Memorial donations put patrons on-line

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Features Editor

There are many ways to honor the memory of a loved one, but many people are now making memorial donations to organizations or causes so that

others may benefit from their giving.

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The Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge is the beneficiary of an outpouring of love at the loss of three of the town’s beloved citizens.

After Bill and Maureen Jackson were killed in an automobile accident and Claudine Chambers died as the result of an illness, friends and family members chose to make donations to the public library in their memory.

Mrs. Chambers had worked as children’s librarian at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library for years and she set an example for young children by her enthusiasm for and love of books.

Maureen Jackson was an avid reader and her husband valued the knowledge that could be found in the printed word.

The library board decided that a portion of the memorial donations would be used for the purchase of books and the remainder for a much needed computer, said Rosalyn Holmes, librarian.

"We have two computers and we always have someone waiting," Holmes said. "People are using them on a regular basis and the need was there and it was a great need."

The library board purchased a loaded Gateway computer and a desk and chair to go with it.

"It is a good computer and it will allow many more people access to it and to the Internet during a week’s time," Holmes said. "We are fortunate to be able to provide this extra service to our patrons and we are very appreciative of all of those who made this possible."