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Rotary book sale hopes to end week with a book selling binge

Penticton Okanagan Rotary chair Mike Watkins says the charitable group is offering a great deal on books for the last day of its sale at the Curling Club, which ends today, April 23.
April 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM

PENTICTON - This week’s summer-like weather was great for most residents of Penticton, but it may have dampened the efforts of the Rotary Club of Penticton - Okanagan during their annual book selling fundraiser.

Rotary chair Mike Watkins says the book sale, which takes place at the Curling Club and is now in its 11 year, had a great day last Sunday, the first day of its week long run.

“We’re down to about half or two thirds of what we started with,” Watkins says. “But I think the good weather this week has resulted in people outside, doing other things than reading."

Watkins says a great promotional deal is planned for Saturday, April 23, with Penticton IGA supplying bags that book purchasers can fill for $30.

The Rotary uses the funds raised from their annual sale to provide a number of programs for kids in the community, including Student of the Month, a new musical instrument exchange program at Pen High, an international youth exchange program, and an international project involving the adoption of a village in Bangla Desh.

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