An army of volunteers put the books out later in the day so that they would be ready for an early start Friday. Because I volunteer at the state historical society Friday mornings, I "only" worked at the booksale Friday afternoon. But business was brisk as you can see. I was good and only got four books this time, including one interesting quilt sampler book.
Saturday morning early (beginning at 6 am!) the library trustees helped with the Rotary Club's annual pancake breakfast, also on the library lawn, but around front. I helped put table cloths and condiments on the tables before going home for a breather. Paul and I headed back downtown late morning to help with the booksale, and we stayed "til the last dog was hung" (an old Vermont expression), helping with clean up after giving away books at the end. We had thought about eating dinner downtown as many of the restaurants were offering ethnic specials and the street food is good, too. But instead we went home and ordered a pizza. My feet and brains were too tired to do much more.
Today, refreshed, we'll go down and help take the tent down and wait for a report on how much we made. The money goes toward library programs and books for all ages, so it's well worth the effort. People look forward to it every year, and it's a great gathering place. I saw several old friends there which is what Heritage Days is really all about.