In conjunction with Fannin County’s GREAT DAYS OF SERVICES, the Fannin Literacy Council sponsord the 3rd Annual Recycling Event on October 15, 2016 . Many thanks to those who volunteered to assist with the event as well as to those who donated items to be recycled.  This is a GREAT way to ‘Clean Up Fannin County!’



As posted in The North Texas e-news on Monday, 10/20/14,

Recycling fundraiser benefits adult education, By Allen Rich — The first annual recycling fundraiser to benefit Fannin Literacy Council’s HOPE Program was a success as volunteers filled a truck with appliances, computers, entertainment electronics, office equipment, musical instruments, books and cookware. The event raised $811.50 Saturday, with another pick up scheduled for this week at Bonham ISD. Fannin Literacy Council was assisted by Fannin County Pct. 4 Commissioner Dean Lackey, along with volunteers for Great Days of Service in Bonham.

HOPE is an acronym for Helping Our People Excel and the program is designed to assist adults who study with Fannin Literacy Council in Bonham and Honey Grove in order to prepare for GED tests.

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As posted in The Fannin County Leader on Monday, 6/16/2014, H.O.P.E Program Enables Students to Earn GED The Fannin Literacy Council’s Helping Our People Excel (H.O.P.E.) Program celebrated the program participants who earned their GED (General Educational Development) certificate of achievement this year in a ceremony on June 10, 2014 Teachers, family, friends and the Literacy Council Board of Directors were all present to celebrate this achievement and to see the students walk the stage in cap and gown and receive their certificate.  Of the 22 students who completed the program from June 2013 to May 2014, four had studied at the Honey Grove site and the other 18 all studied in Bonham. 988 Julie Craig, President of the Fannin Literacy Council, welcomed the guests and introduced the keynote speaker, Fannin County Judge Laurine Blake.  The teachers were presented with flowers on behalf of the Literacy Council for their dedication to these students throughout their duration in the program. The Fannin Literacy Council was formed in 2004 by a group of community leaders who were interested in improving the educational opportunities and economic conditions of Fannin County.  Since 2008, 114 students have obtained their GED through the H.O.P.E. program.   The Council works to provide a system of adult education that will serve individuals interested in increasing their basic education skills by obtaining their GED through a flexible open-entry, open-exit system. The mission of the Fannin Literacy Council is to promote lifelong learning.  Increasing literacy through education will in turn increase income and economic development, resulting in increased employment opportunities in the workforce.  GED classes are provided in both Bonham and Honey Grove by qualified teachers and are free to Fannin County residents interested in studying for their GED, learning to read, or studying for their College Entrance Exam. The Fannin Literacy Council Board of Directors would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our generous sponsors for making this goal attainable for these students. 100_1764 100_1761 100_1759 100_1754 100_1752 100_1751 100_1749 100_1748 100_1747 As posted in The Fannin County Leader on Monday, 2/17/2014,

Glaser Family Charitable Foundation Presents Award to Fannin Literacy Council

The Glaser Family Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 grant to the Fannin Literacy Council. The funds will be used to continue the mission of the Fannin Literacy Council: “Promoting Lifelong Learning” in Fannin County. The Council operates the HOPE (Helping Our People Excel) Program in Bonham and Honey Grove. The funds awarded by the Glaser Family Charitable Foundation will be used to assist in paying for teachers at the program’s two locations and help students pay for the GED testing costs.The HOPE Program has been providing educational assistance to Fannin County residents since 2004. Classes for GED (General Equivalency Development) and ABE (Adult Basic Education) are offered through one-on-one tutoring, along with computer and paper based instruction. Open enrollment is available for Fannin County residents ages 17 and up. Classes are free for anyone in need of services at various times throughout the week at the two locations.To register for classes at either the Bonham or Honey Grove locations, or for more information, please contact Lou Ann Taylor at 903-583-1264, extension 1.The Fannin Literacy Council would like to thank the Glaser Family Charitable Foundation for their generous grant and support in promoting lifelong learning for Fannin County citizens.

As posted in the North Texas e-News on 12/14/2013,

Kiwanis Club of Bonham makes additional donations Kiwanis Club of Bonham so enjoyed “Giving Tuesday” that they set their own second “Giving Tuesday.” This time Kiwanis gave donations to Fannin Literacy Council (Julie Craig); Four Star 4H Club for their Christmas dinner (Cindy Berg); and Fannin County Christmas Committee (Brad Nichols). Kiwanis manages Bonham Trade Days to earn their money and it is one of the highlights of the club to be able to donate to such worthy causes. Elected as a new member was Don Grammar. Mary Hale, wife of member Dan Hale, was a guest. Bill Shipp, Bonham City Manager, announced that the City of Bonham will receive residential storm-damaged limbs on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bonham Sports Complex (baseball, softball, soccer fields) off Silo Road at 2800 West 12th Street, west of town. Wearing their Kiwanis pins were Judge Lauri Blake, Kenny Karl, and Mary-k Ashley Wilson. The next Bonham Trade Days will be Thursday through Sunday, January 9-12, 2014. This will be a good place to spend some of your Christmas-gift money. Kiwanis continues to meet for lunch Tuesdays at Cappy’s Café in beautiful downtown Bonham.

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