Scotland County Literacy Council

Literacy is the key to success!


view:  full / summary

Over the Rainbow

Posted on March 1, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)
Well...another Taste of the Town under our belts. This is a fun and beneficial fundraising event the Scotland County Literacy Council puts on each year. This year has been no exception --- We saw 19 food vendors, great food, great door prizes, and a great auction!! Along with Gary Gallman providing our music again the year, we had Preston Jackson of 215 on Main to act as our MC for the evening. Dare I say? He was A-MAZING!!! This man actually got $100 (2 times) out of a 16-layer chocolate cake donated by Carly C's!!! The monies earned at these fundraisers usually goes toward operating expenses. Grants usually cover program expenses. This is my fifth Taste as Director of the LC and I have to say it was the best yet!!! Thanks for everyone's support on every level!!!!

2018 Taste

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)
Wow!! Has it ever been busy...what with holidays, end of the year, and SNOW!! But we are so excited about our upcoming 2018 Taste of the Town. This year's theme is "Over the Rainbow." The date is Thursday, February 22, 2018 so we have a little less than a month to get it ready!! While we are preparing for this event we are still working with our wonderful students (adults and children). We are even having some new folks stop by for assistance. Our goal is make Scotland County better!! So, if you are reading this and you are in need of any kind of literacy services (they are free by the way), please call or stop by. And if you are a food vendor, caterer, baker, etc. and you would like to be apart of our Taste, please give us a call!! We also are in need of prizes for our giveaways. Be blessed!! A BIG thank you to Dorothy Tyson, Gary Gallman, & Terry Gallman for having us on WLNC this morning!!

Basic Banking Workshop

Posted on December 7, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)
I just want to thank Jackie Covington from BB&T for conducting a Basic Banking Workshop for us this past Tuesday, December 5, 2017. We had a good turnout and the information provided was invaluable. This was workshop two in a three-part series. Watch our calendar the first of next year (2018) for part three - Home Ownership.

2017 United Way Day of Caring

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)
It was a wonderful day. We started out with breakfast at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church with other agencies. Then we moved to the Literacy Council with three great volunteer!! We accomplished quite a bit today. A big shout out to our volunteers with a GREAT BIG thank you!! The SCLC is funded by United Way and it was our honor to join in with others on this kick-off for the Fundraising Campaign.

Upcoming events!

Posted on August 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Hi all! It is a lovely day here at the Sanford House. Sunday August 27, 2017 would have been former Governor Terry Sanford's 100th birthday!! Not only are we located in his old home place but the Sanford's have a rich heritage of promoting education!! We are planning a special celebration in September, which is Literacy Month, with some good news to share - sorry you will have to wait... We are looking forward to Friday September 8th for our United Way Day of Caring starting with breakfast at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. It is also time for us to plan our Fall Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser. So keep your eyes and ears open because we want you with us all the way!!!

2017 Edible Book Festival

Posted on May 11, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)
It is a beautiful but warm day here at the Literacy Council! We are gearing up for our upcoming Edible Book Festival. It will be Tuesday May 23, 2017, 6-8pm, at the Storytelling and Arts Council, 131 S. Main Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352. General Admission: $8 adults, $4 children Edible Entries: $10 - 1 entry; $14 - 2 entries; $15 - 3 entries Prize Categories: Best in Show, Puniest, Peoples Choice, Best Children's, Best Fiction, and Non-Fiction Children, Adults, and Groups from all over Scotland County are invited to create an entry and attend the festival. You will get to vote on the People's Choice and at the end of the evening everyone gets to "Eat Cake!" or whatever edible entries we have. Mark you calendars and we look forward to seeing you!!

Taste of the Town The After Story

Posted on March 1, 2017 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by our webpage. Please let us know how you like it or even suggestions to make it better. We are getting it back together now after our GREAT 2017 Taste of the Town! We had wonderful return food vendors and even some newcomers. Our MC, Deon Cranford, III, Scotland Regional Hospice Public Relations, was dressed to the "max" for his Red Carpet appearance! The judges, Dorothy Tyson, Sherrill Bumgarner, and Chris English made their decision after having to "suffer" through eating all that food!! Wooly McDuff's - Top Chef; Dominos - Top Dessert; and newcomers Alpha Alpha PI Zeta, Inc. A GREAT BIG THANKS to EVERYONE that make this night GREAT!! Now we are gearing up to honor all our volunteers in April and our 2nd Annual Edible Book Contest - keep watching to see when and where!! Janie

Taste of the Town

Posted on February 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi all! We are very excited around here getting ready for our Taste of the Town!!! Our theme this year is "Hooray for Hollywood!" We have challenged our food vendors to "dress up" Hollywood style so hopefully some will!!! We are counting down the days and working hard to make this year the best yet!!! Please call for your ticket today (910) 276-7007. We will have Gary Gallman providing our music again this year and a newcomer to us, Deon Cranford, III as our MC for the evening. There will be door prizes and an auction as well! Plus much more... So plan to come out and spend the evening with us at the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church on Thursday February 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm! See you there.... Janie

Tuesday September 29, 2015

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

It is a beautiful (rainy) day here at SCLC! Students are working diligently to improve their literacy skills and the local Lowe's family is here sprucing up the place. From time to time Lowe's chooses a non-profit project and God blessed us to be their choice this year!! Once they have completed all they plan to do - you guys need to pay us a visit!!!