To the editor:

Fourteen wordsmiths participated in Literacy Volunteers’ annual winter Scrabble tournament on March 2. The event raised awareness and much-needed funds to support Literacy Volunteers’ adult literacy program.

Wendy Hall claimed first place, Polly Sullivan came in second, and Mariam Egan placed third.

Literacy Volunteers would like to recognize and thank Ace Hardware in Saranac Lake and the Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid for donating prizes. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Merrill L. Thomas Inc. for sponsoring the event and St. Agnes School for providing a venue. This event would not have been s-u-c-c-e-s-s-f-u-l without the help of these local businesses and all those who participated and volunteered. Thank you very much.

Maria Burke

Literacy Volunteers

Port Henry