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News Leader Pictorial's Big Book Sale raises about $8,000 for Cowichan charities
Hundreds of Cowichan bookworms merrily crawled through thousands of titles Saturday during the News Leader Pictorial's annual charity Big Book Sale that raised more than $8,000.
That tally will help the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association's programs at Providence Farm — plus other local charities through our perennial Pennies For Presents drive.
Office manager Kim Sayer proudly thanked volunteers, sponsors and patrons, reporting the weekend's book bash beat last year's tally of about $5,000.
A library of loyal volunteers sorted thousands of donated soft- and hard-cover titles for sale in the former NAPA Auto Parts building beside The Brick.
Our all-ages' page party also offered burgers by Original Joe's, a bouncy castle, classical music by author/teaching violinist Garth Williams and wife/pianist Ruth Williams, plus a booth by CTRA, book displays by local authors, and more.
Donations to book-sale charities can still be made during the Leader's business hours.