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Let’s Grow for Literacy
April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Sheridan VFW Post #6390, 2556 Main Road, Silver Creek
When: Tuesday, April 17th, 6:00 PM, arrive early to register and get refreshments
What: $35 per person – Succulent Terrarium in Glass or Wood Container Mashup, containers, plants and add-ins included!
Why: Children succeeding are one of the cornerstones of the mission of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Early Warning” study, children who are not at grade level reading by the end of third grade continue to fall behind with little chance of catching up to their peers.
In an effort to instill a love of reading into northern Chautauqua children from a young age and help contribute to grade level reading by the end of third grade, United Way began giving books to children in head start through third grade. The program began six years ago and because of its popularity, we are expanding to include fourth and fifth graders.
When you purchase a ticket to our event, you get an amazing planter that you created and United Way’s Early Literacy Program receives $15. With that, we can purchase books for 25 children.
A Master Gardener will assist and inspire us-all while we socialize and sip cocktails for a great cause.
We’ll end up creating fond memories and a unique terrarium. No gardening experience needed!