(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Bree Simmers.)
Foundation for MetroWest announced that they will be awarding a $1,500 grant to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn as part of their 2012 grant cycle. The award was made last night at an event held at Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley where a total of $173,500 was distributed to organizations throughout the region.
The grant will be used to restore the Redstone Schoolhouse, originally used as a public school in 1798, so that it can continue to be used to teach visitors about early rural education throughout the year.
“Having such wonderful nonprofits continually working to strengthen this region is what makes MetroWest such a strong and vibrant community,” said Judy Salerno, executive director of Foundation for MetroWest.
Salerno continued, “In this difficult economic climate, it’s more important than ever to support and strengthen our local organizations. We are proud to support Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in their efforts to continually strengthen and enrich the MetroWest region.”
This year, Foundation for MetroWest distributed approximately one million throughout the region and has distributed more than $7.5 M since its inception in 1995.