What if you couldn’t read this sentence?
What if you couldn’t read street signs? Or menus? Or forms?
The Athens Literacy Council helps adults learn to read. And it helps them take the GED so they can be more employable and able to continue their educations. The test costs $95, and the council helps cover that expense. it also supports organizations teaching adults literacy and language skills.
On Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m. at , the Athens Literacy Council is holding its 2011 Spirited Spelling Bee, its primary fund-raiser. Teams assembled from the Athens community will participate.
Including a team representing ! Members are Meg “No Dictionary Needed” Dure; Lisa “Leave Vowels to Me” Lewis; and Stuart “Sees Words on the Page” Katz.
Loyal readers, you can be the bomb and be at the Bee! Cheer the Athens Patch team on to victory! And in so doing, you can help the literacy council educate our community.
Tickets to the Sunday event can be ordered on line. In addition, you can make a "team" donation to the Athens Literacy Council for the Athens Patch team--or to any of the other teams--on the website. The team who raises the most money gets a “mulligan,” which gives members team a second chance if they miss a word.
So, show the love on line. And be at the Bee! Go, Patch! And go Meg, Lisa and Stuart!