Record setting sale
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Oct 31, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Record setting sale

Stratford Gazette

A record of more than 1,000 supporters and bargain hunters came through the doors of the Rotary community hall on Saturday, Oct. 20 for the annual Friends of the Stratford Public Library “Red Hot Book Sale.”

$6,500 (also a record) was raised as a result of the book sale and activation of memberships in the Friends. These funds go to the library to support free childhood literacy programs.

We have so many people to thank for cheerfully pitching in to help. Stratford Firefighters provided lots of muscle power to move hundreds of boxes of books, Orr Insurance provided their antique fire truck as a treat for children, and Rotary management provided a bright, accessible space. Joe Leyser and the city took responsibility for recycling the leftovers.

Then there were the numerous volunteers: members of Friends of the Library, library staff, Kiwanis members, and students, who all contributed 224 volunteer hours. Your help was invaluable. Special thanks to Ivan Disher of JS Services, Carys Wyn Hughes of Community Living, librarian Sally Hengeveld, who delighted 32 children with stories and puppets.

Generous door prizes were donated by Fundamental Books, Fanfare Books, the Stratford Fire Department and local author Marthe Jocelyn. We would also like to thank Ann Reynolds and Jocelyn for providing refreshments for our volunteers.

Plans are already underway for next year’s sale. So mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. See you all at the same time and same place for another wonderful book sale.

Irene Miller, Dorothy Washbern, Ann Devereux, Marthe Jocelyn and Barb Dyson, Friends of the SPL executive

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