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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The Exchange Club of Pearland is hosting the 12th Annual Spotlight Roast Honoring Dale Pillow, President and CEO of Pearland’s Adult Reading Center, on Thursday, July 27 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12101 Shadow Creek Pkwy. in Pearland.

The proceeds from this event will benefit The Exchange Club of Pearland’s programs of service which include Americanism, Child Abuse Prevention, community service and youth projects.

Tickets are $50 per person in advance of July 21 and $65 at the door. Tables can be reserved with sponsor sign and 10 seats for $600. Sponsor tables will receive preferred seating.

Pillow is a founding member of the Adult Reading Center and has served as its President and CEO since 2001. She graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio with a B.A. degree majoring in English and minoring in Psychology.

Pillow’s volunteer roles in the community bring focus to adult literacy. These include actively serving on the Board of Directors for Literacy Texas since 2002. She served as President of that Board from 2006 to 2008. Pillow has also served on the Advisory Board of the Clearinghouse Project for Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning at Texas A&M; Program Advisory Committee for ProLiteracy, the national coalition of non-profit literacy providers; the Advisory Board of the Child Development Council of Brazoria County; the Advisory Board of the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance; and the Advisory Board of Keep Pearland Beautiful.

She was appointed by former Houston Mayor Annise Parker to the Board of Directors of the Houston Center for Literacy in February of 2010.

The Exchange Club is a group of men and women dedicated in working together to make their communities a better place to live. The National Exchange Club, one of the oldest service clubs operating within the United States and Puerto Rico, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. It was founded in 1911 in Detroit, Michigan with National Headquarters located in Toledo, Ohio in the National Exchange Club Building. The Exchange Club of Pearland was chartered in February 1989.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Debbie Hebert at 713-825-3373 or by email at [email protected]; Jennifer Corl at 713-825-2214 or by email at [email protected]; or Buck Stevens at 281-546-9667 or by email at [email protected]

For more information about the Exchange Club, go to their website at www.pearlandexchangeclub.org.

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