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Bookarama Raises $4500

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Kingaroy-Taabinga Rotary Club president Greg Marr and past-president Graham Jenkins

Geoff Aird and Robert Carroll were doing some of the heavy lifting ... sorting through the thousands of donated books

October 1, 2012

The Kingaroy-Taabinga Rotary Club’s fourth annual Bookarama raised $4500 at the weekend.

The popular sale, which was held at Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday and Sunday, helped 4000 books find new owners, club secretary Darryl Roberts said.

There were fiction and non-fiction, children’s books and magazines. Most came from public donations but there was also obsolete stock from the South Burnett Regional Council’s libraries on the tables, too.

They were all on offer for the bargain price of $1, which encouraged many buyers to leave with armfuls of reading material.

The club also raised several hundred dollars from a sausage sizzle running on the Town Hall steps and from raffles; $100 was also given in donations at the door.

Unsold books will now be returned to the club’s shed for collation and storage.

Ross Mackay, Col Anderson and Ken Taylor were kept busy cooking up the snags


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