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Library hits milestone
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver, center, presented a proclamation signed by herself, State Representative Mark Pody, and Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell. On hand to receive the award were DeKalb Library Director Kathy Hendrixson, left, Justin Wilson, grandson of Justin Potter and Suzanne Williams, Chamber of Commerce Director, far right.
Guess who just turned 50?The Justin Potter Library held a two-hour celebration Sunday to mark 50 years of service to the people who live in and around DeKalb County.You can find it all at the library, from loaning books to computers for public use and much more. It was a full house Sunday as folks stopped by to see the presentation of a proclamation which State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver presented to the group to honor their service. It was signed by Weaver, State Rep. Mark Pody and Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell.In addition to the framed proclamation, the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce marked the event by honoring the library with a Milestone Award presented by Chamber Director Suzanne Williams.The original staff consisted of June Vaughn, Jewel Fowler and Melford Smith.The 2017 staff is Director Kathy Hendrixson, Amanda Bain, Laura Bauswell, Gretchen Byford, Wendy Crotty, Burgundy Evans, Diane Haberman, Savanna Hershman and Rebecca Maloney.Justin Potter Library opened in June 1967 with an official dedication and open house on Sept. 17, 1967.