With the frigid temperatures and snow-covered streets, one might step inside Williamston’s Fireworks Glass Studios out of curiosity, or to warm up. When they first walk inside, they will still feel the cold wind outside because the studio leaves the front door propped open. When they walk deeper into the studio, the temperature increases and they might even break a sweat. Lining the counter are dozens of hand-crafted glass art. Behind the counter are the people and machines that make them.
The Williamston Food Bank has been a staple in the town for 65 years, providing families with food, drinks, personal hygiene items, and much more. Located across from the Larkin and Nortman Memorial Field in the first floor of a dry old building, they have been able to do their work, but soon everything will be changing. A new larger building is being constructed right next to the food bank, which will be their new home. With a larger building and better equipment like grocery store freezers, the food bank will become client choice. This allows people to come in and choose food that they like and know they will eat.
The Williamston Community Center suffered another break in last week. The building was illegally accessed between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 21-22. The Williamston Community Center is home to the senior center, the library and a food bank. According to the police report, those that broke in damaged doors and security gates and stole a 1949 Williamston High School senior composite.