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Lincoln helps buy books for library

March 17, 1999

Bester penniesphoto: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer




The Bester Elementary School library will need to make room on its shelves for new books purchased through the annual Lincoln for the Library program.

The students collected the coins and Hagerstown Trust Co. bank employees counted them on Wednesday, according to Dave Barnhart, the bank's vice president of marketing.

The total was $1,146.79. Hagerstown Trust contributed $53.21 to make it an even $1,200, Barnhart said.

"They really did a great job," he said.

"The students raised pennies for (Abraham) Lincoln's birthday and to raise money for the school's library," he said.

After collecting the money, the students wrote up a wish list of books they would like to buy.

That list exceeded the amount they had to spend, so the children will have to scale it down, he said.

"It's like a reality check," he said.

Last year the student's efforts yielded $700, he said.

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