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"Literacy Lights the Way" Walk-a-thon
Organized by and benefitting The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council


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The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) will hold its “Literacy Lights the Way” 5K walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

The walk will take place on the beautiful Baltimore and Annapolis Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite literary character.

Information about registration, the route, and the walk is available at the Literacy Council’s web site: www.icanread.org. A $25 registration fee includes a commemorative t-shirt. Literacy Council students may register and get a t-shirt for $10. Youth 16-and-under are invited to participate free-of-charge and may purchase a t-shirt for $10. Register by September 25 to receive t-shirts.

Free snacks and water will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The walk is wheel chair and stroller accessible, and friendly, leashed pets are welcome.

Last year’s walk-a-thon — the AACLC’s first — was a great success. More than seventy participants and businesses such as Koons Annapolis Totota, 3-Point Products, and Sandy Spring Bank of Annapolis raised $10,055 to provide free, convenient reading, writing, math, and speaking English instruction for adults and out-of-school youth in Anne Arundel County.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Literacy Council. Six women launched the effort in 1977 to address a local need for literacy counseling. The AACLC is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of about 250 tutors and volunteers dedicated to serving the needs of adults and out-of-school youth throughout Anne Arundel County with reading, writing, math, and speaking English instruction. Services are convenient and free, and students meet regularly with tutors to work toward personal goals, like functional literacy, math proficiency, or obtaining a GED.

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