Commission Meeting Proclamation

Town of Lady Lake National Family Literacy Day Proclamation

WHEREAS, National Family Literacy Day, established by the 103rd Congress in 1994, now marking its 26th anniversary on November 1, 2020, highlights the importance of reading and learning for the entire family and emphasizes the impact that parents have on their child’s learning; and

WHEREAS, literacy programs across the United States will observe National Family Literacy Day by holding read-a-thons, book drives, workshops and family activities at schools, libraries and community centers to encourage literacy; and

WHEREAS, as many as one in six adults struggle with reading and writing, and by learning to read, individuals can gain self-respect and confidence and strive toward goals that otherwise would not be achievable; and

WHEREAS, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children and adults; and

WHEREAS, education being one of the cornerstones of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is committed to increasing literacy by promoting and supporting literacy programs.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ruth Kussard, Mayor Pro Tem of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, do hereby proclaim November 1st, 2020 as

“National Family Literacy Day”

to underscore the importance of literacy, celebrate the joy of reading, encourage residents to promote literacy by reading together as a family, and to extend deep appreciation to our local librarians, educators, and literacy service providers for their tireless efforts to strengthen the literacy of our children and our community.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the Town of Lady Lake to be affixed this 19th day of October, 2020.

Town of Lady Lake, Florida

Ruth Kussard, Mayor Pro Tem