Alzheimer book sale tops $2,300

The local Alzheimer Society’s second-annual book sale held here Thursday through Saturday brought in $2,332.09.
“It went fantastic,” Margaret Schonewille, executive director of the local Alzheimer Society, enthused of the fundraiser, which took place at Revco Carpet.
“I found at Revco they’re always so hospitable. It’s a ‘What’s ours is yours’ sort of thing,” she added. “They even set it up this year.
“I had very little to do with the set-up. They had it done when I arrived.”
Schonewille noted the amount raised came not only from the book sale but people who wrote cheques to the Alzheimer Society, including one who gave $1,000.
She added this means the Alzheimer Society is only about $500 away from buying a special wheelchair for Rainycrest Home for the Aged here, which is designed for Alzheimer patients who have problems with choking when eating or drinking.
This wheelchair costs $5,000.
Last year’s book sale here raised $1,101.73.
In related news, as previously reported, the “Penny for your thoughts” weigh-in here Jan. 20-21 saw a total of 282 pounds of pennies donated.
But pennies still were being accepted at the Super 8 Motel here until last Tuesday, during which time another $38 worth of donations came in.
This equalled about 25 pounds of pennies.
In total, Fort Frances donated around $500 worth of copper this time around.
Proceeds from this also were earmarked for the special wheelchair.