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November 16, 2018 - 12:15pm
Press release:
The Richmond Memorial Library Foundation will host a Scrabble Tournament for adults on Saturday, Dec. 1 at GO-ART! (201 E. Main St., Batavia) beginning at 7 p.m.! Registration is required by Nov. 26 (see link below to register).
Join us to support the Library Foundation and warm up after Christmas in the City at this awesome event in the cozy GO-ART! building.
Find more information and register online by Nov. 26 by clicking here.
Your $35 entry fee includes appetizers sponsored by Brighton Securities, and one beverage complements of GO-ART! Your entry fee supports the Richmond Memorial Library Foundation, and cash bar proceeds support GO-ART!
Doors open at 7 p.m.; bring cash or a check made out to Richmond Memorial Library Foundation. Tournament starts at 7:30 using NASPA tournament rules and "Merriam-Webster's Official Scrabble Players Dictionary."
Two 50-minute games will be played (against different opponents) with the following prizes:

First Place (highest combined scores) -- $150 / Second Place (combined scores) -- $50 / Highest-scoring word -- $35

The Richmond Memorial Library Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which supports the Richmond Memorial Library by raising funds from generous donors to build and manage an endowment to meet the library's long-range needs.
May 13, 2008 - 8:29am
posted by Patrick D. Burk in Scrabble, Literacy Genesee/Orleans, Summer.

Well last night was the Annual Scrabble Fundraising Tournament for Literacy Genesee/Orleans at Elba Central School.  I was the MC and Host for this event once again this year.  A great time was had by all and the top finishers were the Batavia High School Team and Second Place Honors went to the team sponsored by Genesee Orthopedics.  Rounding out the top three was Third Place finisher Sheperd, Maxwell and Hale's Team.  Several Auction Prizes were given away and the annual Basket Raffle Prizes were awarded.  More importantly thousands of dollars were raised to promote Literacy in Genesee and Orleans Counties.

I am off to open our "Summer Place" this week.....will spend some time down there each day.  I find it interesting that each year we so look forward to having the place open so we can use it...yet we hate the drudgery of opening it.  This  year we have hired a "technician" to open the place with us....takes off some of the drudgery.  Next up is planting the gardens..the perrenial raking and in fact the cleaning.  By this weekend we should be in good shape.  The nice thing is that once it is done....it is done...our own nice permanent vacation retreat.   There is something to be said about having a peaceful place.....  it renews the soul.

Batavia High School has six - yes count them six - students selected for HOBY this year.  I am proud to be a part of this program and proud that our High School has a Sophomore Class of this magnitude.  It will be another fine program at SUNY Geneseo in June...more on this later....just had to pass along the BLUE & WHITE PRIDE.....

Here's hoping you have a wonderful day. 



May 12, 2008 - 12:00pm
posted by Patrick D. Burk in Literacy Volunteers, Scrabble, Mother's Day.

I hope all you Mom's out there had a wonderful day yesterday.  The family and I took my wife out to The Miss Batavia Diner for Mother's Day breakfast....so cool and we love it there.  Lisa and the crew at the Diner are always friendly and so accomodating....not to mention the best food in Batavia....LOVE IT....  The remainder of the day I worked at the college as we started to clean up the wonderful set from Jimmy Dean.....  It indeed was one of the best sets I had ever seen and the play was a huge success.  I thank the entire community for supporting our efforts.  NEXT UP - JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR Auditions at BHS May 19 - 20 at 6:30 in the Auditorium.  The performance is in August.  Special shout out to ROXY's Music Store for their fantastic help with Jimmy Dean.

We finished the day doing what we like doing best....taking care of our grandson and watching TV with the family....a nice day overall.  Quiet and wonderfully fun of family... that is always the highpoint for me.  It was a good day,

Wow....sometimes things do seem to creep up on you.  TONIGHT is the Annual Literacy Volunteers Scrabble Tournament at Elba Central School......It is a ton of fun and for a small donation you can play or bring a team.  Plan on stopping in for some fun times....the doors open at 6:30 and we begin at 7PM.  You don't really need to know too much about the games....just think about big words and how best to use your scrabble tiles....that is the best way to play.   There is also free refreshments and chances to win a ton of prizes.  Bring a few extra dollars for the white elephant auction.....That always goes over real well.......You bid on secret gifts with clues....and I am the Auctioneer. 

SO STOP ON OUT TO ELBA CENTRAL SCHOOL TONIGHT WITH A COUPLE OF FRIENDS AND BRING A FEW BUCKS WITH YOU....FOR THE Literacy Volunteers Annual Scrabble Tournament.... Lots of fun and good times....

So this week will be full of fun stuff and things to do....always so busy.  Off to get some more things done and once again...Thanks for your support!!!!

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