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Local Politicians Join Trivia To Support CLC

BY Regan Hewitt

On Tuesday, September 21st, from 7:30-9pm, the Collierville Literacy Council (CLC) will host a Voter Literacy Trivia Night! 

For a $20 suggested donation, guests will enjoy light snacks (socially distanced) and trivia that tests their knowledge of civics, U.S. citizenship and voting at the Great Hall & Convention Center in Germantown. 

But there’s a twist – each table will include at least one local elected leader to help you answer the trivia questions. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, Shelby County Commissioner David Bradford and Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk Termiika Gipson are just some of the elected officials joining the fun! 

Voter Literacy Trivia Night, which highlights the CLC’s celebration of Voter Literacy Month, is generously sponsored by Collierville McDonald’s-Madison Family Enterprises and Delta Life Fitness. CLC Executive Director Penny Aronson said the event supports the CLC’s mission of promoting all types of literacy in hopes of building a stronger community. 

“We believe literacy takes many forms, all of which play into a person’s ability to be a productive, engaged member of society, thereby improving our community as a whole,” she said. “Voter Literacy Trivia Night not only helps educate the public about what elected leaders do and how the government works; it’s a chance to support our educational programs that help students enrich their lives.”

You can register now for the event at All donations benefit community literacy programs, including English for Speakers of Other Languages and Reading Intervention for 4th-8th grade students. $25 donations support a student assessment, $50 covers a teacher’s manual and student workbook for English classes, $75 buys a phonics kit for reading practice, $500 pays for a semester of immersive communication and culture classes and $750 covers a semester of reading intervention for a middle schooler. 

Along with supporting a good cause, the event promises plenty of good-natured competition and a chance to interact with local politicians. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams at the end of the evening. In accordance with established COVID-19 safety protocol, masking over the nose and mouth will be required.

About The Collierville Literacy Council

The Collierville Literacy Council non-profit has provided literacy programs in the Mid-South for over 30 years. Along with helping adults learn English as a Second Language, it provides intervention and tutoring for school-age students. These innovative programs provide life-changing skills and support that help our community eradicate poverty, reduce crime, improve health disparities and promote a living wage. To learn more, visit 

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