Lions Club of Helensville Autumn Book

The Autumn Book Fair was held last weekend again at the Helensville A&P Association’s Showgrounds. The sale of books totalled $9,593, a very satisfactory result. Despite the inclement weather a good number of booklovers from the wider Auckland area and beyond attended. Further adding to the funds raised were the proceeds from the raffle and the BBQ Trailer sales. All funds raised are deposited into the Lions Club of Helensville Charitable Trust and are used to help those individuals or organisations in our community who need assistance.

Thank you to all of you who donated so many high-quality books, which add to the popularity of the event. Thanks also to Club members and their whanau who were with us all weekend and the students from Kaipara College who helped with the set up on Friday, also the Kaukapakapa Scout Troop and Friends of Lions who assisted in packing up and clearing the Hall on Sunday. Putting together a book fair is an all-round team effort and we would not be able to cope without the assistance we receive from our community. Especially the Helensville A&P Show who gave us the unlimited use of their grounds for the lead up to the weekend. A special thanks to 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 Village Market, which is held on the third Sunday of each month and is also held at the Helensville A&P Showgrounds.

As a further service to the community the Helensville Lions will accept books throughout the year. Small amounts can be left with Burmester Realty, Commercial Road, Helensville, for larger amounts contact Chris at 027 646 3324 or any other member of the Lions Club of Helensville.

The next Book Fair is our Christmas Book Fair which will be held on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December.

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