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Read2Feed Book Sale at Trinity Saturday
Proceeds benefit Platteville Food Pantry
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Read2Feed Book Committee Members Alison Bunte (left) and Liz Schaal hold a banner announcing the Read2Feed Book Sale at Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of Chestnut Street and Market Street in Platteville, Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church will host a Read2Feed Book Sale in its church hall, next to the church at Market Street and Chestnut Street in Platteville, Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Read2Feed is a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church. Read2Feed book sales were held at the Platteville Farmer’s Market during 2012. A total of $1,116 was raised in 2012. Read2Feed offers gently used books for sale with the proceeds being donated to the Platteville Food Pantry.

Community members donate books.  Church members collect and sort the books for each sale.

There are no prices on the books. “We invite people to pay what they think the books are worth,” said Liz Schaal, book sale committee member. Many people donate more than the books are worth and others pay what they can afford. Everyone has a chance to buy good reading material.

“This is a win–win situation,” says Alison Bunte, Trinity’s senior warden. “The food pantry gets a nice donation, community members have a worthwhile place to donate books, and everyone can enjoy reading. It is recycling at its best.”

The book sale offers something for everyone.  In addition to fiction, non-fiction books, cookbooks, children’s books and more are offered.

“This sale would not be possible without the generosity of the community,” said Bunte. “We would like to thank everyone who has donated books and/or purchased books.”

Community members who wish to donate books should call the church, 348-6402, or Bunte, 778-9869. Books can be dropped off at the church, or pickup is available.

The church requests only gently used books. Textbooks and books in poor condition are not accepted.

Read2Feed has a goal of $1,500 in book sales this year.

•    Trinity Episcopal Church will also host a Shrove Sunday pancake supper Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Christian penitential season of Lent.

The public is invited to attend the free pancake supper (free will donation will be taken) in the church’s parish hall just next to the church.