The Wilson County Democratic Women recently presented a donation to the Watertown Public Library to assist in buying shelving in honor of Bob and Loretta Haley, lifelong residents of Watertown.
Because of the need for shelving, the donation was made instead of a book, which is usually given. Book donations are an ongoing project supporting the three Wilson County libraries during the year.
“We are pleased to get this donation, as we were in dire need of additional shelving,” said Watertown Librarian Pam Wiggins.
The Haleys live on a century farm that has been in Loretta Haley’s family since 1834. Since selling their farm supply and grain store, which was started in 1969, Bob Haley has spent his time farming, and Loretta Haley is running her antique store on the square in Watertown. They attend Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lebanon.
They have both been active in many community activities over the years. Bob Haley served on the Wilson County Commission from 1982 until 2002 and also served on the Wilson County Election Board. He has led the efforts for Boys and Girls State for the past 30 years for the American Legion. He is also a member of the VFW, Lions Club and the Wilson County Farm Bureau. He was recently inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame.
“We are so honored to be recognized by the Wilson County Democratic Women and to help the Watertown Library,” said Bob Haley.
The Democratic Women use the project to honor current and past Democrats in Wilson County and to add to the Wilson County libraries’ selection of books.
The Wilson County Democratic Women meet the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Lebanon. For more information, contact Annette Stafford at 615-593-4969 or find them on Facebook.