Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey and Literacy Volunteers of Union County raised more than $75,000 for the organizations’ free adult tutoring program when the two groups celebrated “Improving Lives through Literacy” at the Literacy Volunteers Gala 2013 held recently at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. The event drew more than 240 people from across New Jersey while honoring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and author Rosanne Cash, Commissioner Harold J. Wirths of the State of New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, and Henry Goldsmith of Mays Landing, retired Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey President.
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