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Rotary Clubs of Petersburg host 4th ‘Service Above Self’ golf tournament

The Rotary Clubs of Petersburg’s fourth “Service Above Self” golf tournament teed off Monday with Southside Regional Medical Center again the tournament sponsor. The tournament, held at Dogwood Trace golf course, benefits the new Petersburg Public Library. The campaign to build a new 56,000-square-foot library has so far raised $8.4 million of the needed $12.7 million.The library, to be built at the former Petersburg Ford site on West Washington Street, will feature a 300-seat auditorium, a café, wireless access, a large computer area, more shelf space for books and media, improved accessibility and a parking lot. The new facility will include a greatly expanded computer room, along with training centers for businesses and adult literacy. Look for more photographs from the tournament in Sunday’s Sports section.  – Progress-Index:  published September 20, 2011 

Wayne Crocker, Petersburg's Director of Library Services, tees off Monday at Dogwood Trace

Golden Living Donates to New Library

From left to right: Erica Lawal, director of Nursing services, Regine White, executive director, Cindy Morgan, publisher, Progress-Index and Capital Campaign Co-Chair, Wayne Crocker, director of Library Services, City of Petersburg

Petersburg, VA – Golden Living is a family of healthcare companies committed to enhancing the lives of its residents and patients. During a recent presentation, Petersburg Executive Director Regine White presented a check for $1,000 to support the construction of the new public library. More than a book repository, this new facility will become a stimulant to reduce illiteracy at all levels by creating a Literacy Center that will create a progressive learning environment for pre-kindergartners, youth and teenagers, adults and seniors.  This center will improve literacy skills, introduce computer skills, assist citizens to retool their technology skills and ensure all participants are prepared to enter or re-enter the competitive workforce now and in the future.  When complete, the new 56,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be able to meet the needs of the city’s growing, diverse population and the challenges that come with program demands and new technology.

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