This year’s William Colenso College Book Sale – a Napier tradition for 30 years – will be the last.
Falling revenue is behind the decision to end the sale, says school librarian and sale co-ordinator Vicki Clarke.
Deciding to end the sale was a “heartbreaking” decision because, finances aside, it has so many benefits, Mrs Clarke says.
The sale’s key reward was keeping the community reading but there was also the many positive links the sale fostered between the school and the sale’s supporters.
A project initiated by the school’s Parent’s League in 1989, the sale generated enormous goodwill, building bonds between parents, college staff and service groups such as Rotary, which has helped set up the sale tables for many years.
Posted: 16 April 2019