TDL ballot committee grateful for help in millage campaign

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To the Editor,

The Tecumseh District Library (TDL) Ballot Question Committee would like to thank the many people who helped us garner a Yes + Yes vote to secure funding for the library for the next 10 years. We were privileged to be able to present a message on behalf of the library to business owners, school staff members, PTO groups, Tecumseh Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Club members and are grateful for the hospitality and support we received. We also want to thank the pastor and staff of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh for allowing us to use their facility to host a community forum.

We are grateful to many individuals for generously donating their time, talents and resources which helped us get voters to go the extra mile to support both ballot proposals. Special thanks go to the Board of Trustees of the Library, and the library staff. They provided valuable statistics of the library’s accomplishments over the past 10 years. This was central to our message on what a vital role our library plays in the lives of our constituents.

The Friends of the TDL were the backbone of the millage committee. Every step we took and every move we made involved members of the Friends group. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the staff of the City of Tecumseh especially Joe Tuckey, Brad Raymond, Denine Wells and the Police department for letting us use their meeting rooms.

Through our multiple contacts with community members we learned we weren’t the only people passionate about keeping our library funding strong. Second grader Allison Dice independently made bookmarks and canvassed her neighborhood to get out the vote. Eric Long of Long Motor Sales donated ads on WLEN. Danielle Ward of the Friends of the Pool shared experiential wisdom on effective campaign strategies and many business owners spoke of the importance of the library to them. We are truly grateful.

I’d also like to thank the staff of WLEN Radio, and The Tecumseh Herald and The Daily Telegram for their excellent coverage of this important community issue. We couldn’t have done it without you ALL.

I encourage all of you to take time to enjoy the great services and resources the Tecumseh District Library provides to everyone who walks in the door. We are all shareholders!

Anne E. Walker, Chair Tecumseh District Library Ballot Question Committee

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