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Loutit District Library to host program on Poor Farm

GRAND HAVEN, Michigan – A forerunner of Social Security, the Ottawa County Poor Farm in Polkton Township, has supported those unable to live independently for 144 years. A vulnerable population, many died at the farm.

Loutit District Library present Grand Haven native Margie Viveen on October 14 as she explores the triumphs and tribulations of their lives and their fate in death. Her presentation comes on the heels of the July 2009 dedication of the rediscovered and renewed Poor Farm Cemetery, an initiative she chaired.

This free program will be held in the library’s Program Room A at 7:00 p.m. For more information call 616-842-5560, ext. 225 or visit www.loutitlibrary.org.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Avenue in Grand Haven, Michigan. The library serves 35,510 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools' area. For more information visit the LDL Website at www.loutitlibrary.org.