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Library, new senior center benefit from bank donation


GROTON — Groton Public Library and Friends of the Groton Elders each received a $15,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently at bank’s 2019 Community Gift presentation in Westboro.

Library Director Vanessa Abraham and Trustee Chair David Zeller accepted the gift on behalf of the library while Marie Melican and Peter Cunningham accepted the gift on behalf of the Friends of the Groton Elders.

Abraham stated how the gift would benefit special projects that enhance library services and are not otherwise provided for within the normal operating budget.

For the Friends of the Groton Elders, Melican said that the gift would be directed to the building fund that has been established by the Elders to help fund the construction of the new Senior Center.

Senior Center Building Committee Chair Peter Cunningham said the fund was established as part of a commitment made to the town to help offset some of the cost for construction of the new Senior Center.

Both organizations expressed their sincere appreciation to Middlesex Savings Bank for the gifts and for recognizing the important roles they play in the Groton.

The 15,000 gifts to both each organizations are part of a cumulative gift of $1.4 million that Middlesex Savings Bank distributed to 84 non-profit organizations including libraries, food pantries and senior centers within the Bank’s retail branch territory.

Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, has 30 branch offices including those in Acton, Groton, Littleton and Westford.

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