Sep 12, 2013 7:37 PM by Akeam Ashford

Haunted House Fights Illiteracy Problem In State

High pitched screams and terrified looks aren't the only things you'll get at the Fright Trail in Scott this Halloween.

As part of the annual literacy challenge,owner of Fright Trail Deborah Leblanc, will take a portion of the proceeds at the end of the holiday and buy E-Readers for public high school students.

The goal is to provide every public school student in the state an E-Reader.

"Since Louisiana keeps falling at the bottom of the list as far as literacy is concerned, I decided to focus on our state, that's where we need help. We need help here at home," says Leblanc.

Leblanc created Literacy Inc. back in 2007. In order to reach her goal, Leblanc says it will cost $14 million dollars.

"I wanted something that would entice them to read, not just handing them a book and they go I'm not interested in that topic. This way they can pick whatever they want," says Leblanc.

Organizers will surprise one Lafayette school with 300 E-Readers at the end of the month.

No word yet on who will be the first recipients.



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