The Museums of Historic-Hopkinsville Christian County and the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library both received $125,000 donations on behalf of the late DJ and Beth Everett.
The Everetts were involved with both organizations and DJ left a vast collection of political buttons to the Museum, along with the donation from their estate. When presented with the check Friday morning, Director Alissa Keller said she was honored to be a part of their legacy, and the money will go towards the renovations at the building that will tell the story of the community.
The museum will be launching a fundraising campaign in June to raise $500,000 to benefit the renovations, and Keller says this check is big step towards reaching that goal.
A check was also presented to the library in the amount of $125,000 and Library Board Chair Jerry Gilliam says these type of gifts go a long way in helping the library and those who use it to further their education.
Beth Everett also left extensive genealogy records to the library, which she was very passionate about in life. The third check of the same amount was gifted to First United Methodist Church. Beth Mann is the executor of the estate and says it’s her hope that people will take an interest in donating to these organizations, which do so much for the community.