Thousands of books filled the warehouses at the Ferguson Forest Centre last weekend for KYC’s annual Book Fair. The Ferguson Forest Centre has been hosting the Book Fair every year for the past 15 years in support of a charitable organization in town. For the past five years, the recipient has been the Kemptville Youth Centre. Vice President of KYC’s Board of Directors, Cyndy Batchelor, says their goal is to raise $20,000, which pays for the Centre’s mortgage and utilities for the year. At around $2 a book, this equates to about 10,000 books sold.
The sale ran from Friday to Sunday and drew hundreds of people, eager to pick up their next literary treasure. The fair offered all genres of books, from teen fiction and novels, to books about cooking and gardening. “People wait all summer [for the sale],” Cyndy says.
KYC would like to thank all the sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Book Fair a success. This includes their title sponsors, O’Farrell Financial Services and the Ferguson Forest Centre, as well as The Law Office of Connie Lamble, Brewed Awakenings, Urbandale Construction, RB Heating, Grenville Mutual, Kemptville Mini Storage, Metroland Media and The North Grenville Times