Gore book sale under way

23:32, Aug 21 2013
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Pakeke Lions secretary and book sale convener Alex Affleck, left, and club president Russell Powley at the annual Pakeke Lions book sale.

Bookshelves looking a tad bare?

Then head along to the Gore Pakeke Lions 28th annual book sale at the Hokonui Pavilion from tonight until Saturday and replenish your reading supplies. 

With more than 20,000 books and games on sale, there will certainly be something there to whet everyone's appetite.

Sale convener Alex Affleck said every year they get countless people through the doors, with many lining the driveway in the lead-up to doors opening. 

''It's a big sale.''

Proceeds from the sale go towards the purchase of new surgical equipment at Gore Hospital. 


Club president Russell Powley said they chose to donate to the hospital this year because it is an important part of the Gore community. 

''If the equipment is here and the skills are here, it saves us from going to Invercargill or Dunedin (for hospital visits),'' he said. 

''We try to choose something each year that effects the whole community.''

The sale had generated about $25,000 to go towards various causes around the community in previous years and Mr Powley envisioned this year would be much the same.