In recent days, the town of Đurđevac in Koprivnica-Križevci County has received 30,000 dollars, or more than 195,000 kuna, as a bequest from Marija Horvatek, a woman from Đurđevac who moved to Chicago in the United States several decades ago. Having recently died, she left part of her inheritance to her hometown to help the children of Đurđevac with the money, reports Prigorski.hr on November 8, 2018.
“We have decided to use the money to buy musical instruments for children so we can create happiness and joy in children,” said Đurđevac Mayor Hrvoje Janči.
Apart from her hometown, she also left something to her relatives. Some of them still remember her. “In one of the letters she used to send to her mother Katica, Mara wrote that she would leave her whole fortune to my mother,” said one of them. Still, the plans seem to have changed in the meantime.
The largest party of the inheritance has been bequeathed to her five cats. They have received as much as 470,000 dollars or just over three million kuna. They will be entitled to use these funds until their death. They are being cared for by a woman called Eva Barcelona, who will be able to spend the money on their behalf.
The five cats have inherited all the furniture in the house, cars, jewellery, silverware, books, and all the other property owned by Horvatek in the United States. The rich cat lover died in late December 2016, but the legal procedures concerning the implementation of her last will and testament lasted for almost two years.
As for Đurđevac, the town seems to have everything going for it at the moment. This year it will record its highest ever budget revenues, and now the town authorities have additional 30,000 dollars to spend on children.
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Translated from Prigorski.hr.