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Creek County Literacy Program Seeks Garage Sale Donations

Creek County Literacy Program
Seeks Garage Sale Donations

Spring in Sapulpa means garage sales, yard sales and rummage sales and we are planning the Second Annual CCLP Indoor Rummage Sale Thursday, May 1 from 9am to 3pm! 100% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the programs of the Creek County Literacy Program.

Please consider donating items to our sale. All donations are tax deductible. Please call 918-224-9647 to arrange drop off of items at the Library Annex, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa.

We are seeking donations on the following items:
Electronics: TVs, radios, DVDs, CDs, computer games, small appliances
Household Items: Home décor, dishes, small furniture, small exercise equipment
Toys: Games, baby gear, books, etc.
Please Note: We are NOT accepting clothing items.

All items donated should be in working order, gently used and clean. Any unsold items will be donated to a local charity.

Rummage-Sale

All proceeds benefit the Creek County Literacy Program

For more information contact CCLP at 918-224-9647 or info@creekliteracy.org

Creek County Literacy Program Announces Heart Healthy Quick Meals Workshop

Free Class Designed to Help Busy People Prepare Heart Healthy Quick Meals

Today, Creek County Literacy Program announced the launch of a community education program designed to help busy people prepare heart healthy quick meals. This informational workshop is presented by Marie Gibbs, a nutrition education assistant with the Creek County/OSU Extension.

Gibbs’ workshop will cover several aspects of preparing heart healthy meals. Her live cooking demonstration will provide an easy, heart healthy recipe. She will discuss foods and recipes for a strong healthy heart, review foods that can get you off to a great start, as well as foods that may increase your risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke.

Creek County Literacy Program and Creek County/OSU Extension have joined together to bring The Heart Healthy Quick Meals Workshop to Creek County. This workshop will be held at the Library Annex, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa on Thursday, February 20, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The presentation is free of charge. The dishes Gibbs prepares will be available to sample. There will be recipes, door prizes and free books for participants.

“Heart disease is still the number one cause of death in the United States affecting men and women alike.  The good news is advanced health care and lifestyle changes can decrease risk factors for heart disease,” shared Gibbs.

“Small steps make a big difference for heart health. When we plan simple meals, usually our families are eating healthier, with more vegetables and fruits, smaller portions of protein and whole grains and fat free or low fat dairy products,” she added. “Balancing your calories with increased activity helps promote a healthy weight.  It is as simple as walking more often, taking the stairs or parking further away.”

“The free class is very timely as February is American Heart Health Month,” added Melissa Struttmann, Executive Director of Creek County Literacy Program. “We’re glad to have Marie back – participants always enjoy her Question and Answer sessions – she’s very knowledgeable and a great source of information. Come join us to sample heart healthy foods and tips to prepare simple meals!”

17% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a high school diploma, and 4% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a 9th grade education. More than 400,000 Oklahoma adults are functionally illiterate. The Mission of the Creek County Literacy Program is to encourage, educate and equip aspiring readers to overcome the barriers of illiteracy.

This free event is a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information or to register, call 918-224-9647 or email info@creekliteracy.org.

Heart Healthy Quick Meals Flyer

Creek County Literacy Program Announces Launch of Social Media Day

New Program Designed to Increase Understanding of Various Social Media Programs and Online Safety

Today, Creek County Literacy Program announced the launch of a community education program designed to increase participants understanding of Various Social Media Programs. The multimedia training program aims to educate participants on How to use Facebook, Twitter, and Online Security.

The program, called Social Media Day, is a full-day class that will be held on three different days at the Library Annex, 15North Poplar Street in Sapulpa on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, February 18, 19 and 20 from 9am to 2pm. The class is free of charge.

“We are very excited to host this informative program,” shared Calvin Barnett, Computer Literacy and Technology Coordinator for Creek County Literacy Program. “This class will fill up soon, we encourage people to register early.”

The presentation contains a number of segments, including setting up a Facebook/Twitter Account, Learning what the programs are about and how to connect with friends and family, and finally Online Safety.

17% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a high school diploma, and 4% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a 9th grade education. More than 400,000 Oklahoma adults are functionally illiterate. The Mission of the Creek County Literacy Program is to encourage, educate and equip aspiring readers to overcome the barriers of illiteracy.

For more information or to register for this free event, call 918-224-9647.

To view the flyer, click Social Media Day Flyer.

Creek County Literacy Program Announces Launch of “Parents: You Matter” Program

New Program Designed to Increase Parents’ Understanding of Drug and Alcohol Issues

Today, Creek County Literacy Program announced the launch of a community education program designed to increase parents’ understanding and confidence in preventing and addressing drug and alcohol issues. The multimedia training program aims to educate parents of teens and tweens about why kids use drugs and alcohol. It includes information on what parents can do to protect their children and tips on how to communicate with their kids, monitor their activities, spot drug/alcohol use and what a parent should do when they find it.

