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Book fundraiser is expanding

Book Warehouse coordinator Lesley Hayes (second from left) and volunteers Pat, Sue, Yvonne and Calvin take a moment while sorting through the thousands of books at the warehouse on Kalamalka Lake Road. - photo submitted
Book Warehouse coordinator Lesley Hayes (second from left) and volunteers Pat, Sue, Yvonne and Calvin take a moment while sorting through the thousands of books at the warehouse on Kalamalka Lake Road.
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Love reading, enjoying a variety of books and can’t get enough?

The Book Warehouse in the Alpine Centre on Kalamalka Lake Road is the place to go for good quality used and new books at the lowest price in town. To book lovers it is known as the best kept secret to buy books and at the same time supporting local Special Olympics athletes.

“We have thousands of used books in great shape, a large section of new books, soft and hardcover, from fiction to children’s books, ranging in price from 15 cents to $2,” said Lesley Hayes the newly appointed Book Warehouse coordinator.

“And 100 per cent of the proceeds go to our local Special Olympics charity.”

The Warehouse is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and is very well organized due to a group of dedicated volunteers.

“This is an amazing place with knowledgeable volunteers who will try and find any book you ask for, the selection is huge,” said Britta Gretzmacher, a member of the SOBC-Vernon board “Thanks to John Topping, our longtime fundraiser and Book Warehouse Coordinator who recently stepped down, announcing his retirement from Special Olympics Vernon, the warehouse is in great shape and they were able to extend the variety of books and opening hours.”

Special Olympics BC- Vernon provides sports programs for individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities. The society strives to enrich lives, and celebrates personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Without government funding, this charity depends on local fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.

Donations of books are always welcome and more volunteers are needed to sort, sell and pick up books. For information on how to donate books or volunteer, please contact Hayes at 250-275-2676.

 

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