Oh, what a FUN night we had last night!! This is a night that we look forward to every year…the night of The Novel Event! Have you heard of it? It’s a HUGE fundraising event for The Florence Area Literacy Council. Did you know that one in THREE people in our area are considered illiterate?!? That’s something we learned last night and I was completely Stunned! I mean, how can a person get a job if they can’t read? That’s what The Literacy Council is here for. They teach adults to read, thus enabling them to find employment. It’s a huge job and they have seen a 50% increase in clients over the past year. Once a year there is a silent auction and party to benefit The Literacy Council called The Novel Event. Basically, groups of people get together and choose a book. They then dress in character and decorate their table to fit the theme of the book. And they GO ALL OUT. It is always HILARIOUS!!! When else can you see a yoga instructor dressed as a sumo wrestler shaking her stuff on the dance floor of The Florence Country Club? I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but please let me know if you would like more information about future events. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss out on this one!