Literacy Run Committee presents check to Literacy Council
From press release
A steering committee composed of six individuals dedicated months of planning to carry out the Seventh Annual Carlyle Brewing Company Literacy Run Half Marathon on behalf of the Literacy Council. This year’s event was Saturday morning, May 8.
On a chilly morning for May, 152 runners wound their way around Vasa Park through the Kishwaukee Forest Preserve along the Kishwaukee River through some of Winnebago County’s finest forest preserves. The 13.1-mile course was challenging, but all runners finished, with the best time of 1:18:59 held by Jim Groves, a Literacy Council tutor.
According to Bo Hammarberg, run coordinator, this year’s Literacy Run raised $3,000 for the Council.
“Even in a difficult economic year,” says Hammarberg, “runners came out to support The Council.”
Since 2004, the Literacy Run Half Marathon has raised $50,763 for The Literacy Council. All proceeds stay in the community to support local adult literacy programs.
The Literacy Council exists to strengthen the community by providing literacy instruction to individuals and families through one-on-one free confidential tutoring and small-group instruction. Instruction is provided by volunteer tutors who must be older than 18, have a high school diploma, possess good communication skills, a caring personality, and a willingness to make and keep a commitment to the learner.
For more information, visit www.theliteracycouncil.org or call (815) 963-READ.
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