Coin Drive Contest to Help Furnish the Jeudevine Expansion

by Jodi Lew-Smith

HARDWICK – Given the national shortage of coins, the Hardwick community can now multitask good citizenship by contributing to the Jeudevine Expansion Project by putting coins back into circulation. 

Coin jars will appear throughout town and shoppers, employees, and community members can easily “vote” for their favorite businesses by dropping spare change and/or bringing in their stockpiles of coins from home.

The proceeds from the contest will go into the Furniture Fund for furnishing the rooms of the new library, and the participating businesses and schools will be recognized on a plaque within the new Parker Ladd Community Room. The winner of the contest will be honored with an engraved brick built into the walkway to the new front door.

Every month while the contest runs (roughly three months, from late November to Valentine’s Day) library volunteers will visit to collect the coins, or any other form of donation, and tally the amounts for each participant. Once tallied, the rankings by dollars collected will be shared so participants can see where they stand—and have time to move higher up the list. 

Businesses who would like to have a coin collection jar but have not been contacted can volunteer by calling or emailing the library at 802-472-5948 or jeudevinelibrary@hardwickvt.org.