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September 19, 2018

Start at Scrabble Fest, end at Disney World!


OSWEGO, NY – Literacy Volunteers will award one lucky winner a set of four one day Park Hopper Passes valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom – and those who participate in Scrabble Fest 2014 get the first shot at buying tickets!

How do you spell fun? D-I-S-N-E-Y! As part of Scrabble Fest, Literacy Volunteers will kick off its first-ever drawing for prizes that include, as a grand prize, a set of four One Day Park Hopper Passes valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Disney's Animal Kingdom. Tickets for the drawing will be $5 each or 5 for $20, and will be available September 19, then at OCO’s Fulton and Midtown Plaza locations afterwards until the drawing date, Oct. 30. "Getting their Disney on" from left are: planning committee members Beth Kazel, Janice Scott, Betsy Copps (seated), Meg Henderson and Penny Halstead.

How do you spell fun? D-I-S-N-E-Y! As part of Scrabble Fest, Literacy Volunteers will kick off its first-ever drawing for prizes that include, as a grand prize, a set of four One Day Park Hopper Passes valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Tickets for the drawing will be $5 each or 5 for $20, and will be available September 19, then at OCO’s Fulton and Midtown Plaza locations afterwards until the drawing date, Oct. 30. “Getting their Disney on” from left are: planning committee members Beth Kazel, Janice Scott, Betsy Copps (seated), Meg Henderson and Penny Halstead.

The Disney Park-Hopper Passes are the grand prize for this year’s first-ever LVOC Raffle.

Literacy Volunteers will kick off ticket sales at the September 19 fest and hold the drawing for all of the prizes at noon on October 30.

“The raffle adds more excitement to Scrabble Fest and also builds momentum for support of literacy services throughout the fall,” said Meg Henderson, coordinator of Literacy Volunteers.

The prize drawing, as well as a silent auction, and other drawings are all part of the fun for both participants and guests at the eighth annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest.

Second prize is a pair of emerald earrings in settings of white gold, donated by Bridge Street Jewelers and valued at $200.

Third prize is a multicolored, handmade full-sized quilt whose maker has chosen to remain anonymous.

To be held at the Oswego Elks Lodge, Scrabble Fest benefits Literacy Volunteers and its mission to increase literacy in Oswego County.

Teams of four Scrabble enthusiasts will work together to create words and compete for fun and prizes during four 20-minute rounds of play.

Also new to this year’s event is the addition of the ‘Golden Tile.’

In recognition of Literacy Volunteers’ 50th anniversary a limited number of ‘Golden Tiles,’ which play as a blank tile and can be used for the letter of their choice, will be available for teams to purchase.

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

Entry fee is $100 per team and includes light refreshments.

The cost for guests who wish to support Literacy Volunteers, but not compete in the event, is $15 and includes light refreshments.

There will be a cash bar.

All proceeds from the fest will benefit Literacy Volunteers.

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

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