Autumn Book Fair–May 27th – 28th
The Autumn Book Fair was held in May again at the Helensville A&P Association’s Showgrounds. The weather held, adding to its success. Book sales totalled $11,823 down a bit on November but still a very satisfactory result. Further adding to the funds raised were the proceeds from the raffle and the sausage sizzle.
Thank you to all who donated so many high-quality books, without you it would not have been possible to hold the event. Thanks also 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 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, there is a possibility that this may become our permanent venue. 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 Kaukapakapa Market, which is held on the third Sunday of each month, and which is also held at the Helensville A&P Showgrounds.
The next Book Fair is our Christmas Book Fair which will be held on the first weekend of December, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd, at the A&P Showgrounds.
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.