Letter to the editor 6, Jan. 26, 2017

Thank you

Dear Editor,

Thanks to James Parry, who in his most recent column described the presentation that took place at Hudson’s War Memorial Library just before Christmas, in which we donated generously to 12 local charities. This event was a feel-good morning for everyone involved, and we actually get to do it again in six months’ time! This letter is to say thank you to all the people who make this possible.

“Where does all this money come from?” you may well ask. The Library Shop, affectionately known as the Bunker, operates in the basement of the library and has been open on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. until noon for more than 65 years. All inventory in the shop is donated by local residents and during the week there is a great team of volunteers - affectionately known as the Bunkerettes - who spend many, many hours sorting and processing these donations.

It certainly takes a village to keep the Bunker running, so thank you to all who donate good, clean, workable items; and thank you to all of you who come and shop on Saturdays. Whether it's plus or minus 25C, some of you line up outside from 9.30am. Just over half the proceeds from the shop run the library and the library building on Elm Street, and the rest of the money is donated back into the Hudson community. Now you know where your money goes!

A sincere thank you to all the people who make the whole place so successful.

Geraldine Moore

On behalf of the Library Shop Bunkerettes

Hudson

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