Zonta does things by the book for school
A FAIR portion of what was practically a whole library up for sale almost disappeared at the Warwick Zonta Bookfest at the weekend, delighting hardworking organisers, with the event described as a huge success.
The bookfest caused such a stir amongst bookworms, many customers inquired if there would be another soon.
"We had a lot of people ask if it was going to be an annual thing," Zonta member Rhonda Betts said.
The team said they will consider it in the future.
"I would say one third of the books were sold. It was a huge amount," member Jenny Eldridge said.
"We have moved a lot of books today.
"Some kids even came in to buy their own children's books with their pocket money," she said.
Local booklover Tanya Gheit was pleased with her haul.
Ms Gheit picked up more than 20 books for less than $30, including some classics and titles by Jodi Picoult.
"I have enough books to get me through winter now," she said.
The fundraiser netted more than several hundred dollars, which will go towards formal uniforms for the Warwick State High School uniform pool.
The pool gives students who don't have their own uniform the chance to borrow one for major ceremonies at the school.