From Left to Right: Rotary members and friends at Ray Whites basement, Placemakers delivering to Somerville Int., Pakuranga Tennis Club and Coastguard members unloading.
Preparation for the Bookarama Sale at Somerville Intermediate between the 4th to the 8th October is well underway. Over the years the project has grown in scale to a point where Howick Rotary is being aided by different community groups to make the whole event possible. 

“The Hall Set up at Somerville Intermediates Gym and the “Big Move” of books from sorting stations at Ray White’s cellar and Placemakers Pakuranga now involves Placemakers staff, volunteers from Pakuranga Tennis Club and Coastguard as well as our own members” said Rotary convenor Geoff Thompson. “In addition, we get assistance from the Howick Village Association, local retailers, schools and Times Media Group to promote the event and act as collection depots. Bookarama has become so large that without the help of these wider community groups the event would not be possible. We are so thankful we live in an area where the community comes to together to make things happen” he concluded.