An­nual fair raises $10,000+ for shed

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By LORNA REYNOLDS

There was move­ment at the Al­ibi for the word had passed around That the Book Fair it was set to start to­day There were books from all the book­cases from Mata­mata and sur­rounds And all the folk had gath­ered for the fray There were deal­ers from the coun­try there were those from other towns Ready with their eft­pos cards and cash The queue spread down the footpaths sport­ing smiles and never frowns And ev­ery­body waited for the dash. At 9.00 the doors flew open and the pun­ters ran amok Their bags and arms soon fill­ing up with tomes By noon the tills were ring­ing with around five thou­sand bucks And many of the books would find new homes There was fic­tion and some ref­er­ence and great bi­og­ra­phy All so care­fully sorted by the team Of sorters lead by Lorna, what a splen­did crowd they be Of all the vol­un­teers she is the Queen! By Satur­day it was over, we’d put ten grand in the bank The trea­surer just grinned from ear to ear What a very spe­cial ef­fort and so very spe­cial thanks His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety vol­un­teer So we had a few books over, but they found an­other place The prison at Waik­e­ria be­ing one It’s good to think of pris­on­ers with a smile upon their face And we re­flect with pride on what we’ve done. So Mata­mata read­ers as you read for many an hour Just think of all the plea­sure you will reap Ev­ery dol­lar that you spent goes to projects at the Tower Where Mata­mata’s her­itage we keep.

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