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Literacy Council of Sarasota Board President Vincente Medine with LCS Executive Director Tom Melville

The new word on the street in Sarasota

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Literacy Council of Sarasota Board President Vincente Medine with LCS Executive Director Tom Melville

Jane Zepf, Larry Mercker and Karin Griffith

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Jane Zepf, Larry Mercker and Karin Griffith

Board member Jane Govoni, Leo Govoni and board member Carol Darling

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Board member Jane Govoni, Leo Govoni and board member Carol Darling

The orchids, which served as the centerpiece for the tables, were for sale for a $30 donation.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

The orchids, which served as the centerpiece for the tables, were for sale for a $30 donation.

The pink napkins matched the pink accent colors around the room.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

The pink napkins matched the pink accent colors around the room.

Diana Harrington played the piano as guests entered the luncheon.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Diana Harrington played the piano as guests entered the luncheon.

Beverly and Michael Budin

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Beverly and Michael Budin

Luncheon Planning Committee member Susan Bergstrom with Andrew Shindler and Rob Shindler, the guest speaker of the night.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Luncheon Planning Committee member Susan Bergstrom with Andrew Shindler and Rob Shindler, the guest speaker of the night.

Mimi Bourven and John Greco

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Mimi Bourven and John Greco

Carol Clarke and Ron DiPillo

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Carol Clarke and Ron DiPillo

Pat and Ken Wilson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Pat and Ken Wilson

Board members Nada Vanous and Linda Jones

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Board members Nada Vanous and Linda Jones

Mary Lou Johnson, Mary Piotrowski and Penny Thomas

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Mary Lou Johnson, Mary Piotrowski and Penny Thomas

Susan Ritchey and Elizabeth Smith

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Susan Ritchey and Elizabeth Smith

Bob Kenel and Demetrio Garcia

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Bob Kenel and Demetrio Garcia

Deborah Chapman, Barbara Richards and Judy Gee

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Deborah Chapman, Barbara Richards and Judy Gee

James Duffy, the honorary chair of the event, spoke a few words of why it's important for everyone to be literate.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

James Duffy, the honorary chair of the event, spoke a few words of why it's important for everyone to be literate.

Vincente Medina awards Children First representative Jack Baker with the James E. Duffy Friend of Literacy Award.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Vincente Medina awards Children First representative Jack Baker with the James E. Duffy Friend of Literacy Award.

Vincente Medina awards Roger Eales with the Volunteer of the Year award.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 |

Vincente Medina awards Roger Eales with the Volunteer of the Year award.

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