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13th annual Word Building for Literacy

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The 13th annual Word Building for Literacy Scrabble tournament was held Saturday afternoon at the St. Rita's Auxiliary Conference Center. The 13th annual Word Building for Literacy Scrabble tournament was held Saturday afternoon at the St. Rita's Auxiliary Conference Center.

Teams brushed up on their word building skills while helping raise money for a good cause.

The 13th annual Word Building for Literacy Scrabble tournament was held Saturday afternoon at the St. Rita's Auxiliary Conference Center.  Teams of two to four used their Scrabble tiles to build as many words as they could per round, trying to rack up the most points.  All of the money raised goes to the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council - and those involved with the council say that support through events like this fundraiser is needed to help them continue to help people in the area.

"This is a community event for the community - we are there to provide service to help people learn how to read, write, and do math and computer work better - it goes back to the community, and helps our community," said Ken Blanchard, executive director of the Northwest Ohio Literacy Council.

Last year, the council was able to raise over $8,500 through the Scrabble fundraiser.

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