asked to help with the book stall … and despite the drizzly day the hoards were
there to garner up many bargains …
September Festival seems to be a great place for bargain hunters to snap up any
number of interesting items …
|The vicar would be attending!|
offering a venue – where ‘The Vicar is
IN’ - for 5c: seems that a donation might be suitable too – actually from what I
could see the whole Festival was very well organised and happily run by the many
volunteers … who were taking care with their stalls …
|St John's Church when the sun deigned to appear briefly|
right at the end of the afternoon, before the rain came down
Yard Sale, Best Buys: Jewellery – spelt correctly here!!
Bake Sale, Divine Desserts – spelt correctly here too!
Food at the
Church, the desserts and drinks, a wood-fired burger bar
Children’s Fun Area
Church, Pastoral Centre, the Ministry;
store … and outside the entrance or exit – the book stall …
|The book stall ...|
… people on
their way out were piling past our book-stall loaded with goodies – then the
books caught their eye, and they had to come back … ‘we’ (the books) made over
$1,200 … a goodly sum …
|The back courtyard - very early|
Friday, 24 hours before the Festival – the awnings were put up, the books were out, then the extra sorting carried
on til late pm … we were given lunch – I had leek and potato soup – which happily
filled my cockles!
|Chilli - mine looked as good ... this is c/o Wiki|
A lunch voucher
was available on festival day: I had chilli-con-carne – food for my soul as it
was cool and damp … after that I was able to wander round the stalls for a
quick look – but my corner was with
the books …
|The crowds had gathered ... |
There were a
lot of books … and mostly all was well – but a few books almost become uncategorisable … as I would put one
there, then another volunteer would think – oh no … that should be there … and
so it went – until everything was in its place.
Then the trestle tables were covered overnight with tarpaulins against (this
year) the weather …
|The banners ... someone's spelling isn't very good!|
example: Near the end a chap came up and
asked for a book about England by an author under ‘L’ – luckily I’d spotted
what I was fairly certain he was looking for … except it had got moved to
history (but that was understandable) …
… it was London by Edward Rutherford and earlier
on he’d have found it under ‘R’: he was happy it was still available.
|The piper got us under way - and|
piped us out ... lovely to hear
I’d been seconded
to ‘sell’ bags for books … ie fill your bag for $15 – I quite enjoy doing that
sort of thing … so I spent a few hours using my English stentorian voice to
broadcast our wares!
We did sell
a lot of books, and I can be quite pressing in situations like that – always happily
smiling, with a joke to hand … but the remainder of the books – well there’s
always another story to tell … see Friday’s We Are The World Blogfest … InDarkness, Be Light …
|The graveyard at St John's|
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