Donation from Superior Court Judge Gary Libey and wife Trudy will complete roof at The Center and much more!

Photo:   Gary and Trudy Libey (left) announce their donation during The Picnic in Style on Thursday, March 15 at The Center. (Director Kristie Kirkpatrick is right)

Photo: Gary and Trudy Libey (left) announce their donation during The Picnic in Style on Thursday, March 15 at The Center. (Director Kristie Kirkpatrick is right)

Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey and his wife Trudy donated $104,000 to The Center in Colfax and Friends of Whitman County Library during a surprise announcement at Thursday’s Picnic in Style. In making the announcement, the couple expressed their desire to give back to the community that means so much to them. They hope their donation might inspire others to give locally to the organizations that are making a positive difference in our communities.

Initial plans for the donation include funding of some special library projects and services, completion of the roof at the Center and developing a reserve fund for ongoing operations and maintenance.

Picnic in Style was a fundraising event sponsored by Tick Klock Drug, Sport Town and Fonks that raised funds for children’s technology. Last year, attendance topped 20,000 at Whitman County Library’s children’s programs with nearly 1/4th of those involving specialized technology equipment.

I encourage you to contact Gary and Trudy Libey at 509-397-2151 or 509-592-03658. They are very excited to talk about this gift and encourage others to give back to the community as well!

Kristie Kirkpatrick
Director
Whitman County Library
509-397-4366


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