Rotary Club

At last week's Roanoke Rotary Club meeting, members of the club presented a donation to the Annie Awbrey Public Library to be used for new computers. At the check presentation are (first row, from left) Elaine White, Ralph Jones, Rotary Club President Bryant Whaley, chamber of commerce director Dorothy Tidwell, library director Margaret Calhoun, (second row) Dr. Sam Shelnutt, Dan Hernandez, Gerry Knight, Ken Seiffert, Pam Johnson, Jeff Thompson and Steve Burns. (Not pictured are Dinah Lee, Emilee Burchette, Sid Hare, Debbie Whatley, Chris Martin, Ken Johnson, Chuck Marcum, David Denton, Adam Slay and Vickie Cummings.)

Annie Awbrey Public Library in Roanoke received a donation of $3,800 from members of the Roanoke Rotary Club.

The donation is for new computers for the library. Mildred Freeman, librarian at Awbrey Library, states, "We are excited that we are going to get new computers. We have had our old computers serviced so many times that we are needing new ones badly."

Upon asking Ms. Freeman what individuals use the computers for, she explained the computers are open to the public, and many people come in to complete job applications, print items, check emails, do their taxes and make copies, and students will do their schoolwork. The plan is for the old computers to be moved to the children's section of the library.

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