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August 22, 2007

Valdosta - A Valdosta organization is hoping to bowl their way to a better community.

The Literacy Volunteer Program say 22 percent of Lowndes Countians can't read and they are hoping to lower that statistic.

They'll be holding the forth annual Literacy Bowl at Jax Lanes on September 6 at 1:00 PM.

Three games of bowling cost $15.00 and all the proceeds will go towards promoting literacy and literacy classes in the county. 

"We have people who want to get a GED to adult literacy and just want to learn how to read as well as citizen or drive a car and we even had a gentleman who just wanted to get a job and we helped him fill out the applications and he got his job," says program coordinator Charlie Oliver.

So far, the fundraiser has collected over four thousand dollars that help get people to literacy classes and pay for grants that will keep them there.

 

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