Teams forming for Spellebration 2014

An adult spelling bee and silent auction benefiting Literacy Outreach and Colorado Mountain College Learning Labs. Teams of three try to spell or buy their way to bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County. This year it is going to be a hilarious M.A.S.H. up of all your favorite sitcoms from Mayberry R.F. D. to Modern Family. Spellevision: Laugh Your Way to Literacy will be held at the historic Hotel Colorado on Friday, April 4, 2014. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Don’t be like one of The Addams Family and get left in the ‘Lurch’. Register your team today the deadline is March 28, 2014. Click here for additional team information and a team registration form or call 970-945-5282.

Sponsors include the Bank of Colorado, Gould Construction, Alpine Bank, Flooring America, MPA, KMTS, Carpet One, Post Independent, Garfield County Public Library District and Copy Copy.

Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy

Who can imagine a better way to spend a beautiful Colorado fall morning than in the Glenwood Canyon or an easier way to benefit a worthy cause like Literacy Outreach?

The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy takes place the first Saturday in October, usually accompanied by some of the nicest early fall weather. The Shuffle (as it is called amongst the regulars) is special, indeed, as it meanders along on the bike path in the very scenic Glenwood Canyon along the Colorado River.

Enjoy just a part of it and run or walk the 5k one-way course from Grizzly Creek to No Name or get the whole canyon experience and run the half marathon route from the start of the canyon to No Name. All ages and levels of participation are welcomed! Transportation is provided to the race starting line so it is predominately downhill to the finish but on a gentle grade.

This year’s race will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014.

What do party hats, noisemakers, cake and ice cream have in common? They were all a part of Literacy Outreach’s 25th Anniversary Celebration!

On November 4, 2011, Literacy Outreach celebrated 25 years of service to Garfield County. This milestone was marked with an open house at the Glenwood Springs Public Library. Those in attendance included past and present tutors, students, volunteers, staff, members of the Board of Directors and community supporters. Cake, ice cream, punch and coffee were served to commemorate the event. Party hats and noisemakers were also part of the festivities.

Our honored guest was Dorothy Snearly, who founded Literacy Outreachin 1986. The highlight of the evening was Dorothy’s recounting the early days of the organization and her continued passion about adult literacy. Dorothy was presented with a dozen yellow roses for being such a wonderful friend to adults in our community with literacy needs.

Literacy Outreach is looking forward to the next 25 years and the continuation of Dorothy’s legacy.