We were honored to host dozens of community members during our "Building Community Through Restoration" presentation Monday, April 16, at the Alice & Jack Wirt Public Library in Bay City.
Hosted by the Bay City Garden Club, the meeting helped educate the public about the Front Porch Renaissance Group's mission of rebuilding Bay City through the restoration of its amazing Victorian architecture and other endeavors.
"I have a vision of fine old homes, places that are healthier socially for families to grow and neighbors to gather," Front Porch President Steve Ingersoll told the crowd Monday. "A neighborhood where teachers and children walk to school together. I want to do that one neighborhood at a time."
Guests got an update on Bay City projects that have already come to fruition, such as Ingersoll's charter school Bay City Academy and the Jefferson Street Garden, and others in the works, including the restoration of the old Farragut School and former YMCA, plus more community gardens.
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Read more about the "Building Community Through Restoration" presentation in this MLive.com article.