All dig in to help out

The Tribune (NZ) - - NEWS - RICHARD MAYS

It takes a com­mu­nity to run a book sale. Red Cross sec­ond-hand book sale co-or­di­na­tor Jill Spicer says the books do­nated by Palmy­nauts through­out the year tell in­ter­est­ing sto­ries about the city and its peo­ple.

‘‘The cul­ture of Palmer­ston North is re­flected in th­ese books. Ev­ery book has orig­i­nally been bought by some­one for a pur­pose. Ex­er­cise, diet and religion seem par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar. The do­na­tions show we have a large and var­ied com­mu­nity.’’

Among the con­tri­bu­tions for in­stance there’s The Lum­ber­man’s Hand­book, Against US Agres­sion for Na­tional Sal­va­tion writ­ten by Ho Chi Minh and pub­lished in Hanoi, and a cook­book en­tirely in Rus­sian with an in­scrip­tion on the flyleaf that reads ‘‘Merry Xmas, 1968, Lov­ingly Galena’’.

As well, a var­ied com­mu­nity has been help­ing put the sale to­gether. Anne Atkin­son says Massey stu­dents, school chil­dren work­ing to­wards Duke of Ed­in­burgh and St John awards, com­mu­nity ser­vice providers, re­tail­ers, and ‘‘reg­u­lar stal­warts’’ who hail from all walks of life and in­clude for­mer refugees, re­tirees, work­ing peo­ple and par­ents, have all lent a hand to­wards mak­ing 2016’s sale a suc­cess.

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