Team registration opens for Scrabble Fest

The first team, Sheldon Scrabble Scholars, has registered for Scrabble Fest 2013. The seventh annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest, a benefit for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County, will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Oswego Elks Lodge 271.

“Scrabble Fest is much more than just another fundraiser,” said Meg Henderson, coordinator of Oswego County Opportunities’ Literacy Volunteers program.

The fun, fast-paced competition draws teams from all over the county, Henderson noted.

Teams consist of four players who work together to create words during three turns in each of the four 20-minute rounds of play. Team scores will be tallied and the top three teams will be awarded prizes. To add to the fun, there will be prizes for the most pledges raised and for team spirit. There will be a silent auction featuring donations by local merchants, a 50/50 raffle and a lottery ticket drawing.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., welcome is at 6:15 p.m. and games begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee is $100 per team and includes light refreshments. The cost for spectators is $15 (this fee includes light refreshments). Cash bar will be available.

For more information on Literacy Voluneers or to register a team, call 342-8839 or visit or

Literacy Volunteers provides free confidential tutoring, which includes basic literacy (reading and writing), English literacy to improve English speaking, reading and writing skills, and simple math and computer skills.

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