| What started out with Kelli Palinkas Greer volunteering at The Thrall Library Used Book Store in Middletown New York, has turned into a wonderful fundraiser for the Walker Valley Fire Department. |
Several years ago, the Cragsmoor Library contacted Kelli with many cases of used books they no longer needed. Soon, Ellenville joined in & Kelli's whole studio was filled with books waiting for a new home. She brought boxes weekly to Thrall, but the books kept on coming. Together with Greg Greer ( past fire chief & now Kelli's husband) the idea was discussed with the Walker Valley Fire Deptartment who agreed to provide the space, tables, and help.
Over 1000 titles found new homes last year, and the funds raised were donated to the FD to help purchase new turnout gear & protective clothing.
For those who love to read, bargains galore await you! Hardcover books are $1. Paperbacks are 50 cents. Romance Novels are 25 cents & kids books are 10cents. When was the last time you stocked up on a whole summers worth of reading material for yourself & your family for a price like that? My daughter & I left last year with a shopping bag full of books for each of us for a few dollars.
The event was so successful, that this year it has expanded. The bigger & better event is scheduled for: July 31, Aug1,2,&3
This years event includes the used book sale, but also a flea market & garage sale, vendors, craftspeople, farmers with fresh produce, & prepared food to take home or eat as you shop.
Everyone is invited to set up shop. There is no charge for the space. The event will take place at The Walker Valley Firehouse, Route 52, Walker Valley NY. Prior registration is required and spots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Call Greg Greer @ 744-8757 to reserve your spot.
Donations are still being accepted & can be dropped off at:
Quimby & Smith Main St Pine Bush
or 1846 House Soaps in the Old Red Barn
Route 52 , Walker Valley ( Hrs Wed-Sun 11-6)