Ã¢â‚¬Å“LiteracyÃ¢â‚¬Â – itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worth 13 points in Scrabble, yet nearly one out of every five adults in Oswego County doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what it is like to be fully literate.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 ElkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lodge, 132 W. Fifth St., Oswego. Participants will enjoy a HUGE silent auction, raffles, door prizes, delicious hors dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“uniformÃ¢â‚¬Â 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!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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 yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Silent Auction committee. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Seeing the creativity among the teams for the “team uniformÃ¢â‚¬Â contest is great! I can’t wait to see what crazy ideas they come up with this year!Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lives. Diane well deserves the honor.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Scrabble Fest is as much about raising awareness for the organization as it is about raising money,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Jane Murphy, LVOC Executive Director. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Some players go on to become volunteers or supporters of LVOC because of this experience and they have a great time too!Ã¢â‚¬Â
For more information about the event, to register a team, or become a sponsor contact Murphy, phone 342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org.