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VIDEO: Sparing some time to fight illiteracy

The Echo Press's annual Strike Out Illiteracy fundraiser was held September 18.

The Echo Press's annual "Strike Out Illiteracy" fundraiser was a smashing success at Garden Center in Alexandria Tuesday.

Thirty-one teams bowled three games and raised more than $5,000 for the Newspapers in Education program, which places newspapers in local classrooms as a teaching tool.

The winning team was Garden Center, followed by the Kiwanis Club and Viking Savings Bank.