The agency and the Ross family hope to gain naming rights to the Newspaper & Periodical Room and name it after agency owner Maureen Ross O’Connell’s brother Ernest J. Ross, Jr.
Holyoke, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013
Ross Insurance Agency, a third-generation independent agency based in Holyoke, MA, and family is excited to announce it raised $25,000 this year at the 2nd Team Ernie Golf Tournament held June 1, 2013 for the Holyoke Public Library’s Renovation/Expansion Project. That combined with last year’s fundraising of $27,000 puts them just $8,000 shy of their $60,000 pledge to the library.
The agency and the Ross family hope to gain naming rights to the Newspaper & Periodical Room and name it after agency owner Maureen Ross O’Connell’s brother Ernest J. Ross, Jr., who was a partner at the Holyoke insurance agency.
Ross, Jr. was an avid reader of newspapers and magazines. As a child, he loved nothing more than heading to the library to research a topic that interested him. The room would be named in his loving memory.
With just $8,000 left to raise the agency is already thinking of ways to raise money for the project next year. It may be another golf tournament or a cocktail party or family-style dinner. Updates on the fundraisers can be found on “Team Ernie’s” Facebook page.
The library expansion project is slated to be completed by the Fall of 2013 and will reopen at double its original size. The project, entitled the “Next 100 Years Campaign,” is being funded through a unique partnership of the city, state, federal, and private sources. This is unique to the history of Holyoke.
For more information about the Ross Insurance Agency’s involvement in the project or how residents and businesses can get involved contact the agency at 888-707-9530.
About Ross Insurance Agency:
Proudly located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Ross Insurance Agency is dedicated to serving the insurance needs of local individuals, families and businesses. Since 1925, Ross has been committed to fostering a positive reputation for their agency; striving to emerge as a leading coverage provider, above all other Massachusetts insurance companies. Ross specializes in providing superior Auto, Home, Business, Group and Massachusetts life insurance to residents across the state; in addition to various specialty insurance solutions.