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Family Literacy Academy Recognized as Community Service Organization of the Year


Last updated 5/14/2019 at 3:14pm

Williamson Photos of Lake Wales

Family Literacy Academy founders Gail Crum and Deming Cowles accept award from active volunteer Howard Kay

The Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy was recognized as the Community Service Organization of the Year at the May 9 Annual Awards Gala of the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council.

Academy Board Member, longtime tutor and volunteer Howard Kay presented the award to founders Deming Cowles and Gail Crum and also praised the volunteers and staff: "They're so selfless, they truly deserve this award.

Kay announced that just this week two more adults obtained their General Equivalency Diplomas (GEDs), raising the total to date 97.

"Many of these people have to over...

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