Sunday, July 29, 2007

Hillsdale Book Sale raises $4000 for community

The Hillsdale Benefit Book sale drew an enthusiastic crowd of browsers and buyers Sunday. They spent $4263 on books donated by the community over the past five weeks.

The raffle for the vintage Royal typewriter raised an additional $93. Ticket purchasers particularly rewarded the efforts of young ticket sellers Ella and Camille, shown here. Who could resist? The winning ticket number is 266860. Its ticketholder should write me via The Red Electric to claim the typewriter.

All sale proceeds go to the Hillsdale Alliance, which is using the money to establish a Hillsdale Community Foundation.

The Alliance includes the Hillsdale Neighborhood Association, the Hillsdale Business and Professional Association, the Hillsdale Farmers Market, SW Trails, Hillsdale's three public schools. the Hillsdale branch library and Neighborhood House.

Proceeds from the book sale will bring the total Alliance foundation account to approximately $10,000. Other funds were raised at two book sales held last year.

Book sale organizers haven't decided whether to hold another sale in December. The decision will rest in part on the availability of space. Today's sale and the two last year were held in the old Estby gas station, which is slated for demolition.

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