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Mount Pleasant historical society office opens

| Friday, June 7, 2002

The Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society is pleased to announced the establishment of its office at the In-Town Shops, 537, W. Main St. Members are presently working on the space to prepare it for opening to the public.

Due to these preparations, there will be no June meeting. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the new office.

The historical society office will be home to many of the society's books, written data, photos and other materials, and will be open to the public. The organization welcomes all those interested in knowing and preserving the history of our area into their membership.

Yearly membership fees are $10 for an individual, $15 for a family and $25 for a business. The society will meet every second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at its Main Street office. The mailing address is: The Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 263, Mount Pleasant, 15666.

The announcement of the date for an office open house and the schedule of office hours will be made soon.

Expanded list

State Rep. Larry Roberts, D-Fayette, said recent federal changes expanded the list of items that Tuition Account Program investments can cover.

Roberts said the expansion allows parents of special-needs children to use the funds from TAP accounts to purchase supplies or equipment needed to educate a special-needs child.

TAP allows parents and families to invest in tomorrow's college education at today's process. Any growth in the account is exempt from both state and local taxes.

Roberts said funds from TAP accounts can be used to pay for tuition, room and board, fees, textbooks and required supplies and equipment at any accredited college, university, trade or technical school in the country. For more information on TAP and expenses covered by TAP, visit the program's Web site at www.patap.org or call toll-free 1-800-440-4000.

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