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Bunny's legacy: Ken Libby starts new scholarship fund in Stowe

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Ken Libby and his children accept a plaque in honor of his late wife, Joan "Bunny" Libby, for her dedication to the Stowe Recreation Commission and the family's donation to create the Joan "Bunny" Libby Recreation Scholarship Fund to help send children to the Stowe Recreation Program.

If you are interested in contributing to this scholarship fund, please contact Matt Frazee, Parks & Recreation Director, at mfrazee@stowevt.gov.

Information/photo credit: https://www.townofstowevt.org/

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Ken Libby

An excerpt from the Stowe Reporter:

In other business, the town [of Stowe] was donated roughly $50,000 for a new scholarship fund for the town’s parks and recreation department. [Go to 6:15 minutes @ Recording of 12/14/21 Selectboard Meeting via Zoom]

The Bunny Libby Scholarship Fund is named in memory of Joan “Bunny” Libby, who died in 2018 but who served on the Stowe Recreation Commission for 17 years.

The money is a rough estimate because it comes in a unique format: Bunny’s husband Ken Libby has donated 800 shares of stock in Exxon Mobil and, as of the end of November the stocks were worth $63.13 a share, or $50,504.

Libby said his wife was keen on making sure youth participated in recreation programs, “and if there was a kid who couldn’t afford it, she’d pay for it.”

[Board chair Billy] Adams said, in thanking Libby for the gift, “I’m usually not at a loss for words, but I am this time.”

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