Fundraising aids Rossville library
The Rossville Public Library got a longer lease on life at a fundraiser Thursday night.
And future fundraisers may not be necessary, because voters in Walker County, Ga., should have the opportunity in two years to approve a quarter-mill property tax increase dedicated to libraries in Rossville, Chickamauga and LaFayette.
A little more than $2,300 was raised Thursday night at a concert that the Mid-South Concert Band put on at the Walker County Civic Center.
“It went very well,” said Lecia Eubanks, director of the Cherokee Regional Library System, which operates three branches in Walker County and the Dade County Public Library in Trenton, Ga. “We had around 90 to 100 people in the audience.”
The goal is to raise $12,000 to make up for a funding cut by the Rossville City Council. If the goal is met, the Rossville Public Library won’t have to close in the spring.
In addition to the $2,300 raised at the concert, donors have given about $2,000 to the Rossville library, for a total of about $4,300, officials said.
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