A hugely successful 2023 Rotary Book Sale supports the Cromwell Menz Shed and other community projects.
The thousands of books generously donated to our sale by the people of Cromwell and districts, will once again fund many health and wellbeing projects in this community.
This year we are delighted to be sharing a good portion of the proceeds from the sale with the Cromwell Menz Shed to build their own shed in Cromwell. Having a permanent shed will allow members to contribute even more fully to community wellbeing via the projects they undertake. In their new facility, the members will be able to provide training to community groups and individuals in a safe environment. The shed will be a community asset and has the support of Council and other community groups.
The book sale was open for more days this year. As a result of that, and visitors coming from near and far, a whopping $22,000 was raised. A heartfelt thank you to all those involved, especially the dedicated team of volunteers who work throughout the year to sort and catalogue the books to make searching easier for readers.
The decision to open from Thurs evening through until Monday morning proved to be a very worthwhile as numbers remained steady throughout the weekend, and we received wonderful feedback on the organisation and quality of the books in the Cromwell sale.
An equally big thank you goes out to the many local businesses and organisations who support the sale. R&R Hiab, Cromwell Bowling Club, Cromwell Lions Club, Goldenview Lifestyle Village, Cromwell College, CODC, Cromwell Fire Brigade and Contact Energy.
Now, we look forward to the summer book sale in January 2024. But in the meantime, the Rotary book exchange container outside Freeway Orchard is open daily and is regularly supplied with fresh reading material. This location is also the place to drop off your quality preloved books for our sales.