Your old comics wanted

Central Leader - - News - By Lisa Sloan

Books and comics ly­ing around in peo­ple’s at­tics are of huge in­ter­est to Jared La­mont.

The Dil­worth School stu­dent is part of a group of nine clas­sics stu­dents or­gan­is­ing a comic fair to raise money for a trip to Christchurch.

They are ap­peal­ing to the com­mu­nity to do­nate old comics and chil­dren’s books to be sold at the fair on Satur­day and Sun­day, July 26 and 27.

Jared says books ly­ing around in cup­boards, draw­ers and at­tics may be ex­actly what they are look­ing for.

“If peo­ple aren’t us­ing them any­more they would be very help­ful to us,” he says. “Peo­ple will also be able to ex­tend their col­lec­tions and bring back child­hood mem­o­ries while help­ing us out as well.”

The fair is be­ing held to fundraise for a trip to Can­ter­bury Univer­sity to see the Lo­gie col­lec­tion of an­cient Greek vases. The group also hopes to com­pete in the schools classical stud­ies quiz in Christchurch to help pre­pare for their end-of-year ex­ams.

Each stu­dent needs about $1500 for the trip.

Ideally comics and books do­nated should be first edi­tion or older copies in good con­di­tion, “but we’ll ac­cept any­thing we can get our hands on”, says Jared.

The boys will price each book but will be open to bar­gain­ing.

Group mem­ber Rhys Howard says the trip will be a great ex­pe­ri­ence and help with fu­ture study.

The fair is from 10am to 4pm. To do­nate books and comics call Paul Ar­tus on 520-2673 or email pa@dil­worth.school.nz.

Photo: JA­SON OXENHAM

Fundrais­ing ef­fort: Jared La­mont and his class are or­gan­is­ing a comic fair to raise money for a trip to Christchurch. They need do­na­tions of old comics and chil­dren’s books.

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