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Osborne estate benefits Fort Macleod Public Library Society

The Fort Macleod Public Library Society announced recently it received a bequest of more than $300,000 from the estate of Dorothy Jeanette and John Osborne.
Jeanette and John lived in Fort Macleod and were regular patrons of the Library.
The final amount of Osbornes’ gift has yet to be established as Canada Revenue Agency is still finalizing some details.
The society will invest these funds and use the generated interest to support the Town of Fort Macleod Public Library.
The society is extremely grateful to the Osbornes, who felt that the library is important to the community and wished to see it prosper and continue to operate in the Town of Fort Macleod.
“Although Jeanette and John are not alive to see what their gift can do for the town’s library, we hope that their spirit and generosity will live on in the benefits generated for today’s patrons and those of the future,” library society chair Maryanne Sandberg said.
“To say that we are grateful, is an understatement. My hope and that of the society is that this gift may stimulate others to consider the library society for their donations or bequests.”
The Fort Macleod Public Library Society is registered as a non-profit society under the Societies Act of Alberta and operates totally at arm’s length from the library board.
The library society’s main purpose is fund-raising for the library. Up to this point in time, the main fund-raiser continues to be casinos which have helped raise money to run programs at the library, buy books, computers and other items.
If you are interested in helping with the Fort Macleod Public Library Society, it is having an annual general meeting on Thursday May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Town of Fort Macleod Public Library.
The public is always welcome to attend our meetings.
For further information, contact Maryanne Sandberg at 403-894-2147 or sandfarm@platinum.ca.

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