Book-lovers looking to stock up on reading materials don’t have to look any further than the annual charity book sale set to take place next week (March 21-24) at Revco Carpet here.
But a book sale needs books–and the public is welcome to drop by 950 Fifth St. W. to donate good-quality ones.
“We will take books in until the book sale starts–unless there are far too many,” said Revco owner Dave Petsnick, who is organizing the sale along with wife, Angela.
“We have got a few boxes so far; it’s looking good,” he added.
The popular sale will take place during store hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) next Wednesday through Friday, and again on Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m.-noon., although it’s likely volunteers will start packing up during Saturday morning.
As in past years, the public can drop by the store, fill a bag with books, and then make a donation.
Petsnick said proceeds from the book sale will support the Borderland Judo Club, the Muskie track-and-field team, and the local Alzheimer’s Society.
Revco Carpet has been the site of the charity book sale since 2005.
Originally, it was held solely in support of the local Alzheimer’s Society. But in recent years, other local groups, such as the judo club, have gotten a boost.
“Yeah, time flies,” Petsnick remarked.
“It’s a good community event,” he added. “It gets people out and around after a long winter, and provides a venue for book enthusiasts to recycle and replace their collections.
“And it helps provide funds to local clubs that really appreciate the help.
“Ange does most of the organizing and sorting,” Petsnick admitted. “I just set up the tables!”