Friday, October 19, 2012
Surprise Inheritance Benefits Library
The community bonded and began a million dollar fundraising campaign in the midst of a nasty economic period. Bit by bit funds dripped in. The deadline for raising the funds drew perilously near. Meanwhile, one former resident received an unexpected inheritance.
She donated the final sum needed (over $28,000) to the library fund from her surprise inheritance.
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