Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/YungaburraBookFair
Several talented local authors will be present over the weekend and are willing to discuss their own books and the writing and publishing process for budding authors. The Fair’s 2013 theme is “Heroes in the Hall” and fundraising is being undertaken to support one of our community heroes – the Assistance Dogs. Two auctions - a Book Auction and a Silent Postcard Auction - are being staged to raise much needed funds for Assistance Dogs (ASDOGS).
ASDOGS is a registered charity that was established in 1997 with the sole purpose of procuring and training Assistance Dogs for people with physical disabilities. ASDOGS’ vision is for people with physical disabilities to function with optimal independence in their own homes, their workplaces and in the wider community. The average program cost for each Assistance Dog is $30,000. With no government funding, ASDOGS rely solely on charitable financial support and volunteer time to progress each dog through its two year puppy raising, advanced training and recipient training programs. All recipients receive their dog free of charge. ASDOGS representatives & their dogs will be on site to meet and greet visitors
The Books & Collectables bidding will commence at 10am on Sunday 29th by auctioneers Richie Cahill & Brendan Williams. A huge listing of autographed novels on offer by sporting, music, literary, culinary, childrens, indigenous and political writers: Lee Child (Jack Reacher novels played by Tom Cruise), Scott Turow, Rachael Treasure, Kim Wilkins, Kate Morton, Monty Roberts (Horse Whisperer), Maggie Beer, Di Morrissey, Richard Butler, Rob Mundle, Preston & Child, Adriano Zumbo, Kate Grenville, Layne Beachley, Mem Fox, John Connolly, Bindi Irwin, Maeve O'Meara, Julie Goodwin, Carrie Tiffany, & Shane Jacobson (Kenny & Red Dog movies), plus lots more (see Face Book listing)
An authentic autographed basketball by Andrew Gaze will also be auctioned off in the Community Hall. Bidding on the ‘Silent’ Auction will commence at the opening of the Fair and conclude at 1pm on Sunday. Items include postcard sized artwork donated by generous local Tableland artists; autographed postcards, photographs, posters & CDs donated by musicians, sports personalities & comedians such as Tim Minchin, Gotye, Troy Bayliss, Josh Thomas, Johnny Ruffo, Mark Skaife, Kate Miller-Heidke, Birds of Tokyo, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers, Missy Higgins, John Butler Trio, Marina Prior, Diesel, John Paul Young, The Audreys, Sneaky Sound System, Evermore, Tommy Emmanuel with many more (see Face Book listing)
If you wish to bid on any items in the Silent auction but cannot attend over the weekend - bids can be submitted via email until 4pm Friday 27th September via email: email@example.com For further details/enquiries/table bookings please contact:
Booksellers/ Authors Table Bookings - Karen Winlaw 0428575482 firstname.lastname@example.org
Collectables & Book Auctions - Suzette Edge 40952390 email@example.com
So often I have found simple, useful tips that really make a difference in saving money, and changing the way we think about how we spend!
From the website:
"Simple Savings is the most comprehensive money saving site you will come across. We can show you how to save money on groceries, gifts, cleaning, holidays, cars and phone bills. You name it, we have got it! This site has been operating and growing for nine years, so the depth and breadth of the tips is huge."
Thanks Simple Savings!
Living in Far North Queensland in Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world! I'm happily married with children and enjoy living life everyday. Life isn't always fun or easy, but it is character building and changing and this makes it exciting. I don't want to live a boring life - I want to live a life that makes a difference! How about you?