The Kempville Youth Centre (KYC) held their annual book fair this weekend at the Ferguson Forest Centre. This year, the book fair team was led by KYC board member Lisha Elliston, who says they worked collecting and sorting books at least once a week since mid-June to prepare for the weekend. The end result was around 30,000 books for sale of all different genres.
Lisha says they couldn’t have done it without the support of many community volunteers, including the youth that benefit from the Centre. “They have come in to sort books, and they also volunteered to work the book fair,” she says.
The KYC Book Fair is their largest fundraiser of the year, and their goal is to raise $20,000 to pay for their mortgage and other building expenses.