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9th Annual Kiss The Horse Campaign for Literacy

Candidate Handbook -2018

9th Annual Kiss The Horse

Campaign for Literacy

Kiss the Horse is our signature fundraiser. This year we are excited to announce that the event is sponsored by Insight Credit!

This event is not only a great way to create community awareness about adult literacy issues in Marion County, but it also raises extremely critical funds to provide services to all adult learners who aim to improve their literacy skills. It is a “campaign” for literacy where prominent local business and community leaders campaign for the HONOR of KISSING THE HORSE for Literacy. The money will be collected from May 2018 through June 2018 and the candidate with the most money raised kisses the horse.

We are in the process of securing our candidates. Candidates can be a single individual or a team. Becoming a candidate is a great way to highlight your business. Candidates use a series of events or creative ways to raise money.  Ideas for raising money include: Asking friends, family and colleagues to donate to your campaign; Obtain donations from companies, vendors, and clients; host a yard/garage sale; be bartender for a day; “Raffle” off a service for a day; Hold an event at your home or a local venue, etc.

Currently, our candidates include Doug Engle, Jim Ross, Tyla Kennedy, Heartlezz Ryderz, Stephanie Gonazlez, Billy Gilchrist, Blanchard, Merriam, Adel & Kirkland, and Charlotte Martin.

If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please contact Summer Gill at the Literacy Council (352) 690-7372 or summer@marionliteracy. Summer would be more than happy to sit down with you and come up with a great strategic campaign.

The celebration event this year will be hosted by Insight Credit Union on June 21, 2018 at 6:00pm.  Insight is located at 2510 SE Maricamp Road Ocala, FL 34471.

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