Larry Maciasz Kitchen
Update: July 2023
Thank you all for your support! We completed the kitchen in July of 2022, and we have been using it every day we are open! It has been almost a full year of having a kitchen, and it has benefitted the Centre in so many ways. Just this summer, we have cooked meals for over 150 campers (who are always asking for seconds!). Thank you for making this dream possible and allowing us to serve our students in this way.
The Maciasz Family's roots run deep in New Roads, and the Centre's mission of teaching the arts in the community has garnered their support. After Larry's passing in 2020, his siblings saw a connection between Larry's culinary career, his LOVE for New Roads, his passion for community, and the Centre's ability to continue his legacy through its programs.
Will you consider partnering with the Maciasz family and make a financial donation today? Your gift will make Larry's kitchen a reality. Our goal is to have Larry's kitchen completed by August 2022 for the upcoming school year.
When we moved into our current location at 1102 West Main Street in 2013, our building was in warehouse condition. The plans you see below are a story of all of the work that went into constructing each classroom, finally finishing in 2018.
One of our biggest remaining needs is a kitchen. We are preparing to relocate an existing restroom and expand that space for a kitchen. A kitchen would allow us to prepare snacks for students, lunches during summer camp, food for special events, and so much more!