Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Literacy carol reading a huge success
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 2 Feb 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor, Sold out in advance, the CBC and Literacy North Halton reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, December 9, was a huge success. Supported by the generous donations of Maple Lodge Farms, community businesses and citizens, $7,600 was raised to facilitate adult literacy in this community. The production featured notable CBC personality Kevin Sylvester, along with an extraordinary cast of talented local performers and the St. John's United Church Choir. The event was put together by a dedicated group of Literacy North Halton volunteers. Without their year-round enthusiasm for giving there would have been no story to tell and no one to read it. Charles Dickens, himself was dedicated to education and literacy. The transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge from a miserly curmudgeon to a man with community purpose and hope for the future, is an inspiration to us all. We can make a difference in our community by making a difference in the lives of others. Literacy North Halton has dedicated 20 years to the needs of adults in this community who wish to improve their skills in order to find fulfilling employment, go on to further education and become better citizens. Thank you to: Maple Lodge Farms, The Smith Family of Glen Williams, Lois Fraser, Purity Professionals, Paul C. Armstrong, the Halton Hills and Milton Public Libraries, The Milton Canadian Champion, The Georgetown Independent & Free Press, President's Choice Loblaws Brands Ltd., K & B Chipps, Georgetown Little Theatre and Lever Canada. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who made this event such a special addition to the season of giving. In the words of Tiny Tim, "God bless us, everyone." Amelia Steinbring, volunteer committee chair CBC Christmas Carol/ Literacy North Halton

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2 Feb 2007
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Sylvester, Kevin ; Fraser, Lois ; Armstrong, Paul C ; Steinbring, Amelia
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CBC ; Literacy North Halton ; Maple Lodge Farms ; St. John's United Church ; Purity Professionals ; Halton Hills Public Library ; Milton Public Library ; The Canadian Champion ; The Independent & Free Press ; President's Choice Loblaws Brands Ltd. ; K & B Chipps ; Georgetown Little Theatre ; Lever Canada
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Letters to the editor...Literacy carol reading a huge success