Back in 1988 a teacher, an attorney, a newspaper reporter, a contractor/carpenter, a community activist/landscaper, and a bookkeeper/house painter/therapist living on Chappaquiddick decided their community needed a gathering place. The generous donation of land was part of the dream. In the meantime, the community met and discussed how to make the community center a reality. This group of folks, known as the founders today, were appointed to represent the community and sign the founding documents. Their dream became a reality when the building we now know as the Chappy Community Center, built with volunteer and paid labor, was ready for occupancy in the summer of 1992.

Our Founders…

Then Photo: Counter-clockwise from top left they are: Woody Filley, Daryl Knight, Allen Slater, Julie MacRae, Joe Cressy, Sidney Morris, Dick Knight.


Now Photo (left to right): Sidney Morris, Allen Slater, Daryl Knight, Dick Knight and Woody Filley.


Photo below: Bill and Ann Brine. Without their generous donation of land there would be no Chappaquiddick Community Center and no tennis & basketball courts.


Community gathering for the Groundbreaking…

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The Beginning…

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The Community Center Today…

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