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Groundbreaking for Treutlen Library Addition
Monday, 23 December 2013

December 23--  The public library in Soperton is building an addition.

ImageThe chairwoman of the Treutlen County Library Board, Justine Gillis, addresses those attending the ceremony.

Weather Monday drove the groundbreaking ceremonies inside for the Treutlen County Library's new space which library director Mary Jane Smith says is really needed. 

"We're going to enlarge our meeting room and build a new history room which is larger than the one we have now.  We're also going to put in a Pine Tree Museum which will be the first of its kind in the state of Georgia.

"We will have everything there is to know about a pine tree in this museum.  We will have all sorts of equipment and products.  We're getting a lot of donations of different products you can make from a pine tree.  There's not an inch of a pine tree that you can't use for something from making tea to toilet tissue," she said.

Construction is expected to start in the New Year and is being funded with $100,000 from the state and a matching $100,000 gift from the families of Hugh Gillis, Sr. and Jim L. Gillis, Sr. plus some sales tax revenue from the county. 

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