March 13, 2015 at the Hotel Colorado
Spellebration 2015 will attempt to solve “The Case of the Misspelled Word.” The annual costumed adult spelling bee will celebrate famous detectives and the solvers of mysteries. Spellebration is the major fundraiser for Literacy Outreach and the CMC Adult Learning Labs.
The popular event will take place on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Hotel Colorado. Teams of three costumed competitors will try to discover the spellings of increasingly arcane words, all the time concentrating on building support for the county’s literacy programs.
In February event organizers are seeking corporate sponsors for the event as well as businesses, organizations and individuals willing to sponsor teams. Donations for the silent auction are also being sought out. To make a donation or sponsor a team, contact the Literacy Outreach office, 1127 School Street, Glenwood Springs, 970-945-5282. Click here to download the team form. Team regn form You will need to print and mail the form to the address above.
Reading, writing and math are mysteries for many Garfield County residents, and Literacy Outreach has been working to help adult learners master essential literacy skills since 1986.
Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy
Picture Perfect Weather Paces Shuffle October 4, 2014
Picture perfect fall weather paced the Glenwood Springs Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. The Shuffle benefits local non-profit Literacy Outreach. Literacy Outreach has been teaching essential reading skills to functionally illiterate adults in Garfield County since 1986.
Josh Hejtmanek, pretty in pink, pushed the pack forward in the half-marathon with a time of 1:23:16. Craig Macek came in second with a time of 1:29:23, followed by William Everett with a time of 1:30:28.
Local runner and race organizer, Candy Granger, finished first for the women in the half marathon with a time of 1:35:57. Returning runner Rachel Fuller followed in second place with a time of 1:44:11. Deana Davis placed third. With the goal of running a half-marathon in every state, Marcia Tate from North Carolina, finished first in her 56-65 age group with a time of 2:19:18.
Pounding the pavement from Sandy, Utah with a time 24:04 and placing first for the women was Lynn Muvihill. Next was local runner and Literacy Outreach tutor, Julia Gruner, with a time of 25:36. Erica Borum of New Castle came in third with time of 26:04.
Robert Hintermeister presented a predominant performance over almost 80 runners in the 5k with a time of 21:28. Closely followed by Josh Glenn in second with a time of 21:45 and Brad Palmer placing third with a time of 21:57.
Run to help others read!
Thanks to our sponsors!
Connie Delaney Medical Library
Grand River Hospital District
Crystal Property Management
Aspen Community Foundation
Blue Sky Adventures
Garfield County Public Library District
Glenwood Canyon Resort
In Search of the Holy Grayling
Independence Run and Hike
Roaring Fork School District RE-1
Colorado Department of Transportation
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.