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Scrabble Fest Introduces the Golden Tile

OSWEGO, NY – For Scrabble enthusiasts searching for that last letter to spell the perfect word, Literacy Volunteers has the answer, the coveted Golden Tile!

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Literacy Volunteers, the eighth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest will feature the introduction of the Golden Tile.

Betsy Copps (left) and Janice Scott use their golden tiles as they practice for the Diane Falise Memorial Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fest. The event will be held September 19 at the Oswego Elks Lodge.
Betsy Copps (left) and Janice Scott use their golden tiles as they practice for the Diane Falise Memorial Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Fest. The event will be held September 19 at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

According to planning committee member and Literacy Volunteers coordinator Meg Henderson, the Golden Tiles will add a new dimension to the competition.

“For teams looking for a little extra advantage, the Golden Tiles are the answer,” said Henderson. “We will have a limited number of Golden Tiles available for teams to purchase. Golden Tiles will play the same as blank tiles and may be used for the letter of the team’s choice. Used effectively, a Golden Tile can have a big impact on a team’s score.”

Henderson added that teams would also be able to enhance their score through acquiring pledges, as the team that obtains the highest pledge amount will receive an additional 25 points to its overall score.

The fest will be held September 19 at the Oswego Elks Lodge.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with play beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee for a team of four is $100 and includes light refreshments.

The cost for individuals wishing to attend but not compete in the event is $15 and also includes light refreshments.

In addition to the Scrabble competition there will be a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing, and more.

All proceeds will benefit Literacy Volunteers and its mission to increase literacy in Oswego County.

For more information on Literacy Volunteers or to register a team, contact Literacy Volunteers at 315-342-8839 or visit www.lvoswego.org

Operating under the auspices of OCO, Literacy Volunteers provides confidential tutoring services at no cost to the student.

Tutoring includes basic literacy (reading and writing), English literacy to improve English speaking, reading and writing skills, and some simple math and computer skills.

Volunteers have been providing Literacy tutoring in Oswego County for 50 years.

OCO, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org