Founders Park profits from bumper book fair

00:58, Jun 09 2014
Cawthron Institute open day
BUY THE BOOK:The annual Founders Book Fair has again been a big earner towards the upkeep of Founders Heritage Park.

Founders Book Fair has raised more than $127,000 for Nelson's Founders Heritage Park.

The popular nine-day fair, run by volunteers, ended yesterday when close to 1000 bargain hunters visited.

Coordinator Karen Clark rated it a success again, with the proceeds topping last year by another $3000.

More than 70 volunteers ensure the fair's success by sorting donated books throughout the year.

This year they put out 3700 banana boxes of books for sale.

Fine weather during the past week meant the event went well and, when the rain came yesterday, nearly 1000 book buyers turned up.

The money raised goes towards development projected for the heritage park and last year was used for a shed to store tables and chairs and to buy picnic tables. It is yet to be decided how this year's proceeds will be spent.