Communication Builds Our Community

WordPlay: Literacy in Action Event Oct. 24 to Benefit Literacy Council

Teams Forming for Competitive Game Night

The Lake Wales Literacy Council is celebrating 30 years of service to the community Oct. 24 with a competitive WordPlay: Literacy in Action Dinner.

The benefit event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church's Family Life Center, 16 N. 3rd Street, Lake Wales. Tickets are $20 per person, or an 8-person team is $140. Participants will work together in teams, tackling questions and challenges, in an effort to be "crowned" the champion of 2019 WordPlay: Literacy in Action.

In addition to the word games there will be drawings for gift baskets donated by Lake Wales Literacy Council Board members, and a 50-50 drawing.

The Lake Wales Literacy Council was founded by the late Bill Lally. He and a small group of dedicated tutors and volunteers were committed to reducing adult functional illiteracy in Lake Wales.

From 1989 until today thousands of adults have participated in one-on-one tutoring, workplace tutoring, English for Speakers of Other Language classes, ESOL and Basic Adult Education classes. The Lake Wales Literacy Council's Board of Directors is chaired by Rob Quam. Members include Georgianna Pentinen, Richard Bogey, Linda Kimbrough, Mary Kolling and Tina Peak.

Teams for the WordPlay event are being formed by friends, families and work groups. Those already registered include: Kiwanis Club of Lake Wales, Water's Edge, Lake Wales Library Association, Lake Wales Care Center, American Association of University Women, Unity in Community, Florida's Natural Growers, Mister Landscaper, Cliff's True Value and Tower Point.

Tickets are available at the Lake Wales Literacy Council's office, located in the Lake Wales Care Center, 140 E. Park Avenue, or at the door. Call 863.676.5767 for information on ordering tickets by mail.


Reader Comments(0)