Nominations needed for Creston literacy award

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It is time for Creston to select this year’s recipient of the annual Community Literacy Award, and nominations are needed.

So who should you nominate? It could be any individual, organization or business that you think has made a real difference in people’s lives through literacy and lifelong learning. Maybe it’s a grandparent who really believes reading is the most important thing a child can learn and teaches their grandchild to love reading. Or a volunteer who helps others learn, a business or boss who pays for employees to take a needed course, or an incredible teacher who made a difference in your life.

Last year’s winner of the Creston Community Literacy Award was the very deserving Creston Family Place and Vicky Koenig, who offer amazing programs for families and children from babyhood to six years old. Principal Nancy Devuono was the very close runner-up.

Please take the time to give a pat on the back to someone who really cares about literacy and helps to ensure that all Crestonites are given a chance to reach their full potential through adequate education and literacy skills. Nomination forms can be picked up at the Creston Valley Chamber of Commerce, the library or from on the Creston page.

The deadline for nominations is June 10 and voting by the public will take place at the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy table at the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market on June 16. Please drop by to vote!



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