Matt Bosley from Westport claimed first place, Kathy Seguin Benn of Westport came in second and Nick Manfred from Moriah placed third in the Port Henry Scrabble tournament. The Scrabble Day raised awareness and funds to support Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties.
continued It also provides educational services to inmates at Moriah Shock in Mineville, Adirondack Correctional Facility in Ray Brook and Bere Hill Correctional Facility in Malone.
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties has offices in Port Henry, Saranac Lake and Malone with a satellite site in Lake Placid.
Although Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties only works with adults, it promotes reading at young ages through its Roo the Reader program. The program mascot, Roo the Reader, recently distributed free books during Moriah Madness at Moriah Central School.
Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties also sponsors special events to promote reading and its programs. Besides the Scrabble tournament it holds an annual spelling bee.