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New Library Building Named For Mark and Tonya Spivey

New Library Building Named  For Mark and Tonya Spivey New Library Building Named  For Mark and Tonya Spivey

Naming Opportunity Results in Generous Gift

The renovation of the Ohoopee Regional Library System’s Vidalia branch has moved a significant step closer to the funding goal with a $250,000 donation for the naming of the new facility that will undergo ground breaking in December of this year.

The local branch will be known as the Dr. Mark and Tonya Spivey Public Library when the new facility is completed and labeled with the name within the next year. The building will incorporate the Ladson Genealogical Library, currently housed in a downtown Church Street location, onto the property of the current library at 610 Jackson Street.

Dr. Spivey, who founded the Spivey Orthopedic Clinic in Vidalia in 2005, shared the continued from page

them so much. Scripture verse Matthew 22:3, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” and said he and his wife simply want to help bless the community that has blessed The Toombs Library Board of Trustees have been active in promoting awareness of the Library’s constant use and value to the quality of life in Toombs County, and have successfully raised $700,000 from donors locally. Another $3 million has been secured from the State budget. The $250,000 gift from the Spiveys provides matching funds to these other sources.

The mission of the nonprofit Public Library System is to offer a full program of library service to all citizens of the participating counties in order to meet their informational, educational, and recreational needs.

GENEROUS GIFT – A gift agreement of $250,000 has been made toward the Vidalia Library renovation that will name the new building “The Dr. Mark and Tonya Spivey Public Library.” Attending the presentation are, left to right, Cameron Asbell, Ohoopee Regional Library System Director; Pat Dixon, Library Trustee; Dr. Mark Spivey and Tonya Spivey, gift donors; and Howard Holman, Library Trustee.Photo by Matthew Stembridge

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