The program, called “Parents: You Matter”, was created by The Partnership at Drugfree.org, and is designed to be co-delivered by a range of community presenters, from law enforcement, prevention and treatment professionals, as well as educators and healthcare professionals. “Parents: You Matter” engages parents and caring adults through awareness-building presentations delivered at local businesses and civic organizations, schools and parent groups.

Creek County Literacy Program and OSU Prevention have joined together to bring the “Parents: You Matter” program to Creek County. This presentation will be held at the Library Annex, 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa on Thursday, January 23 at 5:30pm. The presentation is free of charge.

“We are very excited to host this informative program,” shared Melissa Struttmann, Executive Director for Creek County Literacy Program. “We encourage parents and community organizations alike to attend.”

The presentation contains a number of videos, including public service announcements from The Partnership at Drugfree.org, first-person stories and information from numerous area experts. Drug-specific educational modules are also offered to allow presenters to customize the program to local needs, offering parents the most relevant information about the risks of drugs to their teens.

17% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a high school diploma, and 4% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a 9th grade education. More than 400,000 Oklahoma adults are functionally illiterate. The Mission of the Creek County Literacy Program is to encourage, educate and equip aspiring readers to overcome the barriers of illiteracy.

This free program is a health literacy outreach project of Creek County Literacy Program, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, with funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information or to register for this free event, call 918-224-9647 or email info@creekliteracy.org.

Ninety percent of addictions start in the teenage years. The Partnership at Drugfree.org is dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Together with experts in science, parenting and communications, the nonprofit translates research on teen behavior, addiction and treatment into useful and effective resources for both individuals and communities. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, please call The Parents Toll-Free Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE.

Creek County Literacy Program Presents its 16th Annual Spelling Bee – It’s Time for You to BEE Back in School!

The Overall Winner of the 2013 Spelling Bee was Sapulpa Daily Herald’s “The Good News Crew”

The Overall Winner of the 2013 Spelling Bee was Sapulpa Daily Herald’s “The Good News Crew”

16th Annual Spelling Bee benefiting Creek County Literacy Program

Sapulpa, OK, January 17, 2014 – It’s time for Sapulpa’s most fun and entertaining event – the Creek County Literacy Program’s Annual Spelling Bee, Thursday April 3, 6:30pm at Sapulpa High School Commons. Back for the 16th year, the Spelling Bee will no doubt be another intense, grueling and fun-filled spelling competition.

“It’s Time for you to BEE Back in School” is this year’s theme. How will YOUR team BEE Back in School – dressed as football players, gym teachers, nerds, cheerleaders, librarians, jocks – or the Homecoming Court? However you come, just make sure you aren’t tardy! We are having dinner school cafeteria style – don’t lose your lunch ticket – or worse – get detention!

Enjoy the great dinner, silent auction, door prizes and greatly anticipated Spelling Bee! It’s time to BEE Back in School with all your friends and Creek County Literacy Program!

“Money raised from the Spelling Bee furthers our Mission, which is to encourage, educate and equip aspiring readers to overcome the barriers of illiteracy,” explained Melissa M. Struttmann, Executive Director of Creek County Literacy Program. “This fundraiser makes up approximately 9% of our annual operating budget.”

Corporate teams of three compete for the coveted traveling trophy while helping lead the fight against illiteracy. Trophies are awarded to the Overall Winner, top Bank, School, Civic & Club, Business and Public Service. Prizes are also awarded for Best Team Name, Best Theme Costumes and Best Spellers at the end of the evening. The cost for a team is $175 which includes open seating and dinner for three, and three exclusive event T-Shirts. Additional sponsor levels are available. Join us as a Bee Keeper – Spectators are invited to show their support for only $35!

The 2013 Overall Winner was Sapulpa Daily Herald’s “The Good News Crew”. The Best Costume Award went to Arvest Bank’s “The Depps”. The Sapulpa Library’s “The Wanna-BEEZZZ” took home the Team Spirit Award. Arvest Bank won in the Bank Division, Sapulpa High School won in the School Division, Sapulpa Public Library won in the Civics & Clubs Division, Sapulpa Daily Herald won in the Businesses Division, and Sapulpa Arts won in the Public Service Division.

Who will prevail this year and take home the top prize? Find out on April 3 as teams compete for bragging rights and win the 2014 Spelling Bee.

17% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a high school diploma, and 4% of adults in Creek County 18 years or older do not have a 9th grade education. Statewide, more than 400,000 Oklahoma adults are functionally illiterate. Sponsor information and registration forms are available online at creekliteracy.org. For additional information call 918-224-9647 or email info@creekliteracy.org.