LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette woman was recognized Tuesday for decades worth of work in the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy program.
The YWCA of Greater Lafayette honored LARA founder Joann Vorst, who began the program in 1976.
Over the past 37 years, what began as a reading academy, has expanded to include adult basic education in 12 surrounding counties.
Vorst says that the program was such a success because of community involvement.
"We have a community that needs to be honored, it isn't me, it isn't what I've done. It truly is a community that supported an adult literacy program," said Vorst.
Vorst was also presented a certificate of honor by Wabash National for all of her hard work and service to the community.
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