by Keith Nixon
In a world where COVID-19 appears to dominate the headlines, four local partners show that community values are never far from the surface.
For many years, the Rotary Club of Kemptville, Kemptville Youth Centre, St. James Anglican Church and the Salvation Army have joined forces to provide books for needy families, both children and adults, at each year’s Christmas event.
2020 is no exception! The Rotary Club of Kemptville provides funds to pay for the children’s and adult books selected by members of St. James prior to the start of Kemptville Youth Centre’s Book Fair. This year’s “Pickers” were Kate McLean, Jim Chapman and Ruth Hooper.
Bruce Weleau, President of the Kemptville Youth Centre stated that the collection of books is a win for the community and dovetails with many of the goals of the KYC. Nancy Miller McKenzie, President of the Rotary Club of Kemptville, reinforced that literacy is a major goal of Rotary International and that the club is pleased to support this initiative and the team approach to provide much wanted books for local families at Christmas.