ESLA nominated as Light of Literacy Luminary

Salisbury, MD — The Eastern Shore Literacy Association was nominated for a Light of Literacy Award.  The annual awards celebration, hosted by the Friends of the Wicomico County Public Libraries, recognizes those “Luminaries” whose actions demonstrate a deep understanding of the transformational power of literacy in the lives of those in our community. This awards ceremony brings together leaders from around the area to recognize those who are luminaries in our community, lighting the way for lighting the way for others by their example.

“As president of the Eastern Shore Literacy Association, I am humbled to have our organization nominated for this award,” Shannon Vaughan, a first grade teacher at Chipman Elementary, stated. “Our organization pushes to share the message literacy matters to people in our local communities and consistently is hoping to make a difference in the lives of children in our area.”

The organization award of the Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast is presented to a local business or organization in recognition of that company’s efforts to improve the literacy of our community. Examples include support of literacy focused programs or initiatives (reading, computer, financial, health or economic literacies), providing time for employees to engage the community in support of these literacies, or providing financial support for organizations in our community who make literacies more accessible.

Furthermore, ESLA Past President Lizanne Wallace, librarian at The Salisbury School, was also nominated in the educator category.

“What an honor to be nominated,” Wallace said after learning of her nomination. “We are blessed to be in a community which supports literacy and our children. I am truly blessed to be able to put books into the hands of children and share with them my passion of reading.”

The Light of Literacy Awards Breakfast is slated for Thursday, April 25 from 8-10 am at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Tickets for the event can be purchased online for $20.

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