Help fill Billy the Bookworm

Principal Adam Richardson and Councillor Matthew Bourke with students and Billy the Bookworm.
Principal Adam Richardson and Councillor Matthew Bourke with students and Billy the Bookworm.

BOOK worms get ready. Good News Lutheran School in Middle Park is holding their major fundraiser, a book fair, to be held Saturday, September 11.

Avid book reader and collector, Councillor Matthew Bourke, has thrown his support behind the fair, saying it was great to see the school taking on this initiative.

“This is something new for the area and a great way to focus our children on the fact that books can be fun,” he said.

“I hope that the people of Centenary get right behind Good News with this new initiative.

“I will certainly be attending on the day to see if I can uncover any treasures myself.”

The Jamboree Ward Office will be the collection point for all book donations from the community.

Cr Bourke will be joined by Billy the Book Bug on Friday, August 27, and again in the Mt Ommaney Centre on Saturday, September 4, from 9am to noon to munch down all those books that are collecting dust on your shelves.

Good News principal, Adam Richardson, said to make this major fundraising event a great success, the P&F committee has set a target of 5000 books, which has almost been reached thanks to school students, parents and friends.

“Now we are relying on the generosity and good will of the broader community to donate the last 1000 books required,” he said.

“In particular, we need adult fiction but all types of books and magazines that are suitable for a community event are most welcome.

“For every 10 books donated, members of the local community can receive a $1 token to spend at the book fair.”

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