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Book lovers to feast on huge selection

Coolum Meals on Wheels president Pam Hubbard and vice-president Ray Barber get ready for Saturday’s Bookfest at the Coolum Civic Centre. Photo: Mike Garry/svw1730
Coolum Meals on Wheels president Pam Hubbard and vice-president Ray Barber get ready for Saturday’s Bookfest at the Coolum Civic Centre. Photo: Mike Garry/svw1730

The third annual Coolum Meals on Wheels Bookfest is on this Saturday from 9am to 1pm.

The first Bookfest was held in the Meals on Wheels rooms on Santa Monica Avenue, but the event has become so popular that last year it was moved to Coolum Civic Centre.

A huge range of books will be available from dramas, action novels, love stories, classics, reference books, magazines, cookbooks and children’s books.

Meals on Wheels vice-president Ray Barber said the event was the organisation’s major fundraiser.

“Meals on Wheels is one of Coolum’s most venerable charities and it takes a lot of money to do the job as well as we do,” Mr Barber said. “We’d like to better last year’s effort of $3000.”

Meals on Wheels makes 45 deliveries three days a week, providing seven days of meals for elderly and housebound residents.

Anyone who wants to donate books may drop them at Mr Barber’s office on Heathfield Road or phone 54461000 to arrange for them to be picked up.


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