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Thank You Canton Lions Club!

A BIG Thanks to Canton Lions Club for their generous donation to SOAR. Their donation will help us continue with our mission of promoting literacy throughout Washington County!

Accepting the check from Canton Lions Club representative Ken Powell is SOAR Director Stephanie Rockey.

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Washington County SOAR! completes $8,000 matching grant from the Washington County Community Foundation.

We are beyond grateful to announce that we have completed and received the $8,000.00 matching grant from the Washington County Community Foundation. Through private donations and fundraisers we received the funds to complete the matching grant.

Our long standing mission is to increase literacy throughout Washington County by promoting and providing educational resources for adults and families.  We continue to promote literacy through individualized one-on-one adult tutoring; the Put Your Nose In A Book program; The Dictionary Project, and numerous community events.  Increasing the literacy rate among Washington County adults and promoting literacy within the youth, will close the gap and lower the illiteracy rate in the future.

We have been thriving, since our restructuring took place earlier this year and now this matching grant further strengthens our foundation. As always, our mission has stayed intact and will continue to thrive. The Washington County Community Foundation is a true blessing to our community and to SOAR!

For more information about SOAR! visit our website at www.washingtoncountysoar.org or call Director Stephanie Rockey at 812-883-5600 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As a reminder, SOAR! is located in the Salem Public Library.

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SOAR! and The Salem Public Library have fun promoting reading at Kid’s Day at the Fair

Bean bag toss, age-appropriate books, coloring pages, bookmarks, stickers and a prize box- was all part of the fun at the SOAR! and Salem Public Library’s booth at Kid’s Day ,at the Washington County 4-H Fair, on Wednesday, June 25th. Kids were able to try their skills at bean bag toss to win prizes. Most importantly, they received an age-appropriate book to sharpen their reading skills.  Our goal, was to promote reading and show that fun and reading can go hand in hand.