Lions Club of Helensville
Autumn Book Fair
The Autumn Book Fair held on 28th - 29 May this year was a great success.
A total of $11,584 was raised from the sale of books and further adding to the total were the proceeds from the raffle and sausage sizzle.
Thank you to all who donated so many high-quality books, without you there would have been no Book Fair. Thanks especially to the partners of Club members who were with us all weekend and the students from Kaipara College who helped in the set up on Friday, also Friends of Lions who assisted in packing up and cleaning the Hall on Sunday. Putting together a book fair is a team effort and we would not be able to cope without the assistance we receive from our community, especially April from Paper Plus Helensville. We also wish to thank Phelan Pirrie and the members of the Rodney Local Board for their support and Burmester Realty for letting us use their premises as a drop off point.
The books left over will be re-sorted with damaged or unsaleable books going to the Helensville Recycle Centre. Surplus children’s books go to South Auckland for distribution to Play-centres and Kindergartens. Other books are sold at the Lions book stall at the Kaukapakapa Market, which is held on the third Sunday of each month, also at the recently started Flea Market which is held in the War Memorial Hall on the second Saturday of the month, and at any other event attended by the Lions Club of Helensville.
The next Book Fair is our Christmas Book Fair which will be held on the last weekend of November, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, in the Helensville War Memorial Hall.
As a service to the community the Helensville Lions will accept books throughout the year. Small amounts can be left with Burmester Realty, Commercial Road, Helensville, otherwise contact Chris at 420 8527 or any other member of the Lions Club of Helensville.