The Community Center Committee made two presentations this week, to the Wilton Budget Committee (Jan. 19) and the Wilton Heritage Commission (Jan. 24). We appreciated hearing the questions and concerns of those members and welcome their continuing contributions to the dialogue. The report we distributed gave an overview of why our group feels Wilton would benefit from a community center and included a range of programming ideas we foresee pursuing. We also included detailed budgets for bringing the building up to code, as well as anticipated operating costs. Many thanks to Budget Committee member Dawn Tuomala who was very helpful in preparing this part of the report. A proposed weekly schedule with anticipated revenue conservatively estimated revenue at over $4,000 a month, largely from an afterschool program. It is anticipated that, like many other New Hampshire communities who have pursued converting former church buildings to town-owned use, the project will rely on strong fundraising and aggresively applying for relevant grants. Tomorrow, committee members will making a presentation to students at WLC to explain the project and hopefully rally the interest of the youth of our community.