Volunteers come together for senior’s annual book sale

Community spirit was alive and well as volunteers helped make the Senior Centre's annual book sale another huge success.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

Community spirit was alive and well as volunteers helped make the Senior Centre’s annual used book sale another huge success.

The event, held on Oct. 14-16 brought out a good crowd.  Some were simply curious while other diehard readers couldn’t wait to get their hands on their next treasure.

Volunteers readily sorted through hundreds of books and organized them in their proper genres.

All sorts of books were on hand from children’s books, history, cooking, fictional and non-fictional, there was certainly something for everyone.

Volunteer, Ione Swanson says that the books are collected well before the actual event. “The books usually start getting collected in the spring time. And yes, this is what we end up with,” she said.

And a great selection there was.

Marj Klassen, also a volunteer at the centre, said that the turnout has been good. “We’ve had a good variety of books available but also a good variety of people come in,” she said. “Everyone wants different things.”

Volunteers asked for donations only. “Whatever you can afford, we’ve got lots of books here,” Klassen said.

All proceeds from the sale support the Senior Centre of Fort St. James