OSWEGO, NY – This yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, Inc.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s second ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDiane Falise Memorial Scrabble FestÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â 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 yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s initial fest.
“Participants enjoyed delicious hors dÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ouevres, a silent auction, raffles, and door prizes,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said LVOC Executive Director Jane Murphy. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe winning teams received special prizes too.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
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 todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢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 studentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s literacy skills, but build their self-confidence and self-esteem as well.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe had a great time participating in the Scrabble fest,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â stated Jaskula. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHowever, the best reason to play was to help keep important LVOC programs available!ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
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 LVOCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s programs, call 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org