The Portage County Literacy Council’s annual fundraiser will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 PM at Memories Banquet Hall, 2811 Plover Springs Drive, Plover, Wis. Community members, students, businesses, and other organizations are invited to sign up their teams now. No experience necessary!

Words & Friends for Literacy is a high-energy and fun event. Teams of four participants play a collaborative game of Scrabble®. The teams pool their letters to make as many words as possible during three timed rounds. The team with the highest score is declared the winner.

Teams work together to raise at least $100 for adult literacy programs, and enjoy a fun night out, catered meal, and great door prizes. A cash bar is also available. Teams should register by April 19 by calling 715-345-5341 or signing up online at

Proceeds from the event support PCLC’s programs, which include one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction for adults. “By participating in PCLC’s programs, adults can build their skills and achieve their goals,”  said Kristy SeBlonka, PCLC Director. “Our learners want to get better jobs, read to their children, understand health information, and so much more so they can support themselves and their families.” PCLC serves adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and/or math skills, along with immigrants and refugees who want to learn English.

This year’s event sponsors include Worzalla, a full-service printing and binding company based in Stevens Point, and Worldbuilders, a nonprofit that funds education, opportunity, and sustainable self-sufficiency for families and communities worldwide. Triple word sponsors include the Sentry Insurance Foundation, Associated Bank’s Central Wisconsin Cultural Awareness Network, and Marshfield Clinic Health System, including Marshfield Clinic and Security Health Plan. A full list sponsors can be found on the event website.

For more information about the event, call 715-345-5341 or email Donations can be sent to PCLC at 1209 Fremont Street, 209 Nelson Hall, Stevens Point, WI 54481.