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Group aims to build literacy as tool for life
KC Literacy Association Proclamation
The Kershaw County Literacy Association accepted special proclamations from Camden City Council and Kershaw County Council earlier this month in recognition of September as National Literacy Month. Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham (front, center) displays the proclamation to literacy association board members (from left) Marilyn Kohn, Doris Wilhite, Paula Scarborough, Hope Robertson, Fair Ariail and Wanda Dixon. Standing at the rear are Camden City Council members Willard Polk, Walter Long and Alfred Mae Drakeford.
Kershaw County and Camden city councils designated September as National Literacy Month, and volunteers with the Kershaw County Literacy Association (KCLA) hope the community becomes more aware of the organization’s programs and goals. Created in 1975, the group aspires to teach individuals of all ages how to read. According to KCLA Executive Director Hope Robertson, about 23 percent of Kershaw County residents cannot read or write, but reaching out to this population is sometimes difficult due to the stigma associated with illiteracy.