Demmer Library Exceeds Fundraising Challenge
A large challenge grant in Three Lakes to support the E.U.Demmer Memorial Library's building fund resulted in all the money being matched and they went over goal, but they're not done yet.
The library is in the process of fundraising as part of a general building renovation with the next door town offices. Library Director Erica Brewster says an anonymous donor late last year announced a $10,000 challenge if they could raise matching money by the end of January...
"....we announced a $10,000 challenge grant to our community. We were able to raise $15,000 by the end of December, a whole month early, ahead of our goal...."
They ended up with more than $15,000 and if they can raise another $2,500 by the end of January, someone will be awarded a FitBit Flex and a book from Dr. Oz.
Brewster says all of the money raised is going toward a joint building with the town of Three Lakes. She says the library and the town could share rooms and bathrooms as part of a a joint complex. If you want more information or to contribute, Brewster says go to the Demmer Library website or call the library at 715-546-3391.