Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

June 11, 2012

Reading Council sets third Scrabble tourney

CROSSVILLE — Fun is contagious as people give their brains an exhilarating workout to make words and vie for door prizes from local businesses. The third annual Scrabble Fundraiser Tournament, sponsored by the Cumberland Adult Reading Council (CARC), will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30 at the Art Circle Library in Crossville.

Door prizes and team prizes will be awarded. A pizza lunch and snacks will be included in the registration fee. Registration is $15 per person and $40 per three player teams. Individuals will be combined to create teams of three.

Teams will be rotating with each round, which will last 30 minutes. You have three minutes in which to make a word and are encouraged to communicate with your team members to make words that score points and earn prizes.

These three valuable strategy tools will be available to players on a pay per option basis: sneak peeks, word challenges and letter changes.

ScrabbleMania is CARC’s main fundraiser for the year. CARC provides adult tutoring in English, math and English as a second language. Tutors volunteer their time to provide this service. With CARC’s assistance, students gain benefits such as increased work opportunities, boosted self-confidence and outlook, development of problem solving skills and opportunities for higher education.

All the proceeds from Scrabblemania will go towards literacy materials and support services for volunteers and learners. Illiteracy is a serious problem impacting everyone and ongoing help is needed to fight this effectively. CARC is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) corporation and community support is essential to its ongoing existence. Volunteers are always welcome and needed. The CARC office telephone number is 337-5809.

Registration forms for Scrabblemania will be available at the Art Circle Public Library and CARC office at Gateway Education Center, #1 Goodwin Ct., Crossville.

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