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Literacy Volunteers of Central CT Announces 12th Annual Scrabble Challenge and Silent Auction

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On Thursday, April 24, Literacy Volunteers of Central CT (LVCC) will host its 12th annual Scrabble Challenge and Silent Auction, a fundraising event designed to raise money for its adult and family literacy programs.

 

The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Tickets cost $50.00 per player before March 24 and $55.00 afterwards.

 

Founded in 1978, LVCC provides small group and one-on-one literacy tutoring to over 400 adults in the communities of New Britain, Middletown, Bristol, Berlin, Burlington, Cromwell, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Haddam, Kensington, Marlborough, Middlefield, Plainville, Portland, and Southington. Tutors are all volunteers and receive high quality training, free of charge, prior to becoming a Literacy Volunteer.

 

In addition to the adult literacy program, LVCC recently founded the Central CT Family Literacy Center, which provides educational programs to low-literate mothers with children under the age of 8 who need to learn English to support their children’s success in school, or to help them earn their GED. The center provides childcare for approximately 20 children while mothers are in class.

 

“Literacy Volunteers serves as a much needed resource for adults in the region who are looking to advance their English skills so that they can continue to grow, support their families, and better their lives overall,” said LVCC Executive Director Darlene Hurtado. “The Scrabble Challenge is an opportunity to have a fun night out, meet some new friends, and support our tutor training and tutoring to help adults reach their work, family, and educational goals.”

 

Individuals are encouraged to sign-up and participate by themselves, or as a team. Participants play in teams of 6 to 10, working cooperatively on one board with the potential to win prizes.

 

The event also includes a family style dinner, silent auction, teacup auction, raffles, a spelling bee, coffee, dessert and a cash bar. Auction items for this year’s event include four one-day Disney Hopper Passes, an overnight stay at Gideon Putnam Resort and Spa, and box seat tickets to the New Haven Open at Yale, New Britain Rock Cats, and Travelers Championship.

 

Dutch Point Credit Union and Webster Bank, N.A. are leading sponsors of this year’s Scrabble Challenge.

 

LVCC welcomes additional sponsors or corporate teams to participate in this year’s tournament, as well as donations for the silent auction. 


For more information, to register for the Scrabble Challenge, or for sponsorship/donation information, please call 860-229-7323, email lvccoffice@gmail.com, or visit www.literacycentral.org

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