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Rotary’s Bookarama
Reaches Out To Farmers

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Sharon Davey, from Kingaroy, was loading up some good reads

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.

Kingaroy-South Burnett AgForce branch president Carolyn Stone with AgForce regional manager (south-east) Sarah Due, Taabinga Rotary community service director Darrin Kefford and club president Greg Marr

Rotary member Geoffrey Aird unpacks some books for browsers to pore over

Debbie Niebling, from Bellmere, and Phoebe Wolter, 10, from Kingaroy

Saturday morning is always one of the busiest times at the Rotary Bookarama


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