The very productive partnership of St. James Anglican Church, Kemptville and the Rotary Club of Kemptville continued recently at the Book Fair sponsored by the Kemptville Youth Centre.
St. James parishioners Tira Porter, Kate McLean, Ted Stiles, Carol Matheson, Susan Hunt, Kristen Wood, Peter Bunn and Robert Porter, all helped with book sorting prior to the Fair. During the Fair, Kate McLean, Carol Matheson and Helen and Peter Bunn, along with Rotarian Anna Adrichem-Rochon, selected books destined for the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hampers.
The hard work paid off, with approximately 500 good quality books, primarily for children, but also including a number for youth and adults, selected for distribution. Salvationist Erin Wong, who heads the Christmas Hampers project, stated that the books continue to be a popular item with the recipients of the Salvation Army Christmas hampers. It is also a great way to encourage literacy in the community and to reinforce the work that is being done in area schools.
The Salvation Army hamper distribution will be held in mid- December.