Lions book sales reach 20 year mark

Angaston and District Lions Club members, Leo Leggett, Barry Chinner, Robert Broad and Ray Kroehn are excited about the upcoming Christmas Book Sale and the opportunity to show off their new display shelves.

What was initially planned as a ‘one off’ activity for the Angaston and District Lions Club, book sales have since become their major fundraising project.

The Club has been selling pre-loved, low priced books, for 20 years, all of which have been donated from all around the district.

Under the ‘librarian management’ of Lion Chris Russack, Angaston Lions began conducting annual book sales in the town hall, the Angaston Show and the Angaston Lions Easter Fair.

However, over more recent years, book sales have now extended to the Callington, Eudunda and the Mount Pleasant Agricultural Shows.

With much needed new shelving in the Club’s shed, the storage of some thousands of books has now been made considerably easier for the club members and hopefully for prospective buyers to see and find their favourite author or special topic.

The range of fiction and nonfiction books is vast and with thanks to the many book donors the Club provides a great opportunity for books to find a second or third home.

The Club’s aim is to hold monthy sales from their shed, and advises bibliophiles and collectors to watch The Leader for the sale dates.

The next sale is this Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Wendy Pech, Tracie Broad, Angaston and District Lions Club president; Jill Leggett, Kate Kroehn and Kataryna Nicolle help label and pack pre-sliced traditional Lions Club Christmas cakes ready for delivery through Barossa Meals on Wheels. The group has been spreading Christmas cheer this way for at least 20 years, thanks to their ongoing fundraising.
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