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Wine and Cheese in the Stacks will help Greene County Literacy Coalition

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's spring and that means it's time for the third annual Wine and Cheese in the Stacks evening sponsored by the Greene County Literacy Coalition at the Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Library between 6-8 p.m. on April 21.

Surrounded by the cozy atmosphere of books, visitors can dine on an assortment of cheeses, food and wine as they enjoy musical selections by Indiana's Sarah Moore and bluegrass music by the Horseshoe Band.

Wyatt LeGrand will also display his paintings with one painting selected for a silent auction.

Beth Burcham, executive director of the Literacy Coalition, noted that in the past there was always a good turnout for the evening. Proceeds from the event will help purchase books and supplies for learners.

Helping Greene County, the Coalition coordinates with Head Start, provides tutoring to those working toward a GED and trains tutors in adult literacy, English as a second language, and math and living skills.

"We facilitate GED preparation at the Work Release Center, the Greene County Jail and recently put a bookcase, books and nooks at the new Habitat Home," explained Burcham.

Burcham added that if you can't read or write it is difficult to support yourself or your family, fill out a job application, read instructions on medications, help children with homework or read them a story.

"Please support our efforts by attending the Wine and Cheese in the Stacks event," noted Burcham.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Bloomfield Library at 384-4125 or at the door.

The evening is organized by Burcham and the Greene County Literacy Board of Directors that includes Jamie Tyner, Carolyn Konnert, Marvin Abshire, and Dianna England.

Others on the board are Rose Floyd, Mike Pate, Martha Marmouze, and Jim Medina.

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