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Heartland CO-OP & Land O'Lakes Donates to Community Project December 17, 2010

Heartland CO-OP and Land O'Lakes, donates $10,000 to the Rippey Library and Community Room Project, Dec. 17, 2010.
Heartland CO-OP & Land O'Lakes  Donates to Community Project December 17, 2010

Pictured above is John Pinegar, local manager of the Heartland Cooperative at Rippey (center), with Dan Brubaker, Rippey Mayor, and Jean Borgeson, Rippey Library Board President. The Heartland Cooperative gave a big financial boost towards the remodeling

John Pinegar location manager of the Heartland Cooperative at Rippey recently announced a $5,000 contribution to the campaign to change a portion of the former Masonic Building into a new library and community room.  The Heartland donation along with a $5,000 matching donation from Land O'Lakes will total $10,000 to help to secure additional funds through grants from private philanthropic foundations.

Friends of Rippey, FOR, was given the challenge by the Rippey Mayor and City Council, and the Rippey Library Board to raise an estimated $200,000 for refurbishing of the former Masonic Lodge building. The Friends of Rippey are very pleased that local businesses as well as individuals are providing funds to use as seed monies for this major project. The recent biscuit and gravy breakfast generated $500, and the Greene County Board of Supervisors allowed funds from the Louis Dreyfus account for $5,000. Currently $70,000 has been secured during the three week fund raising effort.

Prior to the Library moving, installation of windows, enlargement of the entrance on the south, increased wiring, and general interior remodeling must be done to allow the library to function. It is expected this will be done during the upcoming winter months. The new library will share space in the community room for library crafts, movies, as well as story time. There will be general sharing of storage, restrooms, and the kitchen area.
 

Additional fundraising will continue from development of a cookbook, activities around the Bike Ride to Rippey, and  contributions from businesses and individuals. FOR is a 501 c 3, and donations are tax deductible. Donations may be mailed to the Friends of Rippey, Box 52, Rippey, Iowa 50235.

 

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