2013-09-18 / News

H-E-B makes large donation to library


The Pleasanton Public Library Foundation received a very generous donation of $10,000 from the H-E-B Tournament of Champions to be used toward the renovation of the new library.

“This annual golf tournament sponsored by H-E-B’s vendor community provides funds for charitable projects and programs that have a positive impact on our communities.”

The notification letter goes on to say, “We are pleased to recognize the contribution your organization has made to the well-being of Texans. It is our sincere hope that this TOC donation will help enhance the success of your program.”

Florence Butt opened the original store in Kerrville with a $60 investment in 1905. Son Howard E. Butt took over for mom in 1920 and by 2008, it is one of the largest chains in the U.S. with annual sales of more than $15 billion. It is also the largest privately held company in Texas.

Construction is currently underway to renovate two vacated buildings in downtown Pleasanton for use as the public library and a civic center. Donations such as the one from H-E-B TOC will be used toward the furnishing of the building.

We thank H-E-B Tournament of Champions for their support of our efforts and giving a helping hand to the hometown folks! The next time you’re in the local store, be sure to tell them “thanks” for all their help and financial support of the community.

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