Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara has experienced significant changes this past year, but one important thing remains the same: Scrabble®Fest.
We will kick off our annual Scrabble®Fest season on Wednesday January 23, 2013, from 6-8pm, at the Buffalo History Museum, on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace.
The two month campaign is an effort to raise funds to support programs which aim to combat illiteracy in Western New York. Dozens of word lovers will enjoy friendly competition in the first of many Scrabble®Fest parties to be held in Erie and Niagara Counties. Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara staff and volunteers will sit alongside and play with members of the community who love the game.
“We ask the community for its support in this important cause, as one in five Western New York residents is functionally illiterate,” said Executive Director Christopher G. Gibas. “Reversing that alarming trend is our critical goal.”
All are welcome to attend and guests are being asked to make a $15 donation.
The Scrabble®Fest tournament season continues through March, with parties taking place in people’s homes and in local restaurants and businesses. A winner from each event will be invited to compete in the Scrabble®Fest Finals at the Buffalo Central Library on Sunday March 10, when the Western New York Scrabble Champion will be crowned.
If you are interested in hosting a Scrabble®Fest party at your home or would like more information on scheduled Scrabble®Fest events, please call Jennifer at Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara at 876.8991.
Please join us for some fun and games, and support the effort to fight illiteracy in Erie and Niagara Counties.
February 28 - 6:30-8pm – Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst Street , Buffalo 14207
March 2 – 3:00pm-5:00pm – Pearl Street Brewery, 76 Pearl St, Buffalo 14202
March 7 – 5:00-6:30pm – Larkin Square Filling Station, 745 Seneca Street, Buffalo 14210
March 10 – 1:00pm-4:00pm – Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo 14203
**For more information on attending a public party, please contact Jennifer at 876-8991.