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Benefit auction a success


Dear Editor,

The Family Literacy Center would like to thank the generous supporters and donors who helped make our benefit auction a success. This event raised critical funds to support the Center's programs which include free one-to-one tutoring for adults who live or work in the Lapeer County area and want to improve their reading, writing or English-speaking skills. The Center also offers training for parents and families to encourage children to become life-long learners.

This year's auction which was held at the Lapeer Country Club netted more than $19,000 to support the Center. Popular items included round trip airline tickets with AirTran Airways, a hand-crafted cheval mirror made by John Matonich, autographed Pistons items, advertising space, artwork, services and more.

The Center was pleased to have a record number of guests at the event as well with 190 in attendance. If you would like more information about the Family Literacy Center, please visit their website at http://readlapeer.org or call 810-664-2737.

Mary Shelton-Wiese, Executive Director, Family Literacy Center
May 21, 2008

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