Contact: Adam Joseph
June 6, 2012
Thompson, CT—Senate President Donald E. Williams (D-Thompson, Brooklyn) joined with residents and local elected officials today to celebrate the grand opening of the Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group’s (TEEG) new building.
The 6,000-square-foot building was made possible through a combination of state and federal funds as well as countless hours of time donated by volunteers—including students from Harvard Ellis Technical High School who installed the plumbing, heating and electrical systems.
“This was project represents a true community effort,” said Senator Williams. “Volunteers from across Thompson and the Quiet Corner donated their time, sweat and effort to literally build this great new headquarters. And just as impressive is the work that will go on inside these walls, that provides the aid and support that families living in the Northeast Connecticut so badly need.”
“We succeeded in erecting a government building without use of any local tax dollars,” remarked Thompson First Selectman Larry Groh Jr. “TEEG helps people, and people help TEEG.”
While the empowerment group is the main tenant for the space, Thompson Recreation Department will benefit by being able to store items in a section of the building.
Thompson was a recipient of a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) awards that helped make the project possible.
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