Fulton, NY – Grossman St. Amour, Certified Public Accountants PLLC, is volunteering services as the official auditors of the seventh annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest.
This annual benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County takes place on Sept. 20, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge.
“We’re very pleased to have Grossman St. Amour on our team of Scrabble Fest volunteers,” said Meg Henderson, coordinator of Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County. “They have been Scrabble Fest supporters in the past, donating as sponsors as well as sending teams to compete in the event.”
Founded in 1957, Grossman St. Amour (formerly Green & Seifter) CPAs provides its clients with professional services in the areas of accounting, audit and taxation, business planning and valuation, financial planning and investment management, and fraud deterrence and detection. The firm has offices in Syracuse.
Registration is open for teams who want to partake of Scrabble Fest’s fun, fast-paced competition.
Teams consist of four players, who work together to create words during three turns in each of the four 20-minute rounds of play.
Team scores will be tallied and the top three teams will be awarded prizes.
To add to the fun of the event, there will be special prizes for the most pledges raised (team registration is not considered pledge money) and for team spirit.
In addition to the Scrabble competition, Henderson said that there will be a silent auction featuring some great items donated by local merchants who support LVOC, a 50/50 raffle and a lottery ticket drawing.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., welcome is at 6:15 p.m. and games begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
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 from fest will benefit LVOC.
For more information on LVOC or to register a team, contact Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County at 315-342-8839, visit www.lvoswego.org or visit www.oco.org
Operating under the auspices of Oswego County Opportunities, LVOC 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.
“Whether you’re playing, or just rooting on your favorite team, Scrabble Fest is a great opportunity to get your friends, family or co-workers together for an evening of fun for a very worthwhile cause that may have a tremendously positive impact on a person’s life,” added Henderson.