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County Scrabble tournament assists literacy group

Ti man captures top honors

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a scrabble tournament in Ticonderoga recently. From left are second place finisher Katy Adams of Northville, third place finisher Linda Gerardi of Ticonderoga and champion Norman Swift of Ticonderoga.

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties hosted a scrabble tournament in Ticonderoga recently. From left are second place finisher Katy Adams of Northville, third place finisher Linda Gerardi of Ticonderoga and champion Norman Swift of Ticonderoga.

— A Ticonderoga man won the Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties Scrabble Tournament in Ticonderoga recently.

Norman Swift of Ti took top honors. Katy Adams of Northville took second place and Linda Gerardi from Ticonderoga placed third.

Eighteen wordsmiths enjoyed competing for prizes from The Kings Inn Restaurant in Port Henry, Stewart’s Shop and Dunkin Donuts.

“Literacy Volunteers would like to thank the Cornerstone Alliance Church for donating space for this fun-filled event,” said Maria Burke, director of the Port Henry-based Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties. “We would also like to thank the following businesses that helped sponsor this tournament: Ticonderoga AT&T, Christopher’s Chevrolet, H&R Block, Hot Biscuit Diner, Country Florist & Gifts, Tony’s Ticonderoga Sports, Treadway’s Service Center, Sugar & Spice Country Store, Eddie’s Restaurant, Champlain Valley Heating & Plumbing and Dr. William Brennan.”

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