CARP – Long live print.
The West Carleton Food Access Centre’s (WCFAC) colossal book sale kicks off this Friday (Sept. 7) starting at 12 p.m. Book lovers are in for a treat as the WCFAC’s Pamela Ross promises a huge selection at this year’s sale.
“I can say with confidence we have more than 6,000 books,” she told West Carleton Online from the Carp Agricultural Society Hall as her crew was just getting ready to unload the tractor-trailer full of items. “We have DVDs and movies on top of that.”
Ross said she is expecting about 12 volunteers tonight (Sept. 6) to help unload and set up the sale and then run the event over the next two days.
This is the WCFAC’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“It’s a major fundraiser for us,” Ross said. “We raised more than $4,000 last year. Double what we raised the year before.”
The WCFAC supports about 50 local families a month in dire need of healthy meals and support. This year has been especially challenging for the WCFAC as it struggles to raise awareness.
“It’s been tough this summer,” Ross said. “Donations are down. Missing the local paper has been huge.”
The book sale runs Friday noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hall. Books range in price from $1 to $3.
The next fundraiser for the WCFAC is scheduled for Oct. 4 at Dunrobin Meats and Grocery. It is a radiothon with Valley Heritage Radio broadcasting live from the grocery. The WCFAC hopes are residents will drop by and make a donation of food or money or perhaps sponsor a chicken for a needy family.