Lawmakers Present $100K Check for Roudenbush Playgrounds

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State Rep. James Arciero and State Sen. Edward Kennedy recently presented a check in the amount of $100K to the Roudenbush Community Center from an earmarking in the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget.

“Since its inception in the 1970’s, the Roudenbush organization has been a multigenerational staple of the Westford community. For many years Westford residents have enjoyed the many cultural and educational services provided by Roudenbush.  I remember my own time there as a young person, and I am looking forward as my daughter and other children utilize the RCC in the years to come” said Arciero.

The $100K in funding will be used to assist Roudenbush in its efforts to renovate the playgrounds at 65 Main Street, the Frost School, and at Nabnasset Preschool. These renovations are intended to create safe, equitable access to physical activity, by establishing protected outdoor sites for the Roudenbush Community Center children, and the community.

“The best part of my job is when we can bring money for much needed projects back to the communities we serve,” said Kennedy. “The Roudenbush Community Center is a big part of what makes Westford such a great place to live and raise a family. These funds will provide safe, fun playgrounds throughout the town that will bring hours of enjoyment, physical activity, and social interaction to the children of Westford.”

The Roudenbush Community Center is a non-profit organization that operates on  several campuses in Westford.  In addition to many classes, trips and tours for young people and adults, the RCC operates a pre-kindergarten, gymnastics program and offers childcare service.  The classes range from culinary, language, arts & crafts to video production and Taekwondo.

“To see Phase 1 of our playground renovation project completed is wonderful for the children and staff in our programs and the entire community. We now look forward to Phase 2 beginning next spring with the funding from Representative Arciero and Senator Kennedy,” said Michelle Sullivan, Executive Director of RCC.