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A birthday party

Literacy Volunteers celebrated its 10th birthday in 1979.​ There were still just a handful of volunteers and students meeting in borrowed space. The YMCA paid for a statewide telephone hotline that was operated by a volunteer out of her home in Augusta.

Wally Amos, of Famous Amos Cookies, came to help celebrate the anniversary and add a little celebrity flair.

Founders Agnes Beckwith and Sister Mary Benigna cut the cake










Rachel Heath, center, a longtime volunteer, with a student and tutor at the celebration.