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\r\n\tLiteracy Volunteers of Union County celebrated 25 years of changing lives through literacy, and raised $70,000 in support of its free student-centered tutoring program for adults struggling to read, write and speak English at its 25th Anniversary Gala held December 13 at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains. 

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\r\n\tNearly 170 volunteers, friends and supporters of the non-profit turned out for the fundraiser which featured Emmy Award-winning journalist Byron Pitts of CBS “60 Minutes.”   Pitts shared his extraordinary personal story of overcoming illiteracy.

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\r\n\tGoya Foods, and organization founders Bonnie Anderson of Berkeley Heights, Karen MacQueen of California, Karen Paardecamp of Fanwood, and Donna Sandorse of Plainfield were honored at the event.

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\r\n\tWCBS’s Christine Sloan served as the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies. 

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\r\n\tPHOTO CAPTION:  Literacy Volunteers of Union County Executive Director Elizabeth Gloeggler of Montvale and Byron Pitts of CBS “60 Minutes.”

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