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September 21, 2018

Excitement Building for Scrabble Fest


OSWEGO, NY – With the ninth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest just days away, excitement is building for one of the area’s most anticipated fundraisers.

The Word Pyrates team captured the third place bounty in last year’s OCO Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fest.

The Word Pyrates team captured the third place bounty in last year’s OCO Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fest.

A benefit for Oswego County Opportunities’ Literacy Volunteers, Scrabble Fest takes place on October 2, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

“Team slots are filling fast,” said coordinator of OCO Literacy Volunteers Meg Henderson. “Many of the teams that played last year are back as well new players that are excited about having the chance to be part of the fun of this year’s Scrabble Fest. And with the addition of features such as ‘Exchange a Tile,’ ‘Word Wizard Wands’ and ‘Golden Tiles’ the games will be even more exhilarating.”

Teams of four players will enjoy four 20-minute rounds of play.

Each round provides teams with three turns to create words.

The three teams with the highest scores will receive prizes including gift certificates to the river’s end bookstore and signed copies of books by renowned author and founder of Literacy Volunteers of America, Ruth Colvin.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 6:30 p.m.

There will also be a variety of door prizes, a Lottery ticket board raffle, 50 / 50 raffle and more.

Entry fee is $100 per team and includes light refreshments.

The cost for spectators – those who want to attend but not compete in the event – is $15 (this fee includes light refreshments).

Cash bar available.

All proceeds will benefit OCO Literacy Volunteers.

For more information on OCO Literacy Volunteers or to register a team, contact Literacy Volunteers at 315-342-8839, or visit www.oco.org

OCO Literacy Volunteers provides confidential tutoring services at no cost to the student.  Tutoring includes basic literacy (reading and writing), English literacy to improve English speaking, reading and writing skills, and some simple math and computer skills.

Oswego County Opportunities is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

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