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Updated: 10/11/2017 10:30:04AM

Literacy Volunteers get ready for many projects

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(From left) Judi Light, Heidi Whittman and Ken Hayden showcase their work at The Cottage located behind the Evergreen Café in Nokomis. They are having guest artists and special events in October. Visit them at:

TheCottageInNokomis.com

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Joseph John Orchulli II, whose spectacular photos often appear in the Venice Gondolier Sun, is one of the featured artists at The Cottage.

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Svetlana Cherkashyna spreads joy wherever she can, praising the work of the Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County. Svetlana is an avid reader thrilled she can read books offered in local libraries now that she knows English. She is the student rep on the Literacy Volunteers of South County board.

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Sandy McIntyre enjoys her work as treasurer of the Literacy Volunteers of South County.

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(From left) Mary Lou Belisle, Mary Beth Hansen, Lise Mills and Lorraine Finizio met recently to plan a fundraising breakfast at the Paradise Grill on Nov. 4 to benefit the Food Pantry. Mary Beth Hansen owns the Paradise Grill and often does fundraisers. The other women are members of the Venice Nokomis Woman’s Club, sponsors of the event.

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Jan Gallas serves as president of the Literacy Volunteers of South County and works with most committees for the group.

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New board member for the Literacy Volunteers of South County Debi Hoefner recently created a computer friendly calendar for the group.

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Judith McGinty serves as the newsletter editor for the Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County.

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The Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County hit the ground running after Hurricane Irma, setting plans in motion for the 2017-2018 tutoring season.

At a recent meet-and-greet and board meeting, the group announced several projects, including a booklet informing students about hurricanes. Many immigrants are not familiar with words like hurricane, evacuate or shelter.

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