New Life Breathed into the Willamsburg Veterans Memorial Community Center

On November 2, 2018 the renovations to this community landmark were completed. This facility not only holds elementary school basketball practice, but it also hosts community activities, weddings and other family events. “This is a building with lots of memories,” said Travis Prough, the president of the center committee.

The history of this building started on May 30, 1960 when the Wesvaco Paper Mill generously donated the ground for the Williamsburg Center. This building was designed to strengthen and grow the community through patriotism and fellowship with others. After years of struggling to maintain the structure and financial support of the hall, the Williamsburg Fire Company purchased the Community Center in 2014. This ownership change breathed new life into the efforts to improve and renovate this building. The Williamsburg Fire Company would like to thank Pennsylvania State Representative Judy Ward for her assistance obtaining the grant needed to replace the roof. After this initial renovation, the fire company was able to turn their attention to other necessary updates to this building.

The newest renovations were completed with the help of the Williamsburg Fire Department, Prough’s Masonry, and many community volunteers. The photographs below show the newly updated office, kitchen, restrooms, and workout room.

During our meeting, Prough shared that the center plans to redo the floor and create a commercial kitchen in 2019.

All memberships and rentals help keep the facility running. If you are interested in renting this space, please contact Mandi Prough – 814-934-0841

Article and images by Kara Hull