Lighting the Way to Literacy: The Literacy Council hosts A Celebration of Education

The Literacy Council will be hosting its second annual Celebration of Education on June 23, 2019. The Literacy Council provides free programs to people of all ages such as an after-school enrichment program; in-school and individual-based tutoring; a high school equivalency (GED) program; and an English as a Second Language (ESL) class.

Due to full classrooms and an extremely long waiting list, The Literacy Council will be moving to a new building to expand its existing programs and implement new programs.

TLC Chair Jane Jerry is psyched at last year’s A Celebration of Education.

In 2018, attendees raised over $100,000 to support The Literacy Council’s programs. Dr. Chris Baldwin, Ron Rash, and Susie deVille were the featured speakers who each discussed the importance of literacy and education. Read last year’s article HERE.

Executive Director Bonnie Potts said “We were amazed by the support from the community we received last year. The success of this event is a direct correlation to the quality of the programs we are able to provide for the community throughout the year.”

This year, A Celebration of Education will be held on Sunday, June 23 at the Highlands Country Club and will begin at 6 p.m. The Celebration includes a delicious plated dinner, an open bar, and a live auction. Local author and artist Diane McPhail is the featured keynote speaker. Dress is cocktail attire.

To purchase tickets to A Celebration of Education 2019, click HERE or call The Literacy Council at 828-526-0863. Individual tickets are available for $150 each and full tables, which include eight tickets, are available for $1,200.

By Natalie Davis, Community Writer Intern at The Literacy Council

Photos from A Celebration of Education 2018

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