The Christmas Book Fair held last weekend at the Helensville A&P Association’s Showgrounds was a great success. Book sales totalled $12,524, up on the May total. Further adding to the funds raised were the proceeds from the raffle and sale of
sausages making a grand total of $13,714.
Thank you to all who donated so many high-quality books, without you it would not have been such a success. Thanks especially to the families of Club members who were with us all weekend and the students from Kaipara College who helped in the set up on Friday, also the Kaukapakapa/Helensville scouts and 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 the Helensville A&P Show who gave us the unlimited use of their grounds for the lead up to the weekend, as the War Memorial Hall is closed for renovation. A special thanks also 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 Kaukapakapa Market, which is held on the third Sunday of each month. We will also be present at the Christmas market being held in the Helensville Museum grounds on the evening of Friday 9th December.
The next Book Fair is our Autumn Book Fair which will be held on the last weekend of May, Saturday 27thand Sunday28th,in the Helensville War Memorial Hall, subject to the renovations being completed!
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.