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Fundraiser Planned For Toquet Hall In Westport; GoFundMe Campaign Launched

The Open House will support a fundraising campaign for improvements to Westport’s only teen center.
The Open House will support a fundraising campaign for improvements to Westport’s only teen center. Photo Credit: Toquet Hall GoFundMe site

WESTPORT, Conn. -- There will be Open House at the Toquet Hall Teen Center in Westport to support a fundraising campaign for improvements to Westport’s only teen center.

The event at Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road East, will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 2-6 pm.

It is hosted by the Toquet Hall Enhancement Group of the Westport Downtown Plan Implementation Committee and Toquet Hall Teen Governing Boards.

The Open House will support a fundraising campaign for improvements to Westport’s only teen center.

A GoFundMe site was launched for Toquet Hall, which hopes to raise $35,000. So far, the center has raised $2,280. To make a donation, click here.

The Downtown Westport Master Plan has identified ways to continue Toquet Hall’s growth, to maximize the space, to meet emerging needs and interests of local students and make downtown Westport more enjoyable for people of all ages.

Based on feedback from student groups, Toquet Hall visitors and responses to outreach efforts of the Downtown Westport Master Plan, several areas of focus have been identified for enhancement.

Updates will begin this summer that will include: enhancing the snack bar to include a greater food variety, soundproofing to expand usage and operating hours, additional storage for program equipment and improved way finding.

Westport Youth Services Program Director Kevin Godburn said, “We’re thrilled to be a part of the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee’s initiatives and excited to work with the community to make these enhancements a reality for our students.”

Downtown Implementation Committee Co-Chair Melissa Kane added, “When the committee set out to explore ways to improve the Downtown Westport experience, we wanted to make sure that the area was accessible to Westporters of all ages. Lending support to Toquet Hall is a great early step to take.”

Toquet Hall is a program of Westport Youth Services operating under the Department of Human Services. Toquet Hall has been operating in Westport since 1998.

The Teen Center offers a variety of social, cultural and recreational activities during the afterschool hours and on weekend nights. The teen center has also been home to many local student performers as well as national acts.

For more information about Toquet Hall, click here or here.

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