If you are a whiz at finding creative ways to use the letters Q and Z in seven-letter combinations, you may want to get in touch with the folks at Literacy Forsyth.
The local literacy organization later this month will host the first of what it hopes will become an annual Scrabble Tournament as a way of raising money to help with educational programs geared toward helping adults to earn their GED.
Census Bureau estimates indicate there are about 12,000 adults in Forsyth County without a high school diploma, and the GED program is a proven way to help them to improve their lives.
The local nonprofit has for years done an exemplary job of helping to finance and organize a variety of adult education programs, many of them in conjunction with Lanier Technical College.
If you are proud of your skills as a wordsmith, or just happen to know a seldom used three-letter word that’s guaranteed to produce 40 points if put in just the right spot on the Scrabble board, plan to join what promises to be a fun and worthwhile event.
"Words with Forsyth: A Scrabble Tournament" is scheduled for Feb. 25 at Lanier Tech, from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. The cost is only $10 for recreational play and $20 to enter the tournament competition. All proceeds will go to help support the GED efforts of Literacy Forsyth. Register by visiting the organization’s Web site, www.literacyforsyth.com, or call (770) 876-2011. Deadline to register is Feb. 22.