Dunking booth aids literacy

To the Times of Ti:

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to acknowledge the support and generosity of Alex Bosarge, owner of Lakeside Heating & Plumbing located in Ticonderoga. With help from Alex and his dedicated staff, Literacy Volunteers raised funds to support its adult literacy program by having a dunking booth at the Memorial Day celebration in Crown Point.

In addition to having his staff take a seat to support our organization, Lakeside Heating & Plumbing also matched of all funds raised that day.

We would also like to acknowledge those to sat in the dunking booth: DJ Alkinburgh, Geoffrey Burke, Greg Dodge and Bruce Peters.

Literacy Volunteers’ mission to enable people over the age of 16 to achieve personal goals through student centered literacy tutoring. This year alone, Literacy Volunteers has supported more than 120 learners in our two-county service region, and have trained more than 30 community members to become volunteer tutors. Some of our adult learners want to be able assist their child with his/her homework, get or improve a current job, and some wish to obtain their GED so they can enroll in college programs.

With community support from businesses like Lakeside Heating & Plumbing, local residents have received the necessary assistance to improve their education, support themselves and their families, and become active community members. Thank you so much for your support, and may you and your business be an example for others (big or small) to learn from.

Maria Burke, director

Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties

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