady, President of the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Center, Inc, released the following statement on Friday, April 11, 2014.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Center, Inc, I’d like to thank State Representative Angelo Puppolo and State Senator Gale Candaras for their hard work in securing a $50,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. They worked tirelessly over several budget cycles to gain legislative approval for this grant.
The main floor of the Red Barn at Fountain Park was in desperate need of structural reinforcement to keep the building safe for general assembly. Larry Fountain and John Sevey had a vision of developing Fountain Park’s assets into a dedicated revenue stream that would one day make the park self-sustaining. Thanks to this grant we are one step closer to implementing their vision.”
Fountain Park is privately owned and operated for the benefit of the community by the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Center, Inc (WNCC). In addition to producing summer concerts, Fountain Park hosts a number of other events including weddings, class reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, art shows, music recitals, Relay for Life, recycling events, 5K runs, etc. Our slogan is, “Come Play in Wilbraham’s Backyard”.
State Senator Gale Candaras, Jules Gaudreau, Patrick Brady, State Representative Angelo Puppolo