Peter Rabbit Forges a Path to Literacy

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20160827_090628The August 27th Path to Literacy Character Walk introduced what the FCLC hopes will become a Franklin County tradition. Thanks to all who came out to participate! A lot of planning, service, and support went into making the Walk the fantastic event that it was.

Area civic leaders teamed up with FCLC and Coyle Free Library in our efforts to promote literacy for all ages. Chambersburg’s mayor, Darren Brown, came out to support the joint effort by participating in the walk, while Senator Rich Alloway II -who couldn’t attend due to another commitment- lent his support by donating bottles of water to the event.

In a letter sent from the senator, Alloway wished Franklin County Literacy Council and Coyle Library well in our efforts to serve the community through the promotion of literacy, saying that:

“Both organizations play an important role in our community, and it is wonderful to see you joining forces for this fun educational event. Children, parents, and the community as a whole benefit from the services and programming you provide. Your commitment to increasing literacy, improving life skills, and promoting lifelong learning is commendable.”

Thanks, Sen. Alloway!

We’d also like to express our appreciation to all of the other local institutions, area businesses, and private patrons who lent their generous support through monetary and in kind donations*, with Martin’s Pastry topping the donation list as a Gold Sponsor. Thanks everyone! We couldn’t have done it without you.

Want more information about the Path to Literacy Character Walk? Read more about FCLC and the Walk in this Public Opinion piece by David Barr, or watch a short news vignette on WHAG by Erin Miller.


*Complete list of community partners/supporters:

Martin’s Pastry, Patriot Credit Union, 1st Ed Credit Union, Wilson College, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, Coyle Free Library, Menasha, F&M Trust, AFCO (Alex C. Fergusson, LLC), Friends of FCLC, Sheetz, Sen. Rich Alloway, II, Northwood Books, Gypsy, Lotus Moon, Penn National Lions Club, Penn National Lions Club, BCM Payroll Services, Waste Connections Inc., LA cameras, Beta Lambda Sorority, First Lutheran Church Women, American Legion Auxiliary, St. Thomas Area Ruritan Club, Frank & Cheryl Stearn, Carolyn Baker, Richard & Bonita Bender, SuCha Fasano, Robert F. Kennedy, Berry Drexler, Beth Bricker, Alice B. McCleaf (in memory of Betty Rogers), and Emily A. Interrante

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