The totals are in for this year's Portage Rotary Club book sale fundraiser. Fundraiser co-chair Jim Brands shares how it went.
"The Rotary Club's been having a book sale now for four or or five years. We missed last year. Derek and myself decided this year was a great event and we had a lot of fun if nothing else. It wasn't one of our biggest fundraisers, but we had a lot of fun. We had great participation. The mall donated some space for us and some tables. They looked after us very well. It's always nice to see a business like that jump on board and help us out. We picked up a couple of thousand dollars for the club. "
He says they gave a free book away to every child under twelve.
"We gave away a lot of books. Anybody under twelve came in, and parents were bringing their kids in. I was quite surprised at some of the books they actually picked. It was a great event. We give away so much money we have to make it somehow. This is one of the ones that I have the most fun with."
Co-chair Derek McCutcheon adds, "We had a different crowd again this year. We had a lot of action. We gave out free books to kids under twelve. I think that went really well. And there was lots of interaction with the community. It was good."