Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book sale coming up

Attention all book-lovers!
In a continuation of its fundraising efforts, the Kenora-Rainy River branch of the Alzheimer Society of Canada is holding its always-popular book sale Feb. 20-22 at Revco Carpet here.

People who want to donate books can drop them off at Revco (950 Fifth St. W.) during regular business hours.
The book sale will take place next Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and again Saturday (Feb. 22) from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
As in past years, the public can drop by the store during those hours, fill a bag with books, and make a donation.
Proceeds this year will be split between the Alzheimer Society and Border Skating Club.
Rossana Tomashowski, acting executive director of the Alzheimer Society, noted the book sale has been held at Revco for nearly 10 years, and continues to be very popular.
“We’re so grateful that [Revco] supports the Alzheimer Society and its programming and services,” she noted, adding the book sale “raises a ton of money.”
“We look forward to it every February,” added Tomashowski, saying it also raises awareness of the Alzheimer Society.
She also said there should be something for everyone in the selection of books up for sale.
The only problem is that sometimes after the sale, there’s quite a few books left over.
Tomashowski noted volunteers can help work at the sale, as well as get rid of the unsold books.
Those interested in helping can call 1-800-682-0245 or e-mail info@alzheimerkrr.com

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