September 14, 2014
The annual Taabinga Rotary Bookarama at the weekend was a big hit with readers … and should also prove to be a big hit with local farmers.
Bookarama is the club’s biggest fundraiser and at least half of this year’s funds will go to help drought-stricken primary producers in the South Burnett region.
Taabinga Rotary community service director Darrin Kefford and club president Greg Marr handed over a cheque for $5886 to AgForce representatives Carolyn Stone and Sarah Due on Saturday morning, with more to come from the Bookarama profits.
The cheque was made up of donations from Rotarians from throughout Queensland after the club put a call out for help at the end of May.
The joint Rotary / AgForce “Every Family Needs A Farmer” Drought Appeal has also seen the Rotary club collecting clothes, personal items, dry and tinned food for local farmers.
Sarah said the appeal was now concentrating on providing fuel cards and food vouchers for families in the North and South Burnett areas and parts of the Gympie Regional Council area.