Scrabblefest to offer lively competition

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It’s time for one of the hottest games in town, the seventh annual Diane Falise Memorial Scrabble Fest fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County.

To be held Sept. 20 at Elks Lodge No. 271, at 132 W. Fifth St., Oswego, the event promises to be an entertaining evening as participants partake in friendly competition, Literacy Volunteers Program Coordinator, Meg Henderson explains.

“Teams of four will compete against each other in four 20-minute rounds. At the end, team scores will be tallied and the top three teams will be awarded prizes; there will also be a silent auction, and for some added fun we will be awarding prizes for best team spirit, as well as for the most pledges brought in by a team or individual,” Henderson said.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with games beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Entry fee includes light refreshments.

Community members looking to join the fun but not compete are welcome.  A spectator fee includes light refreshments.

A cash bar will be available.

Henderson added that while the field of teams is filling up there are a few team spots still available.

“Last year 34 teams joined us for the fun and we are anticipating even more teams this year.  We invite community members to enter a team or just stop down to be part of the excitement of Scrabble Fest. It’s a great way to support your community and LVOC while enjoying a fun night out with family and friends,” added Henderson.

For more information or to register a team, contact Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County at 342-8839 or visit

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