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Literacy Volunteers Gala Rescheduled for December 13

Volunteers will celebrate their 25th anniversary gala on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Literacy Volunteers of Union County has rescheduled its 25th Anniversary Gala, postposed because of Hurricane Sandy, for Thursday, December 13, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.  The celebrity gala will honor Emmy Award-winning journalist Byron Pitts of CBS “60 Minutes,” Goya Foods, and organization founders Bonnie Anderson of Berkeley Heights, Karen MacQueen of California, and Donna Sandorse of Plainfield.

The non-profit organization based in Roselle and serving all of Union County, recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide free, student-centered services for adults struggling to read, write, and speak English.  

"Sandy can’t keep us down,” said Elizabeth Gloeggler, executive director.  “A 25th Anniversary comes around only once and in the wake of all the recent hardship it’s important to acknowledge the critical role literacy plays in one’s life – it’s a critical key to employment, health, financial, family and personal well-being.  Our 25th Anniversary Gala will raise significant funding support for our organization, which serves adults with the greatest educational and financial need throughout the county.”

Literacy Volunteers’ December 13 gala will include cocktails, dinner, live music, and live & silent auctions, along with a keynote speech by Byron Pitts.

For more information about Literacy Volunteers’ 25th Anniversary Gala or to purchase tickets, please call Arlene Klemow at 908-486-1777 or email Arlene@lvaunion.org.

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