Read Between wines suitable for covid concerns
Read Between the Wines, benefiting the Literacy Council of Benton County, is an adaptation for 2021. The organizers say they are “happy to announce the return of our gastronomic event, Read Between the Wines, at the River Grille Steakhouse. By purchasing tickets, you will receive gift cards to use for lunch or dinner at your convenience. We would like to host an in-person event for everyone on the same evening, but, due to the coronavirus, we will not be doing it this year. “
Ticket prices for the fundraiser are:
• $ 200 – Buyer receives an $ 80 River Grille Steakhouse gift card, three chances of winning a draw and $ 120 of the purchase price will be tax deductible;
• $ 125 – $ 50 River Grille gift card, two chances to win and $ 75 are tax deductible;
• $ 50 donation – No gift card, but a chance to win and the full price is tax deductible.
Proceeds from the benefit will help the group achieve its mission of increasing “adult literacy in English by training volunteer tutors to teach adult students to read and write English, because literacy changes lives.” .
Literacy programs offered include basic adult literacy, English as a second language and tutor training. The group served some 150 adults last year and relies on volunteer tutors trained to do so. The council currently has some 55 tutors and about 100 students on a waiting list for a tutor available with a schedule that matches their working hours.
Vicki Ronald, executive director, said the nonprofit has continued to serve students throughout the pandemic by offering virtual tutoring. She notes that the council has seen an increase in the number of students, as those who were not working due to the pandemic took advantage of their time to improve their English.
– CARIN SCHOPPMEYER
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Read Between the wines
Who: Literacy Council of Benton County
What: Online Gourmet Fundraiser
When: Sept. 7-Oct. 9
Where: goliteracy.org or facebook.com/goliteracy
Tickets: $ 200, $ 125 or $ 50
Information: (479) 273-3486 or [email protected]