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FLC auction raises $18,000


To the Editor:

The Family Literacy Center team would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all those who helped make our 17th annual auction such a success. The event, which was held on April 24 at the Lapeer Country Club, helped the Center raise more than $18,000 to support local literacy programs.

Items that brought in the highest bid amounts were a Croquet Dinner for 12 hosted by Pete and Kathleen Whitman, a diamond twist ring from Lapeer Gold & Diamond, a Red Wings jersey signed by Thomas Holmstrom and a romance package at the Thomas Edison Inn that included a sailing excursion and a trip for 4 on the Lakes Pilot Boat.

One hundred and seventy people attended this event to show their support for the Family Literacy Center. Without these generous guests and the many generous donors, the center would not be able to offer free literacy services in the Lapeer County area. This year's event was particularly critical because the center, for the first time ever, will be offering a summer tutoring program for children. This creates additional expenses in a time of financial cutbacks. However, the Board of the Family Literacy Center has committed to offering this much needed service for the youth in our community. They are hopeful that this will become a permanent addition to their program offerings. This summer, programs will be offered in Lapeer and North Branch.

If you are interested in helping this local literacy project, please contact the center at 810-664-2737 or visit their website at readlapeer.org.

Mary Shelton-Wiese, Executive Director, Family Literacy Center, ican@readlapeer.org Lapeer
May 06, 2009

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