Local drug store supports future Banta Waggoner Library expansion efforts

DeWitt, IOWA -- Scott’s Pharmacy recently donated $5,000 to support expansion efforts at the Frances Banta Waggoner Library.

Although the library is still in the early phases of the project, co-owners Patti Trenkamp and Jennifer Walker agreed that this was something that Scott’s was proud to be a part of.

“Every year since we took ownership of Scott Drug in 2010, we have tried to give back to our community,” says Trenkamp. “This year we chose to donate to the library expansion in DeWitt because we felt we could make a greater impact. The library is free to everyone in the greater-DeWitt area and is for all ages. We both have school-aged kids that use the library and we saw the need for expanded services.”

The LincolnWay Community Foundation (LWCF) connected Trenkamp and Walker to the library.  Dollars donated from Scott’s Pharmacy helped establish the Friends of Frances Banta Wagner fund, which will support future expansion efforts.

“The Foundation is proud to connect local donors to a wide variety of causes that impact our community,” said Patt Henricksen, LWCF executive director. “To the owners of Scott’s pharmacy, it was very obvious that the library wasn’t serving the community the way it should.” 

Henricksen, who also serves as vice president of the library board, added that she is “excited to help bring the Frances Banta Waggoner Library into the 21st century.” 

For more information, please contact Library Director Jillian Aschliman at jillianaschliman@dewitt.lib.ia.us or by phone at (563) 659-5523.

Gifts to the Friends of St. Frances Banta Waggoner Library can be made at dbqfoundation.org/lincolnway or by calling 563.659.5039.

An affiliate of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, LincolnWay Community Foundation assists in charitable projects and programs that contribute to the quality of life in rural Clinton County, Iowa. The Foundation provides grants, scholarships, tax benefits and administration services to organization churches, schools and individuals with charitable intent in the following areas: Calamus, Charlotte, Delmar, DeWitt, Goose Lake, Grand Mound, Lost Nation, Low Moor, Welton and Wheatland. For more information, visit dbqfoundation.org/lincolnway.

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