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Family Literacy Center event a success


Dear Editor,

Another successful Family Literacy Center Camel Race has been posted to the record books. We are thankful for the sponsors who helped raise over $16,000 and the more than 400 guests who packed the Lapeer Center Building to cheer for their favorites.

We applaud our Meal Sponsor ELGA Credit Union and our Mirage Sponsor American Speedy Printing Center of Lapeer. They are joined by our Sheik's Sponsors: Imlay City Rotary, Rowe Incorporated, Lapeer County Bank and Trust Company, the LA View, Mott College-Lapeer, Lapeer Regional Medical Center, Lapeer Pilot Center and the Lapeer Kiwanis Club.

We also thank our Ships of the Sands: Lapeer Optimists, H & H Tool, Independent Bank, K's Auto, the Zonta Club of Lapeer, Lapeer Rotary Club, Opticare Vision, The County Press, Rick Rhein Disposal, The Committee to Elect Kevin Daley, Lapeer County Democratic Party, Security Credit Union, Citizens First, Castaways, UAW International, Lapeer District Library, Christ the King Lutheran Church and Lapeer Gold and Diamond.

Sponsors who granted our "three wishes" or supplied "The Magic Carpet" for a magical evening are: Nolin, Oesch, Sieting and Macksoud, McAlpine Chiropractic, The Committee to Re-elect Byron J. Konschuh, Paul and Cheryl Bowman, A+ Teacher Store, Judge Holowka, The Friends of Bill Marquardt, Al and Mary Curtis, Kohl, Harris, McCarthy, Turkelson and Ogden, JMS Media Specialists, Molly Maid of Metamora, Ross Automotive, Foot Specialists of Lapeer, Dr. Thomas Jackson, DDS, Bishop Kelley Catholic School, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Starbucks, and the VanNorman Agency.

Since 1980 the Family Literacy Center has provided free literacy help to Lapeer County families. Community support and enthusiastic volunteers help build literacy skills for families in Lapeer County. For more information call us at 810-664-2737 or visit our website at www.readlapeer.org

ican@readlapeer.org

Mary Shelton-Wiese, Executive Director, Family Literacy Center ican@readlapeer.org
October 29, 2008

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