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Cottage Grove Library Receives $150,000 Donation
10/19/2005 - Ken Dahl, Cottage Grove Economic Development Corporation
Library Fundraising Campaign recieves large donation for the Cottage Grove Community Library

Cottage Grove, WI (October 6, 2005) – The Cottage Grove Community Library’s Capital Campaign received a $150,000 donation pledge this week from Landmark Services Cooperative.

“This extremely generous donation from one of Cottage Grove’s oldest businesses is truly appreciated,” “We’re hoping that other business owners will join Landmark in supporting the first ever library for Cottage Grove while we continue our Capital Campaign.”

Landmark Services Cooperative, a local agricultural and retail service provider, opened its first facility in Cottage Grove in 1931 as the Dane County Farmers Union Cooperative. Today, Landmark Services Cooperative boasts locations from Dalton, Wis., to Harrison, Ill., and provides everything from energy to feed to grain storage.

“The residents of Cottage Grove have been supportive of Landmark generation after generation, said John Blaska, Landmark Board of Directors president. “Supporting the effort to bring a public library to Cottage Grove is a terrific way for us to show our thanks to those who have patronized our business over the years.”

When fund-raising efforts are successful, the Cottage Grove Community Library should be open by 2018.

Meanwhile, the Book Mobile will continue to visit Cottage Grove on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Marketplace Shopping Center parking lot.

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