People support Literacy Council by putting their best 'words' forward

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - People in Grand Island got wordy with it Sunday to support a local organization.

The Literacy Council of Grand Island hosted their 11th annual Scrabble Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Full Circle Venue. (Source: Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

The Literacy Council of Grand Island hosted their 11th annual Scrabble Tournament Sunday afternoon at the Full Circle Venue.

Twelve teams made up of people from around the state put their best words forward to compete in one of two divisions; fun or competitive.

The Literacy Council puts on this event to raise money for their programs, which are free of charge for all their students.

"We have seen a huge need in the demand for our services in the community," said Karla McGeorge, executive director at the Literacy Council of Grand Island. "In 2019 alone we served over 400 unduplicated individuals. Every year we see that number continue to grow."

The teams had to pay an entry fee to play. Several businesses also donated items items for a raffle. All that money will go toward the Literacy Council's programs as well.

The Literacy Council offers one-one-one tutoring, a language and learning lab and a community connections center.