Books galore at fair
The books just keep on coming – and Tawa Rotary is happy to take more.
The annual book fair, in its 11th year, is at Tawa Junction over the coming two weekends. Event co-ordinator Doug Burrus hopes to at least match the $22,000 raised in 2011.
‘‘ It’s something in which everybody wins – people can get a cheap book [the most expensive is $3] and they’re helping out some of our worthy projects.’’
Life Education Trust will receive half of the money collected, with some also going towards water tanks and better toilet facilities at a primary school in Tonga, and other projects such as helping fund student trips overseas or Outward Bound.
Leftover books will be used by Levin Rotary Club for its upcoming book fair and sent to schools in Tonga and Zimbabwe.
‘‘This is a real joint effort – we’re using tables from Hertaunga, Plimmerton and Johnsonville [Rotary clubs].
All of our members and their partners have volunteered in setting up, which takes a huge amount of time.’’
Mr Burrus said the books, which occupy 700 banana boxes, have been coming in ‘‘all year’’, but they will gratefully accept more this week.
Eftpos is available. The book fair is open 9am till 4pm each day.
Bargain books: Tawa Rotary’s Doug Burrus said they have more books than ever before to choose from at their annual book fair, which is being held over the next two weekends.