Southern Bank Foundation awards BHM Regional Library Inc. $10,000

Published 10:36 am Friday, February 15, 2013




BANKING ON BATH: The Southern Bank Foundation has awarded BHM Regional Library Inc. $10,000 towards furnishings for the new Bath Community Library renovation project. Presenting the check to Susan Benning, director of BHM, is Chuck Williams, vice president, of the Belhaven Southern Bank Branch. Also pictured, left to right is Amy Cordon with the Bath branch of Southern Bank and Jimmy Edwards, President of the Bath High School Preservation group. Carol Cutler, President of the Friends of the Library is on the right.

“Southern Bank is pleased to present this check on behalf of the Southern Bank Foundation in support of the library renovation project,” said Williams. Williams said the bank prides itself on giving back to the communities it serves.

Founded in 1996, the Southern Bank Foundation makes charitable gifts and contributions in support of not-for-profit community groups and programs in areas served by Southern Bank and Trust Company. The bank has 65 locations in eastern North Carolina and Virginia, with the Bath office of the Bank located at 419 S. Carteret St. The new Bath Community Library will be housed in the former south wing of the Bath High School building on Harding St.

The Bath High School Preservation group raised funds to complete the renovation of the south wing facility where the library will be housed. The grants committee of Friends of the Bath Community Library is seeking funding for the carpeting, paint, and shelving.