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County to Recognize Widow's Library Gift

September 23, 1996|NICK GREEN

A woman who bequeathed more than $400,000 to the Fillmore Library will be honored Wednesday.

County Supervisor Maggie Kildee will present a plaque and Board of Supervisors resolution in recognition of Lucille Wigley, who died in January 1995, and her husband, Earl. Wigley willed the library the money because her husband often read there to satisfy his passion for learning before his death in the early 1980s.

The county placed the $424,985 that Wigley donated in an endowment fund that has generated about $22,000 to be spent on books and other materials.

The money will be added to the $873 the county had previously allocated to the library for book purchases this year. The library system's book budget has been cut 95% in the last five years as the county has sought to balance its books because of the loss of property tax revenue to the state.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. at the library at 502 2nd St.

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