Newschannnel 9’s Jennifer Lewke MC For Literacy Volunteers’ ScrabbleFest 2011

OSWEGO, NY – Jennifer Lewke, a reporter for WSYR NewsChannel 9 television, Syracuse, will be the master of ceremonies for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County’s Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest and silent auction, May 6.

Lewke, a consumer investigator, solves problems and uncovers answers on WSYR’s The Real Deal.

“We’re delighted that Jennifer is sharing her time to help support Scrabble Fest and the Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County,” said Jane Murphy LVOC executive director. ”In addition to serving as emcee, Jennifer will be assisting with prizes and cheering on the competing teams.”

Lewke has racked up many accolades throughout her career. In 2010, she was the winner of the NY Associated Press General Excellence of Individual Reporting. She has also earned Syracuse Press Club high honors for investigative reporting.

“We are confident that Jennifer will bring her zestful enthusiasm to the event and attract new players and individuals to support their teams,” Murphy said.

The Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest and silent auction is being held at the Oswego Elk’s Lodge, 132 W. Fifth St.

This 5th annual event will include a silent auction, hors d’ouevres, a cash bar, and raffles. The competition will consist of four people working together to earn the highest score as they play four 20-minute rounds of Scrabble. There will be prizes for the top three highest scoring teams, best team “uniforms” and for the most donations brought in by a team and an individual.

“I would like to encourage local businesses, civic groups and schools to form a team and challenge other businesses or groups for the highest scores,” Murphy said.

Space is limited and advance reservations for team(s) should be made by April 22. For more information about the event, to make a reservation for your team, or become a sponsor, contact LVOC, 342-8839.

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