Museum commission accepts $50,000 Care and Share donation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Westside Eagle Obsever/SUSAN HOLLAND John Mitchael (left), Gravette Historical Museum commission member, accepts a check for $50,000 from Bo Roberts and Wilma Fladager, representatives of Care and Share, at the May committee of the whole meeting. Mayor Kurt Maddox represents the city of Gravette in accepting the Care and Share donation, which is to be used for the museum commission's renovation of the old home economics building.

Westside Eagle Obsever/SUSAN HOLLAND John Mitchael (left), Gravette Historical Museum commission member, accepts a check for $50,000 from Bo Roberts and Wilma Fladager, representatives of Care and Share, at the May committee of the whole meeting. Mayor Kurt Maddox represents the city of Gravette in accepting the Care and Share donation, which is to be used for the museum commission's renovation of the old home economics building.

GRAVETTE -- Bo Roberts and Wilma Fladager, representing Care and Share, attended the May committee of the whole meeting and presented a check for $50,000 to the Gravette Historical Museum Commission. John Mitchael, museum commission member, was present to accept the donation which is to help with the restoration of the old home economics building. Karen Benson, the library supervisor, reported the library is seeing increases in patrons, items checked out, ebook usage and computer usage. She said the library website now features a community calendar where area clubs and organizations can add events. The new computer system is now in use and patrons can search the library's holdings and sign up for email and text notifications. Teen Tuesday Maker Space, a summer program, begins June 5. The first project will be to construct two Little Free Libraries, one to be placed by the Hiwasse Community Center and the other by the Gravette swimming pool and splash park....


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