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Arthur W. Perdue Foundation awards $4,000 grant to help fund new Greenwood Public Library in Delaware

Greenwood Library 2014
 Representatives from Perdue Farms’ operation in Georgetown, Del., present a $4,000 grant from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to Friends of the Greenwood Public Library at the site of the new facility on Mill Street in Greenwood.

Salisbury, Md. (Friday, June 6, 2014) — Perdue Farms, through a $4,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is supporting the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library in its campaign to build a new home for the Greenwood Public Library in Sussex County. The library has served the community since 1978. A 1 p.m. grand opening ceremony is scheduled Tuesday, June 24 at the Mill Street location.

“We’re thrilled to have the support of Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation,” said Patricia Brown, director of the Greenwood Public Library. “It’s because of community partners such as Perdue that enabled us to realize our goal to provide a new facility for our community.”

The State of Delaware and Sussex County each provided $1.55 million toward the $3.25 million project. The Friends of the Greenwood Library raised the remaining $150,000.

As Brown explains, the new state-of-the art, 10,400-square-foot library will feature 24 computers, a separate “Teen Room” where students can work in a quiet space to complete homework assignments and projects away from other library patron, large and small conference rooms for use by the community, and expanded space to store the library’s collection of books, periodicals and research materials. The new facility also meets federal Americans with Disability Act requirements.

“At Perdue, we’re committed to enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “The Greenwood Public Library has been an important of the Greenwood community and we’re proud to lend our support and congratulate them on their grand opening.”

About the Greenwood Public Library
The mission of the Greenwood Public Library is to enhance the quality of life for its residents by providing the community with access to ideas and information through a variety of materials, programs and services. The library was established in 1978 in a loaned trailer. In 1988, it moved to its current Mill Street location. By 1998, the library had grown so large an addition was required. In 2012, a campaign was launched to erect a new facility on Mill Street. Today, the library is home to more than 47,500 books, magazines, movies and more. To learn more about the Greenwood Public Library, visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products.

About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.  At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™ 


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