Nanango RSL Citizen’s Auxiliary secretary Carol Kemp browses through some of the donated books

March 26, 2020

The women of the Nanango RSL Citizen’s Auxiliary have perfect timing … in this rapidly changing world, their Book Fest sale last weekend would probably now be illegal.

But the event, at Tara’s Hall next to the Nanango RSL Club, went off last Saturday without a hitch.

This is the third year in a row the sale has been organised as a fundraiser.

Secretary Carol Kemp said buyers kept dropping by in ones and twos throughout  the day and there was never more than 20 people in the hall at the same time.

The thousand or so books on sale – most priced at just 50 cents or less – are donated by the local community.

Residents drop them into the Nanango RSL Club throughout the year, and they are then stored on the premises.

Auxiliary member Robyn Gurney said the funds raised would be given to the Nanango RSL Sub-Branch to help fund their activities looking after the local veterans’ community.

The group was hoping to raise “a few hundred dollars” and looked to have reached their target before the sale ended.

Auxiliary members Robyn Gurney, Kathy O’Connor, treasurer Shirley Jinks and Tracy Williams (sitting)
Some of the thousands of books which were offered for sale at Tara’s Hall in Nanango last Saturday

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