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Words to Learn By—Annual Scrabble fundraiser March 7 at Linton Hall School

A Scrabble® Scramble night to benefit BEACON for Adult Literacy will be held on Saturday, March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Linton Hall School (9535 Linton Hall Rd. in Bristow. Registration for a team of four players is $120. To register, visit or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 571-428-2504.

Now in its seventh year, this local event for all ages features two rounds of competitive team play, fun prizes, pizza, a raffle and a silent auction.

Items to be raffled include of items including a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card, salon gift cards, a Chick-fil-A gift basket, and more. New for 2020, the event will have a silent auction, with a beach rental house in Atlantic City and golf for four at Stonewall Golf Club among the items up for bid.

Proceeds from the event benefit BEACON for Adult Literacy, which provides ESOL English classes, U.S. Citizenship exam preparation, and job readiness skills training for 400+ low-income adult immigrants in our community each year.

“Imagine family game night times 10 (minus the bickering). That’s Scrabble® Scramble!” joked Jamie Shultz, BEACON’s Board chair, who has been involved with BEACON, a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia, for more than four years.

“But I also hope participants come away with an understanding of the work BEACON does in the community and the successes of the program. BEACON’S work transcends political party lines, classes, religious beliefs and other divisive categorizations of people. We offer our adult students an opportunity to communicate with one another which is, in my opinion, the first and most essential step in bringing communities together.”

Scrabble® Scramble Title Sponsor is Quaker Custom Homes ( For sponsorship opportunities, contact Steffany Chaplin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 571-428-2504.

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