International Literacy Day celebrated in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Dozens gathered at Canyon Lake Park Sunday for International Literacy Day. Council member Laura Armstrong presented a mayoral proclamation, recognizing the importance of literacy.

In 1965, a group of delegates came together to tackle the issue of illiteracy, stating that it was a core problem plaguing the world.

One year later President Lyndon B. Johnson declared September 8th Literacy Day. The Black Hills is dedicated in both its political and educational systems to make literacy a priority.

One of the ways they promote literacy is through their literacy council. The council has over 60 volunteers and serves over 50 adult students.

Along with reading the proclamation, there were guest speakers and snacks.

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