Captain Underpants helps booklovers fly
Nelson book fan Sue Palmer and her husband Darren are off to Auckland to hopefully see the All Blacks play South Africa thanks to the Founders Book Fair competition.
The prize of a trip for two, including return flights, two nights accommodation and transfers, was donated by the book fair’s sponsor Knapps Lawyers (formerly Hunter Ralfe). Everyone who bought a $5 nine-day pass went into the draw and Sue was stoked to win.
‘‘ I was pretty really,’’ she said.
The last time she and Darren went to Auckland for a holiday was in 1998 before their children were born.
The competition’s prize was billed as a trip to the Variety Monster Book Fair but the Palmers have decided they would rather use it to try to see the All Blacks take on South Africa on September 14, if tickets are available.
Book fair regulars, this year the Palmer family bought 14 tit-
delighted, les including Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants, Roots, and Zombie Bums from Uranus.
The book fair is Nelson City Council-owned Founders Heritage Park’s main fundraising event of the year.
Knapps Lawyers partner Ross McKechnie said each month, as part of the firm’s sponsorship, staff visited the volunteers who work year-round on the fair and took them morning tea. He said the firm’s sponsorship would continue.