To the editor:
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its literacy committee for hosting another successful trivia night on April 1 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid. This fun-filled and friendly event brought more than 150 people together to raise much-needed funds for local literacy projects. Team Learned Lukers, led by Bob Hanna, claimed first place, followed by the Literacy Bombers led by Cheryl Schiller. After a tough tiebreaker, third place was awarded to team Maple Madness, led by Sybil Quayle.
Literacy Volunteers is a charitable organization that enables people over the age of 16 to achieve personal goals through student-centered literacy tutoring. Literacy Volunteers and the adult learners we support benefit directly from the funds raised by the Rotary Club. Literacy is crucial to building strong communities. Without literacy, adults must follow others, wait for answers and hope for opportunities. Literacy leads. It leads to employment, independence and opportunities. It is the foundation of education, and when adults read, their children read. When families read, our communities become more active and stronger.
The Team Learned Lukers celebrate winning the Lake Placid Rotary Club trivia night April 1. In the back row, from left, are Cal Schmeichel, Tim Chick, Phil Newton and Bob Hanna. In the front row, from left, are Suzanne Hanna, Dianne Fortado and Chris Schmeichel.
(Photo — Maria Burke)
Support from the Rotary Club ensures that our adult literacy programs continue to changes lives of residents in the Tri-Lakes region. We would not be able to deliver our effective and proven programs without their help.
Maria Burke, director
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties