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The wet weekend can only have helped the turn-out at the an­nual Red Cross Book Sale.

What a feast of bar­gains. And the re­turns are es­ti­mated to be be­tween $70,000 and $100,000.

Col­lat­ing the fi­nal amount will take time, but that com­mu­nity book sale is a ter­rific event that keeps on giv­ing. Well done those who tire­lessly vol­un­teer to put ev­ery­thing to­gether.

How­ever, there is a fi­nal fig­ure for an ear­lier pop­u­lar fundrais­ing en­ter­prise. April’s Big Rigs in sup­port of the Child Can­cer Foun­da­tion has raised the record amount of $49,560.74.

That’s a fan­tas­tic ef­fort from ev­ery­one in­volved in or­gan­is­ing such a large crowd-draw­ing event – es­pe­cially the truck­ies.

Speak­ing of vol­un­teers, the city’s an­nual Civic Hon­ours recog­nis­ing vol­un­tary ser­vice, are now open for nom­i­na­tions. Check out the coun­cil web­site and get some names in.

Your nom­i­na­tion could make all the dif­fer­ence to some­one who reg­u­larly makes a dif­fer­ence.

– Richard

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