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April 15, 2014

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So, if possible, please participate and support Pet Walk 2014. Visit us and discover other ways that you can help our area’s many animals in need.

For more information on Pet Walk or Adirondack Humane Society, please call us at 561-7297.

ANDREA R. PAPA

Board of Directors

Adirondack Humane Society

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Literacy crucial

TO THE EDITOR: Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties would like to thank the Lake Placid Rotary Club and its Literacy Committee for hosting another successful Trivia Night on April 1 at the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid.

This fun-filled and friendly event brought more than 150 people together to raise much-needed funds for local literacy projects.

Team Learned Lukers, led by Bob Hanna, claimed first place, followed by the Literacy Bombers, led by Cheryl Schiller. After a tough tiebreaker, third place was awarded to team Maple Madness, led by Sybil Quayle.

Literacy Volunteers is a charitable organization that enables people over the age of 16 to achieve personal goals through student-centered literacy tutoring.

Literacy Volunteers and the adult learners we support benefit directly from the funds raised by the Rotary Club.

Literacy is crucial to building strong communities. Without literacy, adults must follow others, wait for answers and hope for opportunities.

Literacy leads — to employment, independence and opportunities. It is the foundation of education, and when adults read, their children read. When families read, our communities become more active and stronger.

Support from the Rotary Club ensures that our adult literacy programs continue to changes lives of residents in the Tri-Lakes region. We would not be able to deliver our effective and proven programs without their help.

MARIA BURKE

Literacy Volunteers director

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