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Bookarama has become a community-wide event

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Leanne Klopper and Greg Scott from Pakuranga Tennis Club along with Rotarian Steve Lines placing the boxes of books under the display tables at Somerville Intermediate.

Preparation for the Bookarama sale at Somerville Intermediate from October 4 to 8 has been completed, ready for the Early Bird sale on Wednesday afternoon.

Over the years the project has grown in scale to a point where Howick Rotary is being aided by different community groups to make the whole event possible.

Sue Kahukore and Dave Tomson from Placemakers delivering books to Somerville Intermediate.

“The hall Set up at Somerville Intermediate’s gym and the big move of books from sorting stations at Ray White’s cellar and Placemakers Pakuranga has involved Placemakers staff, volunteers from Pakuranga Tennis Club and Coastguard as well as our own members,” said Rotary convenor Geoff Thompson.

“In addition, we get assistance from the Howick Village Association, local retailers, schools and Times Media to promote the event and act as collection depots.

“Bookarama has become so large that without the help of these wider community groups, the event would not be possible. We are so thankful we live in an area where the community comes to together to make things happen.”

A group of Rotarians and friends sorting at Ray White’s basement.

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