Dear Editor,

The Family Literacy Center would like to thank the generous sponsors and guests who helped make their October 13 Camel Race Fundraiser a success. This event helped raise more than $40,000 to support the Center’s programs.

Family Literacy Center would like to offer their sincere thanks to these businesses and organizations who sponsored camels for the races including: ChoiceOne Bank, Legacy Metal Services, Northwestern Mutual, ELGA Credit Union, H & H Tool, Medstar Ambulance, Security Credit Union, Exit Realty, Imlay City Rotary Club, View Newspaper Group, Doctors of Physical Therapy, Kapala Heating and Cooling, Kiwanis Club of Lapeer, K’s Auto and Truck Service, Lapeer Optimists, Lapeer Rotary, Lapeer Teamwork, the Lawrence Family, Milnes Ford, Muir Brothers Funeral Home and Woodchips BBQ.

The Family Literacy Center would also like to thank the many ad sponsors who helped make this event a success, including premier ad sponsors Pat Cronin ~ State Farm Agent, Local 636m Local 370, Phil Guerra ~ Edward Jones and Mattina Kent & Gibbons PC. More than 30 ad sponsors helped make this event a success.

The Family Literacy Center is a local not-for-profit organization that offers free, one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults in our community who want to improve their basic skills. Most students want to earn their GED. More than 40 FLC students have earned their GED so far this year. The Center also offers child tutoring sessions, playgroups, game nights and kindergarten readiness programs. All services are offered free of charge to participants.

Volunteers are needed and tutor training is coming up on November 10! Sign up today.

For more information or to become a volunteer or supporter, please contact them at or 810-664-2737. Check out their website at and follow them on Facebook.

Thank you,
— Mary Shelton
Executive Director
Family Literacy Center