Books ga­lore at fair

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

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.

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