Marge Anderson of the i5 Teaching Network rents gallery/office in the Gales Ferry Community Center and in some ways is a custodian of the space.
So when the storm that accompanied Hurricane Sandy blew out 90 percent of the lights in Ledyard, and the libraries were overrun with people who needed to charge their electronics, she saw an opportunity to let the community center perform the function it was meant for.
The Gales Ferry Community Center didn't lose power after the storm and was opened to the public Wednesday as a charging station and warming center. Anderson provided snacks, coffee and hot chocolate for anyone who wandered in.
She provided movies and games for some guests and good company for others.