Rotarians flip books for Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust

Pages turned on all kinds of reading genres over the weekend as Cromwell Rotary Club presented their annual Queen’s Birthday Weekend Book Sale across three days from Friday through to Sunday.

A bumper crowd seamlessly worked their way along trestle after trestle of books eager to replenish their reading material for the winter season.

Rotary volunteers were on-hand, working tirelessly to ensure books were easily accessible, well stocked and available to all those willing to spend a little time pondering options which spanned many topics.

President of Cromwell Rotary, Pam Broadhead was pleased with the support the book sale had generated from the wider Central Otago community and was proud of the work put in by club members.

Rotarian Jo Lunn

“This is a wonderful annual event which always attracts great support from the community.

‘Local Rotarians work hard to ensure the book sale is successful and this year we are proud to be raising funds for the Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust.’

Held each year in the Cromwell Bowling Club, the annual book sale attracts readers from far and wide.

William (5) preparing to check out with his bargain box of books.

Being held over the final long weekend until spring, the sale is seen by many as an opportunity to stock up on winter reading material as the colder weather begins to take hold.

“I visit Cromwell each Queens Birthday weekend to visit family and the book sale is something we do.

“We love spending time foraging through the boxes of books looking for a great read to take us through winter.

“It’s also a great time to update my cookbooks,” says Dunedin based Jennifer Manning.

The book sale has wrapped up for another year, but don’t forget about the book container situated in Freeway Orchard on State Highway 8B if you find yourself lacking literature over the coming colder months.

Cromwell Rotary wish to thank the Cromwell community for their support of the annual event and in helping to make the weekend such a success.