Bargains to be had at book sale
Check under your bed, behind the dresser, or even just clean out that bookcase – it’s time for the Tawa Rotary Book Sale.
The event, in its 10th year, will take place over the last two weekends in July at an empty store at Tawa Junction.
Co-ordinator Doug Burrus says it continues to grow in popularity, with extremely long queues on the first day.
‘‘Last year we got great support from local people and this year we hope for a similar response.
‘‘Everybody wins – donors get rid of surplus books, buyers get to purchase from thousands of books, with most priced between $ 2 and $ 3. Most children’s books are sold for 50 cents.’’
Last year’s sale raised $18,045, with funds going towards supporting Life Education in the Porirua basin, sponsorship of baby scales for local medical centres, a defibrillator for Tawa Fire Brigade and projects to help Tawa College students.
‘‘This year we will continue to support Life Education, and we hope to to begin a programme to support dyslexia within a local school,’’ Mr Burrus says. ‘‘Looking a bit further afield, the club is in the early stages of developing a project in Tonga to provide safe drinking water.’’
Good quality, used books, CDs, DVDs and videos can be dropped off to Harcourts Tawa, Drummonds Unichem Pharmacy, the Mexted Motors showroom, or call Doug Burrus on 232 7894.