Tuesday, September 18, 2018

An Evening With Philip Gulley Set For October 19

Philip Gulley

Bobbie Lancaster
The Morgan County Coalition for Literacy is proud to announce “An Evening With Philip Gulley” on Friday, October 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.

Gulley, a Quaker pastor and speaker, is the author of 21 books, including his latest book, “Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe.” He is also known for his series of Harmony novels.

Singer Bobbie Lancaster also will perform at the event.  Admission for the event is $15.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Fables & Fairy Tales Bookshop, 38 N. Main St., Martinsville; The House Restaurant, 329 Indianapolis Road, Mooresville; or MCCL website, www.morgancountyliteracy.org. You can also buy tickets at the door on the night of the event.

Proceeds from the event will be used by MCCL tutors to help clients improve their literacy skills and to purchase books for free Christmas book giveaways.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Patti Siemantel, Dale Drake Win 2018 Adult Spelling Bee

Martinsville residents Patti Siemantel and Dale Drake won the fifth annual Adult Spelling Bee sponsored by the Morgan County Coalition for Literary (MCCL) on Saturday, Sept. 8. 
Patti Siemantel, left, and Dale Drake

The “Spells Belles” correctly spelled the word “schnauzer” to win the competition, which featured six teams this year.

Jaimie Heacock and Leah Pratt, both of Martinsville, were the second-place winners. Their team name was called “Thelma and Louise.”

MCCL Executive Director David Reddick said proceeds from the event will be used to help MCCL tutors work with individuals lacking basic literacy skills, those wanting to learn English as a second language or individuals preparing to take high school equivalency tests.

“Our fundraising efforts also have enabled us to provide new books to Churches in Mission families and those attending the Santa Train Ride event in Morgantown,” Reddick added.

Refreshments for the event were provided by Knead the Dough Bakery of Martinsville and Anderson Orchard of Mooresville. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Annual Adult Spelling Bee, September 8, 2018

Attention, Spellers!

It’s time once again for the annual Morgan County Coalition for Literacy Adult Spelling Bee.

This year’s competition will take place on Saturday, September 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Art Sanctuary, 190 N. Sycamore Street in Martinsville. The entry fee for the two-person teams is $25.  First-place winners will each receive $50 and a trophy while second-place finishers will each receive $25 and a trophy.

MCCL is also looking for event sponsors.  Interested individuals or local companies should contact MCCL Executive Director Dave Reddick at dbreddick@comcast.net.

Proceeds from the event are used to purchase supplies to help our volunteer tutors assist adults seeking their high school equivalency diplomas and in purchasing new books for county families at Christmas.

Monday, September 12, 2016

2016 Spelling Bee

The 2016 Spelling Bee held on Saturday, September 10th was a resounding success. Nine teams participated  with a large crowd cheering each team on. Below are the 2016 winners.


1st Place Winning Team was Sense and Spellability,
Holly Johnson & Adrienne Heidenreich
Morgan County Public Library
2nd Place Winning Team was
Better than Autocorrect,
Mary Osborne & Stacy Post
Brownsburg Public Library

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Annual Meeting of the Morgan County Coalition for Literacy

UPDATE: Click HERE to read the 2016 Annual Report.

The Morgan County Coalition for Literacy will be holding its Annual Meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016, in the Community Room at the Mooresville Public Library. The board of directors for the coming year will be elected at the meeting. The meeting is open to the public and all are invited.

About the Morgan County Coalition for Literacy: The MCCL is a charitable organization that has been organized exclusively for adult educational purposes within Morgan County, Indiana, in order to increase awareness of the problems associated with low levels of literacy and to promote a culture of literacy within the county. Primarily relying on volunteers to act as tutors and/or serve on the Board of Directors, the Literacy Coalition promotes the right and responsibility of every resident to effectively read and communicate written information, so they may function in society, achieve their own goals, and develop knowledge and potential. The organization also encourages residents of Morgan County to learn the skills necessary to find and evaluate information effectively using a variety of platforms, such as books, magazines, the internet, e-books, etc. Tutors are also available to help those within Morgan County who seek to better their knowledge of English as a second language (ESL).

For more information on how to become a volunteer tutor please contact the Morgan County Coalition for Literacy at info@morgancountyliteracy.org. Additional information is also available at either the Morgan County Public Library or the Mooresville Public Library.