By Richard L. Gaw
As the general public gathered with
local elected and appointed officials both past and present at the
groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kennett Library & Resource
Center on Aug. 12, a rich brown mound of dirt stood about two feet high
near the corner of State and Willow streets.
The curve of the mound was punctured by
ceremonial shovels that were about to be used by dignitaries to
officially introduce the borough to its future – a $20 million
masterpiece of architecture and imagination that will bring southern
Chester County a new library.
In a broader respect, however, the dirt
also represented the dreams of those who persisted for two decades
with an undying belief that this day would arrive.
“This board has been working for 20
years for this momentous day, and I was just informed by our attorney
that it is has actually been 30 years that he…