By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Grafton – Local officials and residents gathered on a bright and beautiful Saturday morning, June 11 to commemorate the grand re-opening of One Grafton Common. The iconic building had recently undergone an extensive $4.5 million renovation to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as updating the utilities and fire protection. The project also started the process of creating offices, classes, practice rooms, and a performance center for the arts for its primary tenant, the nonprofit Apple Tree Arts.
Bill Yeomans, of Grafton Town House Oversight Committee, emceed the event. Remarks were made by Town Manager Timothy McInerney, Jennifer Thomas, chair of the Board of Selectmen, Thomas Hopkins, director of the Mass. Architectural Access Board; Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts, and Paul Scarlett, Apple Tree’s president of the board of directors.
For more on the background of the project, visit https://www.communityadvocate.com/2015/11/24/grafton-town-house-renovations-will-benefit-community.
Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography