Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fest A Success

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OSWEGO, NY – This year’s Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, Inc.’s second “Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest” was a major success.

The event, held at the Oswego Elks Lodge, hosted 24 teams of four players, which is 10 teams more than last year’s initial fest.

Shown is the Pathfinder Bank team that won the “Best Uniform” prizes at this year’s Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County LVOC Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest. The “Tropical Goddesses” from left, are Rachel Kesler, Cindy Brown, and Laurie Pryor.“Participants enjoyed delicious hors d’ouevres, a silent auction, raffles, and door prizes,” said LVOC Executive Director Jane Murphy. “The winning teams received special prizes too.”

Deb Jaskula, a tutor for LVOC, participated with her team.

She plays her role for LVOC because of the enjoyment of reading and its value in today’s society.

The organization provides basic literacy skills, such as help applying for a job, paying bills, and reading to children.

These programs not only improve a student’s literacy skills, but build their self-confidence and self-esteem as well.

“We had a great time participating in the Scrabble fest,” stated Jaskula. “However, the best reason to play was to help keep important LVOC programs available!”

LVOC offers a heartfelt thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors, dedicated partners, volunteers and all the players.

For information about any of LVOC’s programs, call 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org