And It Burns, Burns, Burns

There are people who come up with great ideas all the time. They see something in the news that moves them and they want to do something to help. Many times great ideas are born, but quickly fizzle out when people lose that initial enthusiasm.

Last evening came the news that the Fairview Inn in Bridgewater had was on fire.It was a beautiful structure said to be the oldest operating inn in the province. A sad loss for the town.

Imagine the loss of one building to a town. Now imagine the loss of 40% of your town which is exactly what has happened out at Slave Lake, Alberta.

Writer, blogger, reviewer, Colleen McKie is one of those people I mentioned earlier who saw the devastation in this town and came up with an idea of how to help. Did her idea fizzle out? Not for a moment.

When Colleen saw that the town’s library had been lost she wanted to do something to help. Colleen is holding an online auction to raise funds to help rebuild the library. Hey, our libraries are important. Check out Colleen’s site here SLAVE LAKE BOOK AUCTION to see what’s up for grabs and just what whole thing is all about.

You’ll find that there are signed copies of books, free ebooks to be downloaded just for putting in a bid, and even manuscript critiques.

Now, if you’re like me, and you aren’t really the auction type there’s still a way you can help. The library is taking donations of new and slightly used books and if you want to make a donation by cheque there’s an address on the Slave Lake Library site.

So head on over and see what’s it all about. And as for Colleen, people like her make things happen in this world. I think she’s marvelous! :)

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  1. I’ll definitely check it out. Thanks, Laura!

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  2. You’re welcome, Joylene!

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  3. I’ll take a look. Blessings…

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    • Never hurts to look, Carol Ann. Seems everywhere has its disasters these days. L:ets hope things soon quiet down for awhile.

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  4. What an inspiration this lady is. So often we think how wonderful it would be to help, but how often do we actually take action and make a difference?!

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    • People like Colleen are a wonderful inspiration for the rest of us. Most of us are guilty of wanting to help yet seem unable to take action.

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  5. Thanks for sharing, Laura. We could use more Colleen’s in our world, couldn’t we?

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  6. What a wonderful idea! I’ll check out both links, thanks.

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  7. How tragic. I will check it out, Laura. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    • It must be quite tragic to lose 40% of your town. So difficult to put ourselves in that place. It’s good to know that there are people out there willing to chip in and help.

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  8. Thanks for sharing this, Laura…heading over to check it out!

    Wendy

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