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September 19, 2018

Scrabble Fest and Silent Auction Raises Awareness About Literacy


Shown at Literacy Volunteers (LVOC) 2009 Scrabble Fest is a team called Pathfinder Moneybags. From left are Sandi Beshures, Laurie Pryor, Tina Sawyer and Shelley Tafel.  The funds raised at this year’s Scrabble Fest on April 23 will be used for programs that help adults learn reading, writing, and other life skills. For more information about the event, to register a team, or become a sponsor contact LVOC, phone 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org.

Shown at Literacy Volunteers (LVOC) 2009 Scrabble Fest is a team called Pathfinder Moneybags. From left are Sandi Beshures, Laurie Pryor, Tina Sawyer and Shelley Tafel. The funds raised at this year’s Scrabble Fest on April 23 will be used for programs that help adults learn reading, writing, and other life skills. For more information about the event, to register a team, or become a sponsor contact LVOC, phone 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org.

“Literacy” – it’s worth 13 points in Scrabble, yet nearly one out of every five adults in Oswego County doesn’t know what it is like to be fully literate.

That’s why Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, Inc. (LVOC) is hosting its fourth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest on Friday, April 23, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Oswego Elk’s Lodge, 132 W. Fifth St., Oswego. Participants will enjoy a HUGE silent auction, raffles, door prizes, delicious hors d’ouevres, a cash bar and lots of fun!

Participants register a team of 4 players and compete against fellow teams in four rounds of Scrabble. The top three scores will receive prizes and prizes will be given to a team and individual who collect the most pledges as well. Best team “uniform” will also receive a prize. Registrations must be made in advance, so team captains should contact LVOC as soon as possible.

For a ten dollar donation, people are welcome to attend and observe the competition and enjoy the silent auction and raffles!

“Scrabble Fest is a great way for community members to help make a difference in Oswego County.”, said Rhonda Hutchins, Pathfinder Bank and chairperson of this year’s Silent Auction committee. “Seeing the creativity among the teams for the “team uniform” contest is great! I can’t wait to see what crazy ideas they come up with this year!”

Scrabble Fest was named in honor of former Executive Director Diane Falise. She firmly believed in the value of selflessness and the power literacy has to change people’s lives. Diane well deserves the honor.

“Scrabble Fest is as much about raising awareness for the organization as it is about raising money,” said Jane Murphy, LVOC Executive Director. “Some players go on to become volunteers or supporters of LVOC because of this experience and they have a great time too!”

For more information about the event, to register a team, or become a sponsor contact Murphy, phone 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org.

